Corporal Stan Norton and Sergeant Ted Clark — Commandos, frogmen, mates.
But the ruthless Commando rule — if a man gets hurt, he gets left behind, whoever he is — looked like splitting them.
Ted was lying hurt in a well-guarded German army hospital. Stan was on his own in an enemy-occupied city.
But Stan said to blazes with the Commando rules. Ted was in there and he was just naturally going in to get him out.
This is tough Special Forces story. A “men-on-a-mission” classic, it is superbly drawn by Rodrigo, especially when, naturally enough, the action goes underwater. His thick, dark inks really give the impression of the murky depths of the ocean and the eerie final resting place of a downed Lysander aircraft.
However, once we get back on to dry land we are straight into all-guns-blazing mode for a Commando tale that never lets up until the final page.—Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Originally published in Commando No 233 (October 1966), re-issued as No 871 (September 1974)