*Boys’ Adventure & War Picture Libraries: In our 25 years of trading, we’ve only ever come across one collection of Commando Picture Library to rival this one. This week we’re proud to present nearly 100 issues of this famed title, mostly in nice condition, including many VG and FN copies, almost consecutively complete from #25 to #118 with just a handful missing.
D. C. Thomson’s Commando wasn’t the first of the war-themed Picture Libraries, starting a little later than its Fleetway contemporaries in July 1961, but it has proven by far the most enduring, still going strong today as one of the few mainstays of the British comics industry. Now publishing numbers in the 5000’s, this update sees a chance to see how it all began.
The first 200 issues are now keenly sought by collectors, and seldom come up for sale. This collection surfaced in the USA (would you believe?) and we’re proud to repatriate them! Sales were brisk the last time we had any Commandos from this early range, even though prices are not cheap, but reflect both their rarity and desirability. Pictured below are the choicest four examples: #26 VG £50, #27 VG £75 (infamous Jap torture cover and story), #40 FN £50 and #42 FN £50, and there are dozens of others listed in our catalogue, where you can check for grades and prices and fill the gaps in your collection with this rare opportunity.