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1 July 2022

UPDATED: Commando calendars

News that the Commando calendar for 2023 is now on sale right here (for £7.99) gives me an opportunity to update my guide to all the calendars that Commando have produced over the years. Good luck hunting 'em all down.

2023 Commando calendar

2022 Commando calendar

The Commando calendar for 2021 is now available to buy here and it's a 60th anniversary special, with contributions from a variety of artists. Check out these (small, sorry) images they've teased...

art by Carlos Pino, Keith Burns, Ian Kennedy, Ken Barr, Gordon Livingstone, Chaco, Jeff Bevan, Jordi Penalva, Manuel Benet, Tom Foster, Neil Roberts, Graeme Neil Reid, Jose Maria Jorge

...and here are my notes about other Commando calendars...

Looking at my Ian Kennedy calendar the other day made me start wondering about precisely how many Commando calendars there were out there for the collector...

Not published by DC Thomson (but produced under licence from them) this large calendar (it's about twice the size of the Ian Kennedy calendar, above) was the first Commando calendar to be produced. This was sold mainly in bargain bookshops. 

2007's 'The art of Commando' calendar 

By 2009 the licence for producing a calendar had changed hands - covers selection is by Calum Laird (better image now used).

Then there was a good run of 3 years in a row when the calendar came out...

Commando calendar 2012

Commando calendar 2013

Commando calendar 2014

Then a few fallow years until 2018...
Commando calendar 2018

Commando calendar 2019

Commando calendar 2020

While I don't have all the Commando calendars above, here's a calendar that I REALLY wish I'd got at the time...2009 saw two DC Thomson calendars from 'Unique' (the Art of Commando is shown above) and this is the second one....

All my Ian Kennedy references on the blog are here

All my Ken Barr references on the blog are here

All my Keith Burns references on the blog are here

All my Neil Roberts references on the blog are here

All my DC Thomson references on the blog are here

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any internal images of the Starblazer calendar? I couldn't find any.