JOSE MARIA JORGE

COMMANDO TITLES

 (POCKET HOMEPAGE)

 

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Jose Maria Jorge

Story Artist

for

Commando Comics

1969 -

1969 -

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Updated: April 13th 2014

Story artist for Commando comics since 1969, his first title being No: 384 'Flying Fury' February 1969.

Looking through his titles, it is apparent that Jose loves aircraft themes.

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Jose was also created covers for some of his work as illustrated below.

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HUNGER FOR GLORY

August 1990

Jose’s first cover

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FLYING MUSKETEERS

October 1990

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AIR PIRATES

November 1990

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VALLEY OF DEATH

March 1991

Colonel John Devlin, U.S.A.A.F., had chased glory in three wars but it had always passed him by. Now, in the savage air battles over war-torn Vietnam, he saw his final chance when a new pilot arrived, a real hotshot, a born ace.

There and then Devlin decided that his top gun was going to be his ticket to glory … regardless of the cost in men and machines!

Like the famous musketeers of old, the four young Second World War German pilots, fresh from training, believed in the motto, "All for One and One for All!"

It stood them in good stead on their early combat patrols, while their Focke Wulf Fw 190s were still the scourge of the skies. But they were to need their light-hearted comradeship even more in the dark days that lay ahead for the German Luftwaffe.

Officially they were called Forward Air Controllers, but air pirates was nearer the mark. What else would you call pilots who sneaked about over the Vietnamese jungle tops, ambushing the enemy from the air then withdrawing before he had time to retaliate?

Roy Armour was one of these men. He flew with a secret unit based in Laos. There, the dangers he faced got even worse when he landed!

Transferred from the army to the air force in the very early days of war in the air, Austrian Karl Littman began to wonder if his fighting days were over - all he seemed to do was fly boring patrols. His observer did all the shooting and that was from a very safe distance.

So Karl decided to liven things up and really make the sparks fly. Unfortunately he was a bit too successful and it began to look as though he was the one who'd get his wings clipped - permanently.

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THE KESTRELS

April 1991

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FORCED TO FLY

June 1991

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THE FLYING FLETCHERS

October 1991

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KILLER COBRA

November 1991

It's said that the helicopter came of age as a weapon during the Vietnam War. Hauptmann Karl Emberg of the Luftwaffe's Kestrel Staffel might dispute that, though. For, in the dying days of Germany's Third Reich, he and his command of rotorcraft hammered British ground forces and ran rings around Allied fighter aircraft - despite the odds.

And those fierce battles were child's play compared to the fight to destroy another fleet of helicopters intended as the ultimate Kamikaze force …

The Japs were advancing closer by the second, notching up victory after victory. And the lives of a few stranded R.A.F. lads were in the hands of one of their own - a bloke who felt he didn't have the nerve to sit in the cockpit of an aircraft ever again.

With time running out fast and the situation growing more desperate by the second, somehow the others had to convince their reluctant pilot that he still had the courage and confidence to take to the air again!

Frank Fletcher was the First Officer on a B.O.A.C. "Empire" class flying boat when the Second World War broke out. He thought that it would be his Spitfire-flying brother who would see all the action that would come the family's way.

He couldn't have been more wrong - and his lumbering unarmed airliner would prove a prickly problem for the Luftwaffe.

"To slow," said the Mustang pilots. "Like a carthorse," grinned the Spitfire boys. "Excellent! Give us more!" enthused the Soviet ground-attack aces.

All were talking about the same aircraft - the Bell P-39 Airacobra. And this is the story of some of the men who flew Killer Cobras into battle - in the savage skies to the east of Europe where no quarter was asked or given …

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OPERATION "BALTIC"

March 1992

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FATAL CONTACT

April 1992

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SERPENT ISLAND

June 1992

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OPERATION "SHOOTING STAR"

September 1992

The Baltic Sea, lying between Germany, Scandinavia and Russia, was considered by the Germans to be pretty safe for their shipping during the First World war. After all, there was only a narrow, tricky and well-guarded entrance to it. But they reckoned without the captain of a British submarine who knew the northern seaways like the back of his hand. He planned to get in there, cause as much havoc as possible - and settle with a particularly nasty German commander along the way.

Operation "Baltic" would be a dangerous business, all right…

From the first day it arrived in Korean skies, the F-86 Sabre was the boss of the air war over that country. Only the Russian MiG-15 could come close but it was still outclassed.

Then, without warning, entire formations of Sabres began to disappear without trace. It was clear that they were being lost in combat - but what sort of enemy weapon had the power to cause such a fatal contact?

It was a small island in the seas off China, nothing special at all. Except that it was part of the myth of a hugh green serpent which arose from the depths to protect the mainland from invaders.

In 1942, such stories were dismissed as hocus-pocus, yet the crews of four fighting craft from Britain, China and Japan were drawn to the place in a way no-one could really understand. Perhaps there was something special about Serpent Island after all…

Flying straight and level over hostile territory sounds like suicide. But that's what photo-reconnaissance crewman like Captain Mike Sedowski of the U.S. Army Air Force did, day or night.

Mike could handle all the enemy flak and fighters. They didn't worry him at all. But now, on the most important operation of his life, he had a new crewman who he wasn't sure he could rely on in a tight spot - and that really did worry him.

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BATTLE MOUNTAIN

April 1993

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DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH

June 1995

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BADGES OF THE BRAVE

July 1997

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ACE IN THE DARK

May 2005

It was known as Battle Mountain because there had been a battle royal on its slopes somewhere back in the mists of time.

Now it was 1942 and the advance of German forces into Russia would once again bring battle to the mountain. This time, though, it would be different - this time the fighting would be under the mountain as well!

A six-engined jet bomber, bristling with guns, and with a top speed approaching the sound barrier … against a wooden glider with only a pair of 30mm cannon. Sounds like no contest doesn't it?

Not to Hauptmann Kaspar Theiss, it didn't. When he turned his little glider after the big bomber, he was determined he could bring it down … and settle an old score.

Despite his father being awarded medals for gallantry, Hud Brown just scoffed and called them "Tin Badges".

But he and his brother Jake found out such medals were fitting badges of the brave, whether won over battlefields of Flanders or in the war-torn skies over China.

He had taken to the air as a fighter pilot in a Supermarine Spitfire, one of the finest combat aircraft ever, and he proved to be a natural pilot with a rising tally of kills to his name. But one day Danny Crabbe fell victim to enemy fire, and his injuries meant he was not considered fit to fly fighters again.

Stuck behind a desk, he did all in his power to get back to any kind of flying and his chance finally came. This time he was in the cockpit of a Westland Lysander, stooging low and slow over occupied Europe to deliver agents and supplies to resistance groups. “Boring!”, thought Danny…but not for very long!

 

 

Following is a list of covers attributed to Jose Maria Jorge.

Original titles are in blue.

Reprinted titles are in yellow.

(CA) Denotes that Jose also did the cover.

 

 

384 FLYING FURY

2694 PILOT FOR HIRE (CA)

411 DESERT DOG-FIGHT

2708 INTRUDERS BEWARE

440 HERO IN A HURRI

2713 FLYING MUSKETEERS (CA)

456 BLACK ZERO

2734 THE WAITING GAME

489 ACES WILD

2753 AIR PIRATES (CA)

510 ARTIC ACE

2766 CLOSE SUPPORT

528 SUICIDE STRIKE

2802 FULL CIRCLE (CA)

569 BATTLE SQUADRON

2804 SHOOT HIM DOWN

597 SKY OF FLAME

2817 VALLEY OF DEATH (CA)

632 THE SQUADRON THAT WOULDN'T DIE

2842 CARRIER PILOT

657 THE SHIP BUSTERS

2855 WINGS OF WAR

693 DEATH OF THE COBRA

2881 FEARLESS FOSTER

724 ABANDON SHIP!

2890 CHINESE SQUADRON (CA)

764 FEAR FLIES HIGH

2891 MAN OVERBOARD

784 FIRE OVER ENGLAND

2917 THE KESTRELS (CA)

817 CARRIER STRIKE

2943 THE FIGHTING FOXES (CA)

850 DANGER IN THE DEEP

2961 CODENAME "ADOLF" (CA)

880 ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

2986 FORCED TO FLY (CA)

897 THE BLACK BUZZARD

2996 ALL GUNS FIRING

922 A QUESTION OF HONOUR

3017 JUNGLE FORTRESS (CA)

954 FIGHTING CAT

3028 NEVER SAY DIE

985 FLYING WILD

3039 THE FLYING FLETCHERS (CA)

1010 IDENTITY UNKNOWN

3049 EAST TO DANGER (CA)

1061 SINK THAT SUB!

3068 COMRADES AT WAR

1089 JAVA SEA JINX

3089 GUNN FIGHTER (CA)

1107 FLYING FURY

3110 KILLER COBRA (CA)

1117 THE FLYING BLOWLAMP

3135 WINGS OVER AFRICA (CA)

1142 BET YOUR LIFE…

3148 THE SAVAGE SEA

1168 THUNDERBOLT!

3158 OPERATION "BALTIC" (CA)

1194 EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

3177 FATAL CONTACT (CA)

1199 DESERT DOGFIGHT

3202 EYES OF THE GUNS (CA)

1216 FAMILY OF HEROES

3203 THE FIGHTING SPIRIT

1250 SKY GIANT

3212 FLOATING BOMB

1259 HERO IN A HURRI

3223 SERPENT ISLAND (CA)

1280 PAID IN FULL

3235 THE CONVOY FIGHTS BACK

1299 BLACK ZERO

3246 FLYING FOX (CA)

1306 ACTION AT ZERO FEET

3265 BOGUS BOMBER (CA)

1332 WINGED WOLVES

3268 THE PIRATES

1358 WHO KILLED COOPER?

3296 OPERATION "SHOOTING STAR" (CA)

1376 THE SURVIVOR

3308 BEWARE THE PROWLERS

1399 HIGH FLYING SPY

3329 BATTLE MOUNTAIN (CA)

1416 SEEK OUT THE ENEMY

3351 DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH (CA)

1434 FIRE!

3373 PANZER HUNTER (CA)

1436 ACES WILD

3393 ONE MORE BATTLE (CA)

1449 FLYING LIFEBOAT

3423 BADGES OF THE BRAVE (CA)

1466 THE MAN WITH NO SHADOW

3441 STORM BIRDS (CA)

1483 ARCTIC ACE

3452 CAPTURE THAT SHIP!

1487 A RACE AGAINST TIME

3469 TERROR OF THE TANKS (CA)

1504 TREASON!

3476 PILOT ERROR

1520 INTRUDERS BEWARE!

3498 KEEP 'EM FLYING (CA)

1524 SUICIDE STRIKE

3517 THE HAUNTED HURRICANE (CA)

1537 TRAITOR PLANES

3538 ROGUE ACE (CA)

1554 TEMPEST SQUADRON

3561 STOP, THIEF! (CA)

1577 MAN OVERBOARD!

3584 MYSTERY SQUADRON (CA)

1594 THE FLYING AVENGERS

3588 THE LONG NIGHT

1595 BATTLE SQUADRON

3606 FIGHTER ACES (CA)

1609 THE JETS FROM NOWHERE

3625 GULLS WITH GUNS (CA)

1640 SHOOT HIM DOWN!

3627 DANGER – KEEP CLEAR!

1668 SKY OF FLAME

3635 SECRET OF THE SEA

1755 THE SQUADRON THAT WOULDN’T DIE

3641 TARGET IN SIGHT! (CA)

1757 WHO NEEDS LUCK?

3670 ARROW ACE

1778 ALL GUNS FIRING

3683 WHO’S THE BEST?

1798 NEVER SAY DIE!

3695 DOOMED BREED

1803 THE SHIP BUSTERS

3712 FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

1817 COMRADES AT WAR

3745 BRONCO ACE

1853 DEADLY MARAUDERS

3747 OWL PATROL

1878 THE SAVAGE SEA

3768 THE FIRST ACES (CA)

1880 DEATH OF A COBRA

3787 JET PILOT

1899 ABANDON SHIP

3791 WAR ON THE WAVES (CA)

1903 THE FIGHTING SPIRIT

3813 ACE IN THE DARK (CA)

1922 FLOATING BOMB

3838 TERROR IN THE TRENCHES (CA)

1946 THE CONVOY FIGHTS BACK

3843 ACE VERSUS ACE

1970 THE PIRATES

3856 FLYING TIGER (CA)

1986 BEWARE THE PROWLERS

3868 THE INVISIBLE WARRIOR

2019 FIRE OVER ENGLAND

3886 THE INVISIBLE ENEMY (CA)

2024 TARGET MALTA

3909 HIGH SPEED ACE (CA)

2056 CAPTURE THAT SHIP

3916 KNOW YOUR ENEMY

2074 PILOT ERROR

3929 TANK TROUBLE (CA)

2076 CARRIER STRIKE

3952 AIR RAID! (CA)

2090 SAVED FROM THE SEA

3962 SOUND OF DEATH

2111 HIT 'EM HARD

3987 CZECH ACE (CA)

2136 THE LONG NIGHT

4000 ACES ALL! (CA)

2154 SECRET OF THE SEA

4005 FIGHTING HURRICAT

2183 DANGER - KEEP CLEAR

4043 AUTOMATIC PILOT (CA)

2187 THE BLACK BUZZARD

4048 MURPHY’S LUCK

2197 WHO'S THE BEST?

4064 LONE WARRIOR

2204 A QUESTION OF HONOUR

4084 SUBMARINE WARRIORS (CA)

2222 FIRST COMMAND

4091 ACE VERSUS ACE (CA)

2242 OWL PATROL

4104 IRON CROSS YANK

2263 JET PILOT

4112 DRAGON PILOT

2282 ACE VERSUS ACE

4122 STRIKE OF THE THUNDERBOLT (CA)

2306 THE INVISIBLE WARRIOR

4131 THE FIGHTING STORKS (CA)

2331 FLYING WILD

4144 OPERATION EXTINCTION

2342 KNOW YOUR ENEMY

4149 VALLEY OF DEATH (CA)

2360 SOUND OF DEATH

4154 DESERT DOGFIGHT (CA)

2377 FIGHTING HURRICAT

4155 AEGEAN ACE (CA)

2402 MURPHY'S LUCK

4181 LET ME FLY!

2426 LONE WARRIOR

4193 STORMBIRD STRIKE (CA)

2445 IRON CROSS YANK

4197 GIANT DUEL

2466 DEADLY TRIANGLE

4208 CLOSE SUPPORT!

2488 OPERATION EXTINCTION

4218 CONVICT SQUADRON (CA)

2492 EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

4233 MESSERSCHMITT STORM (CA)

2500 FAMILY OF HEROES

4266 BATTLE OVER BRITAIN (CA)

2511 DRAGON PILOT

4270 TOO LATE FOR GLORY

2532 SKY GIANT

4298 CROSSED SWORD SQUADRON (CA)

2536 ZIG-ZAG - OR DIE

4301 WINGS OF WAR

2551 STARR'S WAR

4312 FLYING MUSKETEERS (CA)

2564 ACTION AT ZERO FEET

4319 FEARLESS FOSTER

2574 GIANT DUEL

4329 DIVIDED ACES (CA)

2596 WINGED WOLVES

4341 PILOT FOR HIRE (CA)

2598 LET ME FLY!

4352 HUNGER FOR GLORY (CA)

2610 TOO LATE FOR GLORY

4360 FLYING FURY

2622 SQUADRON - SCRAMBLE

4474 HIT ‘EM HARD!

2644 FIRE!

4558 SAVED FROM THE SEA

2645 SQUADRON PRIDE

4634 THE BLACK BUZZARD

2663 HUNGER FOR GLORY (CA)

4650 SECRET OF THE SEA

2674 TOP SECRET SQUADRON

4690 THE INVISIBLE WARRIOR

2676 THE MAN WITH NO SHADOW

 

2691 A RACE AGAINST TIME

 

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