KEITH PAGE 

 (POCKET HOMEPAGE) 

 

Keith Page

Artist

for

Commando Comics

1996 -

 

Updated: October 16th 2011

Keith’s first Commando title was 2941 ‘Odd Man Out’ April 1996.

Keith also did the front cover for this title.

Keith has a unique style and seems (to me) to like First World War subjects.

All the covers in the picture gallery below have been done by Keith.

Vic

April 13th 2002

 

2941

ODD MAN OUT

APRIL 1996

3094

HANK THE HERO?

NOVEMBER 1997

3154

CAPTAIN DRAGON

JUNE 1998

3178

BATTLE BOATS

SEPTEMBER 1998

A Royal Marine flying aircraft for the Navy? It was certainly an unusual situation Lieutenant Mike Pollard found himself in. Trained by the R.A.F., disciplined by the Navy and mocked by his fellow Fleet Air Arm trainee pilots, Mike found himself at odds with everyone around him. Only sheer determination and grit kept him going.

But when war broke out in 1939, and the action began in earnest, he was soon pitch-forked into an even stranger situation where he learned the hard way that teamwork was essential, not just to strike back at the Germans – but simply to survive!

Citizen of the good old U.S.A., volunteer pilot in the Royal Air Force – that was Hank Mahler. He’d come all the way from the States to help Britain as it stood alone against the Nazi hordes … and he reckoned he was bound to become a hero at the same time.

Trouble was, Hank was a hot-head who didn’t always think before he acted. That would land him in a lot of bother – and there was danger enough lurking ahead without adding to it.

The waters around the Malay Peninsula in the late 1800’s were wild and lawless. Ferocious pirates like the terrible Captain Dragon preyed on honest sailors, showing no mercy.

Royal Navy patrols should have kept this mask-wearing buccaneer in check but, as fifteen-year-old Midshipman Henry Watkins found out, he would not be brought to heel. The youngster may have been on his first voyage and his first ship, but he was about to have the adventure of his life!

In 1943, fast E-boats were creating havoc amongst British shipping in the narrow seas off the east coast of England. Up against them were motor torpedo boats of the Royal Navy, smaller and more lightly armed.

It took real courage to fight in one of these craft, as Sub-Lieutenant Peter Trent found out – especially when he knew that his own skipper had reason to hate him!

3262

BATTLING BESSIE

AUGUST 1999

3290

TIN-CAN TERRORS

NOVEMBER 1999

3314

MASTER OF MYSTERY

FEBRUARY 2000

3336

THE PHANTOM BATTERY

MAY 2000

They had painted her khaki, but she still didn’t look much like a weapon of war. A lot of German soldiers knew different, though.

These fighting men had bitter cause to remember the bite of “Battling Bessie” … a London omnibus that had trundled into the heat of action during the First World War!

As a lieutenant in the Royal Navy at the outbreak of the First World War, Alan Finney expected to be fighting on the high seas in a destroyer, or maybe a battleship. Yet here he was pitched into battle on land and commanding a group of makeshift, experimental armoured cars.

Determined to prove the value of these new weapons, he soon discovered that the Germans he was fighting were not his only enemies.

He was a brilliant magician, the toast of the music halls around the country, proudly billed as the “Master of Mystery” wherever he went.

But the secrets he held were not only to do with card tricks and illusions. No, some were a lot deadlier than that. At a time when Britain was battling to survive in the First World War, this magician’s knowledge could do untold damage…

They couldn’t find this phantom battery of heavy German artillery. But each massive gun could hurl a ten kilogram shell over fifteen thousand metres.

Surely there would be some clue somewhere to pinpoint this menace. If not, an awful lot of British soldiers were in big trouble…

3385

HOME-FRONT HERO

NOVEMBER 2000

3488

BEST OF THE BOMBERS

DECEMBER 2001

3510

BEACH-HEAD BRITAIN

MARCH 2002

3513

FLYING EYE

MARCH 2002

His dad was away fighting the Germans in North Africa, and young Chris Jackson wasn’t old enough to enlist in the army yet. As he fretted impatiently for the day to come, he drilled and trained with other village lads and older men who made up the local defence units known as the Home Guard.

It all seemed so tame compared to action abroad – until that night when the war came right to his doorstep. It was time for Chris to stop dreaming of being a hero and actually try to be one…

The First World War was drawing to a close, and the Allies wanted to end things quickly by launching a daring, long-range bombing raid deep into Germany. One aircraft suitable was a newly-designed four-engined, five-man super-bomber – the Handley-Page V/1500. It was the best. So was the only man suitable to lead this mission … Britain’s ace bomber-pilot, Captain Harry Best.

But Harry didn’t have only enemy fighters and deadly anti-aircraft fire to battle. No, there was an even more deadly, secret threat…

A group of Army Cadets stumble across a secret on a remote beach in the Scottish Highlands – a secret that tells of deceit and treachery.

It is a story that even now the government does not want told. For history says that the Nazis never invaded Britain. But did they…?

Aerial reconnaissance was one of the most dangerous tasks carried out by the Royal Flying Corps early in the First World War. The aircraft were slow and clumsy and as Lieutenant Pete Collins knew only too well, you couldn’t shoot back at German fighters with a camera!

What was more, Pete’s pilot, snobbish Lieutenant Simon Forsyth, took every opportunity to make life difficult for him. It all added up to deadly danger on every mission!

3534

OPERATION “GOOGLY”

JUNE 2002

3605

OCCUPATION!

MARCH 2003

3610

THE DEADLY DEMONS

MARCH 2003

3633

THE WORST OF PALS

JUNE 2003

Not many Germans would have recognised the word “googly” as a cricketing term for a fiendish delivery from a skilful bowler. Not many Germans would have realised either what a mistake it was for one of their bomber crews to strike at a small cricket ground.

They were about to find out, though. And you will too as we uncover one of the most daring actions of the Second World War - OPERATION “GOOGLY”

Just imagine for a moment that you are living in an occupied zone under the brutal rule of the Nazi regime. Every move you make is watched and any misdeed will be punished – severely!

Ted Barker knew all about the danger of just such a situation as he went about his duties in the German-held Channel Islands. He was a policeman, a British bobby, forced to co-operate with the invaders. It was a good job the Nazis couldn’t read his mind, though … for law and order was a thing of the past in the fight against these tyrants.

India, 1853. British Army Captain Balfour Brady was a veteran of countless battles against brigands and robbers eager to disturb the relative peace of British rule.

But when his greedy commanding officer stole gold from a sacred Indian temple, Brady found his experience put to the test. He was faced with a new enemy … ferocious demons who had sworn to avenge the wrong done to their sacred site.

The best of enemies or the worst of pals? Whatever they were, the rival workforces from a small Yorkshire town were age-old adversaries, who would fight each other at the drop of a hat.

When war broke out in 1914, they were formed into a regiment, but the feud continued, even when the lads were sent into action. The question was … could they fight the enemy as bitterly as they fought each other?

Following is a list of titles attributed to Keith Page.

Keith also did the covers, except where indicated.

2941 ODD MAN OUT

3754 ROGUE ZEPPELIN

2959 DEADLY DECISION

3759 GLORY HUNTER

2973 ZEPPELIN KILLER

3765 DAYS OF DARING

2985 DUEL IN THE DEEP

3770 RETURN TO DUTY!

2999 IRON ANNIE

3773 RUDDOCK’S RULES

3008 ESCAPE…AND DESTROY

3784 LINK WITH THE PAST

3022 THE BLACK BOAR

3790 SABOTEURS ON SKIES!

3038 SHADOW OF SHAME

3797 THE ART OF WAR

3055 DUTY COMES FIRST

3802 TERROR TANK

3066 HUNT THE PANZERS

3807 TIN HAT TERROR

3081 A SPECIAL COURAGE

3817 THE LONG HAUL

3094 HANK THE HERO

3823 BROTHERS DIVIDED (Cover Only)

3104 MONGREL SQUADRON

3829 FRONT-PAGE ACE

3118 TIME TRAP (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3833 SERGEANTS AT WAR

3120 NAZI BREED

3837 HUNTED DOWN! (Cover Only)

3137 RED MENACE

3839 OBEY…OR DIE! (Cover Only)

3141 CARRIER ACE (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3842 TASKER’S TARGETS

3154 CAPTAIN DRAGON

3854 RAMSEY’S RAIDERS

3166 TIME FOR VENGEANCE

3857 DREAMS OF GLORY

3178 BATTLE BOATS

3861 THE RAIDERS RETURN! (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3185 ANTELOPE ACE

3869 RAMSEY’S ISLAND RAIDERS (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3199 THE NELSON TOUCH

3872 THE BIN BRIGADE

3216 KILLER IN THE SKY (Cover: D.C. Thomson Staff)

3874 RAIDERS REVENGE (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3221 MOONEY’S MONSTER

3885 D-DAY RAIDERS (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3232 FLY LOW, FLY SLOW

3889 DELIVERY BOY

3240 WARRIOR IN THE SUN

3902 RENEGADE RAIDERS (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3248 POWDER MONKEY

3910 CODE-NAME “FREEDOM”

3262 BATTLING BESSIE

3912 HARRY OF ARABIA

3273 HONOUR OF THE LEGION

3920 JACK OF ALL TRADES

3280 BATTLING RELIC

3925 STORM ON THE NILE

3290 TIN CAN TERRORS

3933 THE MAGIC BULLETS

3297 BURIED SECRET

3949 RAIDERS IN THE REICH (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3305 THE GREATEST ESCAPE

3960 RAMSEY’S REBEL ARMY (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3314 MASTER OF MYSTERY

3963 RAIDERS’ ROUND-UP! (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3327 UNDERGROUND ARMY

3970 THE FINAL RAID (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3336 THE PHANTOM BATTERY

3978 THROUGH THE LINES

3345 THE GHOSTLY RIDER

3985 RETREAT TO VICTORY

3354 MARK OF THE WOLF

3994 PYRAMID OF FEAR

3368 DEADLY DUEL

4004 BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST!

3376 THE GREAT RETREAT

4010 UNITED IN BATTLE

3385 HOME-FRONT HERO

4017 QUICK ON THE DRAW

3397 UNDERWATER WARRIORS (Cover: Tubaro)

4026 SENSE OF DUTY!

3400 FOOL NELSON

4034 SENSE OF HONOUR!

3409 DESERT SHOOT OUT

4042 SENSE OF JUSTICE!

3421 SECRET IN THE SAND (Cover: Tubaro)

4050 HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!

3430 THE FIGHTING FINN

4058 CRY WOLF

3437 ALPINE ACES

4075 THE RAILWAY RAIDERS

3445 HUNT THE HERO!

4097 THE DEADLY PROPHECY

3457 HAMMER BLOW

4114 TANK DUEL

3465 FORGOTTEN HEROES

4116 THE DEADLY RACE

3474 THE FIGHTING GIANTS

4150 MONGREL SQUADRON

3485 OPERATION DIAMOND

4153 ROAR OF THE GUNS

3488 BEST OF THE BOMBERS

4156 THE FIGHTING SAPPER

3503 THE DEADLY DESERT

4163 RAIDERS RECALLED (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3510 BEACH-HEAD BRITAIN

4171 RAIDERS ON THE RAMPAGE (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3513 FLYING EYE

4179 RAIDERS AT THE READY (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3522 ICE-COLD ACE

4187 RAIDERS THE RECKONING (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3534 OPERATION “GOOGLY”

4203 THE JAILBREAK

3545 THE TWO CHARLIES

4210 DEAD MAN’S BOOTS

3560 MYSTERY OF THE MINE

4219 CIVIL WAR – BLOOD AND HONOUR

3566 THE MAN IN GREY

4225 PIRATES OF THE PACIFIC

3573 DARK DAYS

4227 CIVIL WAR – THE BLACK EAGLE

3581 UNARMED AND DANGEROUS

4235 DESERT DESPATCHES

3589 FORCED TO FEUD!

4241 DEAD MEN TELL TALES

3597 THE FIERCEST FEUD

4243 DANGEROUS DESPATCHES

3605 OCCUPATION!

4251 DEADLY DESPATCHES

3610 THE DEADLY DEMON

4259 DESPERATE DESPATCHES

3613 CAMEL FORCE

4265 BLAST FROM THE PAST

3618 AIR SEA RESCUE

4281 BATTLE OF THE BLUE NILE

3621 NICK’S NIGHTMARE

4284 RACE TO FREEDOM

3626 TIN-CAN TROOPERS

4306 THE PHANTOM’S STRIKE

3633 THE WORST OF PALS

4307 THE PHANTOM’S REVENGE

3639 BATTLE SCHOOL

4324 ONE-EYED ACE

3645 MURDER AND MUTINY!

4330 SNIPER HUNT (Cover Only)

3655 BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC

4355 OPERATION HAMMER (Cover: Ian Kennedy)

3661 RUN THE BLOCKADE!

4362 MOUNTAIN WARRIORS

3669 COLD WAR!

4363 OPERATION ANVIL

3674 BOND OF BROTHERS

4369 SWASTIKA SQUADRON

3686 RETURN TO ACTION!

4386 FIRE AND WATER

3689 WAR WAGON

4388 REBELLION IN THE RAJ

3713 BATTLE OF THE BIG GUNS

4403 THE DEFECTOR?

3742 FOR POLAND!

4419 THE MYSTERY AND THE MUSEUM

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Vic Whittle 2010