Peter Foster - Commando: Killer Shark

Commando No. 4343 Killer Shark cover by Ian Kennedy

Another selection of photocopies from Commando original art by Peter Foster. Originally drawn from a script by K. P. Mackenzie titled Mission Accomplished, this story eventually saw publication in 1993 as Killer Shark in Commando No. 2722. Killer Shark was also reprinted in 2010 in Commando No. 4343.

Hitler’s U-boats were the killer sharks of the Second World War, roaming the oceans of the world, terrorising the shipping lanes. Gerhard Hagen, a Nazi to the core, was one of the most ruthless skippers of those hunter submarines.
But even a killer shark will eventually meet its match, and time was running out for Hagen…

All images copyright DC Thomson 2016.

Peter Foster - Commando: The Pirate Killers

For over a decade from the late 1970's Australian cartoonist Peter Foster worked for British publisher DC Thomson, initially in England and from 1980 back in Australia. Peter would receive a script via mail and send completed black and white art back to the publisher. Peter produced over a dozen Commando digest libraries during this period and a similar amount of Football libraries. Miraculously no artwork (I've estimated 5000+ pages!) was lost in transit and only one script failed to turn up.

After a period of working via this method Peter started keeping photocopies of his art before dispatching it in the mail as a safeguard in case it went missing and as a record of his work for himself. The pages below are from an issue of Commando set in Vietnam, script titled The Pirate Killers, I'm not sure if the final published issue kept that title. Mechanically produced lettering was added to the art before publication.

All images copyright DC Thomson 2016.