Commando #5000

So I picked up the latest batch of Commandos from the magazine shop. This is bout 2 months worth of issues since I didn’t have time to pick it up last month. The highlight of this batch is issue #5000. Haven’t read it yet but since I usually read the issues sequentially, but I can bet it’ll be a cracking one. My wife keeps on complaining that they’re taking up too much space. Must find a more efficient way of storing (and displaying) them soon.

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Commando Comics

The Commando Comics series (Not to be confused with the 1985 Arnold movie) is something that I’ve been reading since the mid-80s. Four issues are published bi-weekly, but back then, whenever we went to the family magazine shop (which is still the same shop I go to up till today), my mom said I could only take 1. It was agonizing only being able to choose 1 issue, but such was life back then, my parents’ didn’t over indulge us. 

When I started working, I made it a point to buy every single issue, no more selecting just one. There were times I missed a few issues here and there due to shipment issues and miscellaneous other circumstances, so over the years, I’ve amassed a substantial collection which you can see in the picture below:

I have to highlight that in the bottom row, you can see there are some other books as well. One problem is that I have so many issues that I’m running out of space, and my wife is constantly asking me to get a new shelf, something I haven’t gotten round to doing.

In addition to the normal issues, I also bought some of the compilations, which you can see in the lower-right corner of the pic. These are the 12 in 1 books, real value for money if you ask me. I’ve yet to do an inventory of all the Commandos I have, something I will do one day. To give an idea of how many issues I have, each vertical stack in the top row is approximately 100 issues (I counted), so there’s easily 1200 in the top row alone. Sadly, it’s not a complete collection, as of right now, there have been 4900+ issues, so I’m at slightly less than a quarter. I do try to get old ones whenever I can, but it’s not so easy to find any issues that were printed before 2000. I did find some cbr versions online, but it’s not the same as having real ones.

Anyway, my collection will continue to grow, and hopefully one day I’ll provide a complete inventory of what I have.


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