DEATH OR GLORY
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: July 1988
Series: European Missions (Reprints)
Issue Number: 2
Death or Glory Buzzer kidnaps and ransoms Trent's daughter. Buzzer wants personal information on the Action Force in exchange for life of his daughter. Secretly Trent confronts Buzzer with the outcome being Trent's death. Hawk, Flint and Snake-Eyes track down the Dreadnoks then after a serious fight rescue Trent's Daughter.
Ancient Relics Part 2 Action Force investigates some monsters in the ancient sewers of London. Those monsters turn out to be Transformers. Autobot Blades introduces himself and proves he is a friend. Megatron makes his appearance by shooting Blades in the back.
Notes of Interest
European Missions is actually a US reprint of an original UK Action Force Monthly stories. Issue contains a mini poster of the cover. Death or Glory - Trent is Director of Operations for the Action Force team and he dies. Ancient Relics Part 2 originally appeared in Transformers 125 (U.K. Magazine). Ancient Relics is a story crossover with the regular Transformer comic series.
Death or Glory
Action Force Team: Alpine, Flint, Footloose, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Leatherneck, Roadblock, Snake-Eyes
Dreadnoks: Buzzer, Ripper, Monkeywrench
Additional Characters: Trent, Trent's Daughter Amy, Trent's wife
Ancient Relics Part 2
Action Force: Airtight, Bazooka, Barbeque, Flint, Scarlett
Additional Characters: Ms. Hoffman
Death or Glory Script: Simon Furman, Pencils: Bryan Hitch, Inks: Cam Smith, Letters: Steve Parkhouse, Colour: Stuart Place Ancient Relics Part 2 Script: Simon Furman, Pencils: Geoff Senior, Inks: Dave Harwood, Letters: Annie H., Colour: Steve White
Death or Glory
In a letter to Ministry of Defense's liaison officer to Action Force, Trent, Buzzer explains his ransom demands for the return of his daughter, Amy. Those demands are that Action Force be sent on a mission a long way away from London, keep the kidnap away from the police and he wants the confidential personnel files of the Action Force team.
The Action Force team lead by Flint parachute onto a Greek island and attack abandoned Cobra bunker. It all seems very suspicious to Lady Jaye and she expresses it to Flint.
Trent a little out of shape meets up with Dreadnoks Buzzer, Ripper and Monkeywrench. Trent's plan is to steal his daughter back without giving away the files. He confronts the Dreadnoks, an exchange is started. His daughter is walking towards him, he calls for her to hit the deck and Trent starts firing. Monkeywrench is shot. Ripper jumps in a bulldozer and almost runs over Trent. As he dodges the bulldozer the Dreadnoks are able to catch him. A very pissed off Monkeywrench then executes the wounded Trent. Amy has run off, Trent believes she is safe. After Trent's death the Dreadnoks recapture Amy.
Later after receiving the news about Trent's death and his daughter's capture, Hawk, Snake-Eyes and Flint go on a mission to rescue Amy. A gun fight erupts between Action Force and Dreadnoks. Monkeywrench takes off with Amy on his motorcycle, Snake-Eyes fights with Ripper and Buzzer attacks Hawk. Flint is following Monkeywrench when Amy is able to free herself leaving Flint with a clean shot. A Rattler airplane arrives and starts firing at Snake-Eyes and Hawk. Flint makes a decision to shoot the Rattler pilot, a decision that saves everyone but allows Monkeywrench to escape. Action Force recover Amy and mourn the death of Trent.
Ancient Relics Part 2
In the sewers of London, Scarlett, Airtight, Flint, Barbeque and Bazooka are investigating a report of a monster. They are being lead by Ms Hoffman the only surviving member of her team of explorers. Around the corner walks the Transformer Blades. He is an Autobot and sent on mission by Grimlock to follow a reported reading of Megatron the missing Decepticon leader.
Action Force attack, but Blades is able to convince them that he is a friend. Ms. Hoffman confirms that he is not the one that killed her team. As Blades talks he is blasted in the back by Megatron.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen