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NUCLEAR WINTER

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-MVL-NUCLEARW-08

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: January 1989
Series: European Missions (Reprints)
Issue Number: 8

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Nuclear Winter An important airplane has crashed in Greenland. Flint goes to find it in blizzard. He and Destro have to work together to survive, eventually they find the plane, Flint sees Destro without his mask and knocks him out. Gun Boat Part 2 Flint and Lady Jaye evacuate a yacht that is filled with Cobra bought arms. Shipwreck and Barbecue set the charges to destroy the yacht and disable the engine. Footloose monitors it all from the shore. Cobra Commander, Destro and Storm Shadow all escape.

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Notes of Interest

European Missions is actually a US reprint of an original UK Action Force Monthly stories. Mail Call mail page, Intelligence Profile: Iceberg, Action Force: The Movie Competition

Gun Boat originally appeared in Action Force #1.

Major Players

Nuclear Winter Action Force: Hawk, Flint, Frostbite, Iceberg, Cobra: Destro Additional Characters: Alec Gilmore (deceased)

Gun Boat Part 2 Action Force: Barbeque, Flint, Footloose, Lady Jaye, Shipwreck Cobras: Cobra Commander, Destro, Storm Shadow

Creative Team

Smooth Operators Script: Steve Allen, Art: Robin Smith, Letters: Dozy, Colour: Stuart Place

Gun Boat Part 2 Script: Simon Furman, Pencils: Kev Hopgood, Inks: Mark Farmer, Letters: Starkings, Colour: Steve White

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Nuclear Winter

An airplane with an important computer scientist Alec Gilmore on it has crashed in a remote part of Greenland. Flint is sent find Gilmore and the plane. At the closest military base, Frostbite, Iceberg and Flint track where the plane crashed.

The base is attacked by Cobra, led by Destro. Action Force is able to repel the attack but Destro steals an Action Force Snowcat. Flint and Iceberg jump in another to follow. A major blizzard has blown into the area as Flint and Iceberg try to catch up to Destro. The radio dies and Iceberg is forced to walk back to base to report that Flint is still in pursuit. Half way to Gilmore's plane, Flint discovers the overturned Snowcat of Destro.

After a brief fight, the blizzard gets worse causing Flint and Destro to work together to stay alive. They overturn the Snowcat and head off to find Gilmore's plane. Destro tricks Flint by taking off his mask and then knocks him out and leaves him behind.

Destro makes his way to the plane, only to discover that the Cobra pilot had been shot. He then discovers Gilmore dead from a self inflicted gun shot. Gilmore leaves a message about his death and just as Destro finishes reading it, Flint returns to knock out Destro.

Gun Boat Part 2

On a yacht with military arms that Cobra Commander and Destro are personally on aboard to buy, Barbecue sets off smoke bombs in order to clear the yacht of the party goers. Inside the party, Lady Jaye and Flint, undercover, begin getting the guests to leave the boat.

Outside on the dock Footloose has just captured a Cobra Eel and gives the clearance for Shipwreck and Barbecue to sneak onto the yacht. There mission is disable the engine and blow up the arms and the yacht.

Lady Jaye has finished clearing the guests, Shipwreck has disabled the engines, Flint is hunting for Cobra Commander and Destro and finally Barbecue is about to set the timers on his bombs as he sees Storm Shadow approach.

A bit later on the main deck, Flint, joined by Shipwreck, catches up to Cobra Commander and Destro as they are about to abandon the ship. Storm Shadow knocks down Flint and all the Cobras escape. Flint and Shipwreck then also abandon the ship.

On the dock all Action Force team members gather to talk. Barbecue is unsure how he survived. He explains that he was about to set the timers when last thing he saw was Strom Shadow. Next thing he knew he was in the water and the boat was blowing up. He never got to finish setting the timers to bombs, yet they still went off.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen

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