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Battle Action Force

February 2nd, 1985
(Wave 2 #509)

Comic Information
Country: England
Publisher: IPC Magazines LTD
Release: Weekly
Duration: Wave 2 Cobra Era -- 96 Issues

Additional Non Action Force Stories: Johnny Red, The Nightmare, Charley's War & The Sarge
Notes of Interest:
The first appearance of Cobra Commander and the official start of the US Action Force (GI Joe) characters into the Action Force storyline.
Baron Ironblood changes his identity to Cobra Commander.

Battle Weapons File(back page): Scout Helicopter
Action Force Combat: Several members of Action Force are blown up by an old World War II mine.

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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World Enemy No.1
Hawk's Challenge
Code name: Stakeout
Story #1
Story Title: World Enemy No.1
Creative Team: Writer:Gerry Day, Artist:John Cooper, Letterer:Peter Knight
Summary: Baron Ironblood's Red Shadows organization has been crushed by Action Force and all of his bases destroyed. He has gone into hiding. Red Jackel has escaped Action Force and hunts down the Baron's location in a remote temple in Thailand. Once there Baron Ironblood reveals his new identity to Red Jackel and he is now Cobra Commander.
Major Players:
Action Force: Cap. Campbell, Cap. Buckingham, Jammer
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Cobra Commander
Red Shadows: Baron Ironblood, Red Jackel

Story #2
Story Title: Hawk's Challenge
Creative Team: Writer: Scott Goodall, Artist:Jim Watson, Letterer:Nigel Eaton
Summary: Blades has rescued 1 of the 75 Australians that were captured by the Red Shadows. He flies to a local ranch with the former prisoners. Where he debriefs him. The Red Shadows have set up a ammunition factory inside Ayers Rock. And the Red Shadows has an armored column headed to resupply at Ayers Rock.
Major Players:
Action Force: Blades (Herb Rotweiler)
GI Joe: None
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Story #3
Story Title: Code name: Stakeout (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Eric Bradbury, Letterer: Tim Skomski
Summary: This story tells the history of Stakeout. When he was young, his older brother joined a group of bank robbers that were caught after a long and dangerous car chase. His brother was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Albert then became the sole provider for his family working in the same place where his older brother was recruited.
Major Players:
Action Force: Stakeout (Albert Jones)
GI Joe: None
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None

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