February 2nd, 1985
Publisher: IPC Magazines LTD
Duration: Wave 2 Cobra Era -- 96 Issues Additional Non Action Force Stories: Johnny Red, The Nightmare, Charley's War & The Sarge
Baron Ironblood changes his identity to Cobra Commander.
Battle Weapons File(back page): Scout Helicopter
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Code name: Stakeout
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.
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.
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.
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