Battle Action Force

February 9th, 1985
(Wave 2 #510)

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:
Baron Ironblood is Cobra Commander.
Cobra Commander captures and transforms Red Jackal into Destro.
First appearance of Major Bludd & Storm Shadow.

Battle Weapons File(back page): King Tiger
Action Force Combat(front cover): Action Force member Jamie Maclaren defeats two Red Shadow's divers.

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, now as Cobra Commander, is confronted by Red Jackal. Red Jackal has taken control of Cobra Commander's finances and holds them ransom by only allowing access with secret codes. Cobra Commander then poisons Red Jackal, changes his face with surgery, gives him a silver mask and gives him a new name: Destro. Cobra Commander has put out the word that his new organization is looking for cunning and deadly men to serve him. Major Bludd and Storm Shadow have brief introductions.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Major Bludd, Storm Shadow
Red Shadows: Red Jackal

Story #2
Story Title: Code name: Stakeout
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Eric Bradbury, Letterer: Tim Skomski
Summary: Albert Jones' brother is just released from a 10 year prison sentence for bank robbery. Albert is then blackmailed into doing a bank robbery to save his brother. As he leaves the robbery, the police begin to chase them.
Major Players:
Action Force: Stakeout (Albert Jones)
GI Joe: None
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None

Story #3
Story Title: Hawk's Challenge
Creative Team: Writer: Scott Goodall, Artist:Jim Watson, Letterer:Nigel Eaton
Summary: Blades flies his helicopter, the Hawk, into the cave inside Ayers Rock prison camp in Australia. Once inside he defeats many Red Shadow soldiers and the prisoners rise to defeat there guards.
Major Players:
Action Force: Blades (Herb Rotweiler)
GI Joe: None
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None

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