February 9th, 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
Cobra Commander captures and transforms Red Jackal into Destro.
First appearance of Major Bludd & Storm Shadow.
Battle Weapons File(back page): King Tiger
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World Enemy No.1
Code name: Stakeout
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.
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.
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.
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