Battle Action Force

February 16th, 1985

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(Front Cover), Charley's War & The Sarge
Notes of Interest:
Introduction of Major Bludd & Storm Shadow.

Battle Weapons File(back page): 105 MM Howitzer
Action Force Combat: Skyraider fights a Red Shadows fanatic in space and wins using a jet pack.

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: Cobra Commander uses Destro to send out word that he is paying big money for worthy people to join his organization. Many men try to make it through the traps Cobra Commander has set as they approach his temple. Cobra Commander goes to a pit that has several dead men. Destro under the control of Cobra Commander defies him and attempts to kill him. Storm Shadow and Major Bludd, who are hidden as dead men, save Cobra Commander and are his first new recruits.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Major Bludd, Storm Shadow
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: Code name: Stakeout
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: N. Eaton
Summary: Albert Jones as young man is fleeing from a bank robbery on a motorcycle. He has the money and the boss on his motorcycle. After a lengthy chase he drives the motorcycle into the river where they are captured by the cops. Later, he is sentenced to 10 years for robbery. Once inside he finds out his mother is sick and plans a breakout.
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 and the freed Australian prisoners from the Red Shadows Ayers Rock prison ammo dump are preparing to attack a tank column. Using the Hawk helicopter, Blades drops a super bomb on the front of the column. the rest of the Australian soldier attack the column from behind. As Blades is finish off some of the last Red Shadows he sees Baron Ironblood himself leading the troops.
Major Players:
Action Force: Blades (Herb Rotweiler)
GI Joe: None
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None

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