February 23th, 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
First appearance of Firefly.
Introduction of Major Flagg.
Battle Weapons File(back page): Messerschmitt 109
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World Enemy No.1
Code name: Stakeout
Creative Team: Writer:Gerry Day, Artist:John Cooper, Letterer:Peter Knight
Summary:Storm Shadow & Major Bludd officially join up with Cobra, many new mercenaries join the ranks to fill up Cobra commander;s army. Firefly catches the Commander of guard and holds him hostage as Destro pays him off with gold bars. Storm Shadow & Major Bludd miss him as he escapes. At the UN, Major Flagg is given the responsibility of flying missions over Southeast Asia looking for the new rumored terrorist organization.
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: N. Eaton
Summary:Albert Jones before he is a member of Action Force is in jail for robbery. He breaks out by dressing as guard. Once outside the prison he steals a car that eventually he ends up crashing off a cliff.
Creative Team: Writer: Scott Goodall, Artist:Jim Watson, Letterer:Nigel Eaton
Summary: Blades in his helicopter, The Hawk, attacks a Red Shadows armor column. After destroying a couple of tanks, he is shot down by Baron Ironblood himself. Some soldiers Blades rescued show up to fight the Red Shadows army. When out of the blue the Z Force Heavy Armor, lead by Cap. Campbell, shows up to turn the tide against the Red Shadows.
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