Battle Action Force

March 30th, 1985
(Wave 2 #517)

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 & Bashing Bandits in Burma
Notes of Interest:
Data Files: Destro

Battle Weapons File(back page):Skyfighters: YAK-28 (USSR) vs Phantom (Great Britain)

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Operation: Snakebite
The Baroness
Story #1
Story Title: Operation: Snakebite
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: Clive McGee
Summary: During a training mission, Zartan kills an Action Force soldier that Recondo was partners with. The rest of soldiers believe the death is Recondo's fault and a big fight breaks out, Flash ends the fight by firing his laser rifle. Recondo, Rip Cord and Flash all choose to be returned back to there units. Duke grants the request and they take off in a hovercraft. Zartan sneaks aboard and hides a grenade. Hours later when the three former Action Force members are on a plane, they discover the grenade and throw it off the plane. They decide to return to their training and will parachute back to their base. Meanwhile, Cobra troops, lead by Zartan, have surrounded the AF training grounds and are about to launch there full scale attack.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Duke, Major Flagg, Recondo, Flash, Rip Cord
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Zartan
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: The Baroness
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: After escaping from a blown up oil factory, the Baroness and Karl are being chased by the cops. They crash there jeep and are about to be captured when Bruno and Helga show to rescue them, killing a cop. After escaping from another road block, they stop at a road side phone. The Baroness makes a call to a newspaper editor claiming responsibility for the destroyed oil field. She uses the name Muller-Stromberg Freedom Group. The next day the newspapers are filled with stories about the terrorist strike.
Major Players:
Action Force:None
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Baroness
Red Shadows: None

Others: Karl, Bruno, Helga

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