Battle Action Force

April 13th, 1985
(Wave 2 #519)

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:
Data File: Major Bludd

Battle Weapons File(back page): Matilda Tank

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Operation: Snakebite
The Baroness
Story #1
Story Title: Operation: Snakebite (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: Nigel Eaton
Summary: New recruits Recondo, Flash and Rip Cord are fighting off a Cobra invasion force on the Action Force training ground. Major Flagg & Duke order the command center to be built under the cover of a smoke screen. As they are building, Flash,with his laser rifle, begins taking out Cobra's 1st wave of attackers. The Cobra troops begin to fall back but Zartan, who is leading them, presses them forward as he sneaks around and takes out a few Action Force soldiers. Flash is then captured by Zartan and against Duke's order Recondo and Rip Cord charge out to save him.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Major Flagg, Duke, Recondo, Rip Cord, Flash
Cobra: Zartan
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: The Baroness
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: The Baroness along with Bruno, Helga and Karl, as a way to raise funds for their terrorist organization Muller-Stromberg, has lead an attack on a party. The party is at her parent's house in Vienna. The cops were tipped off that a raid was going to happen at the party, so a lieutenant was placed undercover. He gets the drop on Bruno and Helga but Karl is able to kill the lieutenant. As Bruno is dying he gives an escape map of the sewers to Karl. After taking all of the valuables, they escape down the sewers as the full police force arrives. Later at an airport, Helga is still bleeding, the Baroness relieves her plan. Cobra Commander had contacted her with wishes for her to join his organization. She had planned to have everyone killed at the party, that is why she tipped off the police. Helga and Karl both try to kill the Baroness, but she is smarter and faster. She boards the plane and is introduced to Cobra Commander. Months later she is seen leading Cobra forces against Action Force.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Baroness (Anna von Stromberg)
Red Shadows: None
Others: Bruno, Helga, Karl

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