Battle Action Force

April 20th, 1985
(Wave 2 #520)

Comic Information
Country: England
Publisher: IPC Magazines LTD
Release: Weekly
Duration: Wave 2 Cobra Era -- 96 Issues

Additional Non Action Force Stories: Johnny Red (front cover), The Nightmare, Charley's War & The Sarge
Notes of Interest:
Data File: Rip Cord.
Introduction of Gung-Ho.

Battle Weapons File(back page): Rapier

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Operation: Snakebite
Story #1
Story Title: Operation: Snakebite
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: Nigel Eaton
Summary: Zartan has pulled Flash underwater in the Florida Everglades in attempt to kill him. Recondo and Rip Cord are on the surface looking for him. Duke has left the command center and using the vines in the forest swings over the river. He drops down in the water to save Flash. Zartan leaves Flash to fight Duke. As they struggle, an alligator attacks Zartan and Duke gets away. Recondo and Rip Cord are fighting Cobras soldiers on Water Moccasins as they pull Flash and Duke from the water. Hovercrafts with Action Force members show up to save them by destroying all of the Water Moccasins. Duke sees a dead alligator on the surface and they all retreat back to the command center. Recondo, Rip Cord and Flash are all made official members of Action Force. A few days later Cobra Commander is reviewing the data files of the new Action Force members, information that Zartan gained from the mission.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Major Flagg, Duke, Recondo, Rip Cord, Flash
Cobra: Zartan, Cobra Commander, Destro
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: Gung-Ho
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: John Cooper, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: Jake McGarvey is the Sheriff in town. And Harry Brewster (Gung-Ho, pre-Action Force) has come to town to hunt him down. At a bar, Brewster starts a fight with McGarvey. It ends with Brewster knocking out McGarvey and Sam Slater, McGarvey's deputy knocking out Brewster. Later, the bartender Mex drags Brewster to safety. They go out into the Everglades to visit a cemetery where Joey Brewster is buried, Harry's younger brother. He was killed by McGarvey. Brewster and Mex join up with Running Wolf, a local Indian, to head out into the Everglades.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Gung-Ho (Harry Brewster)
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Others: Jake McGarvey, Sam Slater, Mex, Running Wolf

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