Battle Action Force

May 11th, 1985
(Wave 2 #523)

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: Firefly.

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Revenge of the Red Shadows
Story #1
Story Title: Revenge of the Red Shadows
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: Cliff McGee
Summary: Action Force's Major Flagg, Duke and Flash along with many AF soldiers are riding in two troop transports to India. Cobra Commander has a train full of his terrorist soldiers headed towards a newly discovered temple in India that worshipped cobras. This is an Action Force trap. They set it up to draw Cobra Commander out of hiding. As the troop transports land in West Germany, the second plane is secretly attacked by Black Major and his newly revived Red Shadow forces. The second troop transport takes off without anyone knowing of the successful attack. At the temple in India, Duke awaits the arrival of Cobra Commander in a dust storm. During the attack Duke calls for his second squad to attack. But instead he gets Black Major taunting him about how he is going to destroy Action Force. The team is now trapped between the Red Shadows and Cobra. Cobra Commander watching with binoculars spots Black Major and says "No it cannot be! Red Shadows returned to life!"
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Major Flagg, Duke, Flash, Breaker
Cobra: Cobra Commander/Baron Ironblood
Red Shadows: Black Major, Red Laser

Story #2
Story Title: Gung-Ho (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: John Cooper, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: A pre-Action Force story about Gung-Ho. Brewster is running from a plane that is chasing him. Styles riding shotgun of the plane is firing at him. Mex, Brewster's friend fires at the plane killing the pilot, which causes the plane to crash. McGarvey who is Brewster and Mex's prisoner attacks him. As Styles escapes from the plane wreck he gets the drop on Brewster but the plane blows up killing Styles. As they are escorting McGarvey back to town, his men lead by Sam Slater corner them, a big gun fight erupts and in the middle of it Brewster along with Mex and McGarvey sneak away.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Gung-Ho (Harry Brewster)
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Others: Jake McGarvey, Sam Slater, Mex, Carter, Styles

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