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Battle Action Force

May 25th, 1985
(Wave 2 #525)

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:
First Appearance of Mutt & Junkyard.
There are several pages that are in 3-D included in this issue.
Data File: Cobra C.L.A.W. & Destro (in 3-D)

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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The Great Cobra Robbery
Gung-Ho
Story #1
Story Title: The Great Cobra Robbery
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer: Cliff McGee
Summary: In an Air Force plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Cobra operatives have high jacked the pilots. The plane is carrying a billion dollars worth of gold. The pilot is forced to fly to Egypt and land near the pyramids. Cobra Commander and Destro are waiting for the arrival. At the UN in Action Force's base, Duke receives word that the plane has disappeared. Stalker, Scarlett, Mutt and Breaker all scramble to discover where the plane is. Back in Egypt, Cobra Commander is humiliating Destro for no reason other then to remind him that he controls him. Inside the cockpit of the plane, a pilot barely alive sends a message to Duke about where the plane has landed. the last words we hear from Duke is "hold on for just a few hours. We will be there as soon as we can."
Major Players:
GI Joe: Major Flagg, Duke, Stalker, Scarlett, Gung-Ho, Mutt, Breaker
Action Force: None
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro
Red Shadows: None

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. Sam Slater and Rivers approach there boss McGarvey and Brewster who are laying face down. They check McGarvey to see if he is alive, which he is but Brewster jumps up with his M-16 machine gun. Rivers throws a knife at him and in return Brewster kills Rivers. Now out of ammunition Slater sets up an old fashion quick draw except Brewster has to cover the distance between before Slater can shoot him. When Slater goes to fire his gun it blows up in his face, it was jammed, killing him. McGarvey then hits Brewster over the head knocking him out and runs into the swamps. He slips into the river and is attacked and killed by alligators. Brewster says "So you got your death sentence after all McGarvey and it was the Everglades that handed it out!". Later, back in town Brewster is arrested but he gets a visit from Duke of Action Force. He asks him if he would like to join Action Force, Brewster agrees and after passing through training he becomes Gung-Ho.
Major Players:
Action Force: None
GI Joe: Gung-Ho (Harry Brewster), Duke
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Others: Jake McGarvey, Sam Slater, Rivers

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