Battle Action Force

June 1st, 1985
(Wave 2 #526)

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:
Introduction of Cutter.
First Appearance of Tripwire & Doc.
There are several pages that are in 3-D included in this issue.
Data File: Zartan & Destro (in 3-D)

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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The Great Cobra Robbery
River of Serpents
Story #1
Story Title: The Great Cobra Robbery
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer: Cliff McGee
Summary: The Action Force team arrives at the Egyptian pyramids in a C-130 Hercules airplane, where Cobra brought all of the recently stoeln gold bullion. Stalker and Scarlett parachute out the back to scout as well as other Action Force members Nightingale and Foxhound. As soon as Nightingale and Foxhound land on the ground Cobra troopers sneak out and kill them. Stalker and Scarlett have an uneventful scout. Duke, Breaker, Tripwire and Gung-Ho remain in the C-130 as it circles. Stalker & Scarlett meet up with Nightingale and Foxhound, or at least they think they are them, when actually it is two Cobra troopers in disguise. They get captured. Cobra unleashes it hidden missiles and ASP turrets blowing it out of the air. Scarlett attempts to make an escape and is shot. Stalker is the last one standing and is surrounded by Cobra troops.
Major Players:
Action Force: Foxhound, Nightingale
GI Joe: Duke, Stalker, Scarlett, Gung-Ho, Breaker
Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Major Bludd
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: River of Serpents
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: John Cooper, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: Cutter with his Hovercraft has arrived at the port of Shanghai. He has three additional Action Force members Beadseye, McCook and Omar as his crew. There mission is to patrol the Yangtze river looking for Cobra. Along for the ride are two Chinese officials General Chin and Admiral Cho accompanied by their aides. As they head up the river, standing right next to Cutter is one of the aides. He is hit by a Cobra sniper and falls into the river. The Action Force is now on guard.
Major Players:
Action Force: Beadseye, Omar, McCook
GI Joe: Cutter
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Others: Chinese General Cho, Admiral Chin

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