Battle Action Force

June 15th, 1985
(Wave 2 #528)

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:

There are several pages that are in 3-D included in this issue.
The Cobra Conversion Part 2 -- A very detailed description of how Baron Ironblood transformed himself into Cobra Commander.

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

Click to view the entire storyline

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: Stalker having been rescued by an injured Scarlett has set off to find the radio room, so he can warn Action Force about the massive base, Cobra has built inside the Egyptian pyramids. After several gun fights, Stalker is cornered and out of ammunition, but Scarlett arrives to save him again. She then sends out a message to Action Force but a Cobra trooper sneaks up behind her. Stalker kills the trooper but is shot saving Scarlett. Scarlett then contacts Breaker and is relieved to know that they all survived the blown up C-130 transport plane. Outside the pyramids Duke, Breaker, Gung-Ho, Tripwire and Doc along with several other Action Force members are using the river to sneak up to the pyramids. As they make there approach a Cobra FANG Helicopter discovers them and begins his attack.
Major Players:
Action Force:
GI Joe: Stalker, Scarlett, Duke, Gung-Ho, Breaker, Tripwire
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: River of Serpents
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Geoff Campion, Letterer: Nigel Eaton
Summary: Cutter guides his Hovercraft into Nanking's port. The Hovercraft is a major attraction for the local Chinese people. But Cobra agents are lurking near waiting for there opportunity to strike. Cutter has to go ashore with the Chinese General and Admiral that are on board for a special dinner on the holiday night. A large fireworks display starts and the crew of the Hovercraft are watching them. Cobra fires several rockets at the Hovercraft under the cover of the fireworks.
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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