Battle Action Force

June 22nd, 1985
(Wave 2 #529)

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 Airborne & Snake-Eyes.
There are several pages that are in 3-D included in this issue.
Cobra Power -- A brief description of a command structure of Cobra and Red Shadows, as well as brief description of Action Force's mission.

Battle Weapons File Russian Sikorsky S-70 Helicopter

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: Outside the pyramids, Duke and his team have just been saved by Action Force member Red on with his Hovercraft. A squad of Skystriker jet planes begins there attack on the Cobra missile emplacements. Flight leader El Rocketo is attacking the ASP's hidden within the pyramids. His plane takes some serious damage and he crashes it into the one of the pyramids setting of a chain reaction that blows up most of the ASP emplacements. Parachuting from the sky are more Action Force reinforcements. Snake-Eyes lands first and immediately takes out three Cobra troopers. Rip Cord and Airborne land also.
Major Players:
Action Force: Red, El Rocketo(Juan Selencia from Spain)
GI Joe: Stalker, Scarlett, Duke, Gung-Ho, Breaker, Tripwire, Rip Cord, Airborne, Snake-Eyes
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Baroness, Destro, Major Bludd
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: River of Serpents
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Geoff Campion, Letterer: P. Bensberg
Summary: In the port of Nanking, the Action Force hovercraft has just been fired on by Cobra. Cutter ashore for a dinner with Chinese officials rushes back to his Hovercraft. Along he way he is attack and easily kills a Cobra trooper in disguise. The Hovercraft avoids the missile and then turns to destroy the truck the missiles were fired from. Cutter reunites with his Hovercraft. They get word of a junk to investigate, once aboard Omar kills several cobra snakes and they discover enough nerve toxin poison the entire Yangtze river. At the same time, Cobra threatens the Chinese government with mass poisoning of its most vital river, if they don't pay the ransom.
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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