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Battle Action Force

June 29th, 1985
(Wave 2 #530)

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 Files: Airborne
There are several pages that are in 3-D included in this issue.

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 (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: James Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer: Nigel Eaton
Summary: Action Force member Red joins Duke, Breaker, Gung-Ho on a final attack to destroy the Cobra headquarters in the pyramids of Egypt. As parachutists are dropping in, Snake-Eyes fires smoke grenades to cover them. Using the smoke as cover, the Action Force ground forces swarm the pyramids. Cobra Commander and Destro, inside,e order a retreat and for the gold bullion to flown out. Snake-Eyes arrives just in time with a VAMP to collect Duke, Breaker and Red to chase down the plane filled with gold. After killing a couple of Cobra troopers Red jumps on the airplane, actually kicking Duke away. He then causes the plane to crash into one of pyramids completely destroying and killing himself in process. The battle is over. Cobra Commander, Destro, Major Bludd and the Baroness all escape. Stalker and Scarlett are rescued from inside the pyramids. Action Force has won the day.
Major Players:
Action Force: Red
GI Joe: Stalker, Scarlett, Duke, Gung-Ho, Breaker, Tripwire, Doc, 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: Peter Knight
Summary: Cutter with his crew and Chinese officials are hunting for the Cobra weapons cache that holds the nerve toxin that they are planning on using to poison the entire Yangtze River. As they enter the Gorges area, they discover a junk with Cobra soldiers on board. Beadseye, Omar and McCook represent the boarding party that captures the nerve toxin. The Chinese officials make a second attack. And the Chinese Admiral sacrifices himself to prevent the nerve toxin from being released. The next Cobra cache of nerve toxin is discovered to be in the mountains near the Gorges. Even though the Hovercraft will be limited in its mobility they take off to help support the Chinese military.
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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