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Battle Action Force

July 6th, 1985
(Wave 2 #531)

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 (front cover), Charley's War & The Sarge
Notes of Interest:
Data Files: Cobra Trooper

Battle Weapons File: America's New Tank The M1

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Operatin Stubborn
River of Serpents
Story #1
Story Title: Operation Stubborn
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Jim Watson, Letterer: M. Dolphin
Summary: On the Arabian Peninsula, Cap. Buckingham, Troopers Jones, Muller & Ragnarrson are given a mission of using a MMS (Mobile Missile System) to shoot down Cobra jets that are attacking the Sheiks bases. On their first night they make their plan. Using the transport helicopter, they will carry the MMS up the mountain to a perfect spot to shoot down jet fighters. But during the night Firefly sneaks in the camp. He sets up explosives on the helicopter. As he is escape Muller sees him and fires at him. But it is to late, all of the helicopters are blown up. In the morning after assessing the damage, Cap. Buckingham makes the decision that they will proceed with the mission by pulling the MMS up the mountain with donkeys.
Major Players:
Action Force: Cap. Buckingham, Albert Jones, Muller, Ragnarrson
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Firefly
Red Shadows: None

Story #2
Story Title: River of Serpents
Creative Team: Writer: Gerry Day, Artist: Geoff Campion, Letterer: Peter Knight
Summary: Headed towards a Cobra base filled with nerve toxin, Cutter and the Chinese General Cho plan to support the Chinese military attack on the base. Once the military attacks, Cobra begins releasing the toxin. The Hovercraft busts into the base and rescues the Chinese military soldiers and blows up a side of the mountain with its missiles to prevent the release of the toxin to the river. Later, at a ceremony celebrating Cutter's victory over Cobra, a renegade Cobra in disguise tries to kill them by having real cobra snakes bite them, but they get chewed up in the rotors of the Hovercraft. Cutter and his crew take off to fight another.
Major Players:
Action Force: Beadseye, Omar, McCook
GI Joe: Cutter
Cobra: None
Red Shadows: None
Others: Chinese General Cho

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