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Battle Action Force

September 21st, 1985
(Wave 2 #542)

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: Skystriker

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Death in South America
Arctic Terror
Story #1
Story Title: Death in South America (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: J. Cooper, Letterer: C. McGee
Summary: A still alive Adolf Hitler is trapped by Action Force members Cap. Buckingham and Albert Jones along with Cobra's Major Bludd and the Baroness in a hidden base in South America. Most of Hitler's men are killed and just as they reach him, he sneaks away down a secret passage. Cap. Buckingham elects to chase him down. After a lengthy chase, Buckingham catches up to him. By now Hitler has picked up a sword and a small Walter PPK hand gun. But Buckingham is to fast for him and he grabs the sword. Hitler fires the gun at him and luckily the bullet hits the sword and rebounds back killing Hitler. Buckingham points out that Hitler has now committed suicide twice by the same type of gun. The battle is over, Action Force and Cobra former fighting comrads now separate to become enemies again some day in the future.
Major Players:
Action Force: Cap. Charles Buckingham (Eagle), Albert Jones (Stakeout),
GI Joe: None
Cobra: Baroness, Major Bludd
Red Shadows:
Others: Nazi Adolf Hitler, Lt. Reiner

Story #2
Story Title: Arctic Terror
Creative Team: Writer: F. Rudge, Artist: J. Bleach, Letterer: P. Knight
Summary: Duke, Scarlett and Snow Job ski to the coast where the extraction ship is waiting. As they arrive and a welcoming party, including the injured Gung-Ho, Stalker and ships Captain Jeff Holland step out to greet them. Duke notices that the US flag is upside down and calls out a warning that it is a trap. Captain Holland sacrifices himself by jumping in front of the guns of the Cobra troopers. The Action Force team make a cirle in the open to defend themselves. Cobra Commander, Destro and several Cobra soldiers are standing on the ship waiting for the order from Cobra Commander to open fire on the Action Force team. Duke stands up and walks directly toward Cobra Commander as he walks by Holland tells him with his last breath that on the opposite side of the ship a Cobra boat is loading ammunition. Cobra Commander aims and fires, Duke jumps out of the way and fires his last remaining flare. The flare arcs over the ship and lands right on the Cobra boat blowing up the boat and then the enitre ship. Cobra Commander and Destro are able to escape in the captured Cobra helicopter.
Major Players:
Action Force: Captain Jeff Holland
GI Joe: Duke, Stalker, Gung-Ho, Snow Job, Scarlett, Stalker
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro
Red Shadows: None
Others: None

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