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Battle Action Force

October 5th, 1985
(Wave 2 #544)

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 & H.M.S. Nightshade
Notes of Interest:
Data Files:

The origin of Storm Shadows is continued.

From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Storm Shadow
The Scrap Yard
Story #1
Story Title: Storm Shadow
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer:N. Eaton
Summary: Azaki (Storm Shadow), training to be a ninja, has accused Harumo of killing his brother and is now in a fight to the death. Harumo almost makes the killer blow but Azaki moves to the side and makes a return killer blow. As Harumo is dying he says with his last breath "I know you killed your brother." Azaki responses in a whisper "I know but it will not help you now." From then on Azaki trains really hard, becoming a master in the bow and arrow, samauri sword and climbing. One day when he is being given guidence on climbing several friends of Harumo, in order to get vengence, knock out the trainer and attack Azaki. Fubuko, Kasati and Shino fire arrows at him but he dodges them and drops down off the wall landing on Shino breaking his neck. He then steals a bow and arrow and shoots both Fubuko and Kasati. When the trainor wakes up, Azaki tells him that he has just defended him from the scum attackers. The trainor says that he is going to recommend him to become a full ninja.
Major Players:
Action Force:
GI Joe:
Cobra: Storm Shadow (Azaki Suromo)
Red Shadows:
Others: Grand Master, Harumo

Story #2
Story Title: The Scrap Yard
Creative Team: Writer: G. Day , Artist: G. Campion , Letterer: P. Knight
Summary: In the grasslands of Africa, Roadblock and Jawbone are hunting down Scrap Iron, who is on foot leading a camal with his missile systems on it. Jawbone, leading his APC, is fired on by a missile. Tthey avoid it by driving into some trees. Scrap Iron is waiting in the trees and shoots and kills Jawbone, then dropping a grenade in the APC destroying it and setting the grasslands on fire. As Roadblock arrives, they fight the fire, which allows Scrap Iron to escape. After they have beaten the fire, they resume the hunt only to discover that Scrap Iron has now hijacked a train.
Major Players:
Action Force: Jawbone (deceased)
GI Joe: Roadblock
Cobra: Scrap Iron
Red Shadows:
Others:

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