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Battle Action Force

November 30th, 1985
(Wave 2 #552)

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: F.A.N.G.


From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Target Torpedo
The Venom of Cobra
Story #1
Story Title: Target Torpedo (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: G. Day, Artist: J. Watson , Letterer: C. McGee
Summary: Torpedo swimming underwater in a canal in Amsterdam trying to avoid both Cobra and the local police. He surfaces near a shop and steals a new air tank. He then decides the safest place for him is his old barracks at the Navy in Rotterdam. After a marathon swim he arrives there and guards hold him up. But before they can do anything they are shot by Cobra soldiers. Copperhead, who has been leading hte chase for Torpedo, sent some Cobra troopers to watch the base as a just in case kind of scenario. Copperhead with superior piloting skills drives his water moccasin up on the dock, hitting & knocking out Torpedo, then spins around and is out of there quick. The marines at the base find there dead guards and only have questions.
Major Players:
Action Force:
GI Joe: Torpedo, Breaker, Major Flagg
Cobra: Copperhead
Red Shadows:
Others:

Story #2
Story Title: Venom of Cobra
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: J. Cooper, Letterer: C. McGee
Summary: Sanford, a Z Force member, has turned traitor, rescued Destro from Tracker, has his gun pointed at Tracker and is ready to take off in the Cobra helicopter. When Cap. Campbell and Wheels arrive and quickly kill the Cobra soldiers, knock out Destro, captured the helicopter and Tracker himself captures Sanford. Campbell, Wheels, Tracker and Lawson load up there prisoners in the helicopter and force the pilot to fly them to the Cobra base. Sanford, held at gun point, communicates with Cobra Commander that he is arriving. But before they can land Sanford steals the gun from Campbell and shoots the pilot. The helicopter begins to crash.
Major Players:
Action Force (Z Force): Tracker, Cap. Campbell, Wheels, Lawson,
GI Joe:
Cobra: Destro, Cobra Commander, Major Bludd, Sanford
Red Shadows:
Others:

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