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Battle Action Force

December 28th, 1985
(Wave 2 #556)

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: Dolphin with Sea Lion
Weapons File: Degtyarev Machine Gun (Russian)
Two page game called Master Strike


From the collection of Josh Eggebeen

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Snow Job
Jungle of Doom
Story #1
Story Title: Snow Job (front cover)
Creative Team: Writer: J. Nicholas, Artist: Vanyo, Letterer: C. McGee
Summary: Snow Job about to drown in icy cold Arctic water is saved by the Russians. A Russian helicopter kills a squad of Cobras then lowers the wench to pull up Snow Job. The Russian's have already beaten Snow Job to the recently crashed top secret jet. At the crash site, Snow Job meets the pilots Major Collins, Lieutenant West who are under guard. The lady in charge of the crash site is Col Brekhov (not relation to the October Guard, Brekhov) she confronts Snow Job for information. Cobra Commander leads a large invasion on the crash site. Brekhov is killed by a sniper, Major Collins is killed by another bullet and Lieutenant West turns out to be a traitor. West punches Snow Job knocking him down. When he looks up Cobra Commander is standing right above him.
Major Players:
Action Force:
GI Joe: Snow Job, Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Doc, Gung-Ho, Breaker, Mutt & Junkyard
Cobra:
Red Shadows:
Others: Major Collins, Lieutenant West(airplane pilots), Colonel Brekhov(Not the same as the October Guard)

Story #2
Story Title: Jungle of Doom
Creative Team: Writer: G. Day, Artist: J. Cooper, Letterer: P. Knight
Summary: Recondo has just finished taking his reconnaissance photos of Zartan as proof Cobra is working in New Guinea. Cap. Sukan and two soldiers are wading down the river with him to turn in the photos. One of the soldiers sneaks off and is killed by Zartan. The other decides to stay behind to ambush Zartan. Recondo doesn't agree but doesn't argue. They continue down the river. The soldier is waiting when he sees Zartan on his skiff coming at him, but Zartan comes from a different angle to kill the soldier, on the skiff was a dummy. A good distance away Recondo and Sukan hear the gunfire and Recondo knows that the soldier is dead.
Major Players:
Action Force: Recondo, Stalker
GI Joe:
Cobra: Zartan
Red Shadows:
Others: Cap. Sukan

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