|The final part of Magnum Force, the secret agent board game set in New York, Action Man becomes a London bus driver and the Sports Star of the Future is Neil Adams – Judo.|
|Money Man is in Edinburgh.|
27th March 1976
|Nothing to report this issue.|
Three cons break out of jail, two London gangsters and Reilly, a spy turned traitor. Dredger and Breed are accompanied by the Police inspector in charge of the case as they chase down the men. After much property destruction, the two mobsters are dead, and Dredger stalks the spy as he makes his getaway by plane. Dredger is beaten at the last moment and the police Inspector gloats, calling him useless. As he leaves we find out the whole jailbreak was a ruse to plant Reilly as a double agent.
|Hellman of Hammer Force
As the Germans invade Crete, Hellman and his crew tag along aboard an Airborne Kommando glider to observe. They are soon in the action as the pilot is killed, leaving Hellman at the controls. The Major lands the damaged aircraft on top of a British gun position, destroying it, but they are soon under fire from British tanks. Armed with a Panzerfaust they disable one tank but two more bear down on their position. Hellman and his crew take the burning tank and use it to destroy the others, enabling the Kommandos to hold their position.
Slowed by his earlier fight, Jack struggles against Kid Hector but soon gets the upper hand. Hector is saved by the bell, and his corner rub liniment into his gloves to blind Jack. Suitably wound up, Jack punches Hector right out of the ring. Yancy is impressed, and offers Jack a deal. Jack knows Yancy is bad news, but has little choice if he is going to win the title.
|Play Till You Drop!
Seeing how Shaw is being frozen out by the Rampton players, even being offered for transfer by the management, Grice steps in to protect his investment by saying he saw someone tamper with Raynor’s car. Back in the limelight, Alec wins the next match almost single-handed.
The Coastguard come to call, and blast everything in the ocean with a series of depth charges. The headless body of a great white is recovered, but Mason cuts it open and proves it isn’t Hook Jaw. On cue, the monster of the deep emerges, smelling the blood of his slaughtered mate. Lieutenant Vanstone and McNally take on Hook Jaw with a machine gun, but the shark rams into their boat, devouring Vanstone, machine gun and all. Mason once again saves McNally and as the Navy come to recover the Coastguard, they are warned that a hurricane is coming and they should abandon. McNally refuses, nothing is going to stop him making his money.
|Sport’s Not For LosersDan gets Len an old pinball table, but he can only use it if he stops smoking. Len agrees to cut down to five a day. His training is observed by Mac Kennedy, who wants Len to go to the University of Illinois and run there. Dan has other ideas as, for some stupid reason, he sees British Amateur Athletics as more important. During the race he plants a kiss on Rene. Len runs off the track and lands a punch on Dan. Kennedy is unimpressed and withdraws his offer. Dan believes his black eye was worth ruining Len’s life for, the three A’s final is next week.|
|The Coffin SubA German U-Boat Commander taunts Kane with his past, as Conquest spots Lieutenant Duncan drifting in a dinghy, but Duncan was Conquest’s old First Lieutenant, and has now been dead for months. Kane fires at the dinghy and triggers a booby-trap. Soon he draws the U-Boat out and sinks it, capturing its crew. The Commander has a letter on him addressed to a Lieutenant Duncan, telling him his brother had been lost aboard Conquest. This explains the body in the dinghy. Kane wishes he was dead as usual.|
|The Running ManCarter and Luigi stop in the Ozarks with ‘car trouble’. As Mike looks at the engine, Luigi strikes with his axe. Mike is wounded but escapes. Luigi is attacked by a dog and kills it just as its owners, a gang of hillbillies, emerge from the brush. Luigi blames Carter for the animals death and soon they are all hunting Mike down. His only means of escape is to jump across a deep gorge.|