|Free gift included – A Hook Jaw iron-on transfer that made the best t-shirt of the summer. Money Man is in Derby, Action Man grapples a boa constrictor and the Sports Star of the Future is Paul Day – Table Tennis. There is also a soccer stars Let’s Face It quiz.|
|Jose Ortiz, featured in Blackjack, is a Spanish artist who was involved in British comics in the seventies.|
21st February 1976
|There was no gaff hook in the picture of the shark on the Hook Jaw transfer.|
Dredger and Breed travel to South America to rescue an Ambassador, kidnapped by ‘Los Cougarros’ – the Cougars. Using Dredger’s dirty tricks they infiltrate the gang, kill them all and free the Ambassador.
|Hellman of Hammer Force
Heading for France, Hellman encounters resistance from the British. To Kastner’s fury he once again shows fair play to his enemies and then risks himself on a spotter mission. Hellman pinpoints the British positions to Hammer Force but is trapped in a burning windmill. A panzer collapses the mill into a river, but Hellman is feared dead. As Kastner calls Hellman a mad fool, the Major surfaces from the river, ready to continue the Blitzkrieg.
Jack Barron is losing his bout against Pat Richards, and his eyesight is fading again. If he loses, he won’t face Steelman, the British Champion. Seeing the street kids in the crowd rooting for him, Jack deals a killer blow to win. After the fight he is taunted by European Champion Jose Ortiz. Ortiz is due to fight Steelman before Jack does, but the wait is five months. Too long for Jack’s eyes. He taunts Ortiz into a sparring match before the Steelman bout, knowing that if he wins, he could take Steelman and therefore the crown, without waiting.
|Play Till You Drop!
Grice continues to blackmail Alec Shaw, who has to take on sponsorship to pay up. Alec is injured during a sponsors function when some cases fall against his already injured leg. During the match he gets involved in a situation that leaves him trampling the hand of an opposition player, unaware because his leg is so numb from the injury. The crowd turn ugly….
McNally’s rig strikes oil, and the diving team have to risk the sharks to cap the flow. Hook Jaw is busy eating a pleasure boat, but once the well is capped, goes for the divers instead, eating one and damaging their diving bell. McNally, in a rage, shoots a harpoon at the shark, but kills one of the divers in his haste. Mason is furious, but McNally remains defiant.
|Sport’s Not For Losers
Dan gets a job in a cafe to support Len’s training. Len continues his yobbish ways, but is forced to train for his first race, tempted by the ten pounds prize money. He sets his sights on some Elton John platform shoes. At the event Len is ridiculed by the other runners but wins despite ignoring Dan’s advice to pace himself. Dan presents him with ten pounds’ worth of Ola running shoes, much to Len’s disgust.
|The Coffin Sub
Kane takes unnecessary risks with his crew’s lives as he attempts to dish out justice for his fallen comrades. The sub is taking lots of enemy ships to the bottom, but Kane doesn’t care for safety or an escape. The sub is depth charged once again, and only the intervention of a bomber squadron saves them from destruction. Kane is injured but thinks it is nothing compared to the deaths of his men, his new crew think he is a suicidal maniac.
|The Running Man
Carter escapes the cops chasing him, but they are killed in a head on collision, for which he takes the blame. Hiding out, he discovers what has happened to him and spots the man responsible for delivering the bomb to his hotel. Mike follows the man home, threatening him and demanding to know where Vito is, but the man refuses in case the Don sends ‘Crazy’ Luigi after him. Costello leaps from his apartment window rather than talk, but Mike intercepts a phone call intended for Costello which gives him a lead. He impersonates a Greyhound bus driver, and sets off with his passengers, for San Francisco.