|Part two of Magnum Force, the secret agent board game set in New York. Money Man is in Brighton, Action Man tries an army assault course and the Sports Star of the Future is Mark Spivey – Angling. Also featured is a Soccer Superstars competition judged by TV’s Bob Wilson.|
|In the original Dredger artwork, Jirac is not decapitated. The artwork was doctored later on by Doug Church, as he and Mills discussed whether the “Aaaah!” should be coming from the disembodied head or the blood spurting neck. They finally opted for the tail of the speech balloon to fall in between the two.|
6th March 1976
|Nothing to report this issue.|
Dredger and Breed head into Yugoslavia in a Foden truck to recover a Russian RPV, a remote piloted vehicle shot down by Navy Phantoms. The RPV is held by former wartime partisans, now just called bandits. Among their number is Russian agent Igor Jirac, known to Dredger from his days an a mercenary in Africa. After some inventive interrogation by Dredger, Jirac reveals that a squad of Russian troops are on their way to recover the RPV. Dredger and Breed make their escape and Jirac, on top of the Foden with Dredger in his sights, loses his head on a low bridge.
|Hellman of Hammer Force
Heading for Dunkirk, Hammer Force come across some Scots Highlanders who have mined the road. Hellman captures some of the Scots, but Kastner charges ahead into the trap, losing men and Panzers. Hellman is more cautious and attempts to remove the mines with a bayonet, but ends up in a firefight. He ends up fighting alone against the last of the Scots with bayonets. Hellman wins, and prevents his enemy from falling on a mine. Road secure, Hammer force speed in to Dunkirk.
Jack manages to get the doctor removed from the fight by telling everyone loudly that it is his own GP. Steelman’s corner demand a new doctor to prevent bias. Blackjack is winning the bout when Steelman’s corner throw water on the canvas by his feet. Unseen by the ref, Steelman head butts Jack as he slips on the water. Jack comes back with a volley of blows and Steelman is down, but as the fight ends, the ref declares Steelman the winner.
|Play Till You Drop!
Against Granton Rovers, Shaw tries too hard to score and bag a bonus with which he can pay off Grice, who is demanding more money.
McNally needs a pipeline to the shore, and Mason looks set to have to build it. McNally tells Mason he’ll be safe inside the pipe as another diver will be in a shark cage watching for trouble. Bad luck, the diver is eaten by a school of baby Great Whites who swim in through the bars. McNally refuses to warn Mason of the danger. Hook Jaw senses a kill and attacks the pipe but Mason defends himself with his welding bottle. On reaching the rig, he flattens McNally, who swears revenge.
|Sport’s Not For Losers
Unsurprisingly, Len fails to fit in at the Titans Club. His style is crude and his arms flail around wildly. That night Len falls foul of Spit’s gang, who tie him up for a beating. Dan spots them and aids Len’s escape, as he hurdles over cars, arms tied. This miraculously cures Len’s poor technique and earns him a few friends at the club when he wins an important race the next day.
|The Coffin Sub
Italian frogmen attach mines to some British vessels, but Conquest captures one of them for interrogation. More reckless tactics send Conquest to the bottom once more where it becomes lodged. Kane goes out using the captured scuba gear and frees the vessel.
|The Running Man
Don Scarlatti sends hitman Crazy Luigi to bring back Carter’s head. Meanwhile Carter is in Chicago having jumped on a freight train. He ends up in a pool hall playing for money against the imaginatively named Chicago Joe. As Carter looks set to win, the lights go off. Joe declares the match forfeit, but Carter says he won and calls Joe a cheat. This earns Carter a ‘Downtown Special’, as he is tied to the table and beaten with pool cues.