| Issue 9 |
|Cover Date |
| 10th April 1976 |
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Money Man is in Southend-on-Sea and there's a photo report from Croydon, Action Man heads down the sewers and the Sports Star of the Future is Wayne Burgin - Ice Hockey. Also this week there is a Shark Briefing, listing a few facts about Hook Jaw's relatives.
| || Dredger |
Dredger and Breed are trapped by Soviet troops in a log cabin on the Russo-Finnish border. Outnumbered and running out of ammo, they bring the cabin down on their attackers before making their escape dressed in stolen Russian uniforms.
| || Hellman of the Afrika Korps |
Hammer Force secure a British airfield in a sirocco, unaware that a lone officer has evaded them. The officer is discovered, but not before he has alerted the RAF, who arrive in time to attack a German supply drop. The officer surrenders to Hellman, but is shot down in cold blood. Kastner has returned with his new bodyguard Jakel.
| || Blackjack |
As Jack's vision deteriorates, he misses a few punches and is floored by La Morta. Solly threatens to throw in the towel, but Jack steels himself for a final assault and brings La Morta down. Yancy is impressed, and fixes a fight against Joe Fairman.
| || Hook Jaw |
As the rig falls apart in the storm, only Mason, McNally and Greaser survive the attacking sharks. Finally calm descends, and the threesome dive to secure the remains of the rig. They find Hook Jaw sleeping in a cave. McNally insanely decides to attack, and rouses the shark. He is impaled on the hook. Greaser moves to rescue him but the shark turns. Seeing his doom, Greaser tears the power cables out of his searchlight and electrocutes Hook Jaw as the jaws bite closed.
| || Sport's Not For Losers |
Len protests his disqualification, and the other runners agree with him. They decide to run the race again, and Len wins for a second time, securing his place in the Three A's final. Unfortunately the police arrest Len for stealing the barge and he is sent to borstal for three months. The head warder, Mr. Bolt (or "Mr. Bolt, Sir" as he prefers to be called) takes an immediate disliking to Len and begins a ritual humiliation. Len has had enough, and vows to break out.
| || Play Till You Drop! |
Grice orders Alec to lose the match against Langdale Rangers as he has bet on the opposition. Shaw is determined not to bow down to Grice and so he goes out and scores four goals. This puts him back in the running for the £5,000 but Grice is left fuming and swears Shaw will pay.
| || The Running Man |
Don Scarlatti has a massive heart attack. Mike is ordered to pretend to be Vito in order that the Don should pull through. As the men talk, the Don mentions Franco's place. Carter sees an opportunity and dives out of an open window. He escapes on a four-man bobsleigh with the Don's men in pursuit. Luigi leaps out at Carter but is hit, and falls onto his own axe while the rest of the gangsters ski into a snow plough. Later, as Carter rests, he sees lights from a night-time ritual.