| Issue 16 |
|Cover Date |
| 29th May 1976 |
| Click the cover to read |
Part one of a four part Hook Jaw poster takes the centre pages, also there is a free 'Invasion!' game which is a couple of 'write on - wipe off' pieces of card with something resembling Battleships on them.
| || Dredger |
The Black Mole Terrorist Group steal a Concorde prototype and take it to the North Pole. Dredger and Breed fly in to recover the aircraft with the help of a Royal Marine task force led by the implausibly named Major Straight, who lives up to the writer's unfortunate nomenclature. Straight leads his men into an ambush and it is up to Dredger to bail them out. Straight's leadership leaves four of his men dead once Dredger has saved the day, giving cause for some wry comments from the hard man of D.I.6.
| || Green's Grudge War |
The Commandos sneak into a German E-Boat base aboard a French trawler. Their mission is to destroy the gates that guard against the sea. As the boat enters port, the Commandos are discovered and quickly disembark to engage the Germans. Green pushes Bold overboard then uses the boat to ram the gates, which was Bold's idea. He succeeds but the impact of a shell renders him unconscious. When he comes round, all the other Commandos are German prisoners, but the enemy commander singles out Green for his heroism, and orders that he be shot by a firing squad.
| || Hellman of the Afrika Korps |
Rommel contacts Hellman with a special command. He must assume command of a sector where the ranking officer has been killed. Taking his last remaining panzer, Hellman heads for Yellow Sector, possibly named thus by the writer as the command is an Italian unit. Hellman teaches a masterclass in panzer tactics as the Italians engage a group of Springbok tanks. Finally he uses the enemy radio frequency, which he knows the Italians are monitoring, and with his skills in English, calls the Italians cowards. Enraged, the Italians fend off the superior Springbok numbers, but Hellman knows that unless reinforcements arrive soon, they will all die.
| || Blackjack |
Jack makes good progress against Kenny Norman, until a blow catches him where it does the most damage to his eyes. Blinded, Jack takes a pounding, but remembering Norman's speciality, the Haymaker, he ducks just in time and flattens his opponent, leaving him ready and in line for the title fight.
| || Hook Jaw |
Gelder orders Mason's silence about the killer shark present in the lagoon. He wants business as normal, whatever the cost. Mason is ordered to take Laval, from the French tourist board, water-skiing on the lagoon. The inevitable happens, and with Gelder on board his speedboat, Mason tries to ram Hook Jaw. A gun to his head forces him to reconsider. Meanwhile Hook Jaw attempts to escape over the reef but injures himself on the sharp coral. Mason and a group of natives begin to hunt him, driving him into shallow waters. Mason prepares to finish his nemesis.
| || Look Out For Lefty! |
Sid gets greedy for goals, and St. Bart's have him as a marked man, leaving him lying on the ground in pain after some hard tackles. Lefty takes the opportunity to score. Sid decides that with the game as good as won, they can afford to waste time and take Lampton out of the running. Unfortunately Sid's mates get bored and give the ball to Lefty who scores again. His outburst about the bet has a bad effect on the St. Bart's team who resent being made to look stupid just to settle a bet, and play dirty against Lefty. he is awarded a free kick which Sid wants to take, but too late, Lefty bangs it in the net, breaking the crossbar as he does so. The bet is settled, and Angie informs Lefty that Brian Moggs and his mates were the ones Smythe put up to the junk shop robbery. The duo deal out some rough justice, causing Moggsy to swallow a lighted cigarette. They then trample the massive bag of cigarettes the gang are carrying, which were obviously bought with the stolen money.
| || Death Game 1999 |
Taggart explains to Smailes why he will lead the team, after nearly being beaten by a former friend. He believes that if prison can do that to a good man, then the less time he spends there, the better. Joe then sets about putting a new squad together. He goes around the prison antagonising inmates, including Yo-Yo Devine, who he pushes into assaulting some guards. With no option but to join the squad, the prisoners hate Taggart as much as they hate the prison staff. Joe exploits that hatred and channels it into the training. Soon the new squad face off against the Fort Lash Fiends and Joe finds himself facing enemies in both teams.
| || The Running Man |
Carter decides to stop running from Luigi and face him. The men square up, and as Luigi strikes with the axe, Carter pulls out a tyre iron, smashing the axe to pieces. Luigi loses his head, promising his axe he will make it well again. Carter takes off once again and reaches San Francisco, but gets caught up in the Cannonball Dash, an illegal road race. The police mistake his car for an entrant, and give chase. Mike escapes over an opening bridge, but soon the cops are on him again. He begins to climb up the bridge supports, but loses his footing and plunges towards the bay.