Action Force #24 was released on 9th August 1987.

Original material

Ancient Relics! Part Two

Flint orders a strategic withdrawal as Megatron charges forward. The Action Force team rush to the surface as Flint recalls how Blades was downed with a single blast from Megatron's cannon.[1]

On the surface things continue to go bad as they encounter the newly arrived Grimlock and Centurion. Grimlock is still hoping to find Blaster and Goldbug, but then Megatron bursts through the grounds. He wonders aloud how the Autobots found him but decides it doesn't matter and attacks them. As Grimlock and Megatron fight, Flint radios for air support and Bazooka confirms that Heavy Metal is coming with a unit of Maulers. Three Dragonflies arrive and Wild Bill leads them in an attack on Megatron. But the Decepticon is barely wounded and fires at Wild Bill's Dragonfly, destroying the blade. Wild Bill is helpless as the helicopter plunges!

Featured characters

Action Force Autobots Decepticons Others

Featured Vehicles & Equipment

Action Force


Items of note

Reprinted material

Eight pages of "The Mountain!" from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #32.

Non Action Force strips

This issue continues the Master of Kung Fu back-up strips, reprinting part of "A Gulf of Lions" from Master of Kung Fu volume 1 #30. The title was changed to "The Crystal Connection" to present the strip as a single story.

The T.A.C. Page

This issue contains a T.A.C. Page "supplement" featuring a two page picture of the Dragonfly XH-1 with all its features pointed out. It came as a free poster (see below).

Mail Call!

The letters page prints letters on a variety of subjects, including providing a listing of all the cover artists up to that issue.

Combat Colin

Combat Colin continues to practice martial arts. Semi-Automatic Steve's verdict is that the words are now right but he needs to work on the moves. Colin has literally tied himself in knots.


Items of note

  • With this issue the US and Canadian prices rose. The US price went from $1.00 to $1.25 and the Canadian price from $1.50 to $1.75.

Free gift

The issue came with a free poster containing the T.A.C. Page supplement.


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