Action Force #40 was released on 29th November 1987.

Original material

Law of the Jungle Part One

Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow in combat.

A spy satellite has been knocked out of orbit by a meteor storm and fell in an Asian jungle. Cobra have sent two Stingers, commanded by Storm Shadow, to retrieve it. The first Stinger reaches the satellite in a clearing but the second doesn't respond. Storm Shadow goes on foot to investigate to find it has been attacked and the crew are dead. He returns to find the same fate has hit the first Stinger. He turns to see Snake-Eyes holding the satellite's black box containing all its secrets. The two fight, the box hitting the ground. As both are evenly matched in the same training the fight lasts a long time. Suddenly a tiger emerges from the jungle can attacks Snake-Eyes. Whilst the Action Force ninja is being bitten and clawed Storm Shadow grabs the box and runs.

Featured characters

Action Force Cobra Others
  • Tiger (5)

Featured Vehicles & Equipment



Items of note

Reprinted material

  • Eight pages of "Ties That Bind" from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #42. Changes made included:
    • The scene of Candy trying to leap out of the pick-up truck and learning the guns are not loaded was excised.
    • The page involving Storm Shadow and Billy was not reprinted until issue #41.
  • Five pages of "Ambush" from G.I. Joe: Special Missions #8.

Intelligence Profile

This issue contains an Intelligence Profile factfile on Snake-Eyes. For Action Force he retains his American nationality but there is limited information on him.

Mail Call!

The letters page prints letters on a variety of subjects.

Combat Colin

Concluding a new Combat Colin epic. Colin and Semi-Automatic Steve cannot overcome Aunt Arctic's mummy, so Colin resorts to his atomic underpants. The explosion sends all the captured pyramids back to their original site and destroy Aunt Arctic's plans, but at what cost?

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