5/1/85 - Same message as 29/12/84 - Leviathan
Interestingly, Leviathan, in the editorial, states "I can tell you now, 1985 is going to be a dramatic year, with big developments on the AF vs Baron Ironblood front - You'll be able to read about it inly in the pages of this comic. Be on your guard, this will be happening soon."
So, the first inkling that all was about to change so dramatically.
12/1/85 - Same message as 29/12/84 - Skyraider
19/1/85 - Same message as 29/12/84 - Eagle
26/1/85 - Code 8 - Skip
Baron Ironblood has a fierce German hound specially bred as a guard. Ten T Shirts for the best suggestions for a name. Tell us your size.
2/2/85 - Code 9 - Leviathan
Free poster for everyone who sends a stamped addressed envelope at least nine inches by seven inches.
Actually, this is kind of depressing - sending out message that few people will read as the golden age draws to a close. Also, trying to off-load anything and everything... I dread to think how much was thrown away...
9/2/85 - Code 1 - Skyraider
Ten Action Force figures for £5.
(not in code) Strictly members only. Apply to HQ.
16/2/85 - No Message - Eagle
In the editorial, he states:
"Only 2 weeks to go now, when you'll receive info of dramatic developments in Action Force comic. It's got to stay secret for the moment."
This is the last communiation from Action Force proper. From then on there was silence, and we knew all was lost.
23/2/85 - Same message as 9/2/85 - No leader.
2/3/85 - Same message as 9/2/85 - No leader.
This issue has "Big News Issue" on the front, and an advert for Battle's 10th Birthday, and for new Cobra based stories at the back.
9/3/85 - No message.
Duke introduces himself as the new 'Operational Leader' of Action Force, and introduces new members of his team and Cobra.
23/3/85 - Code 5
Get your Action Force shirt and poster for only two pounds and fifty pence. State your shirt size.
30/3/85 - Same message as 23/3/85 - Send to 'Action Force Team Special TSP Officer' (T-Shirt Poster Officer?)
6/4/85 - Same message as 23/3/85
"Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing."
Brother Peachy Carnehan.