| Issue 8 |
|Cover Date |
| 3rd April 1976 |
| Click the cover to read |
Money Man is in Edinburgh and two new features begin. Maniaction is a half page cartoon of a 'crazy' invention by Steve Maher. Where The Sports Action Is in April begins a monthly calendar of British sporting events.
Hook Jaw was accidentally set in 1970 this week, the rest of the story takes place in 1973.
The final part of The Coffin Sub, much to the relief of the readers. This story never caught the imagination and was not replaced for two issues.
| || Dredger |
Sewell, D.I.6.'s man in Hong Kong is found dead, killed by a bomb blast. Sewell had stolen a secret formula, but Dredger and Breed are unable to find it. Dredger helps himself to Sewell's possessions before they leave. The Chinese assume the formula has been located, and soon attack the agents on a ship heading away from Hong Kong. Breed is captured but Dredger jumps into the ocean. The Chinese spray the water with bullets and after four minutes assume Dredger is dead. As they work Breed over, Dredger surfaces, but has to strip down his Magnum and dry it before he can fire. Sixty seconds later the Chinese are dying. Dredger shows Breed Sewell's watch. The formula is contained within it. Breed notices that Dredger has kept all of Sewell's other possessions.
| || Hellman of the Afrika Korps |
Hammer Force arrive in Africa where they are greeted by members of the Italian Army, who Hellman believes are incompetent. The Italian Captain's desire to show off leads them to be separated from Hammer Force, straight into trouble with the Desert Rats. Hellman escapes on a BMW R75 and lures the British into quicksand. As Hammer Force arrive, the British Commander has no choice but to surrender. That evening Hellman presents himself to General Rommel.
| || Blackjack |
In an event staged by Yancy, Jack ends up singing at a pre-fight party, but one song written for the occasion angers his opponent Jake 'The Bull' La Morta, who punches Jack. This has all been set up by Yancy, and the fight gains major publicity. In the ring, Jack gives La Morta his best shots, but the Bull keeps coming, saying Jack punches like a woman.
| || Play Till You Drop! |
Grice applies pressure to Alec after the two men fight. He publishes a teaser story, promising to expose a scandal. Shaw is left looking for more money and remembers that the highest goal scorer of the season gets £5,000. Alec is currently out in front, but during the match he has to put the team first, allowing his mate Stan to overtake him.
| || Hook Jaw |
Hurricane Clara hits the rig, and an airliner comes down, leaving Mason and Greaser to rescue the passengers. Many are lost to the sharks, but those that do reach safety incur McNally's wrath.
| || Sport's Not For Losers |
Unable to get a bus to the race because of Len's seat slashing habits, the Walkers 'borrow' a canal barge. Dan sees a training opportunity and makes Len tow the barge himself. Along the way they see a motorist who has broken down. Len offers to help but knows nothing of mechanics. Having dismantled the engine, Len informs the motorist that the car is junk. At the race, Len wins easily, but is disqualified. The motorist happens to be one of the judges and has his revenge.
| || The Coffin Sub |
A year after the sinking of Conquest, Kane makes a date with destiny, leaving a letter with his Number One, he conveniently gets into a battle where the Conquest is crippled and he gives his life to save the crew. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief as Kane finally goes down with his ship.
| || The Running Man |
Carter leaps to freedom and the hillbillies notice that Luigi isn't all he seems. Luigi confirms their suspicions by killing them all. Mike sets a trap for Luigi and soon has a gun to his head, ordering him to drive to San Francisco, but Luigi is prepared and has a rattlesnake concealed in the glove box of the car. Whilst Carter is distracted, Luigi pounces. Mike regains consciousness in the presence of Don Scarlatti.