Eagle Comics # 285
EagleComics 285
Issue 285
Released Monday 5th September, 1987
Original Price 28p
Writer(s) Alan Hebden
Illustrator(s) Ian Kennedy
Publisher(s) IPC Magazines Ltd
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Eagle Comics # 285 contains their first comic strip based on the Manta Force toyline.

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 SummaryEdit

Chapter Title: Prologue!

Light years from Eath, the M.A.N.T.A and its crew near an unnamed planet. Analysing the plant, the reading confirm oxygen and temperature levels that are similar to Earth. Commander Quest, leader of the Manta Hawks and overall leader of the Manta Force, orders the M.A.N.T.A ship to land. On the planets surface, the Manta Hawks immediately launch the Rocket Rammer, Gundog and the turbo-charged Strike Bike. In the distance, the Manta Wolves notice a mysteries humanoid male figure. As the Manta Hawks approach, however, the mysteries figure disappears. In the bowels of the M.A.N.T.A, Major Vex and his evil Viper Force listen to the Radio Communication. Without warning, they attack the M.A.N.T.A crew and seize control of the Manjets. 

To be continued in the next issue...

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 Notes of interestEdit

  • Creatures that are similar to dinosaurs populate Earth's Twin Planet,
  • Issue 285 was the only time Ian Kennedy illustrated the comic-strip in Eagle Comics.

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 Free giftEdit

A full-colour Manta Force poster was included within this issue.

Manta Force - Poster (Free Gift)

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 Comic panelsEdit