|Eagle Comics # 293|
|Released||Monday 31st October, 1987|
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Eagle Comics # 293 contains their ninth comic strip based on the Manta Force toy line.
Chapter Title: Red Alert!
Despatched by an increasingly desperate World Government, the Earth Survival Fleet approach the newly discovered planet. On the planet however, Major Leon Vex and his Vipers attack the Manta Force, using the huge alien spaceship. Unknown to Commander Quest and his men, however, Major Vex uses the vessels duplication gun to create his own army of Manta Force vehicles, before strategically retreating.
Grateful that no damage has been inflicted, Commander Quest concentrates upon the one million colonists about to arrive on the planet, by riding the Strike Bike into the wilderness ro speak with the Guardian. The mysterious sprit that protects the planet materialised alongside Commander Quest. Without any previous discussion, the Guardian already knows that Commander Quest has come seeking permission to allow the colonists to land. Understanding that rejection would result in many deaths, the Guardian grants temporary permission, before disappearing once again.
A few hours later, the great transport ships began to disgorge their teeming cargos of colonist. Once empty, the spaceship is ladened with owe and raw materials, before returning to earth.
Amid the blizzard swept mountains of the planets frozen southern continent, Major Vex has established his new Headquarters on board the alien spaceship. Risking the duplication gun on his own men, Major Vex also creates a gigantic army of Viper men.
To be continued in the next issue...