Eagle Comics # 298
EagleComics 298
Issue 298
Released Monday 5th December, 1987
Original Price 28p
Writer(s) Alan Hebden
Illustrator(s) Mike Dorey
Publisher(s) IPC Magazines Ltd
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Eagle Comics # 298 contains their fourteenth comic strip based on the Manta Force toy line.

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 SummaryEdit

Chapter Title: Deadly Duplicate!

On the orders of his evil master, Major Vex, Captain Finn's duplicate has stolen the Battle Copter and unleashed an unstoppable wall of water on the M.A.N.T.A Force's Twin Earth settlement. As the human on the planet's surface seem doomed, the Attack Ship's lasers to create a diversion channel. Although the settlers are saved, the settlement is destroyed. Following the destructive events, the Manta Force commanders declare Captain Finn must be captured.

While awaiting new orders from Major Vex, Captain Finn's duplicate decides to ditch the stolen Battle Copter and hide in the wilderness. Unknown to Captain Finn's duplicate, the flood waters have been diverted to his location. Before Captains Finn's duplicate can take refuge in higher ground, the flood water washes him away. As Captain Finn's duplicate is close to drowning, the tractor beam from the Attack Ship suddenly transports him aboard their vessel.

On board the Attack Ship, Commander Quest and Commander Quest begin to interrogate the Captain Finn duplicate. Before any information can be obtained however, the duplicate's eyes begin to glow and Major Vex's voice can be heard. Major Vex does not reveal anything of real interest, except that he no-longer needs the Captain Finn duplicate. Suddenly, under Vex's control, Captain Finn's duplicate attacks Commander Quest with his bear hands. Commander Hunt up-holsters his gun and shoots the Captain Finn duplicate, who disappears in an explosion of raw energy. With the computer systems damaged, the Attack Ship hurtles uncontrollably towards the plant's surface.

To be continued in the next issue...

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 Notes of interestEdit

  • Underneath the Attack Ship is a tractor beam.

Manta Force Bullet Point - 3 Comic panelsEdit