Issue 10 of M.A.S.K. Comic UK dated 28th February - 13th March 1987.
As Lifter disengages after the assault of Ball Bearings, the Botanists land unconscious into a Vat of the Virus. Mayhem seizes the opportunity to use this to his advantage telling Matt that unless he and his team lays down his arms then the Botanists won't receive the Antidote!
Cliff Dagger foils his boss's plan by bringing up his incident of falling into the virus and Mayhem telling him it doesn't harm humans.... The V.E.N.O.M. team about turn...
Miles Mayhem has V.E.N.O.M. troops on the banks of the Zambezi River battling against a Gunboat in "Stop the Falls!". Switchblade being out of action, his back up comes in the form of Cliff Dagger and Sly Rax in Jackhammer which quickly dispenses with the Gunboat.
As we find out Mayhem's plans to divert the Victoria Falls, and hold her to ransom, we see Matt Trakker and Bruce Sato watching the scene unfold...
Following on from the last instalment of "Project Dinosaur", Jackhammers cannons derail the Russian Train carrying the precious Dinosaur Eggs. As Cliff Dagger gloats, Sly Rax is soon on the scene on Piranha and reports back to Miles Mayhem in Switchblade.
Buddie Hawks, disguised as a Russian General, gives orders to his "Comrades" in the Russian Army not to intervene - to give his fellow team mates the opportunity to resolve the V.E.N.O.M. incursion with no outside interference.
As Dagger and Rax load up the Dinosaur Egg's, Matt engages Miles Mayhem up above. His team on the ground, Dusty and Hondo in Gator, however are blocked by some Russian tanks on manoeuvres - will they survive....?
In the Conclusion of "Kamikaze", Miles Mayhem is attacking Matt Trakker and Bruce Sato in his Switchblade helicopter. His former cohort, Hidetadi, begs with him to stop this dishonourable attack.
As the attack continues, the behemoth, Kamikaze, manages to recover from under the wreckage he was trapped under to help protect his Master.
We see Kamikaze grab a hold of Switchblade to take care of Miles Mayhem as we see one of the best drawn images from the M.A.S.K. series.
Whilst Matt and Bruce rescue the rest of the M.A.S.K. team, Cliff Dagger in Jackhammer and Sly Rax on Piranha attempt to rescue their boss. However, they come under attack from the Savage Sumos who are helping their "brother", Kamikaze, in protecting their Master.
Mayhem converts Switchblade to jet mode and manages to shake off his attacker. As Kamikaze falls to the ground, he lands on his Master killing both of them.
We finish off with the Savage Sumos rebuilding what they once destroyed.
After last weeks V.E.N.O.M. takeover of the Letters and MASKart page, Matt Trakker takes control this week.
We have a cut out of Dusty Hayes Backlash Mask!
Our last story, "UFO over Africa", does what it says in the title! We see a UFO attacking a Game Reserve in Africa - or is it? Perhaps not when V.E.N.O.M. are involved.
We finish off this story with an invitation to "meet Bruno Sheppard" in the next issue.
Overall this is another great issue of everyone's favourite comic!
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