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9th Oct '16 3:40:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: The whole premise of ''Hook Jaw''.



* MouthCam: In ''Hook Jaw'' there are many panels shown from inside the eponymous man-eating great white shark's mouth before he sinks his teeth into another human.

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* MouthCam: In ''Hook Jaw'' there are many panels shown from inside the eponymous [[ThreateningShark man-eating great white shark's shark]]'s mouth before he sinks his teeth into another human.human.
* ThreateningShark: The whole premise of ''Hook Jaw'', which follows a huge great white shark eating humans with a lot of LudicrousGibs.
9th Oct '16 3:38:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* MouthCam: In ''Hook Jaw'' there are many panels shown from inside the eponymous man-eating great white shark's mouth before he sinks his teeth into another human.
23rd Sep '16 2:15:39 AM moloch
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* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo. Touches of ''Film/CrossOfIron''.
* ''Dredger'': A bizarre, violent spy story revolving around the enigmatic, silent, almost force-of-nature-like Dredger, a rough, tough, ultra-violent secret agent.

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* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo. Touches of ''Film/CrossOfIron''. It eventually folded fairly neatly into ''Comicbook/{{Battle}}''.
* ''Dredger'': A bizarre, violent spy story revolving around the enigmatic, silent, almost force-of-nature-like Dredger, a rough, tough, ultra-violent secret agent.agent somewhere between ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and ''Series/TheProfessionals''.
23rd Sep '16 2:14:08 AM moloch
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* ''Hook Jaw'': Derived from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', it revolved around a monstrously huge and tough Great White Shark with the tip of a gaff hook lodged in its chin and the strange ability to cause swarms of different kinds of sharks to flock to its presence. Hook Jaw kept coming into contact with malevolent, corrupt humans trying to exploit the sea, which resulted in copious amounts of ludicrously gory death.

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* ''Hook Jaw'': Derived from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', it revolved around a monstrously huge and tough Great White Shark with the tip of a gaff hook lodged in its chin and the strange ability to cause swarms of different kinds of sharks to flock to its presence. Hook Jaw kept coming into contact with malevolent, corrupt humans trying to exploit the sea, which resulted in copious amounts of ludicrously gory death. Generally the best-remembered strip, and revived by Si Spurrier in 2016.



* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo.

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* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo. Touches of ''Film/CrossOfIron''.
23rd Sep '16 1:36:39 AM moloch
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[[caption-width-right:350:''Definitely'' not suitable for adults.]]
31st Aug '16 5:47:07 AM moloch
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This, ultimately, was the comic's downfall. The dark themes of the comic, combined with the strong anti-authoritarian inclinations of its stories, ultimately resulted in a successful attempt by the National Viewers And Listeners Association, led by Mary Whitehouse, to force IPC to censor the stories. With the violence and cynicism toned down, ''Action'' soon lost its fanbase and was [[ComicsMerger merged]] with ''Battle Picture Weekly''.

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This, ultimately, was the comic's downfall. The dark themes of the comic, combined with the strong anti-authoritarian inclinations of its stories, ultimately resulted in a successful attempt by the National Viewers And Listeners Association, led by Mary Whitehouse, to force IPC to censor the stories. With the violence and cynicism toned down, ''Action'' soon lost its fanbase and was [[ComicsMerger merged]] with ''Battle ''[[Comicbook/{{Battle}} Battle Picture Weekly''.
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27th Apr '15 8:02:43 PM mariic
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More details (and even scans of many pre-cancellation stories) can be found [[http://www.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/ here]].

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More details (and even scans of many pre-cancellation stories) can be found [[http://www.actionarchive.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/ uk/introduction.htm here]].
12th Jan '14 1:41:55 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo.

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* ''Hellman of Hammer Force'': A WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII story with a twist -- the hero was Major Kurt Hellman, a non-Nazi German Panzer commander, who strove to fight a "clean" war, in contrast to the brutalities of the SS and Gestapo.



* ''Green's Grudge War'': In a WorldWarII commando unit, a story of jealousy and vendetta is played out between the envious Jimmy Green and the blithely unaware John Bold, ending at last when Green's attempt to get Bold killed by the Germans ends with him being shot. Regarded as disappointingly formulaic and repetitive.

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* ''Green's Grudge War'': In a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII commando unit, a story of jealousy and vendetta is played out between the envious Jimmy Green and the blithely unaware John Bold, ending at last when Green's attempt to get Bold killed by the Germans ends with him being shot. Regarded as disappointingly formulaic and repetitive.
8th Jul '13 9:23:05 PM JIKTV
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* StrawDystopia: The setting of ''Death Game 1999'' and ''Kids Rule O.K''.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: The whole premise of ''Hook Jaw''.

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* StrawDystopia: The setting of ''Death Game 1999'' and ''Kids Rule O.K''.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks:
[[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: The whole premise of ''Hook Jaw''.
25th May '13 10:11:49 PM WanderingBrowser
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More details (and even scans of many pre-cancellation stories) can be found [[http://www.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/ here]].



* ''Black Jack'': A working class black heavyweight boxer from the East End of London named Jack Barron was the star of this comic, which revolved around Jack's efforts to win matches and eventually take the World Heavyweight Title, all to keep on championing the other impoverished working-class who looked up to him. His efforts were put at risk by the fact an injury sustained in the first comic left him at risk of going permanently blind if he took too many blows to the skull -- at the end of the pre-censoring of ''Action'', his story ended with him winning the title, but going blind. After the censorship, ''Manga/BlackJack'' was brought back in a storyline about his efforts to raise the money to acquire a "miracle surgery" that would restore his eyesight and which saw him learning kung fu and becoming a rapper.

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* ''Black Jack'': A working class black heavyweight boxer from the East End of London named Jack Barron was the star of this comic, which revolved around Jack's efforts to win matches and eventually take the World Heavyweight Title, all to keep on championing the other impoverished working-class who looked up to him. His efforts were put at risk by the fact an injury sustained in the first comic left him at risk of going permanently blind if he took too many blows to the skull -- at the end of the pre-censoring of ''Action'', his story ended with him winning the title, but going blind. After the censorship, ''Manga/BlackJack'' ''Black Jack'' was brought back in a storyline about his efforts to raise the money to acquire a "miracle surgery" that would restore his eyesight and which saw him learning kung fu and becoming a rapper.



* BloodSport: Spinball, a game where two teams of convicted criminals take turns to be attackers and defenders in an arena that mixes pinball flippers and pins with the field of an ice hockey.

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* BloodSport: Spinball, a game where two teams of convicted criminals take turns to be attackers and defenders in an arena that mixes pinball flippers and pins with the field of an ice hockey.hockey and features attackers mounted on customised motorcycles.
* CondemnedContestant: Spinball players are generally on death row anyway when recruited.
* StrawDystopia: The setting of ''Death Game 1999'' and ''Kids Rule O.K''.


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* FrankensteinsMonster: Towards the end of ''Death Game 1999'', Al Rico is rebuilt with cybernetics, including one bionic arm, and brought back as a near mindless killing machine to help bolster the Karson City Killers.
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