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In this issue, SEE the mighty fall of the world’s most ruthless villain! MARVEL at his exploits from the past! RECOIL from his heinous deeds! This edition reprints the instant-classic G.I. JOE: COBRA #12—featuring the death of Cobra Commander as well as three classic adventures from yesteryear! BONUS MATERIAL includes a Neal Adams pin-up piece with a retro-biography for the character as well as all-new character reactions to the news of Cobra Commander’s untimely demise! • $7.9 9

g.i. joe: cobra commander tribute • 100-page spectacular






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General Hawk, The Baroness, Serpentor, and more react to the news of the Cobra Commander’s death. As recorded by Chuck Dixon and Mike Costa.

Mike Costa and Christos N. Gage Art by

Antonio Fuso Colors by

Peter Dawes Assistant Edits by

Carlos Guzman Edits by

Andy Schmidt



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Representing the classic biography of the original version of the character with spectacular art from legendary comics penciler Neal Adams! While the current Cobra Commander that you just saw meet a painful end is not this man, this is where the legend of Cobra Commander began way back when!

Larry Hama Pencils by

Rod Whigham Inks by

Andy Mushinsky Colors by

George Roussos Letters by

Joe Rosen Edits by

Bob Harras

He’s Back

Beginnings… and Endings PAGE 54

Desperate Moves

Retro Cobra Commander Profile

PAGE 77 Written by

Colors by

Larry Hama

Bob Sharen

Written by

Letters by

Larry Hama

Joe Rosen

Pencils by

Letters by

Breakdowns by

Colors by

M.D. Bright

Rick Parker

Marshall Rogers

Bob Sharen

Inks by

Edits by

Finishes by

Edits by

Bobbie Chase

Danny Bulanadi

Bob Harras

Randy Emberlin

Cover: Zach Howard • Cover Color: Nelson Daniels Collection Edits: Andy Schmidt • Collection Design: Robbie Robbins Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Alan Payne, VP of Sales

Special thanks to Hasbro’s Aaron Archer, Michael Kelly, Amie Lozanski, Ed Lane, Joe Furfaro, Jos Huxley, Samantha Lomow, and Michael Verrecchia for their invaluable assistance.


G.I. JOE: COBRA COMMANDER TRIBUTE—100-PAGE SPECTACULAR. APRIL 2011. FIRST PRINTING. HASBRO and its logo, G.I. JOE, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in Korea. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.





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