IDW / Hasbro’s New Cobra Commander Takes Charge in January 2012 – Big Changes For G.I. Joe!

Following the crowning of a New Cobra Commander at the culmination of the entertaining Cobra Civil War storyline, comes IDW’s newest G.I. Joe / Cobra arc.

Starting in January 2012, a new storyline called “Cobra Command” follows the conclusion of the Cobra Civil War. It will last nine issues across the three concurrent G.I. Joe series (G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes and Cobra). It will look at the fallout of the Civil War including answering questions like:

  • What becomes of the unsuccessful Cobra Commander candidates?
  • What is the Cobra organization’s raison d’etre under a new Commander?
  • Who really is the new Cobra Commander?
  • What is the new status quo for G.I. Joe?

Here’s your checklist:

January 2012

  • G.I. Joe #9 (Cobra Command Part 1)
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)
    “Cobra Command,” Part One! The Cobra Civil War is over but there’s no risk of a peace outbreak. A nine-issue epic starts right here! The new Cobra Commander kicks off his reign with total war as he invades a sovereign nation with all the military might under his power. The world is outraged but uncertain of how to retaliate. So the Joes take to the field to battle a new, more dangerous version of their oldest foe.

  • Snake Eyes #9 (Cobra Command Part 2)
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)
    “Cobra Command,” Part Two! Snake Eyes travels halfway around the world with his team to stop the invasion of a sovereign nation under attack by Cobra. But the Joes’ silent warrior may be on a mission all his own. Snake Eyes is haunted by his past and Storm Shadow is at the heart of it. Snake Eyes carves himself his own bloody corner in a war of annihilation!

  • Cobra #9 (Cobra Command Part 3)
  • Mike Costa (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Antonio Fuso (c)
    “Cobra Command,” Part Three! As the takeover of a foreign nation by the new Cobra Commander continues, we follow other members of Cobra High Command who are not as amenable to the new Commander as they first seemed. While certain Cobra agents quietly plot their vengeance, others align themselves with the new Commander… but he may have more in store for Cobra than just a military coup.

February 2012

  • G.I. Joe #10 (Cobra Command Part 4)
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)
    COBRA ON THE ATTACK! The new COBRA COMMANDER begins a global strategy to turn the super-secret cabal into a legitimate world power. But those plans are only known to the highest levels of COBRA, and the invasion of a sovereign Southeast Asian country continues. The Joes and UN Forces are outmaneuvered and outgunned in a war of total annihilation!

  • Snake Eyes #10 (Cobra Command Part 5)
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)
    COBRA COMMAND CONTINUES! The new Cobra Commander’s war of conquest turns to a war of destruction. COBRA troops are forcing an entire populace to become refugees while eliminating any who dare stay behind. Snake Eyes is now in the killing fields, playing his own game of predator and prey with Stormshadow and the red ninjas of the Arashikage clan!

  • Cobra #10 (Cobra Command Part 6)
  • Mike Costa (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Antonio Fuso (c)
    COBRA COMMAND CONTINUES! As the new COBRA COMMANDER lashes out against an unprepared world, the rest of Cobra questions The Council’s decision… with deadly results. Meanwhile, the Joes search for a pattern in Cobra’s attacks, and a fan-favorite character returns—but will even that be enough to turn the tide of battle?

March 2012

  • G.I. Joe #11 (Cobra Command Part 7 )
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)
    The Commander demands annihilation! COBRA’s horrific war escalates and the Joes are fighting for their lives in the killing fields. The new Cobra Commander unleashes weapons of unimaginable horror in a scorched earth strategy that will turn the Southeast Asian country of Nanzhao into a lifeless wasteland. Will the Joes stand or run? You already know the answer to that one, don’t you?

  • Snake Eyes #11 (Cobra Command Part 8 )
  • Chuck Dixon (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)
    The Commander demands satisfaction! COBRA’s war on a helpless sovereign nation roars toward its conclusion. Snake Eyes is alone against the Red Ninjas led by Storm Shadow in the Temple of the Bells as weapons of mass destruction fall over Nanzhao. The Joes are in jeopardy at a border crossing against a squadron of B.A.T.s. Storm Shadow offers Snake Eyes a devil’s deal; the key to the heart of COBRA. Will the most dangerous Joe accept?

  • Cobra #11 (Cobra Command Part 9 )
  • Mike Costa (w) Alex Cal (a) Dave Wilkins, Antonio Fuso (c)
    COBRA COMMAND” CONCLUDES! This is it-the final battle as the JOEs struggle to survive. Everything changes here! Who lives-who dies-who wins? The answers aren’t what you expect, and the foundation for the future of G.I. Joe starts here!

2012 looks to start with a bang with Cobra ascending and G.I. Joe on the decline. Sounds entertaining!

Happy New Year indeed!

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