In the pages of the ongoing G.I. JOE series, there's been a civil war going on. COBRA CIVIL WAR comes to a close today and with the end comes a new Cobra Commander in G.I. JOE #8. Repercussions of the stunning aftermath will be seen in all three G.I. Joe series - G.I. JOE, COBRA and SNAKE EYES. This December, the G.I. Joe universe will never be the same.
In stores December 7th, G.I. JOE: #8 features writing by Chuck Dixon (Batman, Superman), art by Will Rosado (Green Arrow, Robin) and a cover by Tom Feister (Iron Man, Green Lantern). After months of COBRA CIVIL WAR, the kills have been tallied and it’s time to name the all-new COBRA COMMANDER. Marking this once-in-a-lifetime event, G.I. JOE: #8 will feature a special scratch-off lottery cover, revealing the identity of the new COBRA COMMANDER.
The action and aftermath continue on December 14th inSNAKE EYES #8, written by Dixon with art by Casey Maloney (Star Trek, Children of the Grave), as the ninja commando attempts to rescue his teammate, DUKE, who’s been infected by a lethal virus that’s diving him violently mad. If SNAKE EYES cannot save him in time, DUKE could be the last casualty of the COBRA CIVIL WAR.
In COBRA #8, available on December 21st from writer Mike Costa (Blackhawks, Smoke & Mirrors) and artists Antonio Fuso (Wolverine: Origins, G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds) and Werther dell’Edera (X-Force, Punisher), the reign of the new COBRA COMMANDER begins—leading to January’s status-quo shattering COBRA COMMAND crossover series. An unstoppable series of events is set in motion, the world is about to learn what COBRA already knows: this is a very different kind of COBRA COMMANDER.
Each issue also comes with a photo-cover variant featuring classic G.I. Joe toys. The question remains, if you buy today's issue, are you going to scratch off the cover to see who the new Cobra Commander is?
Just got my copy. Here's what it looks like: