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New Cobra Commander Revealed Today in G.I. JOE #8

A new commander is crowned and Cobra will never be the same.

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?

Update

Just got my copy. Here's what it looks like:

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Posted by InnerVenom123

Nope.

But it sounds cool.

Posted by inferiorego

Cobra Commander looks like a potential villain from The Tick

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Posted by NightFang

Can't wait, but the Commander helmet look like a bubble.

Posted by Kid_Zombie

nice! Cool idea, and i love his helmut! looks old school dig it a lot

Posted by MetropolisKid41

Cobra Commander = Mysterio?

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I've wanted this big event but I'm not sure I like the new look for Cobra Commander...luckily I'm only reading Larry Hama's A Real American Hero series right now where none of this is relevant. I am intrigued nevertheless...

Posted by G-Man

I just took a pic and posted in the article so you can get a look at the cover before scratching.

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Posted by NyxEquitis

@G-Man: Aw, c'mon, you couldn't have posted a pic with it scratched off? :P

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Posted by Bestostero

I was disappointed and not surprised. Anymore and I will probably spoiler it... lol

Posted by TheMess1428

Duke is the Cobra Commander. That's my guess. I don't read it. But it just sounds like it could work.

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Lame.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@xhavoc86 said:

I was disappointed and not surprised. Anymore and I will probably spoiler it... lol

Who was it? =P This is why Spoiler Tags were invented.

Posted by Bestostero

@InnerVenom123 said:

@xhavoc86 said:

I was disappointed and not surprised. Anymore and I will probably spoiler it... lol

Who was it? =P This is why Spoiler Tags were invented.

Krake, who the heck is he, what has he really done? he was just created, he's a nobody lol
Posted by The Impersonator

COBRA! LA! LA! LA! LA! LA! LA!...........

Edited by NightFang

@xhavoc86 said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@xhavoc86 said:

I was disappointed and not surprised. Anymore and I will probably spoiler it... lol

Who was it? =P This is why Spoiler Tags were invented.

Krake, who the heck is he, what has he really done? he was just created, he's a nobody lol

But that how Cobra Commander should be, an nobody who rises to power and becomes power hungry.

Posted by AgentMask

I never would have though in a million years i would be so interested in a G.I. Joe event

Posted by BlackArmor

G.I. Joe just caught my intrest.......huh it's a weird feeling....I don't like it

Posted by Eyz

...what a twist!(?)

Posted by KidSupreme

Amazing!!

Posted by Bestostero

@NightFang: I don't know, I find him so boring and generic.

Posted by TDK_1997

I like the way he looks,but I'm not reading G.I. Joe

Posted by G-Man

Now the question is, who is the dude under the mask? What's his story? Should he be an actual new character or what if it was an existing character taking on the guise?

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Posted by IrishX
@G-Man: Also, how long will he hold on to the title of Commander? Will he be in the position long enough to answer those questions? Major Bludd did quite a bit of damage and came as close as you can to getting the title so it'll be interesting to see how that plays out. You figure Serpentor is just waiting for the right time to make his move as well.
 
Was not surprised that it came down to these two and I think they made a good choice. I hope he does stay as Commander for a while and we do get more into his story though. I got the copy of G.I. Joe #1 with him on the cover and I had a gut feeling he would become Commander.
Posted by G-Man

@IrishX: His origin will be told in an upcoming annual. I really hope it's going to be a kick-ass one. But I can't say if I want him to be a completely new character or some other sneaky character posing as a new character just to get control of COBRA. That might be too cliche.

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