G.I. Joe: Cobra

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G.I. Joe: Cobra
Cover to G.I. Joe: Cobra #1.
Art by Howard Chaykin.
Publication information
PublisherIDW Publishing
Main character(s)Chuckles
Tomax and Xamot
Creative team
Written byChristos Gage
Mike Costa
Artist(s)Antonio Fuso
Collected editions
G.I. Joe: CobraISBN 978-1-60010-535-7

G.I. Joe: Cobra is a comic book series published by IDW Publishing.

Publication history[edit]

G.I. Joe: Cobra[edit]

G.I. Joe: Cobra was originally a four-issue mini-series published in 2009. It details the status quo of Cobra for the continuity by IDW, as G.I. Joe member Chuckles spies on the threat. The story is written by Christos Gage and Mike Costa, and drawn by Antonio Fuso. The covers are illustrated by Howard Chaykin.[1] The plot revolves around Chuckles, the Joes' top undercover agent. He's just infiltrated Cobra, a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization. Chuckles is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of Cobra, where one misstep means death, while he tries to pull off the ultimate deception, and bring them down from within.[2]

It was generally well received,[3][4] and was followed by the one-issue G.I. Joe: Cobra Special, which investigates the relationship of Tomax and Xamot since the events of G.I. Joe: Cobra.[5] The Cobra Special was the recipient of the MTV award for Best One-Shot Issue of 2009.[6]

G.I. Joe: Cobra II[edit]

In 2010, another 4-issue miniseries, G.I. Joe: Cobra II, was published as a direct continuation of the previous Cobra miniseries and one-shot.[7] After its conclusion, the title became an ongoing series with the publication of G.I. Joe: Cobra #5,[3] which continued the storyline of Cobra II, while preserving the numbering of the original Cobra miniseries. Another one-shot was released, G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #2, which explored Erika Le Tene in her new role as the Chameleon. The ongoing series ended with #13.

G.I. Joe: Cobra vol. 3[edit]

G.I. Joe: Cobra vol. 3 started in May 2011. It starts after G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War #0, with the previous Cobra series ending after the death of Cobra Commander. In January 2012, the series will earn an annual titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Annual 2012: The Origin of Cobra Commander, showcasing the origin of the new Cobra Commander. Also in January 2012, the series will become part of a 9-issue crossover with the other two G.I. Joe ongoing series: G.I. Joe and G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes. The crossover is titled Cobra Command.


  1. ^ "Idw Announces G.I. Joe Plans". Newsarama.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  2. ^ "The home of 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, Terminator, Transformers, G.I. Joe". IDW Publishing. Archived from the original on 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  3. ^ a b Brian Truitt (2010-02-11). "'G.I. Joe: Cobra' brings on the bad guys". USA Today.
  4. ^ Conor Kilpatrick (March 24, 2010). "G.I. JOE COBRA Promoted To On-Going Series". iFanboy.
  5. ^ "IDW Announces Extended Life for Two G.I. Joe Series". Comicbookbin.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  6. ^ "BEST OF 2009: Comic Books, Webcomics And Graphic Novels". MTV Splash Page. 2009-12-15. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  7. ^ SDCC’09: IDW to Offer New G.I. JOE Series | Major Spoilers[dead link]

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