The GeeksverseNew Cobra Commander Battlesuit

New Cobra Commander Battlesuit
Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by

IDW’s multi-title continuum has a new Cobra Commander sporting a new mask. Krake’s rise to power, as detailed in Civil War, brought a new direction to the second season of the the three title series. That isn’t the only new Cobra Commander look.

Larry Hama, G.I. Joe legendary writer, has also penned a new look for the original original Cobra Commander. After the death of his son Billy a few issues back, and facing a new technological threat, Cobra Commander is sporting a look as well.

The new look is a variation on the Battle Suit. The new suit is sleeker, smoother, and finished with a red cap. Of course his face is shrouded in secrecy.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #179 shows the Commander in the full battle guise. The advanced preview shows the battle in the first few pages. Unfortunately it isn’t looking good thus far in the preview. The new suit may not be a fitting match against the techno-infused blue ninjas.

Hama has a history of working in toy designs into the story. It was mandated in the early years of the Marvel run. Since returning to IDW’s revived series he has mixed in tons of toys into the story line. Hama and Gallant have worked in beautifully to provide a sense of playtime fun in the issues. Hopefully, the next outfit will be a black hood outfit mimicking the Dollar General exclusives. Still in mourning for Billy an all black outfit would fit in well. Having to replace the Fred series Crimson Guard would be a nice in-road to include a Shadow Guard also conveniently also filtering slowly into Dollar General stores. On that subject only time will tell.

On what happens in the next issues of G.I. Joe from IDW time is drawing nigh.  Both G.I. Joe:ARAH #179 and G.I. Joe #14 hit the shelves when the local comic shops open on the 6th! Be sure to grab your copy to see what happens next and who’s wearing what!
G.I. Joe #14
Deep Terror, part 2!’ Under-staffed, under water, and under the gun! The new stripped-down Joe team battles a very public Cobra as Dr. Mindbender drills on the ocean floor-but what’s he looking for? And how will Scarlett and her team escape?

GI Joe A Real American Hero #179
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! The Blue Ninja Clan begins its final assault on Cobra’s home base, and Cobra Commander, Baroness, Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett and Stalker are all caught in the fray! This is the explosive conclusion to the Blue Ninja saga that you’ve all been waiting for. Things will never be the same for G.I. Joe and Cobra after G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #179, don’t miss it!

Story by Larry Hama
Art by S.L. Gallant, Gary Erskien
Colors by J. Brown
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Cover by Gallant, Erskine, Brown
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