Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: Summer '09 / Joe Con '09
Series: Convention & Retail Comics
Issue Number: 2
The Baroness recruits a group Vipers to be her personal bodyguards. A combined group of soldiers fight these Vipers an attempt to capture the Baroness and stop Cobra from controling a uranium mine.
Notes of Interest
This is part of the original continuity. Introduction of Blades from Action Force. Introduction of Commandos Heroicos: Shimik, Manleh, Redmack, Topson, Glenda Introduction of Starduster from the GI Joe Team. First Appearance of Ninja-Ku.
GI Joe: Starduster Additional Joe Appearances: Big Brawler, Recondo, Lifeline Action Force: Blades Comandos Heroicos: Shimik, Manleh, Redmack, Topson, Glenda Cobra: Baroness, Tomax, Xamot, Viper Troopers (Drake, Weston), Ninja-Ku
Story by David S. Lane
Writers: Greg Sepelak and S. Trent Troop
Pencils - Sheldon Goh
Inks - Josh Warner and Alejandro Sicat
Colors: Thomas Deer, Josh Perez, Winston Bolen and S. Trent Troop
CGI Rendering: Randall Ng
Letters - Jesse Wittenrich
Managing Editor - Pete Sinclair
Creative Director: Lanny Lathem
Editor in Chief - Brian Savage
Diamond Edition Cover: Greg Horn
GI Joe Dossiers Writers: David S. Lane, Brian K. Mulholland Blades, Starduster & Glenda Pencils: Sheldon Goh Inks: Josh Warner Colors: Josh Perez Baroness, Cobra Vipers & Crimson Twins Pencils: Dan Khanna Inks:Josh Warner Colors: Josh Perez
The Baroness leans over the dying Drake and reminds him that he is special and she then makes her escape.
Outside the sky battle is really intense, Starduster and Manleh on there JUMP Jet packs are circling the Cobra helicopter. Manleh is able to move in close and disable the controls which causes they helicopter to crash.
The battle is over and Viper Drake, who is almost dead, is being loaded into an ambulance. When Blades asks him why he would sacrifice his life for the Baroness. His last word before dying is "special".
In another unknown place, Tomax and Xamot are giving the same speech to a whole new group of elite Cobra Vipers. Summary by Josh Eggebeen
GI Joe Convention Edition Cover & Program was released with the Crimson Strike Team GI Joe figure set and available to purchase only at the 2009 GI Joe Convention in Kansas City.
G.I. Joe Convention Program Contents Schedule of events for 5 days, Wednesday Aug 12th - Aug 16th. Frequently Ask Questions Seminars and Panels description. Guest of Honor: GI Joe The Rise of Cobra actor -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Heavy Duty)
Descriptions of Special Guests: Larry Hama (Writer, GI Joe comic creator), Kirk Bozigian (Hasbro, retired), Greg Berndtson (Hasbro Designer, retired), Sam Speers (Hasbro Designer, retired), Sam Petrucci (Hasbro Designer, Retired), Greg Horn (Artist), Larry Selman (Hasbro package art designer)
The retail version of the 2009 GI Joe Convention comic removes all convention information and adds the following character profiles:
Blades - SAF Helicopter Pilot
Starduster - Jet Pack Trooper
Glenda - Helicopter Pilot
Baroness - Crimson Strike Team Intelligence Officer
Cobra Vipers - Crimson Strike Team Infantry
Crimson Twins, Tomax & Xamot - Crimson Strike Team Commanders