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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: August 1992
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 127

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The original G.I. Joe is back, and Cobra fools the Joes into using their military laser to take down the HeadMan and his HeadHunters.

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Notes of Interest

Baroness pin up by George Perez, Baroness Profile.

Major Players

Joes: Duke, Stalker, Shockwave, Joseph Colton, G.I. Jane,Wild Bill
DEF: Bullet-Proof, Cutter, Mutt

Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Headman, Firefly

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Andrew Wildman,
Inks: Bob Downs & Stephen Baskerville,
Colors: Bob Sharen,
Letters: Rick Parker,
Editor: David Wohl,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Andrew Wildman

Full Details

Joseph Colton explains the Rapid Pulse Electron Beam (RPEB) to Duke and Stalker. The RPEB can bounce a beam off a satellite to hit any target in the hemisphere. Colton explains that there may be a tap into the control system, leading to a telephone switching station in New Jersey.

In that phone switching station, Cobra Commander has taken charge, and realizes that his tap has finally been caught.

Duke diverts the DEF team away from their current mission to intercept Headman and a shipment of drugs. The are now to assist with the situation in New Jersey.

Cobra Commander patches into the public address building at the building where the RPEB is stored and plays music. Realizing that their systems are breached, Colton has Jane shut down all systems.

Headman prepares to make a large drug shipment to Broca Beach.

Colton, Duke, Stalker and Wild Bill head to the phone switching station, as Cobra Commander waits patiently. Cobra shoots down the Joes Tomahawk, and Cobra Commander escapes, rushing to New York City and the RPEB.

The DEF arrives to help the rest of the Joes assemble the Battle Copters, and then speed off to intercept Headman.

Colton, Stalker, and Duke use the Battle Copters to fly back to the building the RPEB is stored in, but arrive too late. Cobra Commander has already taken control of the RPEB and fires on Headman's ship, destroying it. Cobra Commander and his crew use civilian disguises to walk undetected past the Joes.

The Joes are confused as to why Cobra Commander would use a laser to eliminate a drug shipment, and Cobra Commander states it's time to get some real operations rolling.