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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: February 1994
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 145

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More or less a "catch-up" issue of numerous events, beginning with a campaign in which Cobra attepts a takeover of Borovia (now known as Borigia/Krazny-Marengo). The White Clown and Madga are killed in this sequence. Elsewhere, Mutt and Spirit are finally cleared of the charges leveled against them in their initial attack on Millville, Rock & Roll and Stalker visit Arlington, Billy turns up at Castle Destro and is warmly greeted by Destro, Zartan, and the Baroness, Dr. Mindbender reveals a program he activated in Destro and Zartan to make them loyal to Cobra again, Zarana rejoins the Dreadnoks and they take off for parts unknown, most of the members of the G.I. Joe Ninja Force set up a martial arts school in a rough Spanish Harlem area, and the new G.I. Joe Star Brigade is introduced. Cobra Commander goes to Castle Destro at the end and zaps Destro and Zartan.

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Notes of Interest

Deaths of Magda and the White Clown.

First Appearance of the Star Brigade: Duke, Payload, Roadblock, Sci-Fi, Space Shot

Major Players

Joes: Clutch, Grunt, Hardtop, Hawk, Law & Order, Mutt, Rock 'N Roll, Scarlett, Spirit, Timber
GI Joe Ninja Force: Dojo, Jinx, Nunchuk, T'JBang, Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow
Star Brigade: Duke, Payload, Roadblock, Sci-Fi, Space Shot

Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Dr. Mindbender,
Dreadnoks: Buzzer, Zartan, Zarana, Monkeywrench

Others: Billy, Blind Master, Magda, The White Clown, President Metz

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Phil Gosier,
Inks: Chip Wallace,
Coloring: Chi,
Lettering: Vickie Williams,
Editor: Mike Lackey,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Phil Gosier and Tim Tuohy

Full Details

Cobra Commander leads an invasion into the former nation of Borovia, now Borigia/Krazny-Marengo. A pair of Vipers have captured Magda and the White Clown. President Metz promises them a fair trial, put Cobra Commander shoots and kills them.

Due to the findings in Millville, all charges against Spirit and Mutt are dropped. Stalker and Rock & Roll are in Arlington visiting the graves of some Joes killed in action.

In Trans-Carpathia, Zartan, Destro and Baroness watch the happenings in the neighboring Borigia/Krazny-Marengo, when Billy arrives at the castle.

Dr. Mindbender explains to Cobra Commander that he has placed implants in both Destro and Zartan allowing them to be placed under Cobra's control. The sight of Cobra Commander's unmasked face activates these implants.

Clutch delivers the newest Joe group, Star Brigade, to the Pit in Utah. The teams consists of Roadblock, Sci Fi, Payload, Space Shot, and Duke. The Joes launch the Shuttle Defiant into space with Star Brigade aboard. Snake-Eyes and Scarlett watch the launch from the High Sierras, as they are taking a much needed vacation. Jinx, Nunchuk, T'Jbang, and Dojo are shown moving into a building in Spanish Harlem to set up a new training center and dojo.

In New Jersey, Zarana returns to the Dreadnoks and rides off into the night with them.

Destro, Zartan, Baroness and Billy are having dinner when Cobra Commander interrupts, showing them his face.