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#030 DARKNESS

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-MVL-DARKNESS-30

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: December 1984
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 30

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The Dreadnoks trash an air base, Billy is caught nosing through Cobra files by the Baroness and Major Bludd, who plan to use him to assassinate Cobra Commander.

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Notes of Interest

Cobra is sure that Joe headquarters is at McGuire Field, and plan an attack.

Billy teams up with the Baroness and Major Bludd.

Crimson Guardsman "Smith", (Fred I) goes to work with his family, which includes his son Sean, at his house near the Joe base at Fort Wadsworth.

First Appearance of Sean Collins

Major Players

The Joes: Hawk, Doc, Clutch, Wild Bill, Scarlett, Ace, Deep Six, Rock 'n' Roll, Short Fuse, Spirit.

Cobra: Cobra Commander, Baroness, Major Bludd, Destro, Firefly, Zartan, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch, Fred I

Additional Characters: Sean & Heather

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Frank Springer,
Inks: Andy Mushynsky,
Lettering: Rick Parker,
Colors: George Roussos,
Editor: Denny O'Neil,
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Mike Zeck and John R. Beatty

Full Details

Zartan and the Dreadnoks have been keeping watch at McGuire Field, and see a Joe Dragonfly land. Zartan uses his holograms to disguise himself as Hawk to see first-hand if the landing Dragonfly was the one that attacked them in Florida. After talking to the deceived Wild Bill and Doc, he is sure of it. He informs Cobra Commander, who becomes convinced that Mcquire must be where Joe headquarters is. On Staten Island, the Crimson Guardsman "Smith", actually Fred I, has established a home right next to Fort Wadsworth to see if it is the Joe headquarters. He brings his family with him, which includes his son Sean and daughter Heather.

When Doc and the injured Joes arrive at the Pit, and see Hawk there. They realize that the person they saw at McGuire Field couldn't have been the real Hawk. Someone was trying to deceive them. Using "Arbco Circus" trucks, Cobra arrives at McGuire field, and unloads their weaponry, planning to wait until late night to attack. In Springfield, the Baroness and Major Bludd find Billy digging through secret files. The Baroness knows how much Billy hates the Commander for what he did to Billy's father and the torture Billy received in Dr. Venom's dungeon. She realizes that maybe Billy can help them betray Cobra Commander. Crimson Guardsman Smith is told to abandon his Fort Wadsworth spy post, since Cobra thinks they already found Joe headuarters. This infuriates him, causing him to miss seeing all the Joe vehicles drive right by his house, heading for McGuire Field.

At McGuire Field, the Dreadnoks, tired of waiting for Cobra to attack, decide to have a little fun and start tearing apart aircraft parked at the base. Buzzer accidentally causes an F-14 to explode, alerting the base of hostile presence. Seeing his cover is blown, Cobra Commander orders the attack, but the Joes arrive just in time to chase them onto the field. The Cobras get blown apart from behind. Cobra retreats rather quickly.

Destro and Firefly have made it to New York in their stolen fishing boat, and plan to have their revenge on Cobra Commander when he least expects it.

By Jeff Edburg

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