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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) - #43

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Larry Hama

Rod Whigham

Andy Mushynsky

George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Joe Rosen

Don Daley
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
Jim Shooter

Cover Artist(s):
John R. Beatty
Michael J. Zeck - 'Mike Zeck'

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Cover Date: January 1986
Cover Price: US $ 1.00

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Postbox: The Pit

Wade Collins (Fred Broca) confronts Stalker and Snake-Eyes about leaving him behind in Vietnam. He was POW and then returned to the US to join up with Cobra. At the same time, the Soft Master discovers who really killed the Hard Master. As he is escaping from Springfield, he causes a car accident that includes Candy & Billy. The Soft Master stops to help when Scrap Iron fires a missile at them, the Soft Master sacrifices himself to save Billy & Candy. Then Scrap Iron kills Candy and apparently Billy.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 05
G.I. Joe (1982) #43
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) HC vol. 04
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 05
G.I. Joe: Best of Storm Shadow (2009) TPB vol. 01

Death of the Soft Master & Candy, apparent death of Billy.
Firefly is present when the Soft Master dies.
The LRRP story of Snake-Eyes, Stalker, Storm Shadow and Wade Collins is told in detail.
Introduction of Scrap-Iron.

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An image for Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe) exists Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)
An image for Soft Master exists Soft Master
An image for Stalker (G.I. Joe) exists Stalker (G.I. Joe)
An image for Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe) exists Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe)

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