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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) - #50
"The Battle of Springfield"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Larry Hama

Penciller(s):
Rod Whigham

Inker(s):
Andy Mushynsky

Colorist(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Letterer(s):
Joe Rosen

Editor(s):
Don Daley
Robert 'Bob' Harras
Jim Shooter

Cover Artist(s):
John Beatty
Mike Zeck
 

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Cover Date: August 1986
Cover Price: US $ 1.25

Issue Tagline: Giant-Sized Issue Featuring A Sneak Preview Of ...GIJoe Special Missions

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Synopsis:
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The Battle of Springfield:
GI Joe has launched a full blown assault on Springfield, Cobra's headquarters. Hawk's Strike team makes its way to the Museum, where they rescue Rip Cord, and discover that Cobra has created the ultimate soldier, Serpentor. Storm Shadow is revived and escapes with the Dreadnoks. Cobra completely evacuates Springfield leaving GI Joe with a destroyed town and nothing to show for it.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 05
G.I. Joe Special Missions (1986) TPB
G.I. Joe Special Missions (1986) TPB vol. 01
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 05
G.I. Joe: Best of Duke (2009) TPB vol. 01

Notes:
Giant sized issue featuring a sneak preview of GI Joe Special Missions
Storm Shadow is revived.
Cobra Commander - Serpentor contest for Cobra's leadership begins.

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G.I.Joe Review - G.I.Joe Review Episode 026

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Writer(s):
Larry Hama

Penciller(s):
Herb Trimpe - 'Herbert Waldo Trimpe'

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Herb Trimpe - 'Herbert Waldo Trimpe'

Colorist(s):
Bob Sharen

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Phil Hugh Felix

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Synopsis:
Terrorists have hijacked a plane leaving from San Francisco. Hawk and Stalker visit the terrorists headquarters to get the information about the group. Beach Head, Lade Jaye and Flint get on board and take out the terrorist preventing an international crisis with Russia.

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