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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) - #24
"The Commander Escapes"

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Larry Hama

Russ Heath Jr.

Russ Heath Jr.

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

Richard 'Rick' Parker

Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
Jim Shooter

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John R. Beatty
Michael J. Zeck - 'Mike Zeck'

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Cover Date: June 1984
Cover Price: US $ 0.60

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #24 2005 Hasbro Reprint
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #24 25th Anniversary Reprint

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Letters Column: Postbox: The Pit

Cobra Commander escapes from a portable fortress in the Rockies, with some help from Storm Shadow.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe (1982) #24
G.I. Joe Comics Magazine (1986) #9
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) HC vol. 02
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe: Best of Storm Shadow (2009) TPB vol. 01
G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama (2009) HC vol. 01

Art was done by noted military artist Russ Heath, who also did character designs for the animated series.
The Commander escapes, but Storm Shadow gets captured.
First appearance of the Sky Hawk, Firefly, and Wild Weasel.
First appearance of Zartan, too, but only a cameo.

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