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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) - #38

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Larry Hama

Rod Whigham

Andy Mushynsky

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

Richard 'Rick' Parker

Don Daley
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil

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

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Cover Date: August 1985
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

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) #38 2nd Printing

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Letters Column: Postbox: The Pit

Billy's trial. Storm Shadow breaks him loose and escapes. A troop of Joes head to Sierra Gordo.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 04
G.I. Joe (1982) #38
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) HC vol. 04
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 04
G.I. Joe: Best of Cobra Commander (2009) TPB vol. 01
G.I. Joe: Best of Storm Shadow (2009) TPB vol. 01

-The inquest of Cobra Commander's son Billy is held. We learn a bit of the Commander's life history in the process.
-Storm Shadow rescues Billy, thus becoming a traitor to Cobra.
-We learn that Candy, a.k.a. Bongo the Balloon Bear, has a father who works for Cobra.

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