G.I. Joe #12 [Regular Cover]
(January 2014)

IDW, 2013 Series
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Volume
3
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2013-12-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
IDW
Barcode
827714004311 01211
Editing
Carlos Guzman (consulting editor); John Barber

Issue Notes

"Special thanks to Hasbro's Ed Lane, Joe Furfaro, Heather Hopkins, and Michael Kelly for their invaluable assistance."
Special Thanks: Max Brooks
This issue has variants:

Regular Cover (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe [Hasbro] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Kurth
Inks
Allen Martinez
Colors
Joana Lafuente

Genre
war
Characters
Cobra Commander
Reprints
Keywords
fire

Present Day (Table of Contents: 1)

G.I. Joe [Hasbro] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Allor
Pencils
Álex Cal
Inks
Álex Cal
Colors
David García Cruz
Letters
Shawn Lee

Genre
war
Characters
Siren; Cobra Commander; Baroness; Abdi Zakaria
Synopsis
Siren agrees to work as a P.R. agent for COBRA in exchange for them freeing her son, who was kidnapped by a human-trafficking ring. Siren and Baroness attack a boat to find information. She tells stories from COBRA's history to convince the men to cooperate. She gets a contact name, and the man is killed. She tells the Baroness a story as well.
Reprints
Keywords
Somalia

Indexer Notes

This story is split up and inserted between the other stories.

A Coward's Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

G.I. Joe [Hasbro] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Allor
Pencils
S. L. Gallant
Inks
Marc Deering
Colors
John-Paul Bove
Letters
Shawn Lee

Genre
war
Characters
Cobra Commander (18th century); Captain Shelley; Master Gunner
Synopsis
A past Cobra Commander tells a ship captain to attack another ship. When he refuses, the Commander calls him a coward and they fight. The Commander yields, and the captain attacks the other ship to prove his strength. The Commander then blows up both ships.
Reprints
Keywords
18th century; Caribbean Sea; flashback; pirates

The Debt (Table of Contents: 3)

G.I. Joe [Hasbro] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Allor
Pencils
Atilio Rojo
Inks
Atilio Rojo
Colors
David García Cruz
Letters
Shawn Lee

Genre
war
Characters
Thom Laurel; his friend; Thom's son
Synopsis
Thom Laurel keeps a journal during his time in a prisoner of war camp. He befriends a man who hides himself from others. He charts the guards movements and one night decides to escape. Thom asks him to give his son a letter, and make sure his son doesn't go down the wrong path. The man doesn't believe in debts and refuses, but Thom sacrifices his life for his friend. The friend delivers the letter to the son, and, to ensure he doesn't go down the wrong path, kills him.
Reprints
Keywords
flashback; P.O.W. camp

The Gardner (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Allor
Pencils
Nicole Virella
Inks
Nicole Virella
Colors
John-Paul Bove
Letters
Shawn Lee

Genre
war
Characters
Charles Pike; Cobra Commander (past version)
Synopsis
Charles Pike goes to see the Cobra Commander, and is unimpressed with the man, as he sees him as weak. He decides to betray and kill him. He kills the wrong man, and the Commander kills him instead.
Reprints
Keywords
flashback; garden; garden shears
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Regular Cover
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  2. 1. Present Day
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  3. 2. A Coward's Heart
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  4. 3. The Debt
    G.I. Joe [Hasbro]
  5. 4. The Gardner
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