G.I. Joe, Special Miss (1986-89)

The success of the main title lead Marvel Comics to produce a secondary title, G.I. Joe: Special Missions which lasted 28 issues. Herb Trimpe was the artist for nearly the entire run, with Dave Cockrum providing pencils on several issues. Spinning out of issue #50 of a story in the main title, the series featured more intense violence and a more ambiguous morality than the main title, while the enemies were conventional terrorists as well as. Cobra itself. The first four issues, as well as the backup story from issue #50 of the main title, were later republished as a trade paperback.