G.I. Joe: Tales from the Cobra Wars

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- G.I. Joe: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baroness; they're all here as the ongoing war between G.I. JOE and Cobra is depicted from every angel. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today's leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski , Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.

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Overview

- G.I. Joe: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baroness; they're all here as the ongoing war between G.I. JOE and Cobra is depicted from every angel. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today's leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski , Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.

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VOYA - Sean Rapacki
What does one make of a book that has both "SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS" and "Licensed By: Hasbro" on the cover? This is a collection of novella-length stories based on characters from comic books by the same publisher—comic books based on a defunct cartoon series whose primary purpose was marketing action figures. Although the stories here are capably written, there is a legitimate question as to exactly who their audience is. If your teen readers are fans of G.I. Joe comic books and graphic novels, it is a safe bet that they will enjoy these attempts to place their favorite characters into more realistic and mature adventures. While the shadowy terrorist organization COBRA is still the evil force ultimately behind all the wrong-doings the Joes must right, the heroes must also deal with the nuances of modern politics and warfare, including rules of engagement that prevent them from gung-ho involvement in the affairs of other nations. There are cool gadgets aplenty in these stories, and the combat violence is gritty and realistic—both aspects that should appeal to reluctant readers. But are those same readers going to be interested in the kidnapping of a theoretical economist? The recruitment interview of a combat psychologist? Brooks has made a name for himself as author with his ability to take a ridiculous subject (zombies) and handle it with both humor and pathos in the real world. Here he does an able job, along with the individual authors, turning action figures into credible, or perhaps I should say "real," American heroes. But does such a feat have an appeal beyond G.I. Joe nostalgia buffs? Reviewer: Sean Rapacki
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600108815
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    I would recommend this to the fans of both the comics and the movies

    Bought it as my first purchase of this shiny new NOOK HD+.
    I have enjoyed the comics since the resurgence of G.I. JOE in the eighties.
    This book did a good job of both updating those characters to modern times and tying them in with their movie counterparts.
    The book also brought a higher level of realism than I expected to see but really enjoyed.
    I liked it so much that my next purchase was another Max Brooks book, World War Z.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Polar Vortex- by Katniss115

    Chapter One: Charlie rolled onto my bed, pouncing on me and disturbing my sleep. I didn't mean it, but my fist flew through the air, dazedly pulling some strands of her hair. She started crying, and I nearly felt sorry for her. I wasn't one to feel sorry for people other than my best-bestie, Kelsey, and me. If I ever felt sorry for someone, find me in my room attempting suicide. And I wasn't the leniant type either. Finally, though, just for my sleep, I hugged her, ran her to her bed, and sang her a lullaby in my flat, off-key voice. &star Later on that morning, I was tired. Even though it was 9:30, it was still way to early for me. Especially on a weekend. And not just any weekend. It happened to be Saturday... and the birthday of Sam J. Robbinson, a.k.a. yours truly. I wanted none other than perfection on my birthday. Meaning my family is God's chorus of angels. If they aren't... um, that's undecided. My cell phone vibrated, and I picked it up. "Happy birthday, Sam!!!" I should've guessed. Brianna Johnson. {To be continued at result two}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    The Odd Life of a Hustler By:Jessica Butler

    Chapter1:Pastor?

    Being out here is like giving your soul to the devil, putting your life in his hands. Some people say that we're bad news that we're making this world a bad place. Honestly, I thought that too one time. Until, I met Domintello the drug dealer from Chicago. "We're just doing what we gotta do to make a living," he once told me. I've been in the game for 16 years and I have seen some pretty messed up things. I live on 44th street in downtown Illinois and been on the streets to know what kind of drugs costumers usually buy. My name is Nico Lake and I'm a twenty-seen yearold men no family and no real paying job. My mother died when I was three and my father walked out on me when my mom was giving birth. I've been traveling around foster homes since then. I met Domintello when I was eleven. Me and him are tight and we got eachothers back. He's been in the game since he was thirteen and intruduced me to his dope selling daddy Mr.Dempsy. Ever since then I've been looking after myself and there is nobody that can change my way of living. That all changed one day when I was selling my last pocket of drug. The pastor of Peeks Chapel Baptist Church walked up to me. He was in a baby blue suit and red tie. He looked like he was just called by god to come find me...a lost soul. His name was Pastor. Amaan Atkins, he knew my mother and my father but had lost touch after my father had walked out on me and my mother. "Son," he said "Why are you doing the devils work?" At this point I was fed up with these lies people tell, I make a living with the money I make from selling. "Pastor. Atkins long time since I've seen you how's and First Lady Dana and your two daughters Amaya and Tiara?" I tried to change the subject so he wouldn't see the anger between my mouth and the hard look in my eyes. "Fine Nicolas, my wife Dana is pregnant with another girl praying to name her Hannah, and my daughter Amaya is your age wiith a "real" job, and fot Tiara she has graduated Valivictorian in her class" "That's great pastor," I took the drugs out of my pocket and asked "You wanna buy some dope," now I know what your thinking "You idiot why would you ask the pastor if he wanyed some drugs!" Trust me there have been some pastors buying drugs and alot of it. "Nicolas Lake! I am a man of God why would I wanna get high on stuff that's not even worth it." Hey I had to ask its my job." He started to walk off and then something hit me "wait Amaan," he gave me a what did you just call me look, so I corrected myself and said "Pastor.Atkins can you please help me I'm trying to get off these streets and have a wife but I don't know who to go to for help." He started to walk away again but then I really got desperate and dropped to my knees "Please I'm beging you I wanna change," he stopped and turned around "Alright Nicolas but if you want me to help you, you gotta be one-hundred percent willing to listen to what I have to offer." I sighed with relief that he was going to help me becuase if any hustlers on the streets found out I was trying to get off the streets there would be hell to pay.



    This was just the first part of my story im actually making hoped you enjoyed my sample

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    The adventures of a Khajiit. PREVIEW.

    At 'adventure is out there' res 1. Leave a comment and if you want to, join! Read charceter bios at 'argonian' only res. And remember, Its not a puppy. Its a labraturtle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2014

    My story i at

    Juk all reses

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Sky High Flail Flop- Prologue

    A young kit shook out her brown and white patched fur. "Mom." She called impatiently. Nutheart dashed over. "What?" Nutheart hissed, eyes moving. "I can do the Flail. Look." Her mother looked over the kit. "Show me, Littlekit." She spat. Littlekit puffed a breath. Her sisters Treekit and Branchkit scoffed from Nutheart's shoulders. Treekit was a small, the oldest of the litter, scrawny rough furred brown tabby she-cat. Branchkit was youngest, a big and burly brown she-cat with a huge white back splotch. She looks like a big snowy branch. <p>
    Next thing Littlekit knew, all of FernClan was watching her. She padded slowly up HighRock. Her crushes, Emberfall, Sandpaw, and Ferretkit were chatting at the base. "What's all this-" Mudstar snarled. Snobby, little Treekit laughed, "Littlekit THINKS she can do the Flail." Mudstar snickered. <p>
    Littlekit's blue eyes narrowed. She rolled to her back and launched off. Turning, Littlekit flailed with desperation. Claws unsheathed she dropped back first onto a rock. Mango d Echopoppy dashed out to treat Littlekit. <p>
    <p>
    Arcticflower

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    STORY CONTEST RULES

    1. It may not be innapropiate no nakedness or worse. No using innapropiate words. Drugs and beer may be used if properly.
    2. Must be in these three resaults.
    3. Must be submitted by January 15.
    HAVE FUN AND RESAULTS WILL BE POSTED THE 16TH ON THE 3RD RESAULTS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Sea and Doe

    "We will miss you!" They call.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Holly

    I'll miss you sis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Extus Thunder URGENT

    What is this place? Is that you Exceed Bloodheart,Annex Frost,and Extus Ice?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Annex Frost

    *tears stream down her cheeks.* T_T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    KKFJ

    Yes, finally this my dream come true oh THANK GOD YOU ARE FINALLY GONE! But one question. If your dad shut off wifi then how'd yoy even type that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Okay.

    Here it is. My dad found out about rp. Turns out im not leaving but will be quite inactive. Go die in a hole kati. Any time i say that i wouldnt wish something on my worst enemy you are the exception. Lily you give alec my not so kind regards if he ever gets on.~war torn. Snow, fallen, ice, and sapphire. Ice is in charge of the thingy while im away. Thunder. Work on that rank problem of ours.~bloodheart. Dean if i ever get back quit calling me sweetheart~amelia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Yo Joe

    G.I. Joe rocks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

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