Vengeance In Ultra-Violet
the last one left off, with Kobra and Jason falling to their doom over Montville....with Jason Burr being saved by NYPD Lt. Ricardo Perez. But, Jason has to wonder....why he didn't die if he and Kobra are linked? Perez calls to tell him they didn't find a body, and Jason and his girlfriend, Melissa McNeil....as they are surprised by Kobra! Kobra came by to recruit Jason for help against Solaris....to which Jason reluctantly agrees.
Readers also find our that Kobra and Melissa had a past, and she had thought him dead as well (though Jason doesn't directly find out of this). At Kobra's Ark, Jason finds out of Kobra's research into Siamese twins, and how he is working to break their link as they arrive over Solaris' base, and begin their attack. While the Cobra Cult keeps Solaris and his forces busy, Kobra and Jason break into Solaris' base, and Jason finds out about Natalie Crawford-Thomas (a young woman who Kobra fell for as he recovered in an English hospital when he was 18). The pair fell in love (she was a notorious jewel thief), and their relationship ended when the police killed her during one of her robberies. This inspired Kobra to return to his cult and turn them against the law (oh, and by the way, Natalie was a dead ringer for Melissa, other than hair color!)
Kobra then explains he only wanted the Heliotron to help break the link between himself and Jason, and storms off. Jason, frustrated, returns the suit to Perez, disgusted with him and suddenly seeing some nobility in his brother.
Though there was a next issue blurb in the issue, the letter's page proclaimed this the last issue of Kobra!
Brother's Keeper -- Brother's Killer
A Joe Kubert cover for Kobra #4 (August-September, 1976, and #1 was supposed to have had a Kubert cover, but didn't) showed Kobra (and his comic) was still alive, with story by Martin Pasko, Pat Gabriele and Lowell Anderson, and a new scheme (and art team) for Kobra!
Kobra takes the alien to his Manhattan base, as Jason returns to his college dorm....where Jason encounters an intruder in a turbin....which Jason quickly attacks and is thrown by. The intruder is Randu Singh, a United Nations delegate from India, who was trying to convince the U.N. to help him and his country against Kobra (but they would take no action). Instead, Randu looked to Jason for help (instead of his usual friend, Jason Blood and his demon, Etrigan...though this link is never mentioned in the Kobra title). Back at Kobra's HQ, the alien explains that it is here to retrieve the Ovoid that Kobra got (which has now produced another Servitor as well). The alien wants to collect it and go before "I/We" undergoes "the division" (splitting from his current form into two beings....which Kobra desperately wants to study in his lab).later issues (and Kobra appearances) would expand upon!
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