If anyone hasn't been keeping up with the IDW GI Joe comics you should. Especially the Cobra series. The last issue just did a massive gamechanger. Cobra Commander was just shot through the head and is dead, I mean dead, his brains were flying out. In this continuity Cobra Commander is a title rather than one person. And Cobra as an organization is very realistic, a board of directors appoints a Cobra Commander. Now they are going into a Cobra Civil War storyline to see who gets the wear the helmet.