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Delve inside Cobra's brutal, punishing training methods as we learn what it takes to become a Range Viper under the supervision of the apex predator known as Skull Buster. If you fail your final exam, there are no make-ups... only a shallow grave. And if you pass... well, that just might be worse.

—The description as originally solicited by IDW Publishing.

Detailed summary

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Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

The Coil Cobra Civilians Others
  • Cobra pilot (8)
  • Recruits (4)
  • Taliban (5)
  • UN troops (6)

Memorable quotes

"Heh. One."

--Skullbuster knows how to call 'em.

Other notes


  • Eight recruits go on the mission with Skullbuster. Five are still with him when they reach the poppy farm, and one of the Rangers is killed in the fighting. However, there are still five recruits who leave the farm.

Items of note

  • First appearance: Skull Buster
  • The recruits wash out in the following order:
    1. Operator
    2. Operator
    3. Ranger
    4. Ranger
    5. Ranger
    6. Spetsnaz
    7. Navy SEAL

Real-world references

  • The blue helmet worn by the soldiers in the Afghan village identifies them as being UN forces.

Footnotes and References

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