Captivating Cover: Order of Battle Issue 2
The Order of Battle series’ most famous addition to GI Joe lore is perhaps the short-lived addition of Rocky Balboa to the team. The very next issue retracted the character, as alas Rocky was not available to become part of the toy line. But hey, at least we got The Fridge!
The back cover of the wraparound art by Herb Trimpe features a shot of Rock himself, situated just behind Slaughter’s Renegades. I wonder if the placement of Rocky on the back cover wasn’t a case of hedging their bets, as he’s not nearly as prominent as he could be.