G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (series 1) (1982)
by Larry Hama, Archie Goodwin

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (series 1)

Medium: toy

Publication date: 1982

Publisher: Hasbro
Written by: Larry Hama, Archie Goodwin

2 characters in this story:

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Pub. #
G.I. Joe G.I. Joe hero group
  [] Hasbro Marvel 752
Cobra Cobra villain group
  [] Hasbro Marvel, etc. 643

This record is for the complete "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" series 1 toy line. Hasbro worked with Marvel Comics to conceive of the entire G.I. Joe toy line, which was accompanied by a comic book series and an animated TV series. The G.I. Joe military unit and their arch-nemesis, Cobra, was introduced when this toy line was released in 1982. The G.I. Joe team and Cobra can not really be said to have "appeared first" as part of any single toy, as they were part of the toy line as a whole.