IDW Publishing's "G.I. Joe" #280, written by Larry Hama offers a new take on Hasbro's formerly sleek 'Baroness', in the latest cover illustration of the evil 'femme fatale', looking miserable, with a face that coincidentally looks like the US Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district:
"...'Baroness' from the 'G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero' toyline by Hasbro, debuted in the first issue of the 'G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero' comic book title by Marvel Comics, June 1982.
"Baroness serves as a 'Cobra' ('Conversion by Blackmail, Revolution and Anarchy') intelligence officer and lieutenant to 'Baron Ironblood' aka 'Cobra Commander'.
"With her long hair, glasses and tight leather outfits, Baroness is a dark, sensual 'femme fatale' whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness...
"...as portrayed by actress Sienna Miller in the feature, 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (1979).
"'Anastasia Cisarovna' was first involved in student radicalism, dabbled in extremist fringe groups, and finally graduated to international terrorism, trained as a spy and saboteur at a remote facility.
"Officially the head of Cobra intelligence, the Baroness is an expert in cryptography, psychological warfare and bio-weaponry. She is also proficient with an 'M-16', 'AK-47', 'RPG7' and 'Uzi', plus tank and fixed wing aircraft operations..."
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