Molded by the furnace of the Australian Outback, the outlaw biker gang known as the Dreadnoks are one of the most dangerous gang of outlaws this side of the Southern Hemisphere! Though they were long content to keep to their camp in the Outback, a chance encounter with the shapeshifter Zartan brought them into the larger criminal world, leading to employment opportunities with Cobra even after they kicked the traitorous Zartan to the curb.
Their members include:
Following the detonation of a bomb planted aboard his private plane, Zartan was stranded in the Australian outback, where he was discovered by the Dreadnoks Buzzer, Ripper, and Torch. Serpent's Shadow, Part 3 Despite the three of them seeming rather unimpressed with Zartan, the outsider eventually became the leader of the group.
During Zartan's leadership, a satellite that was instrumental in the Cobra M.A.S.S. Device project that was responsible for his creation came down in the outback. It was found by a local called Digger, who tried to sell it off to the Dreadnoks and ended up getting fed to the Dreadnoks' pet crocodile Salty for his efforts. Later that night, the Dreadnoks discovered several members of G.I. Joe's Special Missions unit who were tracking the satellite and took them prisoner. Operation: Deadfall, Part 1 Though he was bemused by their presence, Zartan had no interest in the Joes and gave his Dreadnoks permission to do with them what they pleased. Their thoughts immediately went to feeding them to Salty, but tragically Beachhead managed to kill the croc. Zartan, meanwhile, plotted to ditch the Dreadnoks with the young Thrasher so he could use his genetic code, which was stored on board the M.A.S.S. Device, to create a clone army. Operation: Deadfall, Part 2 After pitting the Dreadnoks and Joes against one another, Zartan made his escape, but his deception didn't go unnoticed. While the others chased after the Joes, who at this point had wrecked up their encampment, Ripper and Torch went after Zartan and seemingly killed him, though in truth he was just playing dead. The others fought with the outgunned and outnumbered Joes until Roadblock scared them off when he arrived with his machine gun in tow. Operation: Deadfall, Part 3
At some point, the British twins Zandar and Zarana fell in with the organization. Zandar and Zarana profiles Recruited by "The One", Zandar and Zarana were tasked with distributing Cobra training manuals along with weapons to the American Heathens biker gang. Threat Matrix, Part 2 However, several members of G.I. Joe arrived to bust up the arms deal and eventually took Zandar and Zarana into custody. Threat Matrix, Part 3
Dreaming of starting their own nation of outlaws, Zandar and Zarana profiles the Dreadnoks fell under the sway of the ex-Cobra shaman Crystal Ball, who became a sort of "spiritual leader" for the group Crystal Ball profile and used them as muscle in his efforts to take over Inner Mongolia. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #1 Sent in at the request of the Chinese government, a G.I. Joe team arrived to take back the Mongolian capital of Hohhot from Crystal Ball. Using hologram technology, Zandar and Zarana disguised themselves as local rebels and guided the Joes to Crystal Ball's mansion, where the other Dreadnoks sprang a trap on them. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #2 Though they and several mind controlled members of the Mongolian populace fought the Joes, the Dreadnoks couldn't stop the Joes from taking Crystal Ball prisoner and chased after them on their bikes to get him back. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #3 After the chase, the Joes made a last stand against the Dreadnoks, who were undone when a gigantic creature emerged from underground and dragged them back down with them. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #4
Somehow surviving since the creature "didn't like the taste" of them, the Dreadnoks and several Cobranarchists ambushed a convoy transporting Crystal Ball and the Baroness so they could stand trial in the Hague. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #8 After freeing these two leaders of the newly revived Cobra, the Dreadnoks managed to escape arrest in the confusion caused by Crystal Ball summoning the last two surviving creatures to fight G.I. Joe. G.I. Joe vol. 5 #9
The Dreadnoks were part of the Iron Ring, a cabal of villains assembled by "G.I. Joe" Colton for the purposes of staging an assault on the Transformer homeworld of Cybertron. Buzzer and Ripper hid inside a Cybertronian shell along with Dr. Mindbender, who wore Colton's Baron Ironblood costume as a disguise. First Strike #1 Under Mindbender's orders, the two finished off a pair of wounded Cybertronians First Strike #2 and were later run down by Gloria Baker and Scarlett in a commandeered Razorback. First Strike #3
- Dreadnoks at TFWiki.net