I'm torn on this. First, the ending of Cobra as we know it, and bringing it more into the mainstream of the IDW universe is a HORRIBLE idea. That book was, imo, the best Joe in any media we have ever gotten.
That being said. I LOVE the idea of all the candidates for CC, and getting to see how this all plays out. How the real innerworkings of Cobra click, and the ramifications it will have through out the universe. That being said. I think it could all have been handled by the Cobra team, with a slight bleed over into the SE
book. Leave the corebook in the "blind", and see how the events of one, play out in the other, without the Joes in the know. SE
would be the one to piece the clues together.
As far as predictions? I think the SS
cover gives it away. SS
's original role was as CC's bodyguard. If his handler, I forget his name now, takes over. It would make perfect sense to have SS
step right into his old role. JMO, of course.