SHOWDOWN UNDER THE SUN
Issue Date: 2008
Series: 25th Anniversary Comic Packs (Original Stories, 2008-2009)
Issue Number: 12
Wild Bill and the Dragonfly provide air support for pursued Joes while Scrap-Iron tries to run interference.
Notes of Interest
All the dialogue occurs over radio transmissions. The color of the word bubble determines who is speaking.
Wild Bill, Scrap-Iron, Airborne, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Dial-Tone, Baroness, Destro, Tele-Viper, B.A.T.s
Script: Larry Hama, Pencils: Eduardo Ferigato, Cover Pencils: Daniel HDR, Lettering: Jim 'KEP!' Keplinger, Coloring: Blond, Editor: Aaron Hubrich, Publisher: Hasbro, Producer: Conceptopolis
Included with a two pack of figures featuring the following:
Wild Bill (v12)
In the American Southwest, Wild Bill and Airborne fly the Dragonfly to Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and Dial-Tone in the Night Ops Humvee. The three Joes are being pursued by five HISS tanks.
In another HISS, Destro spots the Dragonfly, and the Baroness orders Scrap-Iron to fire on them at Destro's command. Scrap-Iron ignores the order and fires. Wild Bill pilots the Dragonfly well enough to avoid the missile, and Airborne notes the pursuing HISS tanks only have B.A.T.s.
Spotting Scrap-Iron and a Tele-Viper, Wild Bill decides they have to take them out before they can attack the HISS tanks. Scrap-Iron uses himself and the Tele-Viper as bait to get in a closer shot and manages to hit the Dragonfly.
Injured but aloft, the Dragonfly manages to stay in the air and takes out two HISS tanks. Taking a second pass, the Dragonfly destroys another HISS when Scrap-Iron launches another rocket into it.
The Dragonfly crash lands into a ravine, just feet from the Tele-Viper and Scrap-Iron. Scrap-Iron fires his remaining missile, but Wild Bill ejects the cockpit and uses his pistols to deflect the rocket. Scrap-Iron runs off, but Wild Bill and Airborne capture the Tele-Viper.
Baroness calls the B.A.T. leader in the gunner seat of the remaining HISS tank. the B.A.T. reports that the Humvee's gun appears out of ammo. Wild Bill catches up to Scrap-Iron, and a fist fight ensues. Snake Eyes leaps from the Humvee and takes out the B.A.T. and the HISS while Wild Bill knocks Scrap-Iron unconscious.
Airborne calls Dial-Tone to inform them they have two prisoners and are in need of a pick-up.
Summary by Phillip Donnelly