G.I.JOE: MASTER & APPRENTICE #2
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: June 2004
Series: G.I. Joe: Master & Apprentice
Issue Number: 2
Sean Collins is introduced as the new Arashikage Clan apprentice. His training routine and his skill are established. He is about to face his final trial. Jinx, Budo, Snake-Eyes, and Kamakura attempt to capture Firefly. Storm Shadow makes an unexpected appearance that put Kamakura's life at risk..
Notes of Interest
Four Issue Mini Series.
This series takes place between the disbanding in 1995 and the return in 2001 of the GI Joe team.
Arashikage Clan Members -- Jinx, Kamakura (Apprentice only), Nunchuk, Snake-Eyes, T' JBang, Storm Shadow
Story: Brandon Jerwa, Art: Stefano Caselli & Sunder Raj, Lettering: Dreamer Design, Editor: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Andrew Swenson.
Sean Collins is being trained to become the last Arashikage ninja Clan member. Nunchuk is teaching him the forms and weapons of the Clan, T'JBang is guiding him on the mental and spiritual, and The Silent Master, Snake-Eyes, is continuously testing him.
About a year passes; Kamakura is now ready for his final trail. That mission will be to take out Firefly. Jinx, Budo, Snake-Eyes and Kamakura are in Tokyo. Jinx has gathered information on a mysteries figure called the Nowhere Man, and has learned of a meeting between the Nowhere Man and Firefly. The group makes a plan to attack Firefly at this meeting.
Kamakura is looking for revenge for the loss of his Hammer team to Firefly. Snake-Eyes is looking for revenge for the death of Opheila.
At the meeting, none other then Storm Shadow shows up instead of the Nowhere Man. Storm Shadow is Snake-Eyes' long time friend and rival. Immediately Snake-Eyes jumps in to action at the sight of Storm Shadow. Kamakura quickly follows as Jinx and Budo remain in sniper positions as support.
After Snake-Eyes initial attack, Kamakura enters the fight and is cut by Storm Shadow. Snake-Eyes moves to help Kamakura. This gives Storm Shadow the opportunity to finally end the conflict between the two sword brothers.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen