G.I.JOE RELOADED #1
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: March 2004
Series: G.I. Joe: Reloaded
Issue Number: 1
As the Joes continue their assault on Mount Silver, Major Bludd leads a unit of Cobra's rear guard, and Snake-Eyes continue to fight Storm Shadow. As the battle between Cobra and The Sons of the Night against the Joes nears its end, Snake-Eyes steps in between the two groups in what appears to be an attack on the Joes, who do not know him, but ends up saving them and officially getting an introduction to the rest of the team.
Notes of Interest
On-going series, 32 pages.
The Joes -- Beach Head, Doc, Duke, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Roadblock, Rock 'N' Roll, Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, and Stalker.
Cobra -- Cobra Commander, Major Bludd, Storm Shadow
Story: John Ney Reiber, Pencils: Eddy Barrows & Javier Saltares, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Colors: Transparency Digital, Letters: Dreamer Design, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Tilman Goins, Cover: Adi Granov
This issue opens with Hawk busting into a General's home at night to get authorization for air and ground support. Duke and Lady Jaye are in a sniper position. Beach Head, Doc, Scarlett, and Stalker are on the ground. And Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow are fighting. As undercover operatives with the Sons of the Night Roadblock and Rock 'n' Roll have slipped away and make a sneak attack on the Cobra positions, which were set up by there assault leader, Major Bludd.
Rock 'n' Roll captures Major Bludd, who has a transponder in his vest. This transponder is actually a guidance marker for a missile on Storm Shadow's helicopter. Cobra Commander commands Storm Shadow to withdraw his forces, and to make sure Major Bludd is loyal and doesn't betray any Cobra secrets. At this point in the battle the Black Dragon Six, a super high tech secret plane, has already successfully been stolen and cleared the area.
As the Joes are loading Major Bludd, who is wearing his vest, into a helicopter. Snake-Eyes makes a sneak attack, grabs Major Bludd, cuts off his vest, and throws clear of the Joes. The missile from Storm Shadow's helicopter explodes safely away from the Joes. Snake-Eyes has once again saved them from an attack. Storm Shadow is able to rescue Major Bludd from the Joes during the explosion. Storm Shadow returns Major Bludd, still tied up and he reveals that Snake-Eyes was at the scene to Cobra Commander.
The Joes return to The Pit. Snake-Eyes is now sitting with the team watching television. All of them are nervous about his presence except Scarlett who defends him and his actions. Cobra Commander breaks through the television programming to make a speech about the current lying, self serving, and ineffectual leaders of the United States of America. He ends with a challenge to those who protect our country that in four hours he is going to take the "Heart of the Nation."
Summary by Josh Eggebeen