G.I.JOE RELOADED #5
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: July 2004
Series: G.I. Joe: Reloaded
Issue Number: 5
The Joes are released from jail with the exception of Colonel Hawk. They travel to Hawaii for training exercises. Storm Shadow captures Snake Eyes while he and Rock N Roll are transporting Firefly through the desert in Saudi Arabia.
Notes of Interest
Part of the shared history of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes is revealed. A possible romance is hinted at between Scarlett and Duke.
Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Beachhead, Duke, and Scarlett.
Story: John Ney Reiber, Pencils: Javier Saltares, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Colors: Transparency Digital, Letters: Dreamer Design, Editor: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Tilman Goins, Cover: Javier Saltares, Andrew Pepoy & Transparency Digital
Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow discuss previous two missions, the attempt to steal the constitution and the Alqaiq operation. Both missions seem to have failed, yet the Commander puts them in a different prospective that is more favorable. There is also a reference made to the liberation of the "first of the NEW United States of America!" Storm Shadow is sent to Saudi Arabia to apprehend Snake Eyes and return him to Cobra.
Colonel Hawk has taken the fail for the Joes allowing them to be released from their imprisonment. The Joes, under the command of Duke, are sent to Hawaii for some training from Beachhead.
Rock N Roll is taking his prisoner, Firefly, through the desert in Saudi Arabia. Snake Eyes is following along behind them. Storm Shadow challenges Snake Eyes to a fight. Snake Eyes accept and they begin to fight, however treachery from Storm Shadow gets him captured by Vipers waiting to ambush him.
In Hawaii, the Joes are facing some intense training from Beachhead. An unguarded moment between Duke and Scarlett indicates that there may be a romance developing there. Stalker notices some movement over the waves. Major Bludd is leading an amphibious Cobra force toward the island.
Summary by Joel Ylvisake