SPECIAL MISSIONS: ANTARCTICA
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: December 2006
Series: G.I.Joe: Special Missions
Issue Number: 3
When COBRA'S illegal oil harvest activities threaten global economy and environmental stability, the G.I. JOE team is called in to get them out! SNOW JOB, ICEBERG & FROSTBITE team up with SCARLETT, SNAKE-EYES, STALKER & DUKE to deal with squads of arctic enemies in the most inhospitable location on earth! PLUS: a back-up story featuring Torpedo and Wet Suit!
Notes of Interest
Two Stories, 48 pages, $4.95 cover price.
Data Desk Dossier Files: Frostbite, Iceberg, Snow Job, Scalpel, Torpedo,
New Joe prisoners: Overkill, Monkeywrench, Dr. Biggles-Jones, The Paine Brothers, & a comatose Xamot
Special Missions: Antarctica
Joe Team: Frostbite, Iceberg, Snow Job, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Duke, Joe Colton, Sparks
Cobra: Tomax, Snow Serpents, Crimson Guards, Ice Vipers
Tactical Benefit Joe Team: Torpedo, Wet-Suit, Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker, Snow Job, Frostbite Cobra: Scalpel, Medi-Vipers, Xamot (comatose), the following are mentioned: Overkill, Monkeywrench, Dr. Biggles-Jones, The Paine Brothers Other: S.E.A.L. Team
Special Missions: Antarctica Writer: Andrew Dabb, Pencils: Tim Seeley, Inks: Robert Q. Atkins, Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Letters: Brian J. Crowley, Editor: Mike O'Sullivan Tactical Benefit Writer/Editor: Mike O'Sullivan, Pencils: Joe Dodd, Inks: Clayton Brown, Richard Zajac, Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Letters: Brian J. Crowley, Inspiration/Advisor: Sam Damon
Data Desk Handbook Written by: Sam Wells, Mike O'Sullivan, Art: Tim Seeley, Robert Q. Atkins Special thanks: Nora Hickey, Dan "Counselor" Billings Cover: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Special Missions: Antarctica A freighter near Australia is captured and inside it they discover lots of illegal oil. This oil is then linked to a refinery in Antarctica. Antarctica is protected by the Madrid Protocol which bans any kind of mining on the continent.
Cobra has discovered a huge oil reserve under Antarctica and has begun mining it, very illegally. General Colton and Sparks assemble a team to attack the refinery. They send Duke, Stalker, Snake-Eyes and Scarlett to meet up with Frostbite, Iceberg and Snow Job.
Using the Snowcat and Polar Bear, the team just beats a blizzard as they approach the refinery. Inside the refinery, Tomax is talking to his brother Xamot, but the table is empty and Xamot is not in the room. Tomax addresses the troops and encourages them Cobra style to improve their performance. The Joes see the address and make a plan. Duke, Stalker, Scarlett, Iceberg and Frostbite will destroy the refinery and create a distraction; Snake-Eyes and Snow Job are sent to capture Tomax and Xamot.
Snake-Eyes and Snow Job disguise themselves as Crimson Guardsmen, and proceed to sneak into the room where Tomax is eating. Tomax and Xamot are standing there as Snake-Eyes lets loose with his Uzi, spraying them with bullets, but they are a hologram. Tomax, alone with no Xamot in sight, has just escaped on a CLAW, but Snake-Eyes and Snow Job are able to grab onto the CLAW as it flies, actually causing it to crash.
Outside, the rest of the Joes have done a good job of destroying most of the refinery, Iceberg is injured and knocked out as he set a major charge on the main drilling rigs. In order to protect him, the Joes surround him and set up a defense, as the Cobra Snow Serpents close in.
Tomax escapes in one of two Earth drilling machines, as a distraction Tomax displays on the screen, the battle happening outside with the trapped Joes. Snake-Eyes and Snow Job have a choice; chase after the Tomax or go save the trapped Joes. So they jump in the second Earth drilling machine and come up under the attacking Cobras, which clears the way for the team to evacuate Iceberg and blowup the drilling rigs. Support arrives and the entire refinery is disabled and a couple hundred Cobras are arrested. As the wrap up continues the team is sent a message that a Cobra cell has been discovered in Hawaii and their support is needed.
Tactical Benefit Using a SHARC, Wet Suit and Torpedo are dropped off underwater to help support a US Navy SEAL team that is attacking a facility that has Cobra operatives stationed at it. The first Cobras they run into are unarmed Medi-Vipers, some Cobra Officers arrive and a gun fight starts. Eventually, the Officers are killed.
Scalpel, the Chief medical officer in the Cobra ranks, arrives and opens up on the SEALs. Torpedo and Wet Suit come at him from behind and after a fierce battle they are able to subdue him.
An inspection of this Cobra medical facility begins where all kinds of discoveries are made.
On an aircraft carrier off the coast, the Joe team that was just fighting in Antarctica has arrived, even though the battle is over. Duke is given a report and he passes it on to General Colton. Wet Suit and Torpedo were able to capture Scalpel, Overkill, Monkeywrench, Dr. Biggles-Jones, the Paine Brothers and the most important captive is a comatose Xamot. (see DD #43) All are to be brought back to The Rock.
Summaries by Josh Eggebeen