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YoJoe ID: CMC-HAS-SPLASHBA-01

Publisher: Hasbro
Issue Date: 2009
Series: 25th Anniversary Comic Packs (Original Stories, 2008-2009)
Issue Number: 6

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Duke infiltrates an island with Cobras on it. His mission is to stop the Cobras from monitoring the area as another Joe team arrives to assault the island. And he is successful.

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Notes of Interest

This comic was only available to purchase through Amazon.com. Although, it was given out as an incentive if $25 worth of certain GI Joe The Rise of Cobra items were purchased.

A silent issue but with special effect sounds.

This comic is a stand alone comic and is not part of any particular continuity.

Major Players

GI Joe: Duke

Additional Joe appearances: Gung-Ho, Heavy Duty, Lift Ticket, Scarlett & Snake Eyes

Cobra: Lampreys, Techno-Vipers

Creative Team

Writer: Larry Hama Publisher: Hasbro

Full Details

Cobra has established a secret installation on a remote island with heavy security. Monitored by both sonar and radar, its coast is patrolled by fierce Cobra Lamprey troopers and its water populated by hungry sharks. But this ocean outpost proves surprisingly vulnerable when Duke shows up for a one man commando assault.

The Cobra sonar & radar monitoring station is run by a small putt putt generator. So to such down the defenses this generator must be shutdown.

Duke, looking like Wet Suit and using his same type of underwater gear, avoids a shark attack by dropping his propeller back pack into the mouth of the shark and he turns around stabbing the shark causing it to bleed. On the island the sonar alerts the Cobras to the shark attack. They send in two Cobra Lamprey troopers on a Hydro-sled. Once they arrive they immediately jump in the water to discover the dying bleeding shark and several more circling them. The sharks attack all at once setting off more sonar alarms, which the Cobra forces then react to by sending all of the remaining Lamprey troops just leaving the Techno Vipers to man the monitoring station.

Duke, sneaks up behind the dock and places a timed bomb on boat, the timer reads 10:00 and counting down.

Once the additional Lamprey's arrive they are also attacked by a pod of sharks. Duke continues his underwater swimming toward the shore but as he passes the dock a Lamprey trooper is waiting. An underwater knife fight happens as they both sink to the bottom.

Having survived the shark attack, the Lamprey troopers return to the dock. As they are relaying their shark attack survival stories a Lamprey trooper comes up out of the water. And just waves and walks off towards land. But one of the Cobra Lampreys notices that the air hose to the scuba gear is cut. As he yells the Lamprey, which is actually Duke in disguise, takes off running, the body of the dead lamprey floats to the surface.

Duke is making his way to the monitor station with the Lampreys on his heals. Duke uses some tricks and the Lampreys are diverted back to the dock, where the timer he set earlier blows up the dock and most of them with it.

In a Tomahawk helicopter piloted by Lift Ticket, Scarlett shows Snake Eyes, Gung-Ho and Heavy Duty that the monitoring system is still active. And there course is right over the island Duke is on.

Just as the Tomahawk shows up on the radar Duke fires his pistol disabling the putt putt generator and there by disabling the monitoring system. The Cobra Techno Viper scatter just as Scarlett and crew pass by safe waving to Duke who then jumps in the water.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen.