THE DARK BENEATH THE SILENCE
Issue Date: 2008
Series: 25th Anniversary Comic Packs (Original Stories, 2008-2009)
Issue Number: 11
Beachhead and Dataframe scour the sewers of the Silent Castle to install a computer virus on the Cobra network.
Notes of Interest
Renamed Dataframe for legal issues in the toyline, the character is still the same character as Mainframe.
Beachhead, Dataframe, Flint, Roadblock, Zarana, Baroness, B.A.T.s, Cobra Commander, Destro
Creative Team Script: Larry Hama, Pencils: Sheldon Goh, Lettering: Jim 'KEP!' Keplinger, Coloring: Blond, Editor: Aaron Hubrich, Publisher: Hasbro, Producer: Conceptopolis
Script: Larry Hama, Pencils: Sheldon Goh, Lettering: Jim 'KEP!' Keplinger, Coloring: Blond, Editor: Aaron Hubrich, Publisher: Hasbro, Producer: Conceptopolis
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In the sewer beneath the Silent Castle, Beachhead and Dataframe wade through the mess. Noticing the rats are spooked by something up ahead, they switch to infrared, keeping care to make markers so they can find their way back.
Inside the castle, the Baroness remarks to Zarana that the rat-fumigation should be clear, though Zarana thinks she still heard some. Back in the sewers, the two Joes have to continue forward on the hands and knees. Above, Zarana drops a bug bomb down the sewer, causing a wave of insects to fly over Beachhead and Dataframe. Dataframe cries out in surprise.
Hearing the scream, Baroness decides it needs investigation. She sends down a B.A.T. with a camera connection to a remote control the Baroness holds. Beachhead chides Dataframe for compromising noise-security. Dataframe notes the importance of not alerting Cobra that they are planning to infiltrate the computer network.
The B.A.T. lands in the sewer, but the Joes manage to avoid beeing seen by it. Dataframe manages to cover the camera, preventing the Baroness and Zarana from seeing the Joes, but the B.A.T. attacks anyway. Beachhead destroys the B.A.T., but the dead signal from the camera prompts Zarana to drop a grenade down the sewer shaft.
The two Joes manage to climb up another pipe before the grenade exploded, but Baroness decides to activate more B.A.T.s. Beachhead and Dataframe climb into the castle and find a computer console to upload their virus. The other B.A.T.s notice the wreckage and Baroness orders them to search everywhere, including vertical tunnels.
Dataframe is electrocuted by a transformer, so Beachhead reluctantly takes over. Dataframe then drops a nearby toolbox down the shaft they entered. The toolbox hits a B.A.T. on the head, destroying it and two others.
The Baroness and Zarana run to the computer room, worried about intruders. Beachhead uploads the virus, but processing it will take a while. Dataframe pushes a stack of bricks down the shaft, destroying more B.A.T.s. Zarana and the Baroness arive, but the Joes have moved on.
Beachhead finds the remote control for the B.A.T.s back at the previous tunnel. Unable to use his hands, Dataframe offers to stay behind, but Beachhead carries him down. Zarana drops another grenade down the shaft. Beachhead drops to the ground, injuring his leg, while Dataframe drops the grenade into a B.A.T. torso, which absorbs the explosion.
Carrying Beachhead, Dataframe runs into the remaining B.A.T.s. Realizing the remote control has a self-destruct, they manage to escape.
Back in the castle, Cobra Commander is angry that all his computer can do is play commercials for Yo Joe Cola.
Summary by Phillip Donnelly