DESTRO VS. IRON GRENADIER: MOVE AND COUNTERMOVE
Issue Date: 2008
Series: 25th Anniversary Comic Packs (Original Stories, 2008-2009)
Issue Number: 7
Cobra, G.I. Joe, and the Iron Grenadiers prepare for battle at Castle Destro.
Notes of Interest
Destro, Cobra Commander, Dr. Mindbender, Outback, Sneak-Peek, Baroness, Tomax, Xamot, Flint, Shockwave
Script: Larry Hama, Pencils: Jeremy Dale, Lettering: Jim 'KEP!' Keplinger, Coloring: Rob Ruffolo, Editor: Aaron Hubrich, Publisher: Hasbro, Producer: Conceptopolis
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While fencing with his Iron Grenadiers at Castle Destro, Nullifiers interrupt Destro to announce their readiness. Destro knows Cobra Commander is spying on him, a revelation that annoys the Commander to no end. He demands to know where the Toxo-Vipers infiltrating the castle are.
Near the castle, Outback returns from a reconnaisance run to his camp where he meets with Sneak-Peek. Nearby Outback finds an antenna and smashes it. The antenna smacks into the head of a Tele-Viper in an underground tunnel. He, a Techno-Viper, and a Toxo-Viper start complaining about their jobs. Baroness drives up to the castle, informing Destro that his neighbor, Lord Malaprop, is building a structure that abuts his estate. Destro leaves to have words with the Lord, leaving Baroness to resume the training with the Iron Grenadiers.
Back on Cobra Island, Cobra Commander prepares to let his forces attack when a Tele-Viper mentions he cannot reach his counterpart in Scotland. Outback rips out the antenna, but the Iron Grenadier fencing Baroness overhears it. He tries to get the Baroness to listen to him, but she thinks it is just a feint to let down her guard.
Destro and Lord Malaprop exchange barbs about the construction going on in the property. Lord Malaprop contends it is only a drainage issue. Under the castle, the Toxo-Viper sets up a poisonous gas to flood the castle.
Destro returns to the castle to find the Iron Grenadier and Baroness still sparring. He grabs the sword, throws it into the ground, and drags off the Iron Grenadier. The sword punctures through the pipe the Toxo-Viper has connected to the gas tank. Inside the castle, Destro has given the Iron Grenadier a civilian disguise.
Sneak-Peek sees the gas escaping the ground and knock out a rabbit. He asks Outback if they brought gas masks when the disguised Iron Grenadier drives out of the castle. Neither Joe recognizes him.
The Iron Grenadier drives the countryside, wondering if Destro is correct in assuming Cobra is setting up an assualt. He drives by several disguised Cobra units.
Destro and Baroness inspect their vehicles, deciding to cover them with hay to hide them from satellites.
Back on Cobra Island, Cobra Commander listens to a report from the Toxo-Viper and decides he has togo over there in person.
Flint and Shockwave arrive at the Joes' camp and hear Sneak-Peeks report as Baroness and Destro eat dinner with some Iron Grenadiers. He decides that they'll inspect Lord Malaprop's construction site the next day.
Summary by Phillip Donnelly