WHO OWNS THE NIGHT?
Issue Date: September 2009
Series: 25th Anniversary Comic Packs (Original Stories, 2008-2009)
Issue Number: 4
The Night Creeper Leader and his Adapt are on a mission to infiltrate and place a listening device in a computer system of a military office that is being built in New York City. Snake Eyes and Jinx are sent in to stop them and capture the bugging device.
Notes of Interest
This comic was originally solicited online with a slightly different cover as issue 4. However, it was never available in store, only through Walmart.com as an incentive gift when certain GI Joe The Rise of Cobra items were purchased.
This comic is a stand alone comic and is not part of any particular continuity.
GI Joe: Snake Eyes, Jinx, Scarlett, Lift Ticket
Cobra: Baroness, Night Creeper Leader and Night Creeper Adapt.
Writer: Larry Hama Publisher: Hasbro
The Baroness is delivering Night Creeper Leader and Night Creeper Adapt at night over New York City in a stealth mode FANG to a building they believe is a US top secret military intelligence building currently under construction. The Night Creeper's mission is to install a listening device called the C.E.B.U. (Cobra Electronic Bypass Unit) into the computer system so Cobra can monitor all communications from the facility, the quiet room which is on the 13th floor & their target, is also still under construction. The Joes are aware of this mission and have sent Snake Eyes and Jinx to defend the quiet room.
And now both teams have been inserted. As a side note Snake Eyes isn't wearing his traditional black uniform. The uniform he is wearing is a very samurai-like warrior looking with armor that has the Arashikage Clan mark on it and although his face and head are covered his eyes are visible, which means he isn't wearing any visor.
Night Creeper Leader and Night Creeper Adapt arrive on the 15th floor to discover two guard dogs, Leader leaves the Adapt to deal with dogs so he can climb down to the 13th floor on the exterior of the building to avoid the security guarding the entrances. Jinx and Snake Eyes following much farther behind using special night vision equipment to confirm from a foot print that they are chasing Night Creepers.
Adapt climbs along the ceiling as the dogs below him jump up at him. Once on the other side of the room, he drops to the floor and fires his crossbow at the dogs. Following the noise of the dogs, Jinx and Snake Eyes arrive to see them uninjured but pinned by a crossbow arrow to the wall with mono filament trailing from the arrow to a window. Where the Adapt is waiting, he pulls the arrows free releasing the dogs in very close proximity to the Joes.
Leader, now joined by Adapt, has reached the quiet room. Scarlett who has been monitoring the room, actually suspects something is up when a small anomaly briefly appears. But every senor says everything is fine. See warns Jinx that they better hurry and catch the Night Creeper's because they are about to infiltrate the quiet room.
Leader bragging about his computer skills to the Adapt, he has rewired all of the sensors to read normal, as they start to implant the Cobra C.E.B.U. device.
Jinx receives the message as Snake Eyes is petting the dogs, after all the dogs where on the Joes side. In order to speed their decent to the 13th floor Jinx suggests the elevator but Snake Eyes notices the braking system has been tampered with. The elevator wouldn't hold the weight of an adult. But Snake Eyes has a plan and they put the dogs in the elevator.
Just as Leader is about to begin installing the bugging system Snake Eyes and Jinx arrive. Adapt goes after Snake Eyes as the Adapt attacks with a re bar staff Snake Eyes using his unique swords which have curved ends on them instead of a point like most traditional swords defends the aggressive attack. Jinx goes after the Leader.
Adapt is very skillful and keeps Snake Eyes on the defensive. Jinx tackles the Night Creeper Leader and they begin to exchange a series of punches and kicks when he grabs her leg as he does this she knocks lose the C.E.B.U. with her hands. As the Leader swings her around she grabs a steel construction beam which throws him off balance. Snake Eyes across the room does a super quick move to grab the end of the re bar staff and spins the Adapt around where he crashes into the Leader.
Realizing they have failed because Jinx has the C.E.B.U., they booth pull weapons a gun and crossbow. Snake Eyes hits the door open button of the elevator the dogs comes rushing out to attack the Night Creepers. In order to make there escape, the Night Creepers drop grenades causing the Joes to separate and the Night Creepers escape.
It turns out the mission was actually a set up in order for the Joes to get a hold of a C.E.B.U., the building is just a front and the mission is a complete success. And Snake Eyes has two new dog friends.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen.