Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: November 2009
Series: G.I. Joe Season 1
Issue Number: 11
Mainframe and injured Snake Eyes are rescued/captured from Springfield and brought back to The Pit. Scarlett makes her escape from the detention cell into the air shafts. Baroness stops a fight between Destro and Dr. Mindbender and also watches another failure test of the MASS Device.
Notes of Interest
First Appearance of Clutch.
Major Continuity Differences
GI Joe: Barbeque, Brainstorm, Clutch, Cover Girl, Crank Case, Dial Tone, Downtown, Duke, Hawk, Labrat, Leatherneck, Mainframe, Recondo, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Tunnel Rat
Cobra: Baroness, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Rory, Glynis
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: SL Gallant
Colors: Andrew Crossley
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Associate Editor: Denton J Tipton
Editor: Andy Schmidt
Cover A: Artists: Howard Chaykin, Colors by Edgar Delgado
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B: Artist Robert Atkins, Colors by Andrew Crossley
Cover Company: IDW
Cover C (Retail Incentive, Virgin Cover): Artist: Howard Chaykin, Colors by Edgar Delgado
Cover Company: IDW
In Springfield, IL, a bomb is dropped on a section of the town that Snake Eyes and Mainframe are in. They have just discovered the Cobranet, Snake Eyes just barely defeated a single Cobra Viper and is injured. Stalker and his team, Leatherneck, Recondo and Barbeque, along with a medevac, have arrived to rescue/capture them. A good section of the town is completely destroyed and the Joes believe it is a tornado that did the damage. Using tracking they find Mainframe and Snake Eyes in a basement. As they are evacing them, Mainframe hands Stalker a bottle of water with fluid from the Cobranet's liquid memory system. A key piece of evidence of the existence of Cobra. He tells Stalker that it was bomb dropped from a plane not a tornado and points out that the smell of torpex is in the air. (Torpex is an ingredient in high explosive bombs). Stalker begins to question what he is seeing and maybe begins to believe Mainframe and Snake Eyes about Cobra. The all clear siren goes off and several of the citizens appear to begin clean up.
Scarlett, who is being held in a detention cell for disobeying orders regarding the search for Cobra through Snake Eyes, is meeting with her lawyer Downtown. As he opens his briefcase to help her she attacks him, the guards who are supposed to monitoring by video are getting coffee and then she forces Downtown to open the door. Once outside she attacks an MP guard and steals his utility belt including gun and climbs into the air shafts.
In another part of The Pit, Clutch enters Tunnel Rat's room telling him to gear up to track down Scarlett who has disappeared into the service tunnels. He declines saying "She did me a solid. I don't forget that kind of thing." Hawk barrages in ordering him to go find Scarlett. In a shaft, a mini-drone finds Scarlett see shoots the drone.
In the air returning from Patagonia, Duke, Brainstorm, Dial Tone and the rest of his team are returning to The Pit with a bunch of new evidence that Destro has a super high tech system that makes the place where the system that Cobra moved out of Castle Destro the most dangerous place on Earth.
In the super secret Arctic Cobra base called section Zero, the most dangerous place on Earth, Destro and Dr. Mindbender are arguing over the power lines to the MASS Device. Destro believes they incapable of carrying the power/data load capacity, Dr. Mindbender defends his staff and his equipment, just as they are about to come to blows the Baroness steps in to stop the fight firing a gun at them and saying "You two are acting like children". She reminds them that her life as well as theirs lives depend on the success of the MASS Device. Destro asks to get his own assistants Rory and Glynis. The Baroness agrees to release them to help.
Hawk is contacted by Labrat, who has received the fluid that Mainframe recovered. He is analyzing an organic medium containing genetically engineered enzymes. Which he translate for Hawk is basically yeast that has the binary DNA code of a micro chip. The fluid is memory that holds data. As his computer begins to analyze it. A warning pops up their the computer system has been corrupted. Labrat orders everything shutdown. All of the lights in The Pit go out as the power is shutdown. In a shaft, Scarlett is instantly in complete darkness as she turns on her flashlight, she realizes that when the power goes out it stops the pumps just as a huge flow of water comes at her. She tries to scramble to grab the wall but is to late. She is swept up in the flow. After banging her head into a pipe she is able to pull herself to safety, bleeding from her head wound she passes out.
In Section Zero, a Cobra prisoner, who was caught stealing from the Cobra stores and assaulting a member of his unit, is put inside the MASS Device chamber. Destro orders Rory and Glynis to begin the transfer. The prisoner is then zapped and transported to a beach. He thinks he has escaped and begins to run. When he is just a quickly zapped back to the MASS Device chamber. Believing it a success, Destro begins to brag to Dr. Mindbender. But as they watch the prisoner all of sudden he begins to dissolve. The test was a failure again.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen