Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: January 2011
Series: G.I. Joe Season 1
Issue Number: 26
The Joes have discovered the location of the MASS Device. Helix & Snake Eyes arrive in the MASS Device chamber of Section Zero and begin creating destruction that eventually results in the evacuation of Section Zero.
Notes of Interest
Major Continuity Differences
GI Joe: Brainstorm, Dial Tone, Duke, Hawk, Helix, Scarlett, Shareware, Snake Eyes
Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Copperback (Glynis), Destro, Dr. Orizama,
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: Robert Atkins
Inkers: Clayton Brown & Juan Castrov
Colors: Andrew Crossley
Letters: Shawn Lee
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Andy Schmidt
Cover A: Artists: Robert Atkins & Clayton Brown, Colors by Andrew Crossley
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Retail Incentive): Artist: Trevor Hutchinson
Cover Company: IDW
Having arrived in the MASS Device chamber of Section Zero, Helix and Snake Eyes have achieved complete surprise and when they attack they are very successfully at killing Vipers and Cobra techs. In the control room, Copperback (Glynis, Destro's former assistant) orders everyone to attack and the alarm is sounded. Dr. Orizama is dumb founded as to how they were transported to the chamber.
Mainframe and Brainstorm figured out how the MASS Device worked and Helix and Snake Eyes after being scanned and encoded were successful in being transported with some Viper's returning from a mission.
Snake Eyes firing his Uzi and swinging his sword begins to make his way to the control room. Helix begins flipping around firing her gun as she continues to draw attention to herself, so Snake Eyes can make it.
Once inside the control room, Snake Eyes, kills the Viper guards and holds both Dr. Orizama and Copperback at gun point. Helix out of bullets in her gun picks up a Viper's gun and kills several more as she makes her way to the control room.
Snake Eyes fires his gun into the control board of the MASS Device, thereby preventing any more transports. Then Snake Eyes seals the door to the MASS Device which prevents anymore guards from accessing the chamber.
Snake Eyes activates his transponder and Shareware who is in The Pit monitoring the Joes status receives Snake Eyes' location. Completely surprised, Shareware reports to Hawk that his signal is showing that Snake Eyes is located somewhere just above the Arctic Circle. Dial Tone confirms the reading is correct and discovers Helix's location is in the same place.
In Section Prime, Cobra Commander is receiving the very little news about what is happening inside the MASS Device chamber. The Baroness suggests to Cobra Commander that a decision be sent to the Council. He rejects this idea and makes a swift decision based on the misinterpreted information that the attack is by more than just two Joes. The MASS Device is Cobra's most secret project and he can't allow any of it to fall into enemy hands. He determines that Section Zero has been compromised. He orders the destruction of Section Zero. The Baroness reminds him about Section Sabine. Cobra Commander says "They knew the risks. They are prepared to make that sacrifice." Baroness is saddened that all of her hard work in creating the MASS Device will be destroyed. Cobra Commander reassures her Destro will help her rebuild it. Cobra Commander admits that the loss of Section Zero is painful to Cobra.
Helix having exhausted her bullets grabs another gun and kills all but the last Viper. She out of bullets again and the last Viper stands over her about to kill her, when Snake Eyes slices the Viper killing him. Helix begins to faint as Snake Eyes grabs her and takes her to the control room. Dr. Orizama and Copperback are tied up. Helix radios The Pit and reports how they got there and that they have pretty much destroyed the chamber. Copperback points out to Helix on the monitor in the room that Cobra is evacuating the base.
Snake Eyes sticks a knife to Copperback's throat and she tells them about a secret escape hatch. Helix feints again, her nervous system is overloaded with data.
Hawk confirms with Scarlett about the Snake Eyes and she informs him that many of the Viper teams will now be stranded. Dial Tone sends out an international terror alert.
At Section Zero, Cobras are escaping en mass and Snake Eyes carrying Helix and following Copperback and Dr. Orizama escape onto the ice flow just as a Cobra DEMON tank arrives. Snake Eyes easily captures it and the group begin escaping with the rest of the Cobra vehicles.
Behind them Section Zero explodes. The ice sheet cracks all over the place and as Snake Eyes is driving the DEMON it begins to slip backwards as the ice sheet tilts upwards.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen