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#3 THE FALL OF GI JOE PART 3

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-IDW-1982-2THEFALL-03

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: November 2014
Series: G.I. Joe Season 4
Issue Number: 3

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The Joe team gets closer to finding Isaac. Duke and Big Ben (no longer part of GI Joe) haven’t had any luck finding Isaac but the Joe team knows he is in Galibi. Joshua Spinetti makes an arms deal with Rashidov. Isaac plants a bomb that blows up a government building. Tomax continues to be a peace maker through Cobra.

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Notes of Interest

Season 4 takes place 5 years after Season 3 ended. Isaac Craft is sixteen.

Aisha Hauser (Duke’s wife) death is mentioned. She died of an infection.

Major Players

Joes: Flint, General Colton, Helix, Mainframe, Roadblock, Scarlett
Non-GI Joe: Duke, Big Ben

Cobra: Cadet Isaac Craft, Tomax,

Others: Joshua Spinetti (Operational Support), Bill (NSA), Galibi Separatists: Grigor Rashidov, Stasik, Dimitri

Creative Team

"The Fall of GI Joe Part 3"

Writer: Karen Traviss
Artist: Steve Kurth
Colorist: Kito Young
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: John Barber
Special Thanks to Max Brooks


Cover Credits
Cover A: Artist: Jeffrey Veregge
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Dheeraj Verma
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retail Incentive): Artist: Kelsey Shannon
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

-- Rashidov’s Abandoned Camp, Galibi Border: Operation Axiom, Day 10
Helix is examining the dead body of Cadet John, he was executed at point blank range, has Cobra boots and a bar of candy. Flint takes a picture. They exit the camp.

-- Southern Galibi Hills: Grigor Rashidov’s Territory
A Rashidov lieutenant named Stasik drops of Rashidov at a new hiding place in a friendly village. As long as they don’t use phones, the US and anyone else hunting them shouldn’t be able to find them. Isaac is standing nearby with a machine gun and bullets around his chest. Both Stasik and Rashidov believe he is very dangerous and a huge potential problem.

-- Handsworth Club, New York: Members Only
General Colton is talking with Bill of the National Security Agency (NSA), about the information leak that informed Rashidov of the incoming Joe team. NSA, CIA and Joe all had access, no one knows how it got leaked.

-- Joe Ops Center, on Governor’s Island
General Colton arrives informing Scarlett of his lack of information on the leak. Scarlett leaves to buy a new cell phone, once she does, she calls Joshua Spinetti of Operational Support, leaving a message that she wants to talk. She then calls Mainframe’s personal cell phone telling him to expect some phones. The Joes avoiding using the Joe communication system which they believe is compromised. Scarlett sends a message that is encrypted but Helix’s skill set allows her to decode it. The message tells them they are compromised and she says its time exit the area. Flint, countermands that order, saying they will stay where they are and continue to hunt Rashidov. Helix will go hide in plain sight in town as an expat.

-- 10 Kilometers east of Astakh, Galibi
Joshua Spinetti is sitting in his car waiting to meet with a Rashidov member. He is making a delivery. He has a tie clip that is also a knife. Three hours later his contact shows up, they hassle him, blindfold him, and take him to Rashidov.

-- Schletevan Separatist Safe House, Southern Galibi
Spinetti, going by Mr. Whelan, meets with Stasik. Spinetti is donating RPGs, plenty of rockets, machine guns and lots of ammo all in order to support their uprising. He is masquerading as an oil operative hoping to encourage them to make a deal to keep the oil pipeline between Schleteven and Galibi flowing. Dimitri searches him removing everything but the tie clip. They put the blindfold on again.

-- Day 4 of the search for Isaac Craft: Myuretz, Southern Galibi
Duke is sitting in silence next to Big Ben, they are waiting for more information on Isaac Craft. Big Ben gives Duke his sympathy regarding the death of Aisha,his wife, she died from an infection at her care facility. On the news, Tomax is doing a press conference about negotiating the continued peace agreement between Schletevan and Galibi. Unknown to them, Helix is watching.

-- Southern Galibi Hills: Grigor Rashidov’s Territory
Isaac is chopping wood. Rashidov needs Isaac to go to town to get a message to the American arms dealer/oil man/Spinetti. Isaac really wants to create some action, blow up stuff, and take down Tomax do anything to cause trouble for Cobra.

-- Operational Support Office, Astakh, Galibi
Joshua Spinetti is talking to his NSA contact, who tells him that General Colton is making serious changes on the GI Joe side of the communications, so he doesn’t have the info that is needed. They leave to meet with Rashidov’s messenger. When Joshua and Isaac meet, he gives Isaac coordinates for an arms delivery, Isaac asks if high explosives can be added to the order. Joshua isn‘t sure but will try. As Isaac walks away, Joshua says to himself “I think you’re going to be trouble, boy.”

-- Safe House, 50 Kilometers from Astaki, Southern Galibi: Day 8 of Operation Axiom.
Helix shows the Joe team a picture of Duke and Big Ben. They have no idea what Duke is up to, Mainframe recognizes Big Ben, who just briefly assigned to the Joe team years ago, they suspect he is working as private contractor doing security. But it makes their lives more complicated.

-- Hotel room in Southern Galibi
Duke is looking at Isaac’s picture. Tomax at a news conference is on the TV. Duke pulls out pictures from his wallet that include Aisha, his wife, Bazooka, Snake Eyes, Chuckles, Jinx and Flash. He is on a mission to kill Tomax.

-- Southern Galibi Hills: Grigor Rashidov’s Territory
Isaac is working on creating a bomb out of fertilizer packed in an oil barrel. Stasik and Rashidov walk up. Isaac says the bomb is for a regional council government building and not intended to be a mass casualty’s type of bomb. Just destruction of a building, he believes that it will bring attention to Rashidov’s cause and help bring him into the talks that Tomax is working on. Stasik is against the idea but Rashidov likes it.

-- Ushkirli, Two days later
Isaac drives a truck with the back filled with barrels and covered up to a building that is empty. He pulls out a detonator blowing up the truck and building.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen