#4 THE FALL OF GI JOE PART 4
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: December 2014
Series: G.I. Joe Season 4
Issue Number: 4
The aftermath of Isaac bombing the Galibi building causes Duke and Big Ben to be told to stand down. Tomax is able to leverage the action to get a peace treaty between Shleteva and Galibi. Rashidov is very concerned with having Isaac in his camp. The Joe team is tailing Big Ben and Duke. The Baroness has discovered that Isaac has gone AWOL for Cobra.
Notes of Interest
Joes: Flint, General Colton, Helix, Mainframe, Roadblock, Scarlett
Non-GI Joe: Duke, Big Ben
Cobra: Cadet Isaac Craft, Siren, Baroness, Tomax, Emil, A Cobra Agent
Others: Joshua Spinetti (Operational Support), President Bulatov (Schleteva Leader), President Shefer (Galibi), Galibi Separatists: Grigor Rashidov, Stasik,
"The Fall of GI Joe Part 4"
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
-- Galibi, 5 hours after the attack on the regional council, Ushkirli
Firefighters are handling injured people; a police officer finds a piece of the damaged bomb. A couple blocks away, President Shefer of Galibi is holding a news conference, confirming that terrorist attacks will not derail the peace talks. The bomb parts are being sent to American to be analyzed. No one is sure who set it off, but it is suspected to be Separatist Leader Rashidov.
-- Souther Galibi Hills: Rashidov’s Temporary Command Base
Isaac, with a large poster of Cobra Commander in his room, is doing pushups as he listens to the radio. The news report about the bombing that Isaac did includes 5 staff and two repesentives dead. Stasik walks up to Isaac pointing out to that he killed pen pushes, he was caught on camera leaving the scene and now they are being considered terrorists. He then threatens him. Isaac is unfazed saying “no one wins a war being likeable.”
-- In London
Tomax and Siren hands Tomax a note.
-- Video conference: Galibi Security Service Forensic Lab, Ops Room Governor’s Island
The analyzed bomb parts have discovered that they have Cobra design features but they aren’t confirmed. And Scarlett is wondering if their leak is going let this information go public.
-- Safe House, Galibi
Mainframe and Scarlett are continuing to use their personal emails with coded messages to pass information. Now that Scarlett believes Cobra is involved with Rashidov, Scarlett orders them to stand down. Additionally, she orders them to investigate why Duke and Big Ben are in Galibi. They send Helix out to tale Big Ben, since it’s unlikely that he knows her.
-- Cobra Consulate, London
Siren is looking at the video of her son, Isaac, walking away from the truck that blew up the building. Tomax is very concerned the bomb could be tracked back to Cobra and cause all kinds of problems in the peace process. Tomax tells her he has lots of people looking for him. After the call the Baroness walks up saying “I hope that bombing hasn’t disrupted Tomax’s plans.” She says she is headed to Paris, but as she drives away the GPS has her headed to Italy, where large protests of the US military bases are happening.
-- Operational Support Bureau, Astakh, Galibi, Next day
Joshua Spinetti is watching the video of Isaac walking away from the truck bomb on the news. Spinetti is planning on making a delivery of guns, RPGs and C4 explosives to Rashidov through Isaac. He decides to hold off and head to Washington. The stacks of money go into a bag.
-- Peace talks Schleteva-Galibi Border
Tomax, President Shefer of Galibi and President Bulatov of Schleteva are meeting to discuss continuing the peace process. Both sides agree that Rashidov’s actions will not interfere with the process. Tomax assures them Cobra is not involved with the bombing, even if its parts were. Tomax suggests that Rashidov be given a small cut of the oil/gas pipeline which is big part of the negotiations. They come to an agreement if Cobra stays as the peace keeping force that handles Rashidov and gets a small percentage of the pipeline money. Tomax himself hopes to reach out to Rashidov, perosnally. Both Presidents agree to sign the peace contract. As Tomax is leaving he calls Emil, the Cobra Agent that hired Duke and Big Ben, to cancel the contract on Isaac. Emil informs him that the Baroness is not in Paris, where she is supposed to be. Tomax is going to deal Isaac himself.
-- Operational Support Bureau, New York
Joshua Spinetti calls Scarlett, they talk about Cobra’s activity in the Schleteva-Galibi area. Scarlett needs help finding the leak within GI Joe. In return, Spinetti would like some of GI Joe’s secret information on Cobra.
-- Myuretz, Galibi: Two Days Later
Big Ben looking out the window is paranoia he is being watched. Duke is cleaning his gun, when Big Ben’s phone gets a text message. They have been stood down and are supposed to immediately report in to collect their money and bonus for the inconvenience. Duke heads off to the collect the money, Big Ben stays to meet with a contact named Victor.
-- Myuretz, Galibi: Three Hours Later
Big Ben meets Victor in a bar, Helix is sitting in a booth unable to hear, but watching. Victor is offering to Big Ben an opportunity to give some money to Rashidov. He agrees and they break up. Helix radios to Flint that he is on the move. Using his phone Big Ben watches Helix following him. He hides and as Helix comes around a corner he punches her. She introduces herself without fight back as a member of GI Joe and part of Flint’s unit. Big Ben wants to know what they are doing following him.
-- Cobra Safe House, Marseilles, France.
Baroness and a Cobra agent are talking about Isaac, his secret mission, his AWOL and whether it is actually him in the video. She meets with a Corporal from the Cadet group that Isaac was a part of.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen