#7 THE FALL OF GI JOE PART 7
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: March 2015
Series: G.I. Joe Season 4
Issue Number: 7
Isaac makes a deal with Spinetti to save Rashidov’s life. The Joes miss finding him at the hospital. Tomax and Cobra have framed the failed assassination attempt on the separatists as an attack on Cobra peace keepers. But Isaac might have proof that Tomax ordered the hit on Rashidov.
Notes of Interest
Joes: Flint, Helix, Mainframe, Scarlett
Cobra: Cadet Isaac Craft, Siren, Baroness, Tomax,
Others: Joshua Spinetti, Nick, (Operational Support), Dr. Averin, Galibi Separatists: Grigor Rashidov, Stasik, Victor, President Bulatov of Schleteva
"The Fall of GI Joe Part 7"
Writer: Karen Traviss
Artist: Steve Kurth
Colorist: Kito Young
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: John Barber
Special Thanks to Max Brooks
Cover A: Artist: Jeffrey Veregge
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Dheeraj Verma
Cover Company: IDW
-- Hotel Cassin, Cobra Regional HQ, Galibi
Tomax has just ordered his Cobra Black Ops Team to take out Rashidov and Isaac. He has lost the connection with the team, he can only see the dead body of woman. Tomax calls his Ops department and orders a drone immediately to the scene. He gives them the coordinates they respond with a ten minutes time window to be overhead.
-- Southern Galibi: five minutes after the assassination attempt on Rashidov
Isaac is loading the wounded Rashidov into the truck they arrived in. Five Cobra soldiers are dead as well as Rashidov’s wife, Irena. Rashidov was shot in his side, is bleeding and in a lot of pain. A drone flies by over head as Isaac takes the truck off the road. The Ops team flying the drone spots a Cobra patrol vehicle and its 5 dead soldiers. They report back to Tomax regarding the attack.
-- Rashidov’s temporary headquarters, Southern Galibi
Isaac rushes Rashidov to their base, where a doctor is waiting. His first lieutenant Stasik confronts Isaac as the doctor helps stabilize him. Isaac wants to call his American arms benefactor to see if he can get some medical help. Taking him to hospital would mean death also.
-- Five kilometers North of Astakh, Galibi
Isaac makes the call to Mr. Whelan aka Joshua Spinetti of Operational Support. He is begging for medical assistance. He also took one of the Cobra soldier’s communication helmets.
-- Southern Galibi: One Hour after the assassination attempt on Rashidov
Tomax on the ground is inspecting the dead soldiers. They notice that the cameras are missing from a couple of them. The regional Cobra leader explains to Tomax that he didn’t know that the Black Ops team was working in the area. In the armored supply vehicle, Tomax calls Siren ordering her to set up a press conference in 30 minutes for him to announce the attack on a Cobra patrol.
-- Skatsili Hospital, Astakh, Galibi
Nick of Operational Support is talking with Dr. Averin as a patient arrives. It’s Rashidov but no one knows. They move him into a private room. Joshua Spinetti and Isaac are with him also. As he goes into surgery, Spinetti tells Isaac that he wants Tomax’s head on spike. And he reveals that he knows Isaac’s full name. Spinetti is playing with his large tie clip, which is actually a hidden knife. Isaac doesn’t like that Spinetti knows who he is so he goes for his pistol. But Spinetti is much faster holding a knife to his throat, he doesn’t want to hurt him, and Isaac divulges that he is not working for Cobra. Both relax their weapons as Nick walks up to inform them that Rashidov is stable and will survive.
-- South Bank: London 1800 hrs
Scarlett is disguised as a package delivery person, she is allowed access to deliver it directly to the door. Siren opens the door and Scarlett pulls a gun before Siren can hit the alarm, announcing herself as a GI Joe. See reminds Siren that the Joes tried to save her son many years ago, (See GI Joe Season 3 #13) and she is here to help her again. Scarlett pulls out photos of Isaac as proof. Siren tells her that Isaac deserted from Cobra to join the fighting. She wants Siren to help her, Tomax has been lying to her about the search for her son.
-- Bar Global, Sklero Road, North Myuretz, Galibi
Victor gets a call informing him that Rashidov is in the hospital with a gun shot wound from the peace keepers. Mainframe, who is monitoring the bugged phone, hears every word. The Joes rush to the hospital. As they leave, Scarlett informs them about Isaac as a deserter of Cobra.
-- Skatsili Hospital, Astakh
Isaac and Spinetti are talking about how no one knows what Rashidov looks like, every picture is very old. Isaac is amazed that they tracked him through his wife. Spinetti believes they identified him because Isaac was there. Isaac shows to Spinetti the Cobra Blacks Ops Team data card from the helmet, which recorded all of the interaction.
-- Hotel Cassin, Cobra Regional HQ, Galibi, 2200 Hours
The news reports are saying that the separatists of Rashidov have killed five Cobra peace keepers. Tomax demands that his Cobra staff search every hospital for anyone that is wounded by gunfire. President Bulatov of Schleteva calls Tomax saying that he wants to sign the peace agreement right away now that the separatists have answered the call to become a part of the deal by attacking Cobra.
-- Skatsili Hospital, Astakh
Flint and Helix show up at the hospital, since neither knows what Rashidov looks like they are just asking for the men’s section of the hospital. As the enter an elevator to go down, Spinetti and Isaac wheel the stabilized but the very wounded Rashidov down the hall to take him away. Outside, Isaac asks for the SD card reader, Nick hands him a tablet he can use. Isaac thanks him and tells him if he finds any incriminating evidence against Tomax he will make it public. As Isaac leaves the town an alone police officer waves him over asking to look in the back. Isaac just shoots him dead.
-- South Bank, London
Siren and Scarlett are walking on the street as she tells her that they need proof so they can bring down Cobra. Siren agrees to help in return she wants out, to be left alone and to find her son. Across the way, the Baroness is watching them talk.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen