SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #4 KNIGHT ERRAND
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: April 2015
Series: G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Agent of Cobra
Issue Number: 4
Ronin continues to protect Billy, who has expressed his love for her, but the Arashikage ninja clan along with Storm Shadow have caught up with them. A furious sword battle happens between Storm Shadow and Ronin.
Notes of Interest
Death of Ronin
Cobra: Storm Shadow
Others: Billy, Erika Le Tene (Chameleon)
Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Cover A: Artist: Paolo Villanelli, Colors by Joana Lafuente
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Drew Johnson, Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr
Cover Company: IDW
Ronin is dragging Billy down a hospital hallway. She drops him jumping up to shoot two ninjas in white.
At a small private airfield, Erika Le Tene (Chameleon) is talking to two pilots as Snake Eyes sneaks up behind them knocking them both out.
Ronin has dispatched the Arashikage ninjas but she has to run and Billy with his broken leg is going to make it difficult to move fast.
For 17 months, Ronin and Billy have been on the run until they settled 7 months ago in Thailand and built their own thatched home. Before arriving in Thailand and just after escaping Las Vegas (See Cobra Files #9), they made it to Yuma, AZ which got them across the border and down to Cabo San Lucas. Looking like tourists Ronin robbed a bank, they used the money to go to Havana, then to Eastern Canada. In Turo, Nova Scotia this was the first place they were safe. And its the first place Billy began to admire Ronin. Ronin didn't like it but there was nothing she could do about.
Out in the street outside of the hospital, Ronin is half carrying Billy as he turns to her and says "I love you, you know that." Several ninjas come around the corner, she sends Billy on his way as she takes on four ninjas. She kills two as arrows fly into the ground forcing her to run.
In Nova Scotia, Ronin discovers her contact has been killed which means its time to move. They drive all the way across Canada to Vancouver to get passports to take them to Thailand. In Thailand, Billy really began to change, he meditated, she watched him watching her and his affections toward her really began to show. And even though she didn't show it back. She cared for him also, since he was her mission and the only good thing in her life.
Above the hospital, Erika is flying the stolen plane, she asks Snake Eyes to draw a smile on the plane if he is not working for Cobra. Snake Eyes jumps out of the plane.
Billy stumbling around in the jungle as Ronin sneaks up on him. He is very happy to see her. The monsoon rains have just started. Ronin hopes they have escaped.
Storm Shadow appears in a clearing in front of them.
Ronin turns to Billy and gives him a big kiss and then pushes him away from Storm Shadow as she rushes toward him. The clash of swords begins. Storm Shadow talks through the whole fight. He knows that Ronin trained with the Hard Master, he actually thought about recruiting her to the Arashikage but ultimately passed over her because he thought she was a quitter. They cross swords, both spinning, ending up back to back. Storm Shadow stabs her backwards through the chest. He tells her that he is impressed and was wrong about her being a quitter. Storm Shadow then quickly catches up to Billy.
Sensing a person behind him, Storm Shadow turns around to Snake Eyes standing there.
summary by Josh Eggebeen