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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: June 2011
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 167

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North of the Polar Ice cap the Joes return to the Russian research station. It seems abandoned but they find themselves surrounded by Cobra Snow Wolves and Snow Serpents. Mainframe is sent to Manhattan to help Joe Colton and G.I. Jane. Destro and the Baroness return to Scotland to find that Cobra has cancelled all MARS contracts. Crystal Ball and Firefly plan to attack the tower in Manhattan.

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Notes of Interest

Darklon survived an attack by Destro. (See issue #146)

Major Players

GI Joe: Iceberg, Blizzard, Frostbite, Cold Front, Scoop, Sci Fi, Lowlight, Mainframe, Joe Colton, G.I. Jane, Hardtop, Steam Roller, Cross Country, Lady Jaye, Duke, Scarlett, Dialtone, Stalker

Cobra: Destro, Baroness, Sergeant Major, Crystal Ball, Firefly, Night Creepers, Snow Serpents, Snow Serpent Commander, Techno Viper

Creative Team

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: SL Gallant
Inker: Gary Erskine
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman

Cover Credits
Cover A: SL Gallant, Colors by Andrew Crossley
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B: Artist: Ron Wagner, Colors by Andrew Crossley
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retail Incentive): Artist: Larry Hama
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

In Manhattan, Mainframe has been sent to assist Joe Colton and Jane with the recalibration of the rapid pulse electron beam projector (See Issue #86). Jane demonstrates the problem by firing on an old Mauler. The beam misses by ten meters. Jane then shows Mainframe six satellites, stealth satellites, that have shown up recently. All the satellites are directed at one location, the Soviet research station at the polar ice cap.

Crystal Ball is telling a fortune when Firefly interrupts and rudely chases the customer out the door.

At the ice station, Iceberg and Frostbite are trapped inside and pinned down by Snow Serpents. Cold Front loses the Avalanche when a Snow Wolf drives over the station and rams him. The three Joes are captured and tied to the back of a Snow Wolf. A Techno Viper establishes a communication link as Blizzard watches from a distance.

In Scotland, Destro is made aware of all the Snow Wolves amassing at the polar ice cap where the joes met Kwinn, and the selling of the stealth satellites to Cobra. (Again, Back in Issue #2) Destro puts all the pieces together which lead him to the tower in Manhattan. The Baroness tells Destro that Darklon is alive and he is the one selling to Cobra Commander. Darklon who Destro thought was dead by his own hand managed to get to a bunker before the missile hit. (See Issue #146)

Mainframe, Joe Colton and Jane are looking over the security upgrades put in place after the original attack by Cobra. Duke confirms the mission at the polar ice cap but they are unable to do anything because of the misalignment of the projector.

Firefly and Crystal Ball are looking at the same schematics of the tower. Firefly has planned an attack. Crystal Ball is dubious and then Firefly reveals the rest of his team, the Night Creepers.

In Utah Hardtop, Cross Country, and Steam Roller move the "fake" GI Joe base, The Pit, to a new location on a crawler similar to the one used by the shuttle. Basically the 3 huts that are on the surface and a small section of the underground portion of The Pit are able to move to disguise their location.

Inside The Pit, Lady Jaye reveals they have lost contact with the Arctic team. Dial Tone then finds a "yootoob" video posted with the code-names of the team. Blizzard is on the video and tells them what is happening. Duke, Scarlett and the others in the room watch the video as Blizzard heads off on his skis.

Summary by Ted Jacobson