GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #206
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: August 2014
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 206
Snake Eyes, Scarlett and Sean Collins visit his childhood home and discover a new family of Crimson Guards is living inside. Sean finds a chip made by Revanche Robotics in the basement. Pale Peony and Jinx go to Dublin to investigate another Revanche facility and run into 921. In the secret lower level of the PIT, Joseph Colton shows Duke what is stored there, large robot shaped objects covered with tarps, and an extremely large eye. Alpine, Muskrat, and Torpedo attend Dr. Burkhart’s funeral.
Cover C was released at the exclusively at the ( Montreal Comic Convention) on Sept 14th-16th, 2014.
Notes of Interest
Sean Collins reintroduced as an adult.
Funeral of Dr. Burkhart.
Homage to Herb Trimpe in the form of a street sign. Homage to Jem and the Holograms on Cobra Commander’s TV.
Joes: Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Chuckles, Psyche-Out, Duke, Lady Jaye, Mainframe, Jinx, Joseph Colton, Stalker, Clutch, Alpine, Torpedo, Muskrat
Cobras: Cobra Commander, Dr. Mindbender
Other: Pale Peony, 921, Sean Collins, Matt and Felicia
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inks: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Cover A: Artist: S.L. Gallant , Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Retail Incentive): Artist: Larry Hama
Cover Company: IDW
Cover C (RE Retailer Exclusive - Montreal Comic Con): Art by S.L. Gallant, Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: Montreal Comic Convention
Snake Eyes and Scarlett are tasked with getting the groceries for the upcoming weekend BBQ. Scarlett drops Snake Eyes off at a local market on Trimpe Street and drives around the block. After Snake Eyes enters the market a car pulls up fast and men jump out to rob the place. A deaf woman and her dog are outside and hear nothing as shots are fired inside the market. Scarlett pulls up in the VAMP as Snake Eyes walks out with the bags of groceries. Police surround the market. Scarlett begins to ask what happened when she notices his mask is out of place which only happens when he works up a sweat. She tells him she does not want to know.
On the way to Fort Wadsworth, they notice a soldier standing in front of Wade Collin’s old house. They stop and see it is their old friend Sean Collins. Scarlett decides that Sean should go inside so she cooks up a scheme. She pretends that there may have been a leak at the base nearby and that they have been sent to inspect local residences for any signs of hazardous materials. The three walk around the house with Sean and Scarlett pretends her cell phone can detect the materials. Sean asks for a distraction so he can search the basement. Matt, the son of the Crimson Guard, notices Snake Eyes’ discomfort and runs to go get something. He brings Snake Eyes a bottle of talcum powder. Sean finds the hidden switch to open the door to the secret room in the basement. He enters and snoops around.
In San Francisco, Cobra Commander and DR. Mindbender take a limo ride. They enter an underground parking garage. They leave the limo and get into a San Francisco Police armored car. Inside Cobra Commander turns on the TV and plays glam rock to interfere with any taps. He says that 921 is taking care of things in Fair City.
In the PIT all surveillance of Cobra Commander has been lost. Chuckles, Mainframe Lady Jaye and Psyche-Out discuss what they have seen before they lost the feeds. Chuckles figured out Fair City must be Dublin, and Duke says that is why Pale Peony and Jinx were sent to Dublin to investigate the Revanche facility there. There are to find out about the MC-768 chip and the mysterious 921. Mainframe tells Duke he is wanted by Colton and Jane below.
In Dublin Jinx and Pale Peony find the MC-768 chip and are about to take it when they are attacked by 921. 921 defeats them and drags them away unconscious.
In the secret lower level of the PIT, Duke and Joe walk on a catwalk above several large draped objects. It is time for Duke to be briefed on what is being stored in the PIT. The objects under the tarps are impressive but not the true reason the secret PIT was built.
Joe leads Duke to a laboratory. They put on felt overshoes. He leads him on top of a large mound. The mound, is a giant eye that fills the entire room. Joe tells Duke the eye has become more active. He thinks it is “seeing.”
In FT. Wadsworth after hearing about Sean’s service he suggests that he request a transfer to the FT. Wadsworth’s Chaplains Assistants Motor Pool. Sean pulls out his phone. When he was in the basement he took a picture of the dime sized chip sitting on the desk in the secret room. Stalker sends the picture to Mainframe immediately. Sean also says the uniform in the basement was not his father’s size. There is a new Crimson Guard family in the house just outside the base now. In Ohio, Torpedo, Alpine, and Muskrat are attending the funeral of DR. Burkhart. Torpedo slips Burkhart’s Uncle a GIJOE challenge coin. The uncle places the coin on top of the grave marker. To be continued.
Summary by Ted Jacobson