GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #210
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: December 2014
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 210
Roadblock is selected to be the moral conscience of Serpentor and the eye. Serpentor awakes and escapes but is subdued by Roadblock. The Joes are sent to Olliestan to recon a Revanche desert facility that is even larger than the PIT. Raymond is sent to Japan to join the Arashikage and they are attacked by Revanche Blue Ninjas. The Crimson Guards will be ready to put their plan in motion in three weeks.
Notes of Interest
Throwdown’s (Sean Collins) first mission with the Joes.
Hasbro designers Bob Prupis and Ron Rudat are honored by having two countries, Prupistan and Rudatistan named after them.
Joes: Roadblock, Joe Colton, G.I. Jane, Wild Bill, Dogfight, Throwdown (Sean Collins), Outback, Cover Girl, Dusty, Clutch, Bazooka, Storm Shadow, Psyche-Out, Lady Jaye, Duke, Mainframe
Cobra: Serpentor, Cobra Commander, Dr. Mindbender
Other: Raymond, Obake Obaasan
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inks: Brian Shearer
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 (Subscription): Art by Antonio Fuso, Colors by Stefano Simeone Cover Company: IDW
In the secret level of the PIT, G.I. Jane and Joe Colton have brought Roadblock down to the area Serpentor is being kept. They tell Roadblock he was chosen by surveying all the Joes with questions designed to find the most moral and ethical of the Joes. He will be tied to Serpentor and the eye as a control conscience.
Serpentor begins to head butt the glass rejuvenation chamber he is being held in until it shatters. Two lab assistants shoot him with tranquilizer rifles to no effect.
Five thousand feet above the dogleg between Prupistan and Rudatistan, Wild Bill and Dog Fight are flying a cargo plane with the recon team aboard. Cover Girl, Outback, Dusty, Clutch, Bazooka, and Throwdown all prepare to jump. The vehicles go first, a Wolverine and a Humvee.
In the PIT, Serpentor slides through Roadblock’s legs and grabs the two tranquilizer rifles. He tranquilizes the assistants. Serpentor begins to destroy the lab with his bare hands.
Colton faces Serpentor and punches him. This distracts him and Roadblock comes at him from behind, placing him in a bear hug until he passes out.
In Olliestan, the Joes have landed, Outback digs out an old paper map and after a short briefing they put on night vision and move out.
In Japan, Raymond’s bus arrives at a small station. Raymond is met there by Obake Obaasan. She tells him to take his sword out and get on the scooter. They drive off and are attacked by a flying Revanche Blue Ninja weapons platform. Raymond cuts off an arm and Obake tells him next time cut off the arm with the gatling. Storm Shadow shows up on a motorcycle and destroys the robot.
In the PIT, Serpentor has been secured in a different prison, a coffin like regeneration chamber similar to the one found in Ireland. Jane tells Roadblock there is a danger that when Roadblock is joined with the eye and Serpentor their is a chance of a back flow and part of Serpentor will join with him.
Upstairs, Lady Jaye, Duke and Psyche Out express their moral reservations in the matter of using Serpentor to control the eye. Duke says it is their only option. They either try to control this eye, or fix what happens if they don’t.
Mainframe gets a report from Olliestan after the Joes do their first recon of the area. The facility is much larger, and more heavily guarded than they thought. Thermals indicate an underground area larger than the PIT there. The Joes look at it on a monitor.
Outback gets a transmission from Duke in Olliestan, they are to return the next night for more recon. Duke also relays a message from Stalker and Snake Eyes to keep an eye on Throwdown. Outback says he won’t let anything happen to him.
At the new Cobra Headquarters building Doctor Mindbender is talking to Cobra Commander about the revanche facility in Olliestan. He stands in front of the same schematic Lady Jaye and the others were looking at in the PIT. Cobra Commander asks about the Crimson Guard project and Dr.Mindbender says it will be ready in three weeks. Cobra Commander comments it is all coming together nicely.
Summary by Ted Jacobson