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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: January 2015
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 211

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The Joes test the connection between Serpentor and the mysterious entity. Night Creepers enhanced with Blue Ninja technology attack the Arashikage dojo in Japan. The Arashikage mount a retaliatory strike and discover what is being worked on by the Red Shadows in Olliestan. Outback and his team infiltrate the facility in Olliestan and find a giant robot. In the Pit the eye moves and looks at Colton.

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Alternate Covers

Cover D was exclusively sold at the Pensacola Comic Conventionin Pensacola Florida on Feb 21st to Mar 1st, 2015 by Three Alarm Comics.

Notes of Interest

The entity known as the eye moves after being hooked up to Serpentor.

Inside front cover blurb: "Joe and Jane’s project to use Serpentor’s consciousness to control the mysterious entity under the Pit starts to go awry, as Serpentor grows aggressive and unpredictable. The operation on Olliestan begins, led by Outback’s team, who are set to infiltrate an enemy facility… In Japan, Raymond joins Storm Shadow and Obake-san. leader of the Arashikage, as the Blue Ninja clan continues to attack…"

Major Players

Joes: Joe Colton, Jane Colton, Roadblock, Duke, Cross Country, Steeler, Armadillo, Mainframe, Storm Shadow, Cover Girl, Outback, Throwdown, Bazooka, Dusty, Clutch

Cobra: Serpentor

Other: Raymond, Demon Granny, Black Major, Red Laser

Creative Team

Writer: Larry Hama
Penciller: S.L. Gallant
Inker: Brian Shearer
Colorist: J. Brown
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: Carlos Guzman

Cover Credits
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

Cover D (Retailer Exclusive - Penascon): Art by Jen Broomall & Barry Gregory
Cover Company: 3 Alarm Comics

Full Details

In the secret level of the Pit, Serpentor is back in his tube after the events of (See Issue 210). Jane is more hesitant and recommends taking a step back from the experiment of putting Serpentor in control of the secret weapon. Roadblock is hooked up to Serpentor as the primary moral and mental safeguard in case something goes wrong. They will conduct a test with a smaller version of their real weapon. The test begins. Duke watches with Lady Jaye and Wild Card from the Mean Dog. Steeler, Cross Country, and Armadillo operate their vehicles by remote control in an APC. Mainframe is with them. They are using decommissioned versions of the Rolling Thunder, MOBAT, and Havoc.

Serpentor is awakened to control the test. A fast moving blur shows up on the three drivers remote control devices. The Rolling Thunder is destroyed before Armadillo can fire a shot. The Havoc is destroyed just as quickly. The Mobat fires a round and misses twice. Then the tank is turtled.

A giant robot has taken out all three vehicles and is now heading for the APC and Mean Dog. It towers over the Joes. Duke orders the robot to stand down. The robot (Serpentor) obeys. Roadblock says that Serpentor did not want to obey and was really only biding his time.

In Japan, Storm Shadow Raymond and Obake San are fighting NIght Creepers that have been enhanced with Revanche technology and a self destruct. Storm Shadow sees that the bio sensors are made in Yokohoma by Revanche.

The ninjas head to Yokohama to seek answers. Raymond hacks the files as Obake San and Storm Shadow battle several Blue Ninjas. Raymond discovers several blueprints that are parts for a larger creation. Each part is designed to fit in a shipping container.

In Olliestan Cover Girl creates a diversion and the Joes commandeer a Shadow Trak vehicle. Dusty, Outback, and Throwdown dress as Red Shadows and a Sand Viper. Cover Girl gets a message from the Pit relaying the information Storm Shadow found in Yokohama. The facility in Olliestan is being used as an assembly plant.The Joes in the Shadow Trak fool the guard at the gate to the facility. They enter the base and comment on how it is similar to the Pit. They find the way to the underground levels. They use an elevator and jam it with a Blue Ninja’s arm at the bottom of the shaft.

They stumble upon Red Laser and Black Major of the Red Shadows. Fooled by their disguises, the officers tell the Joes to join them. They are led to a giant robot being assembled in pieces. Huge tall mech feet that are several stories tall loom in front of them.

Back at the elevator the arm used to jam the doors and the Shadow trak are found by more Blue Ninjas.

This sets off an alert. The alert reaches the surface and the Joes in their vehicles decide to turn back and help Dusty, Outback, and Throwdown. the Wolverine and Humvee take off looking for action.

In the Pit, the eye stares directly at Colton and Jane. It is now active. Jane reiterates her reluctance to plug Serpentor into the entity and bring the eye online.

Summary by Ted Jacobson