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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: April 2015
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 213

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The weapon controlled by Serpentor has been launched to Olliestan. Duke orders its destruction when Serpentor takes control of the Pit. Stalker, Snake Eyes, and Scarlett take on Serpentor. Serpentor recalls the weapon to the Pit. Throwdown hitches a ride inside but it is not built for humans. Throwdown must wear a helmet during re-entry. This horribly burns him. Serpentor and Snake Eyes battle one on one and Snake Eyes is beaten down. Duke tosses a grenade at Serpentor, who tosses it back at the Joes. Snake Eyes catches the live grenade. When Throwdown disables the giant robot, Serpentor is distracted and Snake Eyes pushes him deep into the Pit by tackling him. Snake Eyes dies in the explosion.

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Alternate Covers

Cover D 2nd Print was released in June of 2015

Notes of Interest

Death of Snake Eyes.

Disfigurement of Throwdown

Inside Front Cover Blurb: "The operation on Olliestan, led by Outback’s team, has reached critical mass: the Red Shadows have launched their secret weapon and it looks grim for the GIJOE team…until the massive entity under the Pit arrives and destroys the enemy in one fell swoop! Meanwhile, at the Pit, Serpentor has escaped his constraints and only Scarlett, Stalker and Snake Eyes can take him down."

Major Players

Joes: Throwdown, Outback, Dusty, Bazooka, Scarlett, Stalker, Snake Eyes, Duke, Mainframe, Joe Colton, Jane Colton, Roadblock, Clutch, Cover Girl

Cobra: Serpentor

Other: Red Shadows Red Laser and Black Major

Creative Team

"The Death of Snake Eyes Part 2"

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inks: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake
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 Simone
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

In Olliestan, the Joe’s weapon has just destroyed the Red Shadow’s weapon. Outback calls the Pit. At the Pit, Serpentor focuses his energy on controlling the Pit and the giant robot in Olliestan. Snake Eyes attacks. Before he can reach Serpentor a section of the Pit floor springs up underneath him and tosses him over the edge of the chasm. Snake Eyes falls several stories. Duke orders Mainframe to get back control of the computers. The virus that Serpentor had created did not fully take effect before the robot was launched. Once the mission is over though, Serpentor will have complete control.

In Olliestan, Black Major orders the Red Shadows to attack the Joe’s robot. Duke sends orders to Outback to do the same.

In the Pit, Snake Eyes has stopped his fall but lost his Uzi. He is climbing back up to Serpentor.

In Olliestan, Throwdown leaps onto the giant robot where it cannot reach him.

In the Pit, Mainframe and Jane Colton are trying to restore the computer. They need the secret back door to regain control. Serpentor knocks out Stalker, Scarlett attacks and Serpentor catches her by the throat. He holds her over the chasm about to drop her. Snake Eyes can see this from where he is climbing back up. Throwdown, who is in a Toxo Viper uniform, cuts his way into the head of the robot with a Blue Ninja weapon. Serpentor sends a command to the robot to return to the Pit.

Snake Eyes tackles Serpentor and he drops Scarlett on the floor. Serpentor then pummels Snake Eyes. Roadblock attacks Serpentor from behind.

Throwdown, inside the robot, stretches to reach the Blue Ninja weapon as he floats in zero gravity.

Serpentor stops Roadblock by causing him extreme pain through the neural or mental connection that they have. He then turns back to Snake Eyes and rips his mask off because he wants to see his face. Serpentor is disappointed it was not as gruesome as he expected.

The robot has flown back and is above the Pit. During re-entry Throwdown’s Toxo viper helmet gets red hot and sets his head ablaze inside the helmet.

Serpentor continues to beat Snake Eyes. Scarlett and Stalker rush towards him. Duke stops her. He and Joe Colton draw their pistols on Serpentor. Serpentor holds the limp body of Snake Eyes up as a human shield. Colton, frustrated, tosses his pistol at Serpentor and misses. Serpentor heaves Snake Eyes back at the Joes knocking them all down. The robot lands behind Serpentor. Throwdown is still inside, his face on fire. He reaches for the laser sword laying on the floor. Duke lobs a grenade at Serpentor. Serpentor uses the robot’s finger to flick the grenade back at Duke and the other Joes. Snake Eyes catches the grenade and runs towards Serpentor. Serpentor does not feel threatened.

Throwdown uses the Blue Ninja weapon to disable the robot. The arm falls and distracts Serpentor just as Snake Eyes spears him, grenade in hand. They fall together over the edge into the precipice. The grenade explodes. The Joes, stunned, run to the edge. Throwdown cuts his way out of the robot and falls from the robot to his knees.

He is almost mistaken for a Toxo Viper, until Scarlett recognizes his burning face as Sean Collins. He grasps Snake Eyes discarded mask from the floor and puts it on to extinguish the fire.

In Olliestan the Joes receive a transmission from Mainframe. Dusty says what Mainframe is telling him. He says the robot was disabled by Throwdown and he smiles. His smile disappears and his jaw drops. He goes silent and the Joes ask him what else it was Mainframe said. Dusty raises his hand to his mouth and sheds a tear.

To be continued.

Summary by Ted Jacobson