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GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #214 THE DEATH OF SNAKE EYES PART 3

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-IDW-1982-GIJOEARE-214

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: June 2015
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 214

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The Flag of the United States is at half mast.
The majority of the Joes gather to honor the passing of Snake Eyes, a coyote wanders onto the parade grounds and observes as troops, friends, fellow soldiers, vehicles and aircraft all pass by in a massive funeral procession. Snake Eyes’ casket is loaded onto a C-130 for transport. Spirit picks up the coyote and ushers him out the main gates when he starts to head to the boots of Snake Eyes. Freedom flies over the U.S. flag now flying at full mast again.

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Alternate Covers

Cover D was released by ComicxPosure at the Special Edition NYC Comic Festival held on June 6th & 7th, 2015 in New York City and is available at their website Comicxposure.com

Cover F 2nd Print was released on the same day as the regular #214 through comic book stores.

Cover D & E were released by ComicxPosure comic book store in July in 2015 and available at their website Comicxposure.com

Notes of Interest

A Silent Issue

Snake Eyes open boot ceremony and funeral procession

Major Players

Parade Ground:
Hawk, Duke, Stalker, Scarlett, Joe Colton, Jane Colton

Row #1 Left to Right:
Rock N Roll, Airborne, Flash, Gung Ho, Snow Job, Chuckles, Tripwire, Mutt and Junkyard, Lady Jaye, Flint, Outback, the Fridge, Sneak Peek, Jinx, Lt. Falcon, Law and Order, Tunnel Rat, Airtight, Alpine, Mainframe, Bazooka, Dusty,Roadblock, Spirit and Freedom.

Row #2 Left to Right:
Iceberg, Footloose, Zap, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Recondo, Ripcord, Blowtorch, Low Light, Sgt. Slaughter, Sci-Fi, Fast Draw, Blizzard, Budo, Charbroil, Hit N Run, Lightfoot, Muskrat, Repeater, Hard Ball, Barbecue, Dial Tone,

Row #3 Left to Right: Spearhead and Max, Backblast, Downtown, Recoil, Scoop, Shockwave, Ambush, Bullhorn, Captain Grid Iron, Freefall, Pathfinder, Rampart, Rapid Fire, Salvo, Stretcher, Sub Zero, Topside, Heavy Duty, Tracker, Barricade, + three Joes are unidentifiable. (All pictured on cover E 2nd Print)

Vehicles:
VAMP with Clutch, Crossfire with Rumbler, Wolverine with Cover Girl, Snow Cat with Frostbite, Bridgelayer with Tollbooth, Slugger with Thunderwing towing the HAL with Grand Slam, MOBAT with Steeler, Mauler with Rampage, Persuader with Backstop, HAVOC with Cross Country, Mean Dog with Wild Card, Rolling Thunder with Armadillo, Raider with Hot Seat, Thunder Clap with Long Range, Steam Roller, and Hard Top, WHALE with Cutter, Deep Six, Admiral Keel Haul, Shipwreck and Polly, APC with Snake Eyes' casket and unknown driver

Aircraft:
C-130 transport with Wild Bill and Lift Ticket, Skystriker with Ace, Conquest with Slipstream, Phantom X-19 with Ghost Rider, Skystorm with Wind Mill, Storm Eagle, Vector and SHARC with unknown pilots.

Creative Team

"THE DEATH OF SNAKE EYES PART 3"

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inks: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Editor: Carlos Guzman


Cover Credits
Cover A: Artist: S.L. Gallant , Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retail Incentive): Art by Larry Hama
Cover Company: IDW

Cover D REA (Retailer Exclusive A): Art by Fabio Valle
Cover Company: ComicXposure at Special Edition NYC Comic Festival

Cover E REB (Retailer Exclusive B): Art by Fabio Valle
Cover Company: ComicXposure

Cover F (2nd Print): Art by S.L. Gallant , Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

The Joes are standing at attention in the parade ground of The Pit. The American flag is at half staff and an open boot ceremony for Snake Eyes is beginning. A lone coyote wanders onto the parade ground walking up to Snake Eyes' boots that have his sword staked in the ground, his Uzi hanging from the handle and a knife is his boot.

Hawk, Duke, Stalker, Scarlett, Joe Colton and Jane Colton are in the front row. The majority of the Joe team is at attention in three full rows behind them. Roadblock is in a wheel chair. Rock 'n' Roll is crying.

As the coyote looks around Stalker falls to his knees also crying. Duke and Scarlett help him stand up. Spirit, with Freedom his Eagle, on his shoulder walks up to the coyote. Freedom flies off and Spirit picks up the coyote to carry him to a safe spot.

A vehicle procession passes Snake Eyes' boots. All the vehicle drivers are saluting as they pass. Steeler is crying. Cutter and Shipwreck are also shedding tears. All of the vehicles proceed down into The Pit's ramp.

Standing next to the Quonset hut, Spirit holds back the coyote as the door opens. An APC without the back cover contains the casket of Snake Eyes, covered in an American flag. The APC stops at the tailgate of a C-130 flown by Wild Bill and Lift Ticket. Pall Bearers; Flash, Gung Ho, Rock N Roll, Stalker, Scarlett, and Duke remove the casket from the APC bringing it onto the C-130 then leave as the door closes. The C-130 circles The Pit as additional GI Joe aircraft fly in formation with all of the pilots saluting and crying.

The Joes on the parade ground file down the ramp into The Pit. Lady Jaye and Flint hold hands. With Spirit as the remaining Joe above ground, he closes the ramp. He allows the coyote to go outside the main gate before closing it. As he gives one final salute to Snake Eyes, Freedom flies past the flag now returned to full staff.

All done in silence.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen