GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #220 COBRA WORLD ORDER PART 2
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: November 2015
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 220
When Duke takes a Skystriker at full afterburner to Andrews AFB Cobra goes on the alert and steps up their secret plans. Joes outside the Silent Castle report an increase in activity, this message is sent to Hawk who is in Canada investigating Revanche. Hawk leaves immediately to head to Utah. Zoe and Chloe are watching Fred closely to make sure he follows through with his part of the plan. Snake Eyes trains in New York City with Storm Shadow and Obake Obaasan. Outback and Spirit are visiting Spirit’s adoptive parents in New Mexico and receive a message to return to Utah. Destro flies into New Jersey to meet with Zartan. Duke arrives at Andrews AFB and is reunited with his wife Claire.
Notes of Interest
First Appearance of Bombstrike.
Introduction of Claire Hauser, Duke’s wife, after years of being held captive
Inside cover blurb:
Hawk, teaming with special forces teams around the globe, continues to investigate the Revanche corporation and its alliance with Cobra…
Meanwhile Zartan brings together Cobra’s many free agents. And Destro makes a deal with Cobra Commander…
Lady Jaye, Duke, Roadblock, Ace, Ambush Rampart, Recoil, Bombstrike, Dial Tone, Chuckles, Mainframe, Lt. Falcon, Hawk, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Spirit, Outback
Cobra Commander, DR. Mindbender, Fred 191, Fred 172, Firefly, Scrap Iron, Copperhead, Zartan, Destro, Baroness
Marie Fournier, Zoe, Chloe, Wendy Ling Torres, Obake Obaasan, Ingrid Iron Knife, Javier Iron Knife, Claire
"Cobra World Order Part 2"
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inker: Derek Fridolfs
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Shawn Lee
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Cover A: Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Adam Riches
Cover Company: IDW
The Pit hangar bay. Roadblock escorts Duke to a waiting Skystriker. Ace has been ordered to fly Duke at full afterburner across the country to Andrews AFB. Ace notices Duke’s change in behavior. After the jet takes off Lady Jaye asks Roadblock what is happening. Roadblock knew Duke before they became GI Joes. Claire, Duke’s wife, has been found.
At the Cobra Silent Castle, Techno Vipers notice the unprecedented flight of Duke’s Skystriker. Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender wrongly assume that the Joes have discovered their secret plans. Cobra Commander orders the time schedule for the plan be changed to tomorrow.
Outside the Castle, Bombstrike, Recoil, Ambush, and Rampart notice an increase in patrols of HISS tanks and Flak Vipers and report to the Pit.
In the Pit, the news reaches the command structure and Chuckles posts that Cobra is setting the suspected plan into motion. Lt. Falcon and the others realize it is the flight of the Skystriker that has set Cobra off and running. Mainframe contacts Hawk.
In Toronto, Marie Fournier, Hawk, and two police officers are about to open a suspicious crate. The crate pops open and a Blue Ninja attacks. The two officers are bisected when their armor piercing ammo fails. Hawk tackles the robot and shoots it at its weakest point under the jaw. Hawk and Marie enter a warehouse filled with more crates. Hawk leaves her to deal with the situation when he gets an alert from the Pit.
In Seattle, Fred 172 is working his Air Traffic Controller job. Zoe calls him as he is having an apple for lunch. Fred says that he and Fred 191 took her warning very seriously when she and Chloe took the Freds for a car ride. Chloe is propped outside the airport, sniper rifle at the ready, Fred 172 in her sights.
In Washington DC Fred 191 receives a text while he is talking to Wendy Ling Torres. He leaves her abruptly. He is met by a van. Firefly, Scrap Iron, and Copperhead are there to make sure he carries through with his part of Cobra’s large plan. They tell him the schedule has changed.
In New York City, Midtown, at the Water Tower hideout Storm Shadow and Obake “Demon Granny” Obasaan are training Sean Collins. Granny clubs him with a purse full of bricks. Granny says that he must earn the name Snake Eyes. Sean recovers quicker than expected from the assault and gets behind her. He places his sword on her shoulder. She says “Winning point to Snake Eyes.” Storm Shadow prepares for an intruder as he sees the hatch in the floor open. It is Scarlett, she has received the orders to return. She says they have all been recalled.
Taos, New Mexico, Outback is speaking with Spirit’s adoptive parents. He is surprised, he had always heard that Spirit’s parents were disadvantaged, but that is clearly not the case here. Spirit returns and talks about how he became a Shaman after getting his degree in Psychology. Outback gets a text saying their leave is cancelled and they have been recalled.
In the New Jersey Wetlands, a man sits outside a filling station smoking a cigarette. A black attack helicopter lands in front of him. Not phased the man in the chair waits as Destro leaves the chopper. Destro orders the Baroness to make sure the chopper is ready to take off immediately. Destro and the attendant, who reveals himself to be Zartan enter the gas station to talk.
Andrews AFB, Ace has landed and Duke leaves the cockpit before the ground crew can place a ladder at the cockpit. A humvee with an Air Force officer, an Airman, and two men in black suits picks Duke up. They speed him to a hangar. The officer says he has a change of uniform waiting for Duke, and he will be briefed but Duke ignores him and heads straight to the woman on a gurney in the hangar. Claire was found in a sub basement in Trucial Abysmia. She had been moved from country to country for years as a prisoner. Claire sees Duke and she says how much she missed him. They embrace.
Summary by Ted Jacobson