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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: December 2015
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 222

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Duke has a recurring dream of the attack where Claire was captured and he was shot in the chest. A special military delegation is sent to the Pit to deal with the impending Cobra threat and briefed by Hawk. Duke’s combat readiness given his current emotional situation is decided by a select group of Joes. Wendy Ling Torres arrives at the Pit with intel from a defecting Cobra agent including the trigger phrase for the impending Cobra World Order operation. The trigger code words are said across the country and the Joes take flight to meet the threats head on.

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Notes of Interest

Cobra World Order is released bi-monthly.

Duke has a scar on his chest from the attack when Claire was captured.

Major Players

Duke, Roadblock, Muskrat, Low Light, Lift Ticket, Wild Bill, Cover Girl, Rock N Roll, Lady Jaye, Hawk, Stalker, Mainframe, Chuckles, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Psyche-Out, Dog Fight, Hard Top, Clutch, Freedom, Dial Tone

Dr. Mindbender, Cobra Commander, Fred 172, Fred 191

Claire Hauser, Zoe, Chloe, Wendy Ling Torres, several unnamed military officers consisting of Navy S.E.A.L.s, Recon Marines, AF Combat Controllers, Coast Guard MSRT, Delta Force, Air Force Air Mobility Command, Army, Navy and Marine aviation.

Creative Team

"Cobra World Order Part 4"

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inker: Derek Fridolfs
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman

Cover Credits
Cover A: Art by Phil Jimenez, Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Subscription): Artist: Adam Riches
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

Duke and Claire are in an impoverished village giving humanitarian medical aid. A pick up truck loaded with armed insurgents attacks. Claire is dragged into the truck and Duke is shot in the chest. Duke bolts straight up in his bed screaming. He touches the scar tissue on his right pectoral muscle. Roadblock enters the room to check on Duke. He asks if Duke was still having that dream and Duke replies he never stopped.

Elsewhere in the Pit the Joes are prepping their vehicles. Two Humvees drive into the motor pool area. They are filled with Special Ops Officers Lady Jaye tells them they will all be given codenames for the duration of their stay in the Pit.

Hawk, Duke, Mainframe, and Stalker brief the officers in the command center. Before this visit none of them knew anything about GI Joe. They are given a short briefing on Cobra, the Crimson Guard program, and they are shown the video found in Darren 247’s basement computer. (See Issue 221)

Cobra’s master plan is to use Crimson Guards to attack the country’s infrastructure from within using simultaneous attacks and sabotage. Each of the visiting officers is given a thumb drive.

Dr. Mindbender tells Cobra Commander the Dreadnoks captured Wendy Ling Torres and he ran her through the Brainwave Scanner on the Senator’s lunch break. Cobra Commander warns Mindbender Operation Ms. Marco better go smoothly.

Deep in the Pit, Snake Eyes, Psyche Out, Scarlett, Chuckles, and Roadblock are holding their own meeting. They must determine if Duke is fit for duty after his recent ordeal and separation. They are discussing the factors when a Lear Jet enters the Pit airspace.

Dog Fight interrupts Hawk’s briefing of the visiting officers with the news. Hawk leaves the meeting to greet Junior Senator Wendy Ling Torres, who has made an unexpected visit. Wendy and Fred 191 deplane. Wendy hands a briefcase with Cobra markings to Hawk. A high level Cobra operative has defected and turned in this intel regarding the Cobra World Order plan. Inside the briefcase are dates, names, and codewords. The trigger codewords are bewitched, entranced, fascinated.

Hawk formulates a counteroffensive. The officers will be sequestered in the Pit, and the Pit will go into lockdown. Dial Tone sets up a secured form of communication. All outside communication is prohibited. Wendy Ling Torres and Fred will be quarantined also.

Wendy and Fred 191 give all their electronic devices to Snake Eyes. Fred makes a joke about subpoenaed emails.

The next morning in Seattle Zoe and Chloe are watching Fred 172 at his job in the ATC from a sniper’s nest. They send him the codewords bewitched entranced fascinated and then pack up and leave. In several locations the codewords are given. Locations critical to transportation, communication and power.

In the Pit command center, MainFrame tells Duke the Cobra World Order plan has been initiated. All of the Joes plans had been finalized the night before. An encrypted command and operations net will be used for communication between the field and the Pit. They leave in an hour in several transport planes of several different types. From Lear jets to C-5 Galaxys.

Summary by Ted Jacobson