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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: JULY 2016
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 230

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An underwater battle takes place off Broca Beach between Eels and Joes. Bombstrike discovers that Cobra has designed a 6th generation BAT and is once again captured. Black Major locks her away. Claire Hauser arranges a meeting with Farouk. Duke and Mainframe discover her activities. Zartan finds Dawn and she attacks him. She demands he give her the Morning Light sword.

In the IDW Continuity
Revolution Take A Stand, a 4 page story explaining the history of GI Joe, Cobra, Transformers, Action Man on Earth. Miles Manheim, Colonel Scarlett and General Joe Colton talk about the history of the Adventure Team as it encountered the Transformers in disguise, which later lead to the battle between Autobots and Decepticons that killed billions allowing Cobra to rise out of the shadows. The GI Joe team has been defunded, revealed to public and the Transformers what more Energon.

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Notes of Interest

First appearance of 6th Generation BAT The real reason for Cutter’s code name.

Inside Cover Blurb: While exploring Cobra’s old Broca Beach facility off the coast of New Jersey, Torpedo, Cutter, and Deep Six come under attack by a group of Cobra EELs!

Meanwhile, Dawn Moreno - a Cobra youth that saved Cobra Commander’s life - is submitted to the Brainwave Scanner by Dr. Mindbender. But when Baroness and her allies mess with the machine in an attempt to free Dawn, they uncover old files that contain Snake Eyes’ memories - which get downloaded straight into Dawn’s mind!

Revolution Take a Stand, a 4 page story connecting GI Joe, Transformers, MASK, and Action Man together is included. This is promotion for the IDW continuity.

Major Players

Cutter, Deep Six, Torpedo, Shipwreck, Polly, Bombstrike, Duke, Mainframe

Dr. Biggles-Jones, Dr. Cassandra Knox, Zartan, Baroness, Cobra Commander, Zarana, Dr. Mindbender

Black Major, Claire Hauser, Anouk, Faoud, Farik, Dawn Moreno

"Revolution Take A Stand"
GI Joes: Joe Colton, Scarlett
Joe Appearances : General Hawk, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Roadblock, Flint, Duke, Snake Eyes, Helix,
Cobra Appearances: Cobra Commander aka Krake, Destro, Firefly, Baroness, Storm Shadow, Tomax, Red Ninjas

Adventure Team: Joe Colton, Miles Manheim, Atomic Man, Bulletman, Tom Stone, Mike Power

Transformers: Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Hot Rod,
Transformers: Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Runabout, Runamuck, Devastator

Earth Defense Command: Marissa Faireborn, Daniel Witwicky

Creative Team

"Snake in the Grass Part 1"

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inker: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Publisher: Ted Adams

Cover Credits
Cover A: Art by SL Gallant, Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (ROM Variant): Artist: Robert Atkins, Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Subscription): Artist: Jagdish Kumar, Colors by John Rauch & John Royle
Cover Company: IDW

"Revolution Take A Stand"

Written by John Barber,
Art by Fico Ossio
Colors by Sebastian Cheung
Letters by Tom B. Long
Edited by David Hedgecock

Full Details

Deep Six, Cutter and Torpedo battle Eels beneath Shipwreck in the WHALE off Broca Beach. It is fierce hand to hand combat and the Joes comms are jammed. In the end the Eels float to the surface. Cutter orders Shipwreck to refuel their tanks so they can go back down and discover what the Eels were protecting.

In Olliestan, Bombstrike discovers the project of Knox and Biggles-Jones, a 6th generation BAT, more mobile and better armed than before. She learns that the two scientists are not alone as Black Major and a group of Red Shadow soldiers surround her. She is winning the firefight until a giant robot hand flicks her in the head. Black Major orders the full production of the new BATs. Bombstrike is tossed into a cell.

Claire Hauser and Anouk are in the Ogden airport. Claire insists that she talk to Faoud about top secret information regarding GI Joe headquarters, the Pit. She also insists they meet in person.

In the Pit, Mainframe sees that Claire has bought a ticket to Paris. Duke says she cancelled her plans with him at the last minute. G.I. Jane calls Duke and says she has been monitoring Claire and needs to talk to him on an encrypted line immediately.

In Springfield, Dr. Mindbender, the Baroness and Cobra Commander are worried about the disappearance of Dawn. Zarana however says that Zartan has reasoned out where Dawn would go. He is also on his way to intercept her.

Zartan rides his motorcycle through the woods and picks up Dawn’s trail. Zartan reaches her position and prepares to fire an arrow at her. Dawn charges him, her hands in an Arashikage knit. He does not think she is skilled enough and he fires. Dawn stops the arrow and snaps it between her fingers in flight. Dawn calls him Onihashi’s apprentice and Zartan is stunned she knows that. She leaps and knocks him down and points the broken arrow at his forehead. Dawn wants the Arashikage Morning Light sword and demands to know where it is.

Summary by Ted Jacobson

"Revolution Take A Stand"
Joe Colton is talking to Scarlett in the The Pit with Miles Manheim sitting in the corner listening and commenting.

In flashback: Joe Colton is leading his Adventure Team, which includes Miles Manheim and Atomic Man in the desert. Later, Colton and Manheim are meeting with Action Man. Many years later, an aged Joe Colton is giving the thumbs up to the current Joe team members which include General Hawk, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Flint, Duke, Snake Eyes, Roadblock and Scarlett.

Miles Manheim points out that the world has changed dramatically since all of their Adventure Team missions and that is why he is sitting in The Pit.

In flashback: several Transformers Autobots and Decepticons including Ratchet are fighting in their robot forms. Starscream is holding a ball of Energon. Optimus Prime with Bumblebee, Jazz, Ratchet, Iron Hide, and Hot Rod are standing against the Decepticons Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, and Dirge.

Manheim explains the Cybertronians where very good at hiding in disguise; they were here seeking a material only found on Earth called ORE-13, which can be refined into Energon – their fuel as well as powerful weapon.

In flashback: Optimus Prime arrived with his Autobots to protect Earth from the Decepticons but Miles and Colton are not too sure about him. Optimus Prime left Earth letting Megatron caused massive damage as he burned the world killing nearly a billion people which forced Optimus to return to defeat Megatron. Optimus leaves again and refuses to share his technology with Earth’s scientists. At the same time, a new organization came to be known worldwide called Cobra. They arrived out of centuries of being in the shadows into a full scale shooting war which leads to a nuclear strike on the country of Nanzhao. The Cobra leadership of Cobra Commander (aka Krake), Baroness, Destro, Major Bludd, Firefly, Storm Shadow and Xamot is shown on screen as Scarlett, Colton and Manheim continue the conversation. Also video footage of Snake Eyes and Helix fighting Red Ninjas is shown. Scarlett has now been promoted to Colonel and The Pit is filled with covered vehicles in the dark.

The GI Joe team has been brought into the public light, discredited and defunded cause of the failure to stop Cobra.

Miles Manheim reminds them of the return of Megatron and Soundwave. It was a deal based on trust with the Earth Defense Command and Marissa Faireborn and Daniel Witwicky but they ended up betraying humans and this time GI Joe will be there to stop them.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen