GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #231 SNAKE IN THE GRASS #2
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: AUGUST 2016
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 231
Dawn Moreno steals the Morning Light Sword from a museum. Bombstrike escapes her cell in Olliestan. Cutter and Deep Six discover a Revanche B.A.T. factory in the underwater Cobra base. Hawk returns to the Pit and demands to know where Duke has disappeared to. Duke, Mainframe, Roadblock and Jane travel to Paris and find Farik. Mainframe then finds the whereabouts of Faoud. They fly to Benzheen. Claire meets with Faoud in Benzheen. A drone homes in on her and Faoud.
Revolution Take A Stand Part 2, a 4 page story explaining the history of GI Joe, Transformers, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man on Earth. Miles Manheim, Joe Colton and Scarlett continue reviewing what has happened as the Transformers arrived on Earth. Plus, the discovery of another robot from space called ROM. Action Man and Micronauts are referenced. But the real reason that Joe Colton is asking his old Adventure Team mate Miles “Mayhem” Manheim for help is disrupt Optimus Prime’s plans.
Notes of Interest
The museum guide says the number 63 was important to the Arashikage, the I-Ching #63 is the tattoo placed on Arashikage members.
Larry Hama, explains in the letters page Postmark: The Pit, why Stalker is from New York and not Detroit as written on the original file card in the letters page.
2 page fold out advertisement for the IDW Revolution series. Plus, Revolution Take a Stand Part 2, a 4 page story connecting GI Joe, Transformers, MASK, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man together is included.
Inside cover blurb:
After an undersea tussle near Cobra’s old Broca Beach facility off the coast of New Jersey, Torpedo, Cutter, Deep Six, and Shipwreck are ready to investigate a hidden underwater base! Meanwhile Bombstrike gets captured by the Black Major and his Red Shadows, Duke’s wife Claire heads to a mysterious rendezvous, and Dawn Moreno escapes Cobra’s grasp in search of an Arashikage heirloom.
Bombstrike, Cutter, Deep Six, Shipwreck, Polly, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Psyche Out, Dial Tone, Alpine, Lt. Falcon, Roadblock, Duke, Mainframe, Jane Colton,
Dawn Moreno, Farik, Faoud, Claire Hauser
"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"
GI Joes: Joe Colton, Scarlett, Miles "Mayhem" Manheim
Transformers: Autobots: Optimus Prime, Metrotitan
Transformers: Decepticons: Blitzwing
Micronauts: Oz (Pharoid), Biotron, Acroyear, Microtron, Larissa (Orbital Defender), Phenolo-Phi (Space Glider) & Baron Karza
ROM & Agent Dubosky
"Snake in the Grass Part 2"
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: S.L. Gallant
Inker: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neil Uyetake & Christa Miesner
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Publisher: Ted Adams
Cover A: Art by SL Gallant, Colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B (Subscription) : Artist: John Royle & Jagdish Kumar, Colors by John Rauch
Cover Company: IDW
"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"
Written by John Barber,
Art by Fico Ossio
Colors by Sebastian Cheung
Letters by Tom B. Long
Edited by David Hedgecock
New York City, a museum guide gives a tour of the Nippon art and craftsmanship from the isle of Japan. She shows the group the Morning Light Sword. She talks about the master swordsmith Onihashi. A hooded figure looks at the Beatles Yellow Submarine on her cell phone as the guide speaks.
The tour group moves on to a diorama of two Arashikage sparring. The group hears the sound of glass breaking. The museum goes into lockdown and the museum guards chase after Dawn Moreno, who has smashed the case with an axe and stolen the sword. After a chase, Dawn escapes through a window.
In Olliestan, Red Shadow guards take Bombstrike her last meal. They look inside the cell and do not see her. One tosses a flash bang into the cell stunning the rat within. They find an open air vent that looks too small for anyone to crawl through. The guards run to lockdown the base.
Bombstrike knocks out the ceiling panels she hid above and leaps to the floor of the cell. She stops to grab some of her last meal and runs into a Red Shadow guard as she takes a bite.
Off Broca Beach, Cutter and Deep Six enter the mysterious Cobra underwater base. They shed their diving gear and recon the facility. They find an assembly plant of robots making Revanche modified B.A.T.s. Deep Six is about to smash one when it grabs his arm.
At the secret helipad that services the Pit, Lady Jaye meets Hawk. Hawk is in a bad mood as the meeting at the Pentagon did not go well. The Joes are back under the microscope. Hawk presses Psyche Out as to the whereabouts of Duke, Mainframe and Roadblock who left on a jet supplied by Joe Colton. He also wants to know what is going on with Claire. Falcon and the other Joes claim ignorance of the situation, Psyche Out even asks Hawk how long he has been experiencing paranoia.
In Paris, Roadblock breaks down Farik’s door. Duke, Mainframe, and Jane Colton are with him. Mainframe hacks the terrorist network and finds the location of Faoud.
Eight hours later in Benzheen, Claire enters a chicken shop and says Faoud was to meet her there. The shop owner gives her an address she must walk to five streets away.
Claire is followed by a taxi. Roadblock and Duke arrive at the Benzheen airport. Claire meets a woman who takes her to another place, where she meets another person who leads her to Faoud who is treating patients. He says they must talk.
The taxi driver who was following Claire tells someone on the phone where Claire is. They confirm the location as a drone armed with Hellfire missiles flies to her current location.
To be continued.
Summary by Ted Jacobson