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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: June 2017
Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 241

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Storm Shadow, Throwdown, Dawn Moreno, Zartan and the others wait for the Dreadnoks to return so they can escape the Springfield Community Center. In Darklonia the Joes seek medical aid for the injured Sneak Peek. The wounds are fatal however. Dr. Venom walks out of the community center in a new body, ready to once again serve Cobra.

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Alternate Covers

Cover C (Retailer Exclusive) was released at ComiCONN in Connecticut on June 10th and 11th, 2017 as a convention exclusive. The cover is created by the comic company Altered Reality.

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Notes of Interest

Apparent death of Sneak Peek
A locker in Cobra Community Center has the name Burke on it.

SITREP In Springfield, a Viper attack against the local community center continues to be met with deadly resistance from Granny Demon, Zartan, the new Snake-Eyes, and Storm Shadow, while Heather Collins and Dawn seek out answers from Dr. Mindbender about Dawn’s brainwashing. In their search, Heather is able to locate her parents, and Dawn learns that another rogue villain, Dr. Venom, is also responsible for her current condition.

Meanwhile, in Darklonia, Roadblock, Spirit, and Grosz are able to hold off Cobra pursuers in an explosive blaze of gunfire, successfully protecting their teammates’ desperate attempt to get the badly wounded Sneak-Peek to safety and, hopefully, medical aid.

Back in Springfield, Dr. Venom is making his own nefarious moves, using the Brainwave Scanner to inhabit the body of Dr. Mindbender…

Major Players

Joes: Storm Shadow, New Snake Eyes, Flint, Lady Jaye, Sneak Peek, Spirit, Roadblock

Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, The Baroness, Zartan, Zarana, Torch, Buzzer, Ripper, Dr. Venom in Mindbender’s body, Fred 191

Other: Dawn Moreno, Demon Granny, Senator Wendy Ling Torres, Heather Collins, Wade Collins, Mrs. Collins, Grosz, Katya

Creative Team

"GI Joe #240"

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

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

Cover B (Subscription) : Artist: John Royle & Jagdish Kumar, Colors by Juan Fernandez
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retailer Exclusive): Art by Ian Nichols
Cover Company: Altered Reality Comics - ComicConn

Full Details

Cobra Commander sends BATs and Blue Ninjas into the Cobra Community Center. Heather Collins jams the feed from the BATS cameras from inside the Community Center. Dawn Moreno, who has Snake Eyes memories implanted in by the Brainwave Scanner, goes into full Snake Eyes mode, destroying all the invading army with an awesome display of martial arts. She kicks a Severed BAT head out the doors and it lands at Cobra Commander’s feet. Destro observes it has been cut off by a very sharp sword.

Dawn Moreno returns, sits down, and prepares to take a nap saying "Wake me up when they attack in force." Throwdown (Sean Collins), Zartan, Storm Shadow, Demon Granny, Heather Collins, Wade Collins and his wife, Mrs. Collins, along with Wendy Ling-Torres all just stare at Dawn/Snake Eyes dumb founded at the display of destruction and martial arts ability.

Zarana and the Dreadnoks arrive in the Thunder Machine with Buzzer driving.

In the basement, Dr. Venom, now in Dr. Mindbender’s body, gets rid of his clownish attire. He starts searching lockers to find Fred 191 hiding in one.

In Darklonia, Katya, Flint and Lady Jaye have taken the injured Sneak Peek to a veterinarian sympathetic to the rebellion. Sneak Peek tells Katya there are things he should have said before leaving Darklonia last time. She doesn't want him to talk.

Spirit, Roadblock and Grosz arrive and find them but it is too late for Sneak Peek. The internal bleeding could not be stopped. He did not make it. He asked to buried in Darklonia and Katya will make sure he will be given a hero’s burial. Flint has his dog tags.

In Springfield, Dr. Venom is shaving off his beard, and has already gotten rid of the cape and monocle. Fred 191 is wearing his traditional blue suit but with a wig. Outside the Community Center, much to the protest of Destro, Cobra Commander sends in the Thunder Machine after the failure of the BATs and Blue Ninjas. Zartan morphs into Dr. Mindbender and tells Throwdown to switch uniforms with an alley viper. Storm Shadow puts on a Frag Viper uniform. Dr. Venom watches from the corner and wonders how he can play the situation to his advantage.

The Dreadnoks nearly destroy the center but drive out with the prisoners and what Cobra Commander believes is the body of Snake Eyes. Destro and the Baroness are skeptical. Zartan in the guise of Dr. Mindbender says he should supervise moving the prisoners to the Springfield police station.

Dr. Venom, in Fred’s suit and wig, makes himself known. Cobra Commander says he looks like a shaved Dr. Mindbender in a bad rug. Dr. Venom points out that Dr. Mindbender just left with the prisoners. He also says he was the one who provided technical implementation for all his grandiose schemes when he was a tawdry used car salesman and pyramid scheme huckster.

To be continued.

Summary by Ted Jacobson