Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: June 2012
Series: G.I. Joe Cobra Vol. 2 Cobra Civil War
Issue Number: 14
Flint and his team gather information regarding the former Cobra Commander’s son and hoping to learn all of the secrets he knows about Cobra. They make a plan to get him and the secrets. Cobra agents Firefly and Blacklight get in a very violent and explosive fight in an airport.
Notes of Interest
GI Joe: Ronin (formerly known as Chameleon), Chameleon (Erika Le Tene), Clockspring, Firewall, Flint, Lady Jaye
Cobra: Blacklight, Firefly, Major Bludd,
Additional Characters: Tomax Paoli
Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Antonio Fuso & Werther Dell'Edera
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Editor: John Barber & Carlos Guzman
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover A: Art by Antonio Fuso, Colors by Arianna Florean
Cover B: Art by Joe Eisma and Juan Castro, Colors by Simon Gough
Cover C (Retail Incentive): Art by Joe Eisma and Juan Castro
Chameleon (Erika Le Tene) is talking with Tomax in their base of operations in a Las Vegas Casino about the source of Tomax’s information. Tomax has revealed to Flint and his Joe team the existence of the former Cobra Commander’s son. She is in charge of verifying Tomax’s information and determining if it is actionable by the reduced resources of the entire Joe team. She notices what he is eating. His food was cooked in the 5-star restaurant in the casino from a chef he hired 5 years ago. Just pissed, she leaves with no information and his food telling him she is going to fire every employee and hire all new staff that have no connection to Tomax.
Later, as Lady Jaye and Chameleon are eating the food from the just fired chef, Chameleon thanks Lady Jaye for saving her life but Lady Jaye feels the opposite that she endangered her more than saved her. They enjoy their food and then head off to get a massage.
In a prison, Flint is talking to Major Bludd (who was captured/gave himself up to the UN in Cobra #11) trying to confirm Tomax’s information about the former Commander’s son. He offers him help in getting out in exchange information. Bludd tells Flint that he shouldn’t trust Tomax but do trust that Tomax will try to benefit himself every time. He gives him a file to exam and tells him he will improve his food as he leaves.
Much later, Ronin (formally Chameleon) enters the casino carrying her swords, Clockspring watching on the security system gives Flint the heads up. Later in a conference room with Chameleon, Firewall, Lady Jaye and Clockspring Flint introduces Ronin to the team. And then he tells them they are all headed to Alexandria, Egypt.
In Heathrow Airport in London, Blacklight unexpectedly walks up to Firefly and sits down. They begin a professional conversation about how they get their guns though the commercial airports, when Firefly begins firing at Blacklight, who uses his backpack as protection, they begin fighting as a police officer fires at them missing cracking the window behind them. Blacklight tackles Firefly, they fall out the window into a separate baggage carts below, that go in different directions. Firefly gets a phone call from his employer regarding a report of fighting at the airport. Both Blacklight and Firefly in different parts of the airport cause explosions as they escape.
Back at the Joe briefing, Flint tells them they are going after the former deceased Cobra Commander’s sons at his private residence in Eygpt to find what secret data he is hiding. Chameleon’s information has Cobra Commander’s son appearing at a public conference in Zurich. She suggests they go after him there. A complex conversation happens that Firewall sums up for Flint as “Welcome to the Intelligence game.”
On an airplane that has just taken off from Heathrow, Blacklight climbs out of the toilet and takes a seat on a plane.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen