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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: December 2013
Series: G.I. Joe Season 3
Issue Number: 11

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Sgt. Hinton’s cousin is Heavy Duty, they play a video game regularly called Sigma 6. After Heavy Duty dies Sgt. Hinton tracks him down after they run into each other playing the game. Sgt. Hinton sneaks into The Pit, and knocks down Snake Eyes before being knocked out by Scarlett’s electric arrow. After a small interrogation by Hawk, Heavy Duty suggests Hawk give him a job because his call sign is Roadblock.

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Notes of Interest

The in game looks of both Heavy Duty and Roadblock are based off the Sigma 6 toys. The game is even called Sigma 6.

Roadblock and Heavy Duty are cousins.

Major Players

Joes: Flint, Hawk, Heavy Duty, Roadblock, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker

Others: Heavy Duty’s parents, Lt. LaCroix

Creative Team

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Steve Kurth
Inker: Allen Martinez with Clint Hilinski
Colorist: Joana Lafuente with David Garcia Cruz
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Consulting Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: John Barber

Cover Credits:
Cover A: Artist: Steve Kurth, Colors by Joana Lafuente
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Retail Incentive): Artist: Ryan Dunlavey
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

Heavy Duty and Roadblock are fight back to back against lots of robots. Both are talking smack to each other as they destroy robots. When a huge robot appears, Roadblock ducks and covers as Heavy Duty unloads his full magazine destroying the robot with a completely different weapon then he was just using.

Location: Classified
Roadblock says to Heavy Duty that is an illegal weapon. They are both playing a video game over the internet in different Army camps. Roadblock is recovering from some injuries; Heavy Duty is sweating it out in some classified military camp. They are cousins.

Next Week
Sergeant Hinton is screaming at the cook about how terrible the spaghetti sauce is and how to improve it. When a General arrives to inform him that his cousin Lamont Morris was killed in action, although where he was is classified, the General informs him he died saving his fellow soldiers and is to be nominated for the Medal of Honor.

Sergeant Hinton attends the funeral and reception with Heavy Duty’s parents and his family.

Later, Hinton sits down to play Sigma 6, the same game he played with his cousin. At one point, he is fighting a giant robot when another player comes in and kills the giant robot with a unique gun. Sgt. Hinton calls out “Heavy Duty, Lamont” and an on screen prompt shows that a player has left the game. Hinton logs off himself sitting looking at the screen wondering if that were his dead cousin playing the game. He goes over to Lt. LaCroix the resident IT specialist. He wants to trace the IP address of gamer on the Sigma 6 game. He declines. Moments later a smell comes to LaCroix, Hinton enters with a bowl of gulf shrimp simmered to perfection in beer and butter sauce. As he eats LaCroix tracks down the IP to an Army base in the middle of Nevada that was decommissioned years ago.

In Nevada
Hinton has been staking out the base, camouflaged he spots a very high tech camera pop out of the ground. He sneaks down to the abandoned base, cuts through the fence, watches as Dragonfly helicopter comes out of a hole in the ground. Hinton sneaks down the hole past Rock ‘n’ Roll when a finger taps him on his shoulder. As he turns he is hit in the chest by Snake Eyes, who hurts his hand hitting him, Hinton then head butts Snake Eyes knocking him down. An arrow flies into his back with an electrical charge that knocks him out. Behind him, Scarlett, Flint, Stalker and Hawk are standing looking at the unconscious Sgt. Hinton.

Hinton is tied to a chair as Hawk interrogates him for his intrusion. He explains that he tracked his dead cousin avatar to this location. Hawk walks away.

Outside the room, Hawk screams at Heavy Duty for playing a game on an open internet connection and leading his cousin to this secret facility (or better known as The Pit). And Hawk wants to know what he should do with him. Heavy Duty says “Well, sir, if I were you. I’d give him a job. . . in the game his call sign was “Roadblock”.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen