OPERATION HISS #1
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: February 2010
Series: G.I. Joe: Operation HISS Movie
Issue Number: 1
Snake Eyes and Scarlett infiltrate a MARS base to deactivate a huge batch of nanomites. Snake Eyes fights Storm Shadow as Scarlett successfully, with the help of Dataframe(Mainframe), figures out a way for the nanomites to eat themselves.
Notes of Interest
This story that is reprinted in this issue is of the Gamestop comic that was released as a free give away comic for the EA GI Joe The Rise of Cobra video game.
This is the same continuity as the movie.
This storyline takes place after the final events of the Arctic battle at the end of the movie.
GI Joe: Hawk, Dataframe(Mainframe), Scarlett, Snake Eyes Cobra: Storm Shadow
Writer: Brian Reed
Artist: Alex Cal & Augustin Padilla
Colors: J. Brown
Letterer: Robbie Robbins
Assist ant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Andy Schmidt
Cover A: Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Company: IDW
Cover B : Artist: Augustin Padilla, colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW
Cover C (Retail Incentive, Virgin Cover): Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Company: IDW
The GI Joe team has been asked to investigate the MARS corporation after the events at the polar ice cap. Scarlett and Snake Eyes are currently reporting in to Hawk, Dataframe(Mainframe) is on the line as well, from Guangzhou, China. They are at a MARS China facility that went dark yesterday, no telecommunications and no computer network and the gates are sealed. The Chinese government has allowed the Joes to infiltrate the facility. But it is an observe and report, a non-combat mission.
Moments later Snake Eyes and Scarlett are rope lining into the facility using hand signals they make a move on a container that is being loaded. Snake Eyes takes out two of the crew and Scarlett begins inspecting the paperwork and determines that none of the crates are being sent to the same place. Snake Eyes just cuts open a box to reveal vials of nanomites. They realize that the factory has been manufacturing nanomites and is about to ship them out to the world in large amounts.
As Scarlett is reporting back to Dataframe about the shipments, they are attacked and cornered in the container.
Snake Eyes blows a whole in the backside and they run out. They are stopped in their tracks by three throwing stars. Storm Shadow has arrived. Scarlett splits off as Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow attack each other.
Scarlett heads for the computer control room with Dataframe guiding her. Three Neo-Vipers get in her way but she easily kills them with her crossbow. After she makes it to the control room in order so she can prevent the use of the nanomites, she determines that destroying the computer servers is the best way. As she smashes them, more Neo Vipers arrive causing her to retreat.
Outside Snake Eyes knocks Storm Shadow over but he flips out of the way. The continue there sword fight on the roof of the factory.
Scarlett now racing to the nanomite storage tanks has Dataframe translate the Chinese code to reprogram the nanomites to eat bauxite, which is the material they are made of. Dataframe sends the program that will release the nanomites to eat themselves.
Storm Shadow gets several punches and kick in on Snake Eyes which causes him to have to flip off the roof of the building. As he lands he sees Scarlett and runs to join up with her near the storage tanks. A large group of nanomite controlled workers come rushing at them. Scarlett releases the reprogrammed nanomites who then attack there fellow nanomites. This erases the mind controlling nanomites of workers and they revert back to normal. Snake Eyes and Scarlett disappear into the night.
Later, Scarlett & Snake Eyes are giving their mission report to Hawk and Duke. Duke, who is in his original uniform, gets a comment from Scarlett. And Duke's response is "I think it has a certain classic fair to it". Scarlett continues to make fun of it. Hawk interrupts telling them that MARS factories all over the globe have gone dark and the captured Baroness isn't giving them an information. Hawk ends the briefing with saying "I suspect we're just getting started here".
Summary by Josh Eggebeen.