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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: March 2010
Series: G.I. Joe: Operation HISS Movie
Issue Number: 2

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Duke goes undercover to infiltrate a group that Major Bludd is a leader of. Snake Eye, Ripcord and Scarlett continue to assault empty and abandoned MARS military weapons factories.

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Notes of Interest

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.

Major Players

GI Joe: Hawk, Dataframe(Mainframe), Duke, Ripcord, Scarlett, Snake Eyes

Cobra: Major Bludd, Storm Shadow

Additional Characters: Pluto

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Reed Artist: Agustin Padilla
Color: J. Brown
Letters: Robbie Brown
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Andy Schmidt

Cover Credits
Cover A: Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B : Artist: Agustin Padilla, colors by J. Brown
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Retail Incentive, Virgin Cover): Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Company: IDW

Full Details

In a dusty bar in remote Arizona, Duke, undercover as David Irvine, is waiting at the bar when in walks Major Bludd and puts a gun directly to his head.

In a military cargo plane over Costa Rica, Scarlett is giving instructions to Snake Eyes, Ripcord and some other soldiers about the assault they are about to make on a MARS factory. They all parachute out and land right in the middle of the MARS factory. Which immediately upon inspection has been deserted.

Racing away from the bar in a Hummer, Major Bludd asks Duke why he wants to join Venom. He tells Duke that he doesn't like him and after pulling off the road where no one can see them they get out of the vehicle. Major Bludd continues trying to figure out why David Irvine would want to join. He tells him that his record checks out perfectly which ends in a dishonorable discharge. The perfect record makes him nervous. Irvine then goes on to ramble about how bad the military is, how imperialist the government is and that he quit the Army plus he needs a job and wants to join the world's most elite mercenary group. Major Bludd is impressed and approves of him. He then turns to one of the soldiers and tells him to open it. And a big door opens to reveal an underground base with an entire military of planes, tanks, jeeps and lots of soldiers preparing for battle. And it is all created by MARS.

Scarlett at the empty MARS factory is talking to Hawk who is at The Pit. Basically every MARS factory has gone dark and Ripcord has accessed the computers and is forwarding the links to Dataframe (Mainframe). After a quick viewing of the records Dataframe determines that everything is in order and the last shipments went to the Taiwan factory that they already control. (see Issue #1).

Four weeks later in Santiago, Chile, Major Bludd leads a raid on a very empty warehouse with 5 guys working on laptops. One guy, Pluto, runs out the back but Duke is there to stop him. Bludd throws him in the Hummer and turns to Irvine an asks him if he is interested in an unofficial operation. Duke's response is "If the pay is good. I'm always interested." After a short ride, Pluto, Major Bludd and Irvine walk into a business office with a man sitting in a high back chair facing the window. He tells Pluto that he is going to need his computer services and asks if he has ever heard of GI Joe. The man turns around introducing himself as Storm Shadow. He looks at Irvine, he is surprised and says "Hello Duke."

Summary by Josh Eggebeen