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#34 BAD MOON RISING (2 OF 2)

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-DDP-BADMOONR-35

Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: October 2004
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 35

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The Joes fight a big battle in New Moon, Colorado that ends with the town being blown up by Major Bludd with the Joes looking like the bad guys. Hawk is still in the hospital with Kamakura looking after him. The Baroness is pregnant.

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Alternate Covers

Previews Exclusive cover was released through the Previews ordering company at Local comic stores.

Devil's Due Web Store 2nd Printing

Notes of Interest

The Baroness is pregnant.

Major Players

Joes - Clutch, Claymore, Duke, Flint, General Joseph "Joe" Colton, Kamakura, Hawk, Mayday, Mirage, Roadblock, Snake-Eyes, Wild Bill

Cobra - Alexander Destro, Destro, Major Bludd, Scalpel, Scrap-Iron, Wraith

Additional characters - Joe Recruit: Thomas Stall

Creative Team

Story: Brandon Jerwa,
Pencils: Tim Seeley,
Backgrounds: Jason Millet,
Inks: Cory Hamscher,
Colors: Brett R. Smith,
Letters: Dreamer Designs,
Editor: Mark Powers,
Graphic Design: Mike Norton,
Production Assistance: Sean Dove,
Miltary Consultation: Andrew Swenson


Cover Credits: Cover A: Artist: Tim Seeley & Sunder Raj,
Cover Company: Devil's Due Publishing

Cover B (Retailer Exclusive): Artist: Tim Seeley & Sunder Raj,
Cover Company: Previews

Cover C (2nd Printing): Artist: Tim Seeley & Sunder Raj,
Cover Company: Web Store Exclusive Devil's Due Publishing

Full Details

The Joe team of Clutch, Roadblock, Mayday, Snake-Eyes, Mirage, and new recruit Thomas Stall are in street fight New Moon, Colorado. Major Bludd and Scrap-Iron are leading an attack on the team, who are circling in an armored van driven by Clutch looking for the separated Snake-Eyes. Stall, who earlier in the battle, let his teammates down, and got another recruit killed, is having severe issues handling the battle. At one point he is thrown from the van and shot by a sniper. Mirage, his team leader, saves him and gets him back into the van. Snake-Eyes is in a one on one battle with Wraith, who's souped up suit gives him extra power and armament. Wraith talks lots of smack to Snake-Eyes as they fight pretty evenly.

In the back of the van, Mirage is berating Stall for his whining, and ineffectual fighting ability. Mirage needs him to be tougher, and Stall makes a threatening move with his gun, and disrespectful comment. Mayday saves the day by taking out a helicopter. Wraith has won the fight. And just as he is about finish off Snake-Eyes, Roadblock hits Wraith over the head several times with his .50 caliber machine gun. Wraith takes advantage of the fact Roadblock thinks he has put him down for the count, his suits armor saved him from major damage, and escapes using his invisibility. The team collects Snake-Eyes, and jumps into a rescue helicopter driven by Wild Bill.

Just as the Joes are escaping Major Bludd detonates the entire town of New Moon.

Kamakura has been sent by Duke to watch over Hawk, who is now paralyzed from the waist down. Hawk gets mad and screams about how much he has dedicated his life to the Joes and wants to be left alone. Kamakura informs Hawk that the Jugglers are putting him up for review and the entire Joe organization is on the line. Kamakura's job is now to wait by Hawk's side until he decides what to do.

Duke, Flint, Claymore, and Joseph "Joe" Colton are assessing the damage of the New Moon operation. After Cobra blew up the town, they videoed the entire event, and using creative editing make the Joes look like bad guys. None of them really know what to do, and all are hoping that Hawk will come in to give them the advice and direction they need.

The New Moon Joe team and Mirage are on their way back to the Pit. Stall, who doesn't have clearance, is staying behind at a base in Fort Riley, Kansas. Mirage confronts Stall about his performance in the field by give him this critique "that you're a childish inattentive mess of soldier, an arrogant blemish on a family of career military men and the last person in the world I'd trust my life to".

Finally, Destro is meeting with his son, Alexander, as Scalpel enters with news on his wife the Baroness. Destro dismisses Alexander. Scalpel informs Destro that he has confined the Baroness to a med lab for protection and that she is pregnant with his child. Alexander hears this information from outside the door.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen