#01 REINSTATED (1 OF 4)
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: September 2001
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 1
The G.I. Joe team is called back into action to confront the threat of Cobra once again.
Notes of Interest
Introduction of Kamakura, a new pupil of Snake Eyes, Snake Eyes is known as the Silent Master.
Introduction of Lilian (Armada).
Flint and Lady Jay have married during their time off. Scarlett and Snake Eyes have a bitter reunion.
General Hawk's nickname of "Tomahawk" is mentioned.
Bazooka has gained some weight and lost some hair in his down time.
Joes: Duke, Hawk, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Flint, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Stalker, Gung Ho, Wild Bill, Lady Jaye, Dusty, Mainframe, Rock N Roll, Jinx, Spirit, Bazooka,
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Zartan, Tomax, Xamot, Dr. Mindbender, Major Bludd
Story - Layouts: Josh Blaylock,
Pencils: Steve Kurth,
Inks: John Larter,
Colors: Hi-Fi Colour Designs,
Edits: Scott Wherle,
Cover A: Artist: J. Scott Campbell,
Back Cover: Artist: David Michael Beck
Cover B (2nd Printing): Artist: David Michael Beck
Cover C (3rd Printing): Artist: J. Scott Campbell
Kamakura is sent into the Florida Everglades to spy on the Dreadnok compound. Snake Eyes uploads the information gained to Duke, and Duke announces that the team will come together in two days.
At that meeting, Duke shows surveillance photos showing Cobra back in action on domestic soil, and due to this, the DOD, NSA, CIA and the President have decided to reinstate the G.I. Joe team. Flint, Scarlett, Roadblock, Shipwreck, and Snake Eyes all agree to rejoin. Roadblock, Flint, and Shipwreck head out to grab a drink and catch up on old times, while Scarlett and Snake Eyes have a tense confrontation in the hallway, leading to a slap to Snake Eyes' face.
The Cobra forces come together at the Dreadnok Compound in a meeting consisting of Zartan, Major Bludd, Dr. Mindbender, Baroness, Tomax, Xamot, and led by Cobra Commander who unveils the nano-machines. Destro makes a grand entrance into the meeting, showing much more bravado than usual. More Joes are contacted and agree to join the team, except for Bazooka, who is not in physical shape to join. Destro and Cobra Commander bicker throughout their meeting. Flint explains to Roadblock and Roadblock that Snake Eyes left Scarlett three weeks before their planned wedding to go back to his log cabin, but Snake Eyes is shown still looking at an early picture of himself and Scarlett.
Cobra Commander retires to his quarters where some females wait for him, but Destro's general Lilian is one of them, and she attacks Cobra Commander. Destro enters and has the Crimson Guardsmen take Cobra Commander hostage.