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#17 THE CABAL (1 OF 3)



Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: May 2003
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 17

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Destro and the Joes temporarily join forces to rescue Flint and The Baroness from a common enemy.

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Notes of Interest

Return of former October Guard members Lt. Gorky and Diana.

Introduction of Paige Adams

Level two of the map of the New PIT.

Major Players

Joes: Flint, Duke, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Gung Ho, Paige Adams.

Cobra: Baroness, Destro, Tomax, Xamot,

Former October Guard: Diana, Lt. Gorky,

Creative Team

Story: Josh Blaylock,
Pencils: Brandon Badeaux,
Inks: Jon Larter & Rick Ketcham,
Colors: Hi-Fi Colour Designs,
Letters: Dreamer Designs,
Copy Edits: Scott Wherle,
Graphic Design: Mike Norton,
Miltary Consultation: Tim Everett & Tilman Goins,
Translations: Lenka Goins

Cover: Keron Grant & Cory Hamscher,
Back Cover: David Michael Beck,

Full Details

In order the find the whereabouts of Cobra Commander, the Russian Mafia, the Japanese Yakuza, and an unknown middle-eastern dictator have all gone together and are holding Flint and The Baroness hostage somewhere in the Czech Republic. Frustrated at this news, Destro calls GI JOE Headquarters and requests a temporary partnership between his forces and the Joes.

Gung Ho, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, Paige Adams, and Scarlett arrive in Czechoslovakia. Among the rendezvous party is their old ally from the Oktober Guard, Daina. After the arrival of Destro, the twins Tomax and Xamot, and their troops, the search for Flint and Baroness is on.

Later, it is learned that Flint and Baroness are located somewhere near the heart of the city. They are split up into two units. In the first unit, Daina, Paige, Scarlett, two Iron Grenadiers, and the twins will infiltrate the local mafia hangout, the Klub Svaboda. The second unit, consisting of Lady Jaye, Gung Ho, Destro and Snake Eyes, will raid the main headquarters of the Draci Ulic, a local street gang who has had many dealings with the mafia.

Meanwhile, the first unit arrives in disguise at the Klub Svabodia. Lt. Gorky and the Czech communications expert are outside the Klub in a van. Gorky announces that he is going outside to "take a wizz", but makes a traitorous call on a pay-phone warning the kidnappers of the mission.

Summary by Michael Gallagher