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#18 THE CABAL (2 OF 3)



Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: June 2003
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 18

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Destro and the Joes work side by side in order to continue their search for the kidnapped Baroness and Flint.

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Notes of Interest

Baroness calls Flint "MacGyver" from the popular TV show of the same name.

Level three of the map of the New PIT.

Major Players

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

Cobra: The Baroness, Destro, Tomax, Xamot,

Former October Guard: Daina, Lt. Gorky

Others: Mr. Shoutan (Yakuza),

Creative Team

Story: Josh Blaylock,
Pencils: Brandon Badeaux,
Inks: Rick Ketcham with John Larter,
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: Dan Brereton,
Back Cover: David Michael Beck & Tim Seeley,

Full Details

Still being held hostage and tied up with the Baroness, Flint is undergoing torture in an attempt to make him tell the whereabouts of Cobra Commander (despite the fact that neither of them know).

Meanwhile, the second unit, consisting of Lady Jaye, Gung Ho, Destro, and Snake Eyes, have arrived at their destination: the main headquarters of the Draci Ulic, a Czech street gang with ties to the mafia. The gang had great difficulty in competing with the skill of the Joes and the armor of Destro's Nullifiers. The leader of the organization was easily located and Snake Eyes held his sword up to his throat.

Back at the Klub Svabodia, Paige and Scarlett are asked to join two men at their table. The two men were not as harmless as expected and pull a gun on them (These men were warned of the attack by Lt. Gorky. In the kitchen, Tomax and Xamot have also been held at gunpoint.

Nearby, the Japanese torturer Mr. Shoutan pulls out a blade and tells the Baroness that she is believed not to know where Cobra Commander is located, and therefore she is of no further use. In one quick motion, Baroness stabs Mr. Shoutan with the fragments of her broken glasses. They escape taking the small blade with them.

While making their exit, they run into some trouble with some Yakuza members. Realizing that they've attracted enough attention, they head out the window. On the way outside, Flint recognizes Lt. Gorky. They hotwire a car (even know the keys were in the ignition) and are about to take off when they notice a truck carrying Tomax, Xamot, Paige, and Scarlett among others.

Summary by Michael Gallagher