#02 REINSTATED (2 OF 4)
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: October 2001
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 2
Destro assumes control of Cobra, while Cobra Commander is driven insane. Questions arise as to the identity of this "Destro." New recruits are added to the Joe team, and the invasion of the Dreadnok Compound is started.
Notes of Interest
Introduction of Zanya, Zartan's daughter.
The "Greenshirts" are introduced.
Introduction of the Dreadnok Chop Shop.
The return of Billy, Cobra Commander's son.
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, Road Pig, Zandar
Story - Layouts: Josh Blaylock,
Pencils: Steve Kurth,
Inks: John Larter,
Colors: Hi-Fi Colour Designs,
Edits: Scott Wherle,
Cover: J. Scott Campbell,
Back Cover: David Michael Beck
Destro shows footage of a Cobra agent sabotaging the Gaijin Satellite, which will allow control of the nano-mites already planted in thousands of electronic devices. The rest of Cobra Command team is not impressed, wondering where Cobra Commander is.
Destro shows footage of a seemingly insane Cobra Commander in a padded cell. Destro explains that the nano-mites have done this to him, and that he's injected the rest of Cobra with the nano-mites too, only to be activated if there are any defections. Zartan is a special case, Destro claims he can cure Zartan's skin condition by injecting him with the nano-mites. The reinstated Joe team meets the "Greenshirts," new soldiers who will assist the Joes. Duke give the team new "Joe-com" wristbands, which include com-links, a GPS, a heart monitor, and can release nutrients into their systems. Information is leaked to the media about the reformation of the Joe team and the Cobra threat, so Hawk is forced to answer questions at a news conference. Billy notices this on a TV, as do the Dreadnoks.
Zanya arrives at the Dreadnok Compound, only to find it under Destro's control. Lilian is shown in her Mistress Armada outfit, and he is definitely taking notice in her, which causes suspicion with Tomax and Xamot. The Joes continue to train with the Greenshirts, readying for their attack on the Compound. As the attack begins, Destro and Baroness have a talk, confirming that this isn't the real Destro.
Snake Eyes and Scarlett are taken prisoner thanks to Zandar and Road Pig, and Cobra attempts to escape the compound in Anti-Gravity Pods.