#03 REINSTATED (3 OF 4)
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: January 2002
Series: G.I. Joe the Real American Hero, Volume 2
Issue Number: 3
The Joes try to figure out the nano-mites as much of the team is infected. Spirit and Kamakura are sent to recruit Billy to help them rescue Snake Eyes and Scarlett. The mystery of Destro is revealed.
Notes of Interest
Introduction of Daemon and Firewall, two new computer specialists.
The fake Destro is revealed to be the real Destro's son.
Joes: Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Mainframe, Lifeline, Duke, Hawk, Spirit, Billy, Kamakura, Daemon, Firewall, Jinx, Rock N Roll, Shipwreck, Wild Bill,
Cobra: "Destro", Destro, Baroness, Mistress Armada, Major Bludd, Zartan, Zanya, Buzzer, Thrasher.
Story - Layouts: Josh Blaylock,
Pencils: Steve Kurth,
Inks: John Larter,
Colors: Hi-Fi Colour Designs,
Military Consultant: Sgt. Brian Savage Peterson,
Edits: Scott Wherle,
Cover: J. Scott Campbell,
Back Cover: David Michael Beck
Major Bludd and some Cobra troops are captured by the Joes, but Bludd escapes due to the help of a flash bomb he activates. Destro has already escaped through the air, with Scarlett and Snake Eyes captive. Zartan and Zanya escape through a tunnel and plan to meet the Dreadnoks at their old hide-out. Wild Bill stops the Dreadnoks in the Night Attack Helicopter, or Wildfire. Zartan and Zanya arrive at the old hide-out and have to reclaim their turf from some a small time gang.
"Destro" explains his plan to cause chaos among computer networks to the real Destro, who is ill in bed. The fake Destro reveals himself to be the real Destro's son, and is bitter at the Baroness for breaking up the "family." It's revealed that the Joes and Cobras affected by the flash bomb are infected by the nano-mites, and Hawk reports heavy casualities to the "Greenshirts." Duke and Hawk discuss the plan to save Scarlett and Snake Eyes, and send Kamakura and Spirit to go find Billy. Daemon and Firewall are introduced as two new computer specialist to help combat the nano-mites. Billy doesn't want to help Spirit, but reconsiders when he sees the tattoo of the Arashikage Clan on Kamakuras wrist. Scarlett berates Snake Eyes for leaving her, but is interuppted by Mistress Armada, who leaks Destro Junior's plans before Baroness stops her.
Snake Eyes and Scarlett escape from captivity by using equipment they've smuggled in. Scarlett give Snake Eyes a hug, possibly forgiving him. Hawk deals with more leaks made to the media, while Lifeline and Mainframe attempt to solve the mystery of the nano-mites. Scarlett battles Armada while Snake Eyes battles some Iron Grenadiers. The final three Grenadiers are revealed to be Billy, Spirit, and Kamakura, who lead their escape. Destro activates the Gaijin satelite, with hopes of conquering America.