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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: July 1990
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 102

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Spirit and Mutt continue to battle Cobra in Millville. The Joes and the Guard hook up with the tribal Tucaros against the Iron Grenadiers led by Darklon in Sierra Gordo. Scarlett's sister shows up to have her lif-support disconnected, and Snake-Eyes, in anguish, tears off his bandages and cries out her name.

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Notes of Interest

Scarlett's life support is pulled by her sister, Sioban O'Hara. Snake-Eyes says one word, "Scarlett"

The return of the Tucaros.

Major Players

Joes: Mutt and Junkyard, Spirit, Muskrat, Lady Jaye, Flint, Roadblock, Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Storm Shadow

Cobra: Cobra Commander, Fred XXIII, Techno Vipers, Secto Vipers, Vipers, Tele-Vipers,

Iron Grenadiers: Darklon, Wild Boar, Destro, Baroness

Other: Jeff (Mutt's uncle), Russ, Spike, Tiny, Raggedy Mouf, Sioban O'Hara (Scarlett's sister), Tucaros, Anibal

Oktober Guard: Daina, Dragonsky, Lt. Gorky, Sgt. Misha

Creative Team

"Squad Leader" Writer: Larry Hama,
"Cannoneer" Pencils: Mark Bright,
"Forward Observer" Inks: Randy Emberlin,
"Point Man" Letters: Rick Parker,
"Color Bearer" Color: Bob Sharen,
"Platoon Leader" Editor: Bobbie Chase,
"Top Gun" Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Ron Wagner

Full Details

An October Guard BMP is being followed by Flint in a Desert Fox. Both vehicles just barely escaped a crashed Soviet Transport and are heading into the jungles of Sierra Gordo. Darklon and two Razorbacks, number 7 and 11 are in pursuit.

Seeing the Russian BMP in a clearing at the top of a hill the Razorback cripples it with a missile. Flint speeds by as the Russians look on and the Joes watch helplessly. Daina says she would have done the same thing. However on the speeding Desert Fox Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Muskrat, convince Flint to turn back they have noticed how he may have been jealous of LT Gorky and Lady Jaye's interactions. They gather up the Russians and load them into the Fox. Unfortunately they have lost the element of surprise as a Razorback spots them. The Cobra forces didn't know they were involved or that there were two vehicles. Muskrat destroys a Razorback with the main gun on the Desert Fox. A large ravine looms up ahead. Just like Evel Knievel Flint jumps over it the Fox possibly too heavy but they make it. The Razorback behind them attempts to do the same only to fall short. Darklon deems pursuit unnecessary as the team has just invaded Headhunter territory.

Back in Millville, brainwashed citizens are busy working in the factories. A phone call comes in and we watch as the brainwashed Uncle Jeff rudely yells at Law who was checking up on Mutt and wanted the two dogs to talk to each other. Cobra is controlling all possible outside interference this way. As Cobra Commander and Fred 23 look on the windows around them are blown out. The garage which acts as a motor pool, The Police station and Brainwave Scanner trailers have all been attacked. Mutt and Spirit and some local kids have begun a rebellion. A Bugg pursues their pick up truck and they keep firing at it. They lead it into an alley where Spirit rolls a dumpster full of scrap off a roof right onto the cockpit. They escape as a Mamba helicopter floats overhead. Back at the hideout it becomes clear that these attacks are having an effect on the young rebels.

In Sierra Gordo the Joes drive along until they reach a massive tree blocking their path. They stop and are quickly surrounded. Roadblock recognizes the aggressors as being Tucaros. He mentions Recondo's name and how they met up on a previous mission. The name sets the Tucaros abuzz, their leader Anibal, an educated man, appears. After revealing they truly know Recondo they are spared.

Darklon reports the situation to Destro who is incognito on a roof top with the Baroness, things are going well and Destro is setting up a puppet Government.

In NY Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are outside Scarlett's hospital room. Her sister has expedited the process of disconnecting Scarlett's life support. After it is done, Snake Eyes tears past Sioban, rips off his bandages and kneeling at his love's bedside, says her name.

Summary by Ted Jacobson