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#106 I LIFT MY LAMP

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-MVL-ILIFTMYL-106

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: November 1990
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 106

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Snake-Eyes rescues the government agent, who is later killed by one of the revolutionaries. Storm Shadow and Stalker escape from the Statue of Liberty.

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Notes of Interest

Snake-Eyes is seen without his mask.
George Strawhacker is killed.
First Appearance of Magda.

Major Players

Joes: Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Stalker

Cobra: Major Bludd

Other: White Clown, Orlovsky, George Strawhacker, Metz, Magda, Juggler General Thruston Crowler

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Mark Bryant,
Inks: Randy Emberlin,
Lettering: Rick Parker,
Coloring: Bob Sharen,
Editor: Bobbie Chase,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Lee Weeks

Full Details

Snake-Eyes continues his assault on the Gulag, still in an Arashikage mind set. Magda and George Strawhacker are being held there as prisoners. Unknown to Snake-Eyes Major Bludd has him in his sights. He takes aim and fires, but hits a Gulag guard who is unfortunate enough to block the shot. The guard popped up out of a sewer. After reloading for his next shot Major Bludd turns to find Snake-Eyes has gone into the sewer. Once in the sewer Snake-Eyes runs into a group of guards and an officer. They have George Strawhacker and Magda with them. The officer threatens to kill the prisoners unless Snake-Eyes lowers his gun. The White Clown and Orlovsky rush to Snake-Eyes' aid after seeing Major Bludd arrive.

In the sewer Snake-Eyes drops his gun. The guards fire on him much to their regret as Snake-Eyes engages them with edged weapons. Major Bludd enters the sewer. The Officer threatens to shoot Magda but Strawhacker foils him by head butting him making him miss. Again Major Bludd takes aim, only this time the White Clown stops him by hitting his helmet with a pistol. Snake-Eyes makes quick work of the officer . Major Bludd was only dazed by the attack, he turns his rifle on the White Clown. Bludd himself is also in someone's sights, Orlovsky.

The White Clown is reunited with Magda. George Strawhacker reveals himself to Snake-Eyes, he was his twin sister's fiancee (Issue 103).

After their rescue Magda and the white Clown soon find that Metz has decided to use the Gulag for his own means.

Ethnic cleansing. A young girl who lost her father because Snake-Eyes was in his Arashikage mind set and refused to help, sees the true situation, screaming that they will be shot. Metz knocks her to the ground and is about to shoot her. Strawhacker intervenes only to be shot and killed by Metz. Snake-Eyes turns his weapon on Metz. Metz begs the people for help. Major Bludd however reveals to the angry people that he was hired by Metz to stop Snake-Eyes who would be a possible political rival.

The mob turns on Metz with this revelation. They plan to hang him. Magda and the white clown speak against this action attempting to stop the hanging but they fail. Metz is strung up. Snake-Eyes stops the hanging by shooting through the rope.

A day later we see Snake-Eyes and the little girl Marina, at the border where she expresses her glee that she is going to America with the silent stranger.

Stalker and Storm Shadow escape their bonds in the torch of the Statue of Liberty. A group of thugs hired by General Crowther, a Juggler, are heading up to their position. They are expecting an easy job, two tied up targets. They soon find out otherwise. After a short fight he two head to the thug's boat. They capture it only to be attacked by a helicopter. Stalker shoots the chopper down with a flare gun and the pilot crashes into the boat. The whole event is witnessed by a ferry. Distracted by the explosion the only one who sees Stalker and Storm Shadow climb aboard the ferry is a small boy.

Summary by Ted Jacobson

Variations

The Mark Jeweler jewelry insert was released in many Marvel comics throughout the late 1970s til the late 1990s. What is pictured here is the actual insert included in Marvel #106. To read about the history of the Mark Jeweler insert follow the link - Marvel Mark Jewelers Inserts Part 4 - Marvel Mark Jewelers Inserts - The Colored End of an Era - October 1986 - July 1991