#117 ESCAPE FROM CASTLE DESTRO
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: October 1991
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 117
The Baroness has been captured by Cobra, Destro and the others are still on the run, and the new G.I Joe Ninja Force is brought in to help.
Notes of Interest
2nd part of the Destro Search & Destroy trilogy.
The return of Firefly
Introduction of Ninja Force, First Appearance of Dojo, Nunchuk & T'JBang.
Firefly Profile, Art by Ron Garney
The Joes:Flint, Lady Jaye, Chuckles, Hawk, Lift Ticket, Low Light
GI Joe Ninja Force: Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow,Dojo, Nunchuk, T'JBang.
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Firefly
Other: Destro, Baroness, Billy, Zartan
Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Rod Whigham,
Inks: Randy Emberlin,
Letters: Rick Parker,
Color: Bob Sharen,
Editor: Bobbie Chase,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Michael Golden
Zartan realizes that the helicopter is running low on fuel, so he has Billy wake Destro up to pilot the helicopter low over a train's tank car. Zartan jumps from the helicopter to the tank car and begins refueling the helicopter. Destro is upset that he was taken away from the Baroness, but Billy assures him that Cobra Commander would have killed both of them if they were there. Destro vows to take back his castle and the Baroness. Chuckles offers his help "off the record."
The Joes sift through the remains of Destro's castle, and Lady Jaye states that Cobra Commander is going to have to hunt Destro down and kill him. Hawk thinks there may now be an open contract on Destro, so he sends Snake Eyes to protect Destro.
Cobra Commander puts a price of twenty million dollars on Destro's head, and many groups including the Night Creepers, the Corsican Brotherhood, and the Beirut Terrorist Front decide to try to cash in on it.
Chuckles lands the helicopter in France, and trades the helicopter for cash and a car. The auto dealer reports to the BTF that he's seen Destro as soon as they leave.
In New York, Storm Shadow's training of Ninja Force is interrupted by a call for help from Snake Eyes. Storm Shadow takes Ninja Force to help in Beirut.
Chuckles parks the car in front of a bar where the Corsican Brotherhood is. The BTF, using the information from the auto dealer, attacks the bar and the Corsican Brotherhood while Zartan, Destro, Billy and Chuckles watch from a nearby boat. The boat is attacked by a helicopter full of Night Creepers, but they are defeated.
In Beirut, armed soldiers dressed as room service prepare to invade Snake Eyes' room.