Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: July 1992
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 126
It seems that Firefly, the Cobra saboteur, is also a ninja master and was able to rescue himself from the freighter on Cobra Island by using some leftover BATs. He manages to capture Ninja Force, as well as Slice and Dice, planning on subjecting them all to the Brainwave Scanner.
Notes of Interest
Gung-Ho Profile, Art by Ron Frenz and Steve Mitchell.
GI Joe Ninja Force: Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Dojo, Nunchuk, T'JBang
Additional Joes: Gung-Ho, Shockwave
Cobra: Firefly, Dice, Slice,
Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Andrew Wildman,
Inks: Randy Emberlin,
Colors: Bob Sharen,
Letters: Rick Parker,
Editor: Hildy Mesnik,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco.
Cover Artist: Andrew Wildman
Firefly reveals himself as leader of the Red Ninjas to Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Slice and Dice attack Firefly, but Firefly uses a secret Arashikage Ninja Clan technique to defeat them. Storm Shadow explains Firefly's background as a saboteur to Ninja Force.
Storm Shadow explains that Firefly is an accessory to murder, as Firefly was there when Scrap Iron killed the Soft Master. Storm Shadow then remembers that Firefly supposedly died in the freighter on Cobra Island.
Firefly explains that he used abandoned B.A.T.s to dig out of the freighter. He also dressed Serpentor in his clothing, knowing that someone would eventually find and count the bodies.
Firefly then reveals himself as the Faceless Master from the Arashikage Clan. Using a form of hypnosis, he was able to trick a person's mind into not seeing his face. Whenever a picture was taken, he would move his head, blurring the face. He was adopted by the Koga Ninja Clan, and became the first outlander to become a full master ninja. He states that Cobra Commander hired him to assassinate Snake Eyes, but he realized that he was no match for Snake Eyes. Firefly then convinced Cobra Commander to bring in Zartan to perform the assassination.
Firefly is able to defeat all the ninjas using knockout gas, and threatens to use the Brainwave Scanner on them.