#013 LAST PLANE FROM RIO LINDO
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: July 1983
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 13
Gung-Ho, Stalker and Breaker are in need of help in Sierra Gordo. Hawk leads Scarlett, Rock 'n' Roll, Grunt, Torpedo and Doc on a mission rescue them. In the process of this rescue the Joes gather some very important planted information about Cobra. Snake-Eyes, Kwinn, and Dr. Venom are presumed dead.
Notes of Interest
Scarlett's love for Snake-Eyes is hinted at.
The Joes: Breaker, Doc, Grunt, Gung-Ho, Hawk, Rock 'n' Roll, Scarlett, Stalker, Torpedo
Cobra:Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Scarface
Additional Characters: Sierra Gordo mercenaries Richter (deceased), Emil (deceased)
Writer: Larry Hama,
Penciler: Mike Vosburg,
Inks: Jon D'Agostino,
Letterer: Joe Rosen,
Colorist: Bob Sharen,
Editor: Denny O'Neil,
Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Mike Vosburg and Jon D'Agostino
In Sierra Gordo, Gung-Ho, Stalker & Breaker just witnessed a bunker that Snake-Eyes, Dr. Venom & Kwinn were in get blown away by the Baroness. In her plane, she has Scarface, a Cobra agent, who is carrying a briefcase with very high priority information for Cobra Commander. She is ordered to return to base before she can finish off the rest of the Joes.
As Gung-Ho and Breaker clear the river they were hiding in with Stalker, a crocodile attacks Stalker. He is able to kill the crocodile but not before it causes some serious damage to his leg. Gung-Ho then goes off to get help for Stalker as Breaker stays behind to protect him. Gung-Ho catches a ride to a radio station where he is able to contact Hawk at The Pit and requests extraction.
A group of local Sierra Gordo mercenaries are patrolling the forest near Stalker and Breaker. They were able to set up some defenses and are prepared for the rebels. Who are waiting to see what happens with the Joes.
In Springfield, the Baroness has arrived with Scarface, she confesses to Cobra Commander that she suspects he is hiding something. Destro explains to the Baroness that Scarface was working under a hypnotic trance, and that the briefcase he was holding contained no important information, in fact the information was intended to be captured by GI Joe and divert them away from Cobra's real goal. But since that plot failed, the back up plan of planting fake documents with a micro-dot included where the GI Joe team can discover them is successful as Breaker discovers them in Sierra Gordo.
Hawk receives the message from Gung-Ho, and gathers a team to go rescue them. That team of Scarlett, Grunt, Rock 'n' Roll with Hawk as the pilot, parachute into the airport to control the runaway for an escape. Doc and Torpedo are dropped into the area where the bunker that Snake-Eyes is in used to be. Scarlett is informed that Snake-Eyes is killed.
Torpedo dives into the river to discover the bunker that Snake-Eyes is in is still intact, he knocks on the door, but is diverted by Doc to join up with the rest of the team. Gung-Ho has returned just in time to save Stalker and Breaker from the approaching mercenaries. They all jump on with Gung-Ho who then takes the team to the airport.
At the airport, Scarlett, Rock 'n' Roll & Grunt have secured the control tower and hold the landing strip. As additional mercenaries head to the airport, Gung-Ho driving the rest of the team to their extraction point, collects Scarlett and her team. Hawk who has been circling in a plane, lands to pick up the entire Joe team, missing one member, Snake-Eyes. The Joes now have new documents (fake ones) about Cobra.
At the bottom of the river inside the bunker, someone is tapping in response to Torpedo's knocking.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen
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