#144 SNAKE-EYES: THE TALE UNTOLD
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: January 1994
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 144
A flashback story revealing what Snake-Eyes did immediately following the accident which disfigured him.
Notes of Interest
Snake Eyes saves George Strawhacker, (his sister Teri's fiance at the time she died) years after her death.
Joes (In Snake Eyes Flashback): Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Grunt, Rock & Roll, Hawk, Stalker, Doc, Wild Bill
Joes (Present): Airtight, Mutt, Roadblock, Spirit, Tunnel Rat
GI Joe Ninja Force: Dojo, Jinx, Nunchuk, T'JBang, Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow
Others (in flashback): George Strawhacker
Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: William Rosado,
Inks: Chip Wallace,
Coloring: Bob Sharen,
Lettering: Vickie Williams,
Editor: Mike Lackey,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Will Rosado and Chip Wallace
Wild-Bill arrives outside of Millville to pick up a portion of the Joe team, and as Snake-Eyes ties the door open, Scarlett, Rock & Roll, Stalker, and Hawk all reflect back on the mission in the Middle East that scarred Snake-Eyes for life.
Snake-Eyes, Grunt, Rock & Roll and Scarlett are in one helicopter, when another helicopter blows a turbine and crashes into theirs. Grunt and Rock & Roll jump safely from the helicopter, but the door slams shut on Scarlett's webbing. Snake-Eyes attempts to save her, but the other helicopter explodes, setting Snake-Eyes on fire. Snake-Eyes carries Scarlett from the wreckage. Doc realizes that Snake-Eyes' vocal cords are damaged when he writes CM in the sand, for continue mission. Scarlett is knocked unconscious and is taken for medical attention.
Grunt, Snake-Eyes and Rock & Roll travel into a town and rendezvous with Stalker and continue their hostage rescue mission. Snake-Eyes covers his face with bandages, but the damage will not be repaired for a long time.
Scarlett wakes up in the helicopter and realizes that her throwing stars are missing. Snake-Eyes is using them to infiltrate the building where the Cobra forces are keeping their hostage. The Cobras have the hostage tied up with two Cobra agents, who both claim that they are the hostage, George Strawhacker. Snake-Eyes shoots the two Cobra agents and escapes with Strawhacker.
During a debriefing session with Hawk, Strawhacker wants to know who the bandaged man was that saved him. Hawk is unable to tell him, saying it's that the identity is a closely guarded secret. Hawk then remembers having to inform Snake-Eyes that his family was killed in a car crash. Snake-Eyes has two pictures of his sister he looks at, including one with her fiance, George Strawhacker.
Strawhacker never knew that his fiance's brother was the man who saved him twice, once in the Middle East and once from the Gulag in Borovia.