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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: September 1983
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 15

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In Sierra Gordo, Snake-Eyes, Kwinn & Dr. Venom have escaped from the underwater bunker they were trapped in. They are able to sneak out an airplane with Florida as their destination. Along the way they are fighting each other the entire way. Finally, the trio crashes on the beach in Miami, where they are arrested. Cobra's lawyers are there quickly to bail out Dr. Venom. Meanwhile in Springfield, Destro expresses his love to the Baroness and his plot to get Cobra Commander captured.

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Notes of Interest

Introduction of Major Bludd.
Destro expresses his love for the Baroness.

Major Players

The Joes: Snake-Eyes
Additional Joes: Breaker, Grunt, Hawk, Scarlett, Stalker

Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Dr. Venom, Major Bludd

Additional Characters: Kwinn

Creative Team

Writer: Larry Hama,
Penciler: Mike Vosburg,
Inks: Jon D'Agostino,
Letterer: Rick Parker,
Colorist: Andy Yanchus,
Editor: Denny O'Neil,
Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Denny O'Neil

Full Details

In Sierra Gordo, Dr. Venom & Snake-Eyes have escaped from the underwater bunker they were trapped in. The Eskimo, Kwinn, was left behind in the bunker. Dr. Venom & Snake-Eyes are currently at the rivers edge being held at gun point by a group of mercenaries. As they talk about what to do with Venom & Snake-Eyes, Kwinn rises up from the water to kill all the mercenaries. The uneasy truce between the three enemies is forced to continue until they get out of Sierra Gordo.

At the Sierra Gordo airport, they discover a WW II Lancaster bomber which Dr. Venom can fly. They sneak onto the plane, but as soon as it starts up the airport's mercenaries start to attack and in order to stop them from taking off. After a dramatic take off, in which they lose there landing gear, they head for Florida.

On the plane, Dr. Venom is able to send a Morse coded message to Cobra Headquarters in Springfield. Informing them that he is alive, and on his way to Miami, Florida. He sends this message without Snake-Eyes or Kwinn knowing about it. A Spitfire fighter catches up to them and attacks, in a crazy diving move, the bomber is able to cause the fighter to crash into the ground.

Just after this battle, Dr. Venom almost kills Snake-Eyes by dropping him out of the bomber doors, Kwinn saves Snake-Eyes life. Kwinn is then about to kill Dr. Venom when Snake-Eyes stays his hand. Venom is needed to continue to fly the plane, which is now leaking fuel.

In Springfield, Cobra Commander is informed that Dr. Venom is still alive. In a private moment away from Cobra Commander, Destro expresses his love for the Baroness. In that same conversation he explains his plot to get Cobra Commander captured and take control of Cobra but it hasn't played out as he expected. The Baroness returns his affection but not his love, and refuses to betray the Commander. Meanwhile, Cobra Commander has brought in Major Bludd to help settle the Destro situation.

Back on the Lancaster bomber, Dr. Venom has flown them to Miami Beach, where they crash land. They are all immediately arrested by the local police. Cobra lawyers are waiting at the jail to release Dr. Venom. Snake-Eyes and Kwinn are left behind to rot in jail.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen


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