G.I.JOE VS. THE TRANSFORMERS (6 OF 6)
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: January 2004
Series: G.I. Joe vs. Transformers
Issue Number: 6
The secret group of Generals known as the Jugglers proceeds with their nuclear strike on Cobra Island, while GI Joe and the Autobots race against the clock to stop the attack. The only way to do that is by using a satellite beam that is currently making Energon. Even if they do save the world, the entire team faces serious charges for disobeying orders when they return home.
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Notes of Interest
A 6 issue Mini-Series set in an alternate continuity.
The Transformers are not in their traditional character designs. They transform into Cobra vehicles.
Joes: Bazooka, Blowtorch, Cover Girl, Flint, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Mainframe, Mercer, Quick Kick, Roadblock, Sci-Fi, Shipwreck, Spirit, Snake-Eyes, Steeler
Autobots: Bluestreak, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Prowl, Sideswipe, Wheeljack
Cobra: Cobra Commander, Dr. Mindbender, Firefly, Storm Shadow
Decepticons: Bonecrusher, Dirge, Laserbeak, Megatron, Ravage, Soundwave, Starscream, Thundercracker
Story: Josh Blaylock with Dan Jolley, Pencils: Mike S Miller, Inks: Cory Hamscher, Colors: Lynx Studio, Letters: Dreamer Design, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Cover: Dan Norton
Four ICBMs reach for the sky, their final target: Cobra Island.
On the Island, Hawk tells Wheeljack they've got about five minutes before the nukes hit - and react with the energon, destroying the world.
Wheeljack has an idea, though - together, he and Wheeljack might be able to take control of the SPS satellite and shoot the missiles down.
When Wheeljack, Mainframe, Bumblebee and Sci-Fi reach the control centre, they find it deserted, except for a cowering Mindbender. Wheeljack coerces the good doctor into helping them, but before they get far, an outer wall explodes!
Storm-Shadow and Firefly have returned, and they open fire on the Joes. Bumblebee counter-attacks with Sci-Fi and Cover Girl, leaving Mainframe and Mindbender to finish their task...
And they succeed! They reposition the SPS and destroy the incoming nukes mid-flight.
But the control panel was damaged in the fight, and it's now firing randomly around the island! Caught in the beams, Transformers start dropping like flies.
Nearby, Cobra Commander sees this and realizes he must get away, and soon. He comes across Starscream lying near the river, and Starscream realizes they can help each other out - he needs fuel, and the Commander needs a ride...
Megatron also tries to make good his escape, but he finds a squad of Joes in his path. He attacks with his energy axe, killing Mercer before an SPS beam finds his arm, destroying his hand. The Joes pour it on, but it's not enough - until Prime arrives on the scene!
Megatron makes the first move, but Prime is back up to full strength, and he easily dispatches Megatron, robbing him of his fusion cannon in the process.
Prime then contacts Mainframe, and tells him he can shoot the SPS out of the sky, if Mainframe can give him the co-ordinates. Mainframe and Sci-Fi do so, and, using the fusion cannon, he destroys the SPS. He then clubs Megatron with his own cannon, ending the fight for good.
10 weeks later, Prime thanks Hawk for his assistance in the construction of a new Ark, which will take them back to Cybertron. Hawk says there's no need to thank him, especially since they got something out of the deal too - new battle suits, based on Cybertronian technology. Prime boards his new ship and the Autobots leave earth.
In the Florida Keys, at an abandoned airstrip, Cobra Commander works to repair an old jet engine while Starscream watches...
And in New Mexico, deep underground, a group of government scientists examine and repair a number of Decepticon parts. In a year at most, one says, they'll have them up and running better than Cobra ever did... and then he returns to his work on Megatron.
Summary by: Josh Kern