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Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: September 2004
Series: G.I. Joe: Reloaded
Issue Number: 7

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Duke accuses Snake Eyes of being a traitor, Cobra forces secure their hold on the island of Kauai, and a member of the Joe team makes the ultimate sacrifice.

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Notes of Interest

Snake Eyes shows that he is heavily scarred on his arms and torso. Zartan kills and impersonates Admiral Barrington.

Major Players

Snake Eyes, Beachhead, Cobra Commande

Creative Team

Story: John Ney Reiber, Pencils: Darryl Banks, Backgrounds Assist: Jason Millet, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Colors: Transparency Digital, Letters: Dreamer Design, Editor: Mark Powers, Graphic Design & Pencil Layouts (15-22): Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Tilman Goins, Cover: Joe Benitez, Joe Weems & Jeremy Roberts

Full Details

After Snake Eyes crawls from the wreckage of the helicopter he crashed in the last issue, Duke accuses him of working for Cobra. Scarlet goes to his defense, pointing out the wounds that he has suffered in saving the lives of the Joes. The situation is resolved when, after a brief engagement with Cobra forces, Snake Eyes removes his shirt to reveal a tattoo of the Special Forces motto.

The captured Baroness attempts to throw suspicions back onto Snake Eyes, unsuccessfully. Storm Shadow attempts to shoot Snake Eyes, but is thwarted and left behind with severe injuries.

The Cobra forces back at the missile base find the documents containing the valid "authcodes" and convince a squadron of Tomcats that the situation on the base is normal. Furthermore, after Zartan addresses several of the American troops stationed on the base as the Admiral, Cobra not only retains control of the base, but it is largely staffed by American soldiers.

Beachhead and Snake Eyes infiltrate the base. Cobra Commander claims the island as Cobra's sovereign territory. When the President does not acknowledge this within the four minutes allotted by the Commander, a missile launch with a payload of the Omega Black virus is initiated. Beach head manages to attach explosives to one of the missiles, not knowing which of the eight missiles actually contains the viral payload. He is apparently killed during the explosion and launch of the remaining seven missiles. It is unknown if he had selected the correct missile.

A second set of "Overwhelm" missiles will be launched in the next 24 hours if the President still refuses to accept the terms as dictated by the Cobra Commander.

Summary by Joel Ylvisake