G.I.JOE RELOADED #11
Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: December 2004
Series: G.I. Joe: Reloaded
Issue Number: 11
The Joes begin their attack on Kauai. Snake-Eyes parachutes in to support Beach Head, several new Joes arrive as undercover new Cobra recruits and the traitor Duke has to go through Cobra training again to prove his loyalty to Cobra.
Notes of Interest
First appearance of Shipwreck, Airtight, Flint and Mainframe.
The Joes: Airtight, Beach Head, Flint, Hawk, Mainframe, Scarlett, Shipwreck, Snake-Eyes
Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Duke, Road Pig
Story: Chuck Dixon, Pencils: Nelson Blake II of GRAFIKSISMIK, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Rhys Yorke, Colors: Rhys Yorke of GRAFIKSISMIK, Letters: Robin Spehar & Dreamer Design, Edits: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Tilman Goins, Cover: Tom Derenick and Sean Dove,
Hawk is in a briefing in Washington DC with group of generals, where they are trying to decide what to do with the recently captured island of Kauai by Cobra. On the island, Cobra has gained control of all of the military bases and the nuclear weapon silos. The generals are weighting the idea of using the option of bombing the island. Hawk makes the suggests that the Joe team be given the opportunity of sneaking onto the island to deactivate the silos which then allows the generals to use conventional measures to take back the island. The generals agree but put a time limit on the attack, if the Joes haven't accomplished their mission but launch time the entire island and everyone on it will destroyed.
On the island, the Baroness is interrogating the Joe traitor Duke. Having returned from working with the Joe team his loyalties are now questioned by Cobra. As a test, his Cobra rank is stolen, he is required to start over in the training and meets Road Pig.
At an airport on the island, Beach Head disguised as a Cobra blows up several planes and buildings making it look like an accident, then sneaks back into the jungles to report his activity.
Hawk is now briefing several new Joe members on their mission. Airtight, Shipwreck, Mainframe and Flint along with current member Scarlett are going to be headed undercover to Kauai as new Cobra recruits. Their mission is to find the nuclear missile sites and deactivate or destroy them. He tells them about how the generals are going to bomb the island if they aren't successful. So there is a major time limit on this mission. Scarlett wants to know want the rules of engagement are regarding Duke. Hawk's response is "If it's a combat situation use lethal force, if he surrenders, you take him alive."
Destro and the Baroness are talking about Duke's loyalty. Cobra Commander by computer screen interrupts the conversation. He appoints the Baroness as the final determination if Duke is truly loyal to Cobra.
Mainframe sends Beach Head a message that reinforcements are coming.
Duke is still going through the training.
Snake-Eyes parachutes onto the island to meet up with Beach Head.
Scarlett, Shipwreck, Airtight, Mainframe and Flint arrive as undercover agents amongst several new Cobra recruits.
And the generals inform Hawk that the time table is now down to just 12 hours.
Summary by Josh Eggebeen