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Publisher: Devil's Due
Issue Date: March 2005
Series: G.I. Joe: Reloaded
Issue Number: 13

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The Joe team was given 48 hours by the Army to take back control of the Cobra captured Hawaiian Island of Kauai, that time table has been shortened to 12 hours and now they have less then that.

The traitor Duke is being interrogated by Destro about his loyalties to Cobra and what he knows about the GI Joe.s being on the island.

The team of Scarlett, Stalker, Flint, Airtight, Roadblock and Shipwreck go about disabling many of Cobra.s vehicles, command centers, and personnel. Outside of the compound, Beach Head and Snake-Eyes use several laser designators to light up the targets for the Navy.s ships to fire non-nuclear missiles onto the key targets.

Hawk is fighting with a General to prevent the Army from using a nuclear weapon.

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Phil Kost has a letter printed in the Feedback page.

Major Players

The Joes - Airtight, Beach Head, Flint, Hawk, Mainframe, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, Stalker

Cobra - Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Duke, Road Pig

Creative Team

Story: Chuck Dixon, Pencils: Nelson Blake II of GRAFIKSISMIK, Inks: Andrew Pepoy, Rhys Yorke, Colors: Rhys Yorke & GRAFIKSISMIK, Letters: Robin Spehar & Dreamer Design, Edits: Mark Powers, Graphic Design: Mike Norton, Military Consultation: Tilman Goins, Cover: Nelson Blake II & GRAFIKSISMIK,

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Duke has just survived an attempt on his life by Road Pig. They are fighting and the Baroness steps in to break up the fight and sends Duke to be questioned by Destro. As he is been moved, he crosses paths with the GI Joe team that has infiltrated the Cobra controlled Missile Base on the island of Kauai.

The Joe team of Scarlett, Stalker, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Airtight and Flint have had there time table, to take back control of the missile launching facility before a nuclear attack happens, pushed forward. This is all in order to prevent Cobra Commander from firing a missile at a population center. Scarlett.s team divides up to set up bombs on key vehicles, command center, radio towers, and such. Beach Head and Snake-Eyes, who are outside of the compound, have been setting up laser designators on the key defense points of the base.

Destro does some serious interrogation of Duke using a brainwave scanner and some drugs. Duke reveals that he spotted the Joe team on the island, which makes Destro even more suspicious of his loyalties. Duke is then taken to a chair and given a truth telling injection. The entire time Duke professes to have never betrayed Cobra and doesn't know the Joes plan. Cobra Commander finishes the interrogation and sends Duke to be executed, not believing him.

Scarlett sends a message to Mainframe that all is clear, and the base is ready for an attack, they were able to accomplish their goal. Hawk succeeds in convincing the generals not to use a nuclear weapon. The Navy and Air Force begin there attack on the island using conventional weapons only. As the planes follow the laser designators, the Joes set off their well placed bombs causing lots of damage. The team then takes cover in the drains of the base as Snake-Eyes and Beach Head watch the attack from afar.

As the attack begins several things happen at once: command centers are blown up preventing Cobra Commander from launching a missile, Destro has a change of mind about Duke, believing that he was telling the truth, Duke is given a gun, and some men, to go hunt down the Joe forces on the island, the Baroness is awakened from her sleep by being nearly blown up by an explosion and finally as Cobra Commander watches his base and its defenses get destroyed, he vows to fight another day, and orders a withdraw from the island.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen