A vacation in Grenada becomes a G.I. Joe tragedy.
Lady Jaye, Flint, Scarlett and Snake-Eyes are having a vacation on Grenada, and when Snake-Eyes watches a report about Stalker and co's imprisonment, the others remind him that they still have orders to not attempt any rescue mission.
In the Borovian gulag, Sgt. Mosiev asks Corporal Olga for eight prisoners for the logging crew, including Stalker, while Quick Kick and Snow Job are sent to sew "misha-bear" crafts, seated alongside Boris, a prisoner implied to be a stool pigeon. In the mountains, while Stalker is carrying a log with the other prisoners, Mosiev taunts him into trying to escape, mentioning his gold medal for long distance rifle, and that he would give him a 300 meters head start.
Raptor is in San Francisco watching the Defense Language Center and wondering what are Billy and Jinx doing there. Inside, Jinx takes Billy to a secret elevator that takes him to Hawk, Law, Order and Chuckles. Raptor calls Fred VII, but he has already left his garage and heads to Galveston.
In Utah, Roadblock decides that the Joes have been underground too long and organizes a friendly two-hand-touch game. They don't know that a Cobra satellite camera has taken some pictures that are seen by Serpentor and Doctor Mindbender.
In Grenada, a friendly blind stranger approaches Snake-Eyes and asks him for help taking him to the airfield. Scarlett goes with them, and the three are caught in the explosion of a hidden minefield, to the horror of Flint and Lady Jaye.
In Borovia, Stalker is reunited with Quick Kick and Snow Job for dinner, and they begin talking about an escape plan when Boris rats on them and Snow Job is taken away to be beaten, under threat that he will be shot instead if Stalker tries to stop it.
Flint calls Hawk to tell him what happened to Scarlett and Snake-Eyes. Storm Shadow cannot believe that Snake-Eyes had made the mistake of stepping on a land-mine and takes the phone, and when Flint describes him the blind man, Storm Shadow recognizes him as the Blind Master, a man that he believed dead for years.
Two days later, Fred VII arrives to Galveston and stops on the dock, where he meets a boat owner named Captain Minh, who he hires to carry him and his cargo to Cobra Island.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Featured Vehicles & Equipment
- None yet.
- Captain Minh refuses to take guns as cargo, and Fred says he has nothing of the sort, but in the next issue it turns out that his cargo was the Pogo, an armed vehicle with visible missiles. Of course, it may have just been Fred lying to Minh.
Items of note
- First Appearances: Captain Minh, Corporal Olga, Sgt. Moshev
- Flint and Lady Jaye are now dating.
- Although it was hinted at last issue, this issue provides the official debut of the new Pit III, and reveals its location: Utah.
- In the United Kingdom the story was reprinted in Transformers #258, #259, #260 & #261.
- Under a licensing agreement with DC, Marvel, and Archie Comics, SoMuchFun!, Inc. released a series of reprints with the "Classic" tag added to the cover, including this issue.
- Flint recognizes the airport in Grenada, and Lady Jaye says it was on the news. There was indeed a brief and decisive US military action on Grenada in the '80s.
Footnotes and References