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Anthony S. Gambello, aka Flash, is a laser rifle trooper for G.I. Joe.


Duke kept a picture of Flash in his wallet along with several photos of dead Joes. The Fall of G.I. Joe Part Three

Flash, however, was not dead, and was stationed on Governor's Island when Ian Noble, the Action Man, broke in in order to release the Cybertronian prisoner Kup. When Mainframe requested requested an airstrike from Beijing's orbital laser satellite, Flash recognized that the beams were too low-energy to do any substantial damage. The Modern World TFWikiFavicon.png

Flash was assigned to Mayday's team as part of the former Earth Defense Command officer's first command alongside Heavy Duty and Quarrel. On their first assignment in Verenya, Schleteva, the team was attacked by Human-Dire Wraith mutates, which quickly destroyed their Tomahawk. The Joes were then saved by Rom, and the team joined forces with the Space Knight to investigate what was creating the Wraith mutates. They followed the Wraith energy trail to an underground bunker, where they discovered the body of an Oktober Guard officer whom Quarrel identified as Shturmovik. Flash detected two heat signatures ahead, belonging to Action Man and Garrison Blackrock, who were engaged in a battle over the mysterious artifact called the Talisman. However, their squabble was soon interrupted by the arrival of the rest of the Oktober Guard, led by Major Bludd. As the Guard attacked the disparate groups, the Talisman activated, mutating Flash, Quarrel, and Heavy Duty. The three attacked the rest of the heroes, but Rom managed to subdue them.

The mutated Joes were later restrained and taken by the Action Man Programme in order to be cured. Crisis Intervention TFWikiFavicon.png


  • Flash's debut (via photo) in G.I. Joe vol. 4 #3, implied that he was a Joe who had died off-panel. Since he's perfectly alive later on, we have to assume Duke keeps his photo with him for, uh... other reasons?

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