G.I. Joe issue 6
|First published||June 24, 2009|
|Cover date||June 2009|
|Written by||Chuck Dixon|
|Pencils by||Robert Atkins|
|Inks by||Clayton Brown|
|Colors by||Andrew Crossley|
|Letters by||Robbie Robbins|
Snake Eyes versus Destro!
In the Pit, Hawk briefs Dial Tone on one of the only two Joes to ever go AWOL: the enigmatic ninja named Snake Eyes. A year ago, he led a team on a mission in Rangoon, and subsequently disappeared without a trace. But now Hawk suspects he is secretly working with Scarlett, and fears that me may soon have another rogue agent on his hands. As they speak, Snake Eyes himself boards the cargo ship off the coast of Manila that Nico Mandirobilis has fled to...
At his castle, Destro also has his sights set on Mandirobilis, having located his arms-dealing subordinate via a subcutaneous tracker planted on the man some time ago. Unveiling the M.A.S.S. Device to the Baroness, Destro announces that he will personally teleport to Mandirobilis's ship to slay him, demonstrating the device's capabilities and eliminating their security leak in one fell swoop. Donning combat gear and the special non-metallic air pistols, Destro steps into the device, and is atomized for transmission via satellite to the destination.
Back aboard the ship, Snake Eyes quickly reaches Mandirobilis, and sets up a webcam link so that Scarlett can remotely interrogate the arms dealer. At swordpoint, Nico gives up access to his files relating to Cobra, even as Dial Tone detects Scarlett's transmission and reports to Hawk. Moments later, Destro appears in the room with Snake Eyes and Mandirobilis, and a firefight quickly ensues. When Nico flees to the ship's deck, both combatants follow and Destro is able to fatally riddle him with darts. Snake Eyes begins cutting shipping containers loose from the deck, and the falling cargo in combination with the rough seas nearly causes the ship to overturn. With his mission complete, Destro is teleported away to safety, leaving Snake Eyes to be held at gunpoint by Nico's thugs as the vessel rights itself. The ninja's communications go dead, worrying Scarlett as she begins to sift through Mandoribilis's files, but she soon has other concerns when Hawk arrives to arrest her!
At the castle, Destro rematerializes, but it is immediately apparent that the stolen B.E.T. technology has not fixed fixed all of M.A.S.S.'s problems, as the laird's molecular structure begins to fail, just like their previous teleportation subject. They have a contigency plan, however, and Destro is rushed into a specialized suit of armor, which is then activated with an intense burst of electricity. Now clad head to toe in metal, Destro explains that the suit incorporates a containment field that will keep his molecular structure in place, but that he can never remove it until the M.A.S.S. Device is perfected and a cure found!
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
|G.I. Joe||Cobra||MARS Industries||Others|
G.I. Joe references
- The M.A.S.S. Device is revealed to be a teleportation system, just like its cartoon counterpart, and similarly requires a 'relay star' satellite to function.
- "Mandirobilis" is consistently misspelled "Mandrilobus".
- Cover A: Duke and Scarlett, by Dave Johnson.
- Cover B: Destro, by Robert Atkins and Andrew Crossley.
- Cover RI: Virgin version of Cover A.