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GI Joe #194

Writer: Larry Hama
Penciler: S.L. Gallant

GI Joe 194

Summary:

Spurred by a viral video of the terrorist incdient, the Jugglers agree to send the Joe team into action in Seirra Gordo. In the video, Robert Graves (Grunt) was able to send a morse code message to the Joes by blinking his eyes. The initial "Alpha" team jumps into Sierra Gordo t begin their mission.

In Lauhar, Olliestan, Pale Peony and Jinx face-off with their opponent. He turns out to be a Blue Ninja-type of cyborg. The two then find documentation between Revanche Robotics and Cobra-- Cobra intends to upgrade all their BATs with Blue Ninja technology.

Notes:


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  • While unconscious from being pistol-whipped, Grunt has a dream about dropping into Sierra Gordo from way back in issue 13.
     
  • The deceased Doc is mentioned, as well, by both Grunt and the approaching Joe team. Seems kinda' random. Unless this is Hama saying: "yeah, I forgot that Sneak-Peek was dead, but I remembered that Doc is dead!!"
     
  • Junkyard jumps with Mutt, which reminds me of the cartoon episode "Creatures of Cobra", where Junkyard getting qualified for a parachute drop was a minor point.
     
  • A news team gets some quick footage of the NABM guys meeting with Haydn Strawhacker. Chuckles claims to know who they are.
     
  • A somewhat smaller cast when compared to last issue. The charcters also have that silly comic habit of using each other's name to help us ID everyone.
     
  • Pale Peony and Jinx notice that the cyborgs all have large "platform shoes", with thick foot soles. It plays into the plot and seems to be an identifying element, now.

Appearances:

Characters (figures): Duke, Hawk, Torpedo, Gung Ho, Dial-Tone, Shockwave, Lady Jaye, Flint, Rock & Roll, Zap, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Mutt & Junkyard, Wild Bill, Lift-ticket, Ghostrider, Chuckles, Mainframe, Lt. Falcon, Grunt, Jinx, Doc (flashback), Psyche-Out (cameo)

Characters ("comic-only"): Pale Peony, Haydn Strawhacker, Vice Chairman Fitz (NABM), Dinah Lum (news reporter).

Vehicles and stuff (toys): Tomahawk, Mudfighter, Tiger Rat, Phantom X-19, Vamp, Hammer,
Vehicles and stuff (not toys): GI Joe C-130

Firsties:
Characters: None
Vehicles and stuff: None

Rating: 3 Flag Points

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