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A Real American Hero comics continuity - Devil's Due
Immediately after being assigned his codename and introduced to the rest of the Joe team, Barrel Roll was deployed on a recon mission to Cobra Island. Taking the opportunity to disguise himself as a Raptor-Viper Glider Pilot, he was able to be "rescued" by a Cobra chopper and infiltrate the island. During Cobra Commander's speech, he sneaked into Server Room ASP1 and opened a port for Hacker, Dial-Tone and Firewall before being interrupted by a Tele-Viper. Escaping through a maintenance crawlspace and fleeing through the building, he stopped a pair of Crimson Guards by rolling a generator down the stairs onto them, but was cornered by Tomax and Xamot. Setting off the fire alarm as a distraction, he managed to make his way to the beach to prepare for extraction.
Barrel Roll has had three toys.
The first appeared in the Spy Troops line, and came with Cobra armor disguise pieces, a sniper rifle and a Cobra hang-glider that could be converted to a GI Joe hang-glider. The second figure was a repaint of the first, which included everything from the first release except for the disguise pieces, and was part of the Valor Versus Venom line. The third figure was a Direct-to-Consumer, and came with an oversized sniper rifle and lost his youthful look.
- Other than Kamakura, Barrel Roll has the highest amount of figures of all new characters since the relaunch of the toyline, with three.
- Barrel Roll is the brother of the Cobra sniper Black Out and the Joes' forward air controller, Bombstrike.
- In real life, Dwight Stall was Hasbro's lead designer for the 3¾" toyline. He lent both his face and his birthplace to the Barrel Roll character.