Zartan continues his fight with the Blind Master, who knows all about Zartan's involvement with the Hard Master's death. The Red Ninjas attack the Joe ninjas at the site of Snake-Eyes' cabin in the woods. Clutch is placed in the Brainwave Scanner.

Detailed summary

  • Synopsis not yet written.


Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilians Clutch's memories Arashikage Clan
  • Estragon (16)
  • Officer Lopez (4)
  • Tyrone (3)
  • Vladimir (15)
  • Margaret Boberek (12)
  • Uncle Arnie (13)
  • Wendy (14)

Memorable quotes

"We're still waiting..."

--Seriously, Vladimir, no one is going to get that joke.

Other notes


  • The cover depicts Snake-Eyes wearing the uniform design based on his 1989 action figure but, story-wise, he doesn't adopt it until G.I. Joe #95.
  • The Red Ninjas have their Arashikage tattoos in different places: some on the inside of the arms, some on the outside.
  • Snake-Eyes and company have changed clothes since last issue, apparently in mid-battle or at least mid-parley.

Items of note

  • Death of the Blind Master.
  • Zartan replaces the Blind Master.
  • The Blind Master reveals that Zartan's skin vibrates when he changes shape.
  • This issue was reprinted in the G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama collected hardback.
  • In his teen years, Clutch apparently drove a Corvair.

G.I. Joe references

  • When Storm Shadow dives behind the waterfall, he is surprised to find the skeleton of a man. Judging by the words carved on the cave wall, this is the body of the original Fred Broca, placed there by the Soft Master.[1]

Real-world references

  • Vladimir and Estragon are named after the characters in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
  • When the Blind Master and Zartan are fighting in the alley, a large image of A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger is visible on the wall behind them.
  • Clutch's car in his teen years was apparently a Corvair.
  • He also owned a Gumby.

Footnotes and References

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