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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) - #26
"Snake Eyes: The Origin"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Larry Hama

Penciller(s):
Larry Hama

Inker(s):
Steve Leialoha

Colorist(s):
George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Letterer(s):
Richard 'Rick' Parker

Editor(s):
Linda Grant
Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
Jim Shooter

Cover Artist(s):
Bob Wiacek
Mike Zeck
 

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Cover Date: August 1984
Cover Price: US $ 0.60

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #26 2005 Hasbro Reprint
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #26 2nd Print

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Letters Column: Postbox: The Pit

Synopsis:
Part one of a two-part look into Snake-Eyes' background, and the connection between him and Storm Shadow. It is believed that Storm Shadow killed his own uncle from his ninja clan, which Snake-Eyes had also joined.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic G.I. Joe (2009) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe (1982) #26
G.I. Joe Comics Magazine (1986) #10
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) HC vol. 03
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) TPB vol. 03
G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama (2009) HC vol. 01
G.I. Joe: The Best of Snake Eyes (2009) TPB vol. 01

Notes:
-Destro quotes Kwinn, the Eskimo on the first page, "A man who whips his dog will pull his own sled some day."
-Tripwire's clumsiness is highlighted with numerous falls and trips.
-Snake-Eyes' background is described and his connection with Storm Shadow is explained. It is revealed that Snake-Eyes lost his entire family in a car accident.
-Many ninja techniques and weapons are shown during Snake-Eyes training.
-The finisher was credited as Steve Leialoha. Leialoha was also the file name of Torpedo.

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