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Publisher: Age of Marvels
Line: Global Marvel
Status: Ongoing


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SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO
Writer: CHUCK DIXON
Artist: JEROME OPEÑA
Location: Wherever there’s trouble.
Concept: Snake Eyes, the peerless ninja commando, must carry on the legacy of Captain America and be the soldier that inspires Earth's mightiest heroes!
1. Snake Eyes
2. Black Widow (Monica Chang)
Supporting: Jacob Fury, Mikel Fury, Julius Chang
Villains: The Liberators (The Colonel [Abdul al-Rahman], Abomination [Chang Lam], Crimson Dynamo [Alex Su], Perun, Red Wasp [Petra Laskov]),The Secret Empire, Ikari, Gregory Stark
Reward characters: Storm Shadow; Scarlett; Raphael

IssuesEdit

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #1
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“HALF THE BATTLE” Part One “MISSION CREEP”
With Captain America still missing, another soldier hero is needed to fill the void. The Avengers think they've found just the man: Snake Eyes, the peerless ninja commando long assigned to America’s daring, highly-trained special mission force! But before he can take his place as one of Earth's mightiest heroes, Snake Eyes has one last mission to complete with his old unit and his old commander, Jacob Fury. Along with his partner, “Black Widow” Monica Chang, the master of Arashikage Ninjitsu must uncover who is supplying terroristic rogue states with top-secret superhuman research. Their investigation will lead them to clash with the anti-American Azerbaijani super-soldier Abdul Al-Rahman, a.k.a. the Colonel, and his affiliates – the conspiratorial Secret Empire! But how deep does the Secret Empire's reach go?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #2
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“HALF THE BATTLE” Part Two “HIGH VALUE TARGETS”
Who is part of the Secret Empire? Snake Eyes has to find out... because his life depends on it! Jacob Fury uncovered a backdoor conspiracy wherein anti-American rogue states were being supplied with top-secret superhuman research – and now Snake's entire old unit is being targeted by the illicitly empowered terrorists! Can Snake Eyes and “Black Widow” Monica Chang stay alive when the North Korean Abomination Chang Lam has them in his sights? Can they keep Monica's infant son Julius safe? And how exactly did a North Korean gamma freak find Monica's supposedly-secure apartment? This is just the tip of the iceberg, as Snake Eyes begins to learn just how long the Secret Empire has been manipulating his life – and unbelievably, it goes all the way back to the helicopter explosion that disfigured him!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #3
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“HALF THE BATTLE” Part Three “THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE”
Gregory Stark is the less moral industrialist brother of Tony Stark. He's wealthy beyond description and enjoys many lucrative government contracts. Snake Eyes also thinks he is the Secret Emperor of the terroristic Secret Empire and the man responsible for disfiguring him years ago. He just has no way to prove it...
Unable to formally bring him to justice, can the world's greatest ninja commando storm Gregory Stark's highly fortified Chicago skyscraper and cut the head off the proverbial snake? Even if he can get by all the security forces, he'll have to face the man himself – a man who has enhanced himself with nanotechnology. And thanks to a recent download, Gregory Stark knows Arashikage-style ninjitsu...
Meanwhile, “Black Widow” Monica Chang continues to spy on the Secret Empire's transactions with anti-American rogues states, but is that Storm Shadow she sees selling super-tech to Syrians?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #4
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE PERILOUS FIGHT” Part One “LIBERTY OR DEATH”
Gregory Stark, the Secret Emperor of the Secret Empire, has assembled an Avengers-like cadre of super-powered extremists from various anti-American nations around the world. Fighting imperialistic American influence wherever there's trouble, they are the Liberators! Chang Lam – the Abomination, Alex Su - the Crimson Dynamo, Perun, Petra Laskov – the Red Wasp, and their leader, Azerbaijan's Abdul al-Rahman - the Colonel! They feel the United States has overreached in too many areas of the world, and they're ready to slap their hands back hard! Their first target... Sergeant Jake Fury's forward operating base on the Syrian border. Can Fury and Monica Chang survive?
Meanwhile, Snake Eyes takes time to recover at his cabin in the High Sierras. He realizes that the only man who could have sold Stark all the secrets of Arashikage ninjitsu is his sword brother, Storm Shadow. So what happens when Storm Shadow pays him a surprise visit?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #5
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE PERILOUS FIGHT” Part Two “AN APPRENTICSHIP IN DEATH”
If Storm Shadow wasn't the one who leaked the secrets of Arashikage ninjitsu to Gregory Stark, a.k.a. the Secret Empire's Secret Emperor, then who did? After a brief stopover at his lawyer's office (see She-Hulk: Attorney at Law #7), Snake Eyes resolves to solve that mystery – and Storm Shadow is going to help him, whether he likes it or not! But things get personal when the evidence implicates Ikari, the former apprentice of Snake Eyes who betrayed his clan to side with their rivals, the Hand. But how could Ikari be responsible? He was dead, and Snake Eyes would know... because he killed him!
Meanwhile, the Liberators have demolished Jake Fury's outpost on the Syrian border. Only Jake and Monica Chang survived, but can they make it out of the desert? And if they do, who can they turn to for help?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #6
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“SNAKE'S ON A PLANE”
***Hail Storm***
The Secret Empire began as the financiers of HYDRA before splitting from the organization, but now Baron Strucker has invited them back into the fold. After having his Chicago tower very publicly destroyed (See IRON MAN #13 -Ed.), it might just be an offer that the Secret Empire's Secret Emperor, Gregory Stark, cannot refuse... It might also be the best opportunity Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow will ever have to expose the corrupt billionaire! When the two ninjas sneak on to Stark's private jet en route to HYDRA Island, they come face to face at 30,000 feet with Stark's bodyguard and Snake Eyes' treacherous former protege, Ikari! Find out the truth behind Ikari's resurrection, the reasons behind his betrayal of the Arashikage clan, and the lengths he will go to in order to kill the “Real American Hero” who trained him in ninjitsu!
Meanwhile, desperate and doggedly pursued by the anti-American Liberators, Jake Fury turns to the only man he believes can help him - his brother and Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury! And as always, Nick has a plan. He's going to get the band back together... It's time to reunite America's most elite counter-terrorist unit - Fury Force!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #7
SNAKE EYES versus DOUBLE DRAGON!
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“COMMUNITY OUTREACH”
Snake Eye's trecherous apprentice Ikari has betrayed everything his master ever taught him, sharing the secrets of Arashikage ninjitsu with fiends like Gregory Stark, the Hand, and perhaps worst of all, the Black Warriors street gang! With their newfound techniques, the Black Warriors seek revenge on the two men who have single handledly prevented them from ruling the streets of Los Angeles... the masters of "Sou-Setsu-Ken," Billy and Jimmy Lee! When the Double Dragon Dojo is beseiged, can Snake Eyes teach the twins the techniques they need to survive? Will he learn something himself in the process?
Meanwhile, Storm Shadow is summoned to Badhikistan's Monolith Base and tasked with a mission. COBRA is going to war with HYDRA, and Cobra Commander needs Storm Shadow to lead the Night Creepers against HYDRA'S ninja contigent – the Hand! Will an ancient rivalry finally be settled?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #8
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“A HISTORY OF NINJA VIOLENCE”
***HYDRA-COBRA WAR Tie-In***
As the Hand and the Arashikage ninja clans battle it out for their respective sides in the HYDRA-COBRA War, experience the true origins of their rivalry - which dates back to 14th century feudal Japan!
Legend speaks of a mighty Emperor who appointed his most capable general to protect treasure blessed by Hachiman (八幡神), the god of war. The general did such a good job and the treasure was so well concealed that its location was lost with the ascendancy of subsequent emperors, and the general's family would evolve into the elsuive Arashikage. For generations, the Arashikage worked as ninja (忍者), developing a reputation for being able to perform impossible tasks. At some time in the 16th century, the clan was corrupted by worship of a demon known as the Beast (野獣), who imparted his adherents with dark magic. Both the Silent Master and the Hard Master, leaders of the Arashikage and predecessors to Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow respectively, rejected these dark practices and attempted to exile their practitioners. It did not go smoothly. This is the story of the bloody genesis of the Hand! Find out why what happened so long ago is still causing ninja violence today!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #9
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“The GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE MERCENARY”
***HYDRA-COBRA WAR Tie-In***
The People's Republic of Hydra has used its influence as a sovereign nation to set the world's peacekeeping organizations against their rivals, COBRA. With Storm Shadow now deemed one of the most wanted men alive, what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. sends top Thunderbolt Wade Wilson, f.k.a. Deadpool, to bring him in? The safe bet is on sword swinging violence! But who's side is Snake Eyes on? The far-reaching political influence of his arch-rival, Gregory Stark, has made him suspicious of everyone... and sparks will fly when a Snake Eyes unsure of his allegiance is unexpectedly reunited with his old unit, G.I. Joe -- and his angry ex, Scarlett!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #10
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“SCARS AND STRIPES” Part One “BLACK SNAKE DOWN”
This is it! Snake Eyes' ex-girlfriend Scarlett has brought him the evidence he needs to expose Gregory Stark as the leader of the Secret Empire - and the man responsible for the helicopter explosion that scarred him so long ago! Can the real American hero finally bring the Secret Emperor to justice?
Meanwhile, following the stunning conclusion of HYDRA-COBRA WAR, the two terroristic entities have unified under one banner and one leader - the diabolical Hydra Commander! But Storm Shadow, already holding strained loyalty to Cobra, cannot abide an alliance with HYDRA affiliates, the Hand. Now a target of both the good guys and the bad guys, who can he turn to for help?
And as Hydra Commander settles into his new position of power, the former Cobra Commander decides that HYDRA needs its own Secret Avengers. So who better than the anti-American Liberators? The renegade team's rite of initiation: killing Jacob Fury!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #11
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“SCARS AND STRIPES” Part Two “BLOWBACK”
It was a public execution. Liberator leader and anti-American Azerbaijani super-soldier Abdul Al-Rahman, a.k.a. the Colonel, killed Jacob Fury and posted the video on the internet. For Jake's brother Nick, the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., it is now very personal - and there's one ninja commando with experience fighting the Liberators that he needs to recruit. Get ready for Snake Eyes: Secret Avenger!
But Fury and Snake Eyes aren't the only ones on the hunt. Al-Rahman is looking to impress his potential financier, Hydra Commander, and to do so he's willing to hang every member of Fury family tree! But would he really be so cruel as to target Nick's son, the innocent infant Julius Chang? Can Julius' mother and Nick's ex-wife, Monica Chang, possibly protect the boy?
Meanwhile, Gregory Stark stole the secrets of Arashikage ninjutsu through nanites... But to defeat him, his brother Tony is learning the old fashioned way! Storm Shadow, a man without a country, has found an unlikely ally in Iron Man - but can he turn the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist into a ninja capable of taking down his insidious sibling once and for all? Or does Storm Shadow have ulterior motives?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

Feb 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #12
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“SCARS AND STRIPES” Part Three “A GATHERING OF FURIES”
Jake Fury is dead and the entire Fury family are targets! Bad news for the murderous anti-American Liberators - these targets fire back! Jake's friends and family have rallied to avenge him and protect themselves. Brother Nick, nephew Mikel, and ex-sister-in-law Monica Chang join Jake's former squadmates Snake Eyes and Scarlett to bring the fight to the Liberators! Their first target: Perun, either the Russian God of Thunder or a very well-equipped wannabe. Can Snake Eyes take down a deity? Can Nick and Monica work together for the sake of their son, Julius? Or was Jake just the first Fury to fall...
Meanwhile, Storm Shadow has provided Tony Stark with the secrets of Arashikage ninjutsu. This was not done on a whim. He used Iron Man to provide him with the tools that he needed. Now equipped with a suit of armor designed to enhance his already considerable skills and counter those of his enemy, Storm Shadow is finally prepared to claim his destiny - by slaying the Gorgon and assuming leadership of the Hand!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

March 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #13
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“OPEN HAND”
With the assistance of a suit of armor designed by his ninjtisu protégé Tony Stark, Storm Shadow has defeated the Gorgon and assumed control of the Hand – sealing a rift between the Arashikage clan and its demon-worshipping offshoot that began five centuries ago. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about that... expecially hard-line fundamentalists within the Hand itself. If he hopes to change the organization's direction, he must bring in ninjas he can trust. Will his sword-brother Snake Eyes accept his offer for a reunion? Will Iron Man join him? What about a younger recruit, one who happens to be both a teenager and a mutant... and a turtle? Storm Shadow sees potential in Master Spinter's most headstrong apprentice, but can he mold Raphael into a ninja after his own heart? Will Snake Eyes let him?
Meanwhile, despite Nick Fury's predelections, Snakes Eyes frowns upon “enhanced intergoation.” Fortunately, Perun of the Liberators is a most forthcoming prisoner. He's singing like a canary, and providing Scarlett vital intelligence to assist in the takedown of his cohorts... including Gregory Stark. With leads from Perun, Scarlett is able to connect Gregory to all the terroristic actions undertaken by the Secret Emprire for years – including not only the helicopter explosion that phsyically scarred Snake Eyes, but also the act that mentally scarred him – the “car accident” that killed his parents. What will Snake Eyes do when he find outs the extent of Stark's crimes?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

april 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #14
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“A TRUE TEACHER ALWAYS HAS ANOTHER LESSON”
During Operation: Hail Storm, HYDRA gained control over most of the major super-criminal organizations, including the Hand and the Secret Empire. Now, Storm Shadow has taken over leadership of the Hand and is waging war on the Secret Empire's leader, Gregory Stark. Conflict among his organization's subsidiaries displeases Hydra Commander... who sends Crossbones and Sin to settle the dispute for them! Storm Shadow and his new mutant turtle protege Raphael, however, have traditionally had problems with authority figures...
Meanwhile, last month Scarlett revealed to Snake Eyes the truth that Gregory Stark was behind most of the great tragedies in his life. Snake Eyes has relentlessly pursued him since. Now the only one standing between Snake Eyes and his retaliation is his turncoat former pupil and Stark's bodyguard, Ikari. This will be their last confrontation. Has the student become the master? OR is their one final lesson yet to teach?
Meanwhile, Monica Chang prepares for her new role as first officer of the starship Excelsior (see EXCELSIOR #1), but while she's in space, can she trust her son to the care of his father? Did I mention his father is the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

may 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #15
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS” Part One “THE POSITION CHANGES YOU”
Storm Shadow has taken control of the Hand... but will the Hand take control of Storm Shadow?Fundamentalists amongst the ninja clan resistant to Storm Shadow's new leadership ambush the Arashikage master, and they have a very unpleasant surprise prepared - the Mask of Ogun! If placed upon his face, he will be possessed by the malevolent spirit of the ninja demon and legendary enemy of Wolverine, Ogun! Can Storm Shadow's protege Raphael, the sai-wielding ninja turtle, save him? Or will Raphael have to find someone else who can?
Meanwhile, Snake Eyes continues to pursue his vendetta against Gregory Stark. Stark has abandoned his empire and gone deep underground, but Scarlett is tirelessly searching for him with all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s resources. When Snake Eyes finds him, and he will, he's not planning on bringing Stark back for a trial. Unfortunately, Gregory's estranged brother, Tony, might just have an issue with that...
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

june 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #16
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS” Part Two “
With the feared demonic mask forced upon his face, the new leader of the Hand - Storm Shadow - is possessed by the malevolent Japanese oni, Ogun! And the problem with fighting Ogun is that, as an incorporeal entity, you can only do damage to his host body. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow's protege, Raphael, would rather avoid that... and Ogun's greatest enemy might know how! Wolverine guest stars and identifies the one man able to resist Ogun's possession, a mercenary named "Sharp." Sharp went by "Shogun" when he wore the mask and constantly heard Ogun's whispers in his mind, though he was uniquely able to resist them (most of the time). Snake Eyes, Raphael, and Wolverine must now track down this Sharp and convince him, one way or the other, to reassume the burden of hosting Ogun in order to protect the world from his otherwise unchecked evil – a task much easier said than done!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

july 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #17
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS” Part Three “FACE INVADERS”
Snake Eyes, Raphael, and Wolverine have been busy "convincing" the mercenary Sharp to once again bear the burden of wearing the mask of Ogun. Begrudgingly, Sharp realizes that he truly is the only one who can resist Ogun's possession and accepts the responsibility - but Ogun himself has other plans and isn't about to allow the mask that hosts his spirit to leave the face of the Hand's new leader, Storm Shadow! In fact, he's been hard at work crafting other demonic masks to host the forlorn spirits of the Hand's most malevolent and lethal fallen ninjas from decades and centuries past! His goal is to literally turn his enemies into allies... and he's prepared to risk Storm Shadow's life to ensue he succeeds! Is there any way for Snake Eyes to avoid being possessed and liberate the Hand from Ogun without killing his sword-brother?
Meanwhile, Scarlett's hacking skills have allowed her to pinpoint the location of Gregory Stark for the first time since he went underground. But instead of telling her lover Snake Eyes, she decides to confront the man that scarred him herself. Soon it's just Scarlett, a specialized crossbow, and Gregory in Gregory's isolated bunker. Will she choose revenge or justice?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

August 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #18
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS” Part FOUR “INTERNAL STRUGGLE”
The malevolent oni, Ogun, has possessed the new leader of the Hand, Storm Shadow. The only hope of freeing him is to divide and conquer! While Snake Eyes engages in all-out ninja warfare with Ogun in the real world, Storm Shadow battles Ogun for control in his own mind! But due to his well-documented conflicting loyalties, he's about to find out that his own mind might just be the most dangerous battleground there is! Can the other ninjas, Raphael and Sharp, fend off the Hand until the fight is over? Meanwhile, the former leader of the Hand, the Gorgon, bides his time with the intent to challenge whoever wins...
At the same time, Gregory Stark - leader of the Secret Empire - awaits trial in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody after Scarlett disabled his technological defenses and detained him last issue. His only hope of liberation? The Liberators! But will the anti-American superteam answer Stark's call for aide?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

Sep 2016
SNAKE EYES: REAL AMERICAN HERO #19 ***Final Issue***
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Plot by EXCITER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
“...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”
Knowing was half the battle, and the other half was waged by Snake Eyes over the past year and a half. Finally, it appears justice has been served. His sword-brother, Storm Shadow, has defeated Ogun and re-assumed control of the Hand - a clan of ninjas he is actively shepherding towards reclaiming the honor they lost centuries ago. The man who caused the helicopter crash that originally scarred Snake Eyes and who ultimately became his arch-nemesis, Gregory Stark, has been convicted in federal court and sentenced to death for the incalculable acts of terrorism committed by the group he led, the Secret Empire. Although It takes an average of fifteen years to get from sentence to execution, the Vault will hold him thanks to Scarlett's upgrades. Meanwhile, Gregory's more heroic brother, Tony (you may know him as Iron Man), has completed his training in Arashikage ninjutsu and has become a true... Iron Ninja. Now, all Snake Eyes has to do is watch as his pupil conquers his demons and competes in the Budōkai Tenka'ichi (天下一武道会 - Tenka'ichi Budōkai, roughly "Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament"). But has Tony Stark mastered the martial arts enough to defeat the likes of Tenshinhan, Yamcha, and Krillin?
[i]Snake Eyes' adventures continue next month in the limited series crossover event [b]"HAND VS. FOOT"![/b][/i]
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99




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