"Shot by Both Sides!" is a two-part story presented in issues 29 & 30 of Marvel's Further Adventures of Indiana Jones comic book series. Part one was published in May 1985 and part two (titled "Fireworks!") followed in July.
Plot summary[edit | edit source]
Issue 29: "Shot by Both Sides!"[edit | edit source]
Indy travels to San Francisco to pick up the mummified remains of a Chinese emperor, transported from China on the Ocean Pearl, captained by Indy's old friend Peter Hale. Rival gangs lay claim to the coffin: the Tongs —led by Shih Ho, who objects to what he considers the desecration of his ancestors—and the IRA—who claim the coffin contains guns they hired Hale to smuggle in from China. The coffin is eventually revealed to contain the body of Patrick McManus, the Irish gang's operative in China. IRA leader Michael Cobb vows to recover the guns, and demands that Hale travel with him to China. Concerned for her brother's safety, Hale's sister Jessie convinces Indy to take his place.
Issue 30: "Fireworks!"[edit | edit source]
Indy and Cobb travel up the Hwang River, and are intercepted by armed guards near arms dealer Weng Ho's headquarters. Once captured, the pair are confronted by Ho himself, who reveals plans to overthrow the Chinese government. An explosion (from a bomb planted earlier by Cobb) frightens away Ho's men, and Ho retreats to a maze of subterranean caverns. Jones and Cobb follow and find Ho cowering near the ornate coffins of his ancestors. Shots are fired, leaving Ho dead and Cobb mortally wounded. Before he expires, Cobb makes Indy promise to get Ho's guns to the IRA. Indy has second thoughts, however, and ends up destroying all the weapons before arranging for the priceless coffins' transportation back to the States.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- In "Fireworks!", the Patrick McManus character is misidentified as Sean McManus.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Marcus Brody
- Michael Cobb
- Jessie Hale
- Peter Hale
- Shih Ho
- Weng Ho
- Chiang Kai-Shek (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones
- Patrick McManus
- Sergeant Pei
- Loo Sing
- Alec Sutherland
- Bradley Tavistock