Introduction of new G.I. Joe characters Frontier, Fadeaway, and Tiger.
First Appearance of Joe members: Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Jinx, Stalker, and General Hawk.
First Appearance of Cobra members: Vipers and Major Bludd.
First Appearance of Vehicles: MOBAT and APC.
Duke is killed by Major Bludd.
Roadblocks first kill.
G.I. Joe is a clandestine government organization who recruits everyday people to fight Cobra.
Cobra took control of the U.S.A.
End of Issue Files on Tiger and Frontier.
Joe Team: Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Jinx, Stalker, General Hawk, Frontier, Fadeaway, and Tiger.
Cobra Team: Vipers and Major Bludd.
Inside Front Cover
"Cobra has spread its influence across the globe, resulting in widespread war. This war has left few places untouched, including the interior of the United States of America. The forces aligned against Cobra struggle to contain its spread and things look increasingly dire..."
"Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people living in occupied territories who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions. Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of."