G.I. Joe is the code-name for America's daring, highly-trained special mission force! Its purpose: To defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world!
- UK name: Action Force
The G.I. Joe team was assigned to protect Power Station Alpha from harm, and was involved in the events following its theft and ultimate destruction.
Members involved in this mission included Ace, Beachhead, Crankcase, Dial-Tone, General Hawk, Lady Jaye, Lift Ticket, Mainframe, Mutt & Junkyard, Roadblock, Scarlett, Sgt. Slaughter, Slipstream, Snake-Eyes, and Wild Bill.
G.I. Joe Starring Snake-Eyes and Transformers Generation 2
After Megatron bargained with Cobra for a new body, the G.I. Joe team attempted to invade and retake a small town under Cobra's control.
Members involved in this mission included ...
Transformers Generation 2
The G.I. Joe team continued to be involved in the resurgence of the Transformers' war on Earth.
Action Force: Ancient Relics
The international Action Force team, investigating the report of a monster in the sewers of London, encounters the menace of Megatron!
[Note: According to UK continuity, Action Force later merged with the American G.I. Joe organization and took on their name. This was to account for the local switchover of the 'Action Force' merchandise to "G.I. Joe" branding. This likely encompasses the team's appearance in the later-still Marvel US Generation 2 (also reprinted and made available in the UK) comics as G.I. Joe.]
In 1938, Europe was overrun by the combined forces of the Decepticons and Cobra. G.I. Joe was formed to combat them, and were led to their Terrordrome in the Fera Islands by a map carved out of the USS Hama's hull by treacherous Cobra operatives. While engaging Cobra troops commanded by Storm Shadow, the Joes encountered the Autobots, who soon repaired and revived themselves. The Joes soon found themselves under fire from a squadron of Rattlers and Seekers led by Wild Weasel, but they were driven back by Lady Jaye and the Aerialbots.
While the Cobra aircraft were driven off, they left behind paratroopers and Rumble. The Joes managed to defeat the troops, and Bumblebee and Scarlett destroyed Rumble, but Zartan managed to murder and replace Breaker in the confusion. He was quickly discovered, but not before he allowed Soundwave to capture Flint.
Storm Shadow left the main Cobra force to engage in a deadly duel with his sword-brother Snake-Eyes, now a member of G.I. Joe. Despite the intervention of Ravage, Snake-Eyes defeated Storm Shadow, who was then eaten by a shark.
Soon, Cobra prepared to defend the town of Torhavn against the approoaching Autobots and Joes, using slaves as human shields. Another Cobra air attack was foiled by Lady Jaye and Superion; soon afterwards, Lady Jaye defeated Major Bludd and the Dreadnoks. Meanwhile, a small Joe strikeforce infiltrated the Terrordrome, destroying Frenzy in the process.
As the Joes, Autobots, and an Allied fleet neared, Shockwave destroyed Superion and a number of ships, damaging himself severely in the process. But despite heavy losses, the Autobots soldiered on.
Destro and the Baroness took advantage of the chaos to unleash their monstrous creation Bruticus upon both sides - but not before slaying their co-conspirator, Starscream. Bruticus' attack crippled Cobra Commander, allowing the Baroness to execute him with Megatron's pistol form. Her victory was short-lived - before the Commander's body could cool, she and Destro were arrested by Scarlett and Snake-Eyes. As the metal monster tore through the Autobots, Snake-Eyes took the Matrix from the Commander's corpse and destroyed it, killing the Autobots, Decepticons, and Bruticus and ending the threat of Cobra.
Some 45 years after the conquest of Europe, Cobra rose again, and G.I. Joe returned to combat it. Headquartered in the Pit, G.I. Joe was led by Duke, a veteran of the last Cobra war. In 1985, a G.I. Joe team led by Flint attacked a Cobra shipping facility. While the facility was largely destroyed, Destro and Scrap-Iron managed to escape via Trouble Bubble, an act that led to Flint being reprimanded. Soon afterwards, the Joes detected the crash of an Autobot shuttlecraft near Portland. Flint was sent to retrieve it with a team of rookies, and managed to repel a Cobra strike team and recover an unconscious Blaster. Hours later, the team was briefed by Duke, Stalker, and Scarlett on the threat posed by the Transformers.
Members involved in this mission included Airtight, Alpine, Barbecue, Bazooka, Blowtorch, Clutch, Cover Girl, Doc, Duke, Flint, Grand Slam, Gung-Ho, Mutt & Junkyard, Quick Kick, Rock'N'Roll, Scarlett, Shipwreck, Snake-Eyes, Spirit, Stalker, and Wild Bill.
[Note: As Dreamwave went bankrupt after only one issue of this series was published, it is unknown whether Snake-Eyes is in any way related to his 1930s counterpart.]
G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers
After Cobra discovered the Ark and turned the Transformers within it into remote-controlled war machines, the G.I. Joe team was formed to oppose them.
Members involved in this mission included Ace, Barbecue, Bazooka, Breaker, Clutch, Dial-Tone, Doc, Duke, Flash, Flint, Gung-Ho, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Mainframe, Mercer, Mutt & Junkyard, Quick Kick, Roadblock, Rock'N'Roll, Scarlett, Sci-Fi, Shipwreck, Snake-Eyes, Spike Witwicky, Spirit, Stalker, and Wild Bill.
Two years later, an attempt by Cobra to seize control of Teletran 3 resulted in several Transformers being sent to various eras in Earth's history, threatening to catastrophically alter the timestream. Cobra and G.I.Joe were forced to work together to neutralize the threat.
Members involved in this mission included Barbecue, Bazooka, Beachhead, Chuckles, Cover Girl, Dial-Tone, Dusty, Duke, Gung-Ho, Jinx, Lady Jaye, Roadblock, Stalker, Scarlett, Shipwreck, Snake-Eyes, and Spirit.
The core plot for this series is lifted-from/homaging the Robots in Time book series..
Members involved in this mission included Airtight, Barbecue, Beach-Head, Duke, Dusty, Firewall, Flint, Hawk, Lady Jaye, Mainframe, Roadblock, Rock'n'Roll, Scarlett, Sci-Fi, Snake-Eyes, Stalker, Storm Shadow, and Tripwire.
Unicron has been summoned to Earth by Cobra-La, and a small team of Joes must stop him from devouring the planet.
- ↑ G.I. Joe's official name is Counter-terrorist Group Delta.