Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: July 1993
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 138
Everyone converges on Destro's castle in Trans-Carpathia, which he sets off in its transformation process again, Snake-Eyes skewers Scarlett in the battle, and who shows up at the end but -- Megatron?!
Notes of Interest
Starring Snake Eyes and the Ninja Force
This issue was bagged with a live action Search and Destroy G.I. Joe card.
First Appearance of Transformer Megatron
Joes: Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Hawk, Stalker, Wild Bill
Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Dice, Road Pig, Zarana
Others: Dr. Biggles-Jones
Script: Larry Hama,
Breakdowns: Andrew Wildman,
Finishes: Stephen Baskerville,
Coloring: Bob Sharen,
Lettering: Rick Parker,
Editor: David Wohl,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Andrew Wildman
Scarlett worries that she actually killed Hawk and Stalker as the alarms sound. Cobra Commander is still trying to find Destro and Baroness in the castle's secret passages. Scarlett and Dr. Biggles-Jones lead the search for them.
Hawk briefs Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes before they parachute into Trans-Carpathia. He instructs them to treat Scarlett as if she were the enemy if they happen to run into her.
Destro transforms the castle halfway, creating a new version only he knows about. As he is doing this, Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow are landing on the castle. Scarlett saves Dr. Biggles-Jones when the floor gives way under her, and they try to reconfigure the castle back to its normal state.
All this large-scale transformation has piqued the interest of Megatron, who thinks it may be another Transformer like himself.
Destro and Baroness fight their way to the top of the castle, where Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes are ready to rescue them. Dr. Biggles-Jones and Scarlett arrive to try and stop them, but Snake-Eyes stabs Scarlett in the chest with his sword. Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Destro, and Baroness all escape.
Snake-Eyes is upset at Hawk for having to stab Scarlett, but Hawk knows Scarlett will realize that Snake-Eyes wouldn't miss without a reason.
As Cobra Commander finds out what happened, Megatron drops from the sky, and is angry that the castle is not a Decepticon. Cobra Commander attempts to make a deal with Megatron.
The Direct Market issue only came bagged with a card.