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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: August 1993
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 139

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Megatron mistakes Castle Destro for a Transformer, but works out a deal with Cobra to be refitted with new weaponry, including Dr. Biggles-Jones' Rail Gun. Hawk, Destro, and Zartan all meet on the abandoned Cobra Island to discuss the possibility that Dr. Mindbender might yet live.

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Notes of Interest

Part 1 of a team-up with the Transformers Generation 2, First full Appearance of Decepticon Leader Megatron.

Return of Dr. Mindbender

Major Players

Joes: Hawk, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Storm Shadow, Wild Bill

Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Destro, Dice, Dr. Mindbender, Zarana, Zartan,

Transformers: Megatron

Others: Dr. Biggles-Jones

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Chris Batista,
Inks: Baskerville, Williams, Hudson, Wallace,
Coloring: Sharen and Witterstaetter,
Lettering: Rick Parker,
Editor: David Wohl,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Chris Batista

Full Details

Megatron attacks the Trans-Carpathian castle after Cobra Commander tries to make a deal with him. Inside the castle, a Medi-Viper looks over an injured Scarlett as Slice looks on. Slice carries Scarlett down to the operating room.

Megatron transforms into his gun mode to present a smaller target to the castle's defenses. Dr. Biggles-Jones attacks Megatron with her Hyper-Velocity Rail Gun mounted on a HISS tank. Megatron is impressed by the technology, and is willing to negotiate with Cobra Commander. They agree to trade the Ark's Cybertronian technologies for the rail gun and Megatron's rebuilding.

In a C-130 flying over the Atlantic Ocean, Destro attempts to apologize to Snake-Eyes for forcing him to stab Scarlett. Storm Shadow suggests that Destro should drop the subject, as it was Destro who put them in that situation.

Cobra technicians begin rebuilding Megatron based on schematics from his memory banks. Zarana suggests that they just take him apart, but Cobra Commander says they should wait until they get their hands on the Ark's technology.

The Medi-Viper examines Scarlett in the operating room, and realizes the cut Snake-Eyes made on her was very clean and severed no major arteries. This makes Slice suspicious.

As the C-130 lands on Cobra Island, Zartan, who is disguised as Cobra Commander, meets Destro and Baroness. Hawk joins the group to look over the burning remains of the freighter. The group realizes that when Cobra evacuated, they removed the cloning tanks, and Zartan suspects that Dr. Mindbender may have a plan to resurrect himself.

Back in Trans-Carpathia, Megatron successfully tests his new tank mode and is pleased by Cobra's work. Megatron brags about his sensors, alerting Cobra Commander that their experiment in the basement has started breathing.