#140 GOIN' SOUTH
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: September 1993
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 140
Destro recaptures his castle, a clone of Dr. Mindbender is revived, Scarlett is recovering but under suspicion, and Megatron leads Cobra to the Ark. A message is sent by the Joes to Cybertron, hailing the Autobots.
Notes of Interest
Part 2 of a team-up with the Transformers Generation 2.
Joes: Airtight, Chuckles, Dial-Tone, Flint, Hawk, Jinx, Mainframe, Mutt, Roadblock, Rock 'N Roll, Spirit, Stalker, Tunnel Rat
GI Joe Ninja Force: Dojo, Nunchuk, T'JBang, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow
Cobra: Baroness, Cobra Commander, Dice, Dr. Mindbender, Road Pig, Zarana, Zartan
Others: Dr. Biggles-Jones
Transformers: Megatron, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee
Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Chris Batista,
Inks: Chip Wallace,
Coloring: Bob Sharen,
Editor: David Wohl,
Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco
Cover Artist: Chris Batista
Megatron leads Cobra to the Ark, which is buried in Canada. Dr. Biggles-Jones is impressed by the technology, but Scarlett says that Cobra isn't going to need Biggles-Jones when Dr. Mindbender is revived.
With Cobra Commander busy in Canada, Destro, assisted by Baroness and Zartan, re-takes control of his castle.
Cobra Commander lands the Ark in Milleville, where all the townspeople have been brainwashed into servitude. One resident begins to shake the brainwashing, and the knocks one of the Alley Vipers into a group of Vipers transporting the body of Dr. Mindbender. The resident then tosses the brainwashing helmet to the ground, and the broken electrical wires jolt Dr. Mindbender back to life. Road Pig is able to subdue the resident.
Freedom alerts Spirit and Mutt to Cobra's presence in Milleville, and they report to the rest of the team. Roadblock leads a team consisting of himself, Tunnel Rat, Rock & Roll, and Airtight into the tunnels beneath the town. Storm Shadow, Snake-Eyes, Jinx and Ninja Force hitch a ride atop a truck heading into Milleville.
Dr. Biggles-Jones confronts Scarlett in the hospital, accusing her of still be loyal to G.I. Joe as Snake-Eyes looks on through a window. Dr. Mindbender recovers and catches up on the news. Tunnel Rat reports to Hawk that Megatron is helping Cobra, so Hawk informs Mainframe to transmit a message. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee receive that message, and they alert all Autobots that they are needed on Earth.