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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Issue Date: February 1987
Series: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Issue Number: 56

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The Joe team makes a second assault on the Cobra Terror Drome. This time, successfully, with help from the counter revolutionaries of Sierra Gordo. The captured Snake-Eyes is sent off to the Cobra Consulate Building in Manhattan. Destro makes his return to Scotland.

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Notes of Interest

First appearance of Lola, Grunt's girlfriend.
Snake-Eyes' rescue from Cobra is in Yearbook #3.

Major Players

The Joes: Dial Tone, Grunt, Hawk, Recondo, Roadblock, Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, Stalker, Tripwire
Additional Joe Appearances: Doc, Lifeline, Lift Ticket

Cobra: Baroness, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Serpentor, Tomax, Xamot Dreadnoks: Zartan, Zarana, Zandar, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch

Additional Characters: Envoys from Sierra Gordo, Counter-Revolutionaries of Sierra Gordo, Billy

Creative Team

Script: Larry Hama,
Pencils: Rod Whigham,
Inks: Andy Mushynsky,
Colors: George Roussos,
Lettering: Joe Rosen,
Editor: Bob Harras,
Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Mike Zeck and Kim DeMulder

Full Details

In Sierra Gordo, Snake-Eyes has been captured again by Cobra. The attack on the Cobra Terror Drome by counter revolutionaries is forcing Cobra to evacuate. Dr. Mindbender has the brainwave scanner packed up in the firebat, and has Snake-Eyes put in a helicopter to be taken to the new Cobra Consulate Building in New York City. As the GI Joe reinforcements arrive, including Scarlett, the Cobra defenses completely fall apart, and they are able capture an intact Terror Drome.

Serpentor, on his way to Sierra Gordo, is planning on leading a counter attack to take back the Terror Drome but is too late. The Joes have already begun to investigate the Terror Drome. Tripwire has placed charges that cause the Terror Drome to fall apart in sections that can be transported out for further investigation. Tomax and Xamot have stayed behind watching the Joes. So a plan is hatched to divert Cobra. They are going to load some of the parts of the Terror Drome onto a train and take them away. The train is a diversion; in fact the most of the important parts will be taken away by boat. Serpentor falls for the diversion and Cobra chases after the train. GI Joe is free and clear to take the captured Cobra Terror Drome away to the USS Flagg.

Back in America at Georgia Tech University, Grunt is exercising at the football field. He is approached by a girl named Lola. She is former military, actually a helicopter mechanic; Grunt lies about his military experience saying he just worked in the Chaplains' Assistant Motor Pool at Fort Wadsworth. They go off to have lunch.

At Kennedy Airport in New York City, Destro, still in disguise, gets on a plane headed home, his destination Glasgow, Scotland.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen