The Battle of Springfield begins as the Joes touchdown at the location of Springfield thanks to the efforts of Rip Cord. He is finally captured as Serpentor is being created after Destro and Dr. Mindbender had stolen the corpses of 10 of history's greatest leaders, plus ninja Storm Shadow. While imputing data into Serpentor's mind via the Brainwave Scanner, Dr. Mindbender is taken out of the machine and Rip Cord is placed in, unawares it is connected to Serpentor.
First appearances: Serpentor, Lift Ticket, Slipstream, Leatherneck, Tomahawk helicopter. Also first time the "Yo Joe!" battle cry is used in the comic book.