This issue is a variant of G.I. Joe: Origins (IDW Publishing, 2009 series) #16 [Cover A]. There exist further variants.
Special Thanks: Aaron Archer; Michael Kelly; Amie Lozanski; Ed Lane; Joe Furfaro; Jos Huxley; Samantha Lomow; Michael Verrecchia
This issue shows events that happened right before and during G.I. Joe #1.