G.I. Joe [General Hawk; Duke; Snake-Eyes (as Flint); Grunt (retires from Joes); Clutch; Stalker; Beach-Head; Leatherneck; Low-Light (first appearance)]; Billy (severely injured); Cobra [Cobra Commander; Destro; Serpentor; Dr. Mindbender; Baroness; Zartan; Zarana; Zandar; Dreadnoks; Tomax; Xamot; Televiper; Cobra Soldiers]; Sierra Gordo military generals
A small group of Joes infiltrate the Terror-Drome to rescue Snake-Eyes, and Stalker is wounded in the attempt, so Snake-Eyes stays behind to cover their escape. Destro and Cobra Commander escape The Pit, man disguises and go cruising, and the Commander finds his son, Billy, (severely injured from issue #43), after a sheriff recognizes him from a photo Billy had on his person as his dad even in disguise. Grunt leaves the Joes after his tour of duty is up with them.