List of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero episodes

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This page is a list of G.I. Joe episodes. It covers the Sunbow/Marvel mini series and 1985 series, as well as the DiC 1989 series.

Sunbow/Marvel Series (1983–1986)[edit]

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983 mini-series)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate Production Code
1 "The Cobra Strikes" Dan Thompson Ron Friedman September 12, 1983 (1983-09-12) RAH1
When The U.S. military prepares to launch their satellite into orbit, Cobra develops the ultimate weapon known as the M.A.S.S. device, planning to steal the satellite. G.I. Joe is called into action, their leader Duke has Scarlett, Snake Eyes and Stalker test the satellite installation's security. But while in disguise, the Baroness tags the satellite with a homing device, causing Cobra to use their device to transport forces stealing the satellite. Meanwhile, Duke is captured during the transport and the rest of the Joes must rescue him.
2 "Slaves of the Cobra Master" Dan Thompson Ron Friedman September 13, 1983 (1983-09-13) RAH2
The Joes begin the race to acquire the elements necessary to build their own MASS device. Cobra kidnaps Duke, using mind control device to put him in a gladiator type environment called the Arena of Sport. After Cobra discovers the Joes are searching for radioactive crystals, the race begins. Snake Eyes sacrifices himself to save his friends, acquiring the crystals while he is poisoned from the radioactivity. Duke is able to break the mind control device and is rescued by MEDEVAC.
3 "The Worms of Death" Dan Thompson Ron Friedman September 14, 1983 (1983-09-14) RAH3
The Joes and Cobra vie to find the heavy water element. Mysterious underwater tube worms cause both teams to agree to a cease fire to thwart off the worms, allowing both teams to successfully recover the heavy water. Snake Eyes struggles to remain alive in a snow storm and is suffering from radioactive poisoning. He manages to save a wolf (Timber) who becomes his makeshift pet. The pair are rescued by a hermit who cures Snake Eyes of his poisoning and injuries. The Joes are overjoyed to see their comrade alive and with the crystals. However, his canister was booby trapped by Cobra; causing poison gas to flood the air. This episode includes the introduction of the second female G.I. Joe team member, Cover Girl.
4 "Duel in the Devil's Cauldron" Dan Thompson Ron Friedman September 15, 1983 (1983-09-15) RAH4
After Covergirl and Timber save the lives of the G.I. Joe team, the Joes continue to search for a way to stop the Cobra terrorist organization. Both forces begin missions to retrieve the third element, a meteorite buried in a volcano. The Joes try to lift the meteorite, but are thwarted by Cobra, led by Destro, who causes the volcano to erupt, ejecting the meteor. But both forces obtain the third element. The Joes have all three elements and want to attack Cobra, but Duke has no recollection of where Cobra Mountain is located.
5 "A Stake in the Serpent's Heart" Dan Thompson Ron Friedman September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16) RAH5
Cobra attempts to destroy New York City, but the Joes counter it with their new MASS device. The Joes notice the ring Duke gave to the slave girl was a homing device, and they teleport to Cobra Mountain. The Joes arrive at Cobra headquarters to launch their assault. Destro turns the MASS device to the direction of earth's core in order, disintegrating it. Cobra Commander, in panic, enlists the help of the Joes to stop the device. After successfully destroying the device, Cobra Commander is arrested and Destro escapes.

G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (1984 mini-series)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate Production Code
1 "In the Cobra's Pit" n/a Ron Friedman September 10, 1984 (1984-09-10) ROC1
Cobra attacks a G.I. Joe convoy, and steals a high-powered experimental laser. During the battle to protect the laser, both Duke and Snake Eyes are captured by Cobra agents. Once back at Cobra's base, Destro uses the laser to complete his latest weapon...the "Weather Dominator". When Flint and the other Joes launch an air assault and rescue mission, Destro uses the device, and it's stormy skies ahead for the Joe team.
2 "The Vines of Evil" n/a Ron Friedman September 11, 1984 (1984-09-11) ROC2
Cobra Commander has Duke and Snake Eyes fight each other in a gladiatorial combat in his "Arena of Sport". Cobra plans to assault Washington D.C., but Duke and Snake Eyes send a Morse code to their team. The Joes successfully defend D.C., but they destroy the weather device by splitting it into three pieces scattered globally. Weather patterns all over the world are in havoc; G.I. Joe and Cobra begin expeditions to recover the shattered device.
3 "The Palace of Doom" n/a Ron Friedman September 12, 1984 (1984-09-12) ROC3
Cobra and the Joes head for "The Palace of Doom", an alleged cursed Aztec temple, to retrieve the first fragment, the "Ion Corrolator". Cutter, Wild Bill and Spirit along with Doc, Torpedo, Clutch and Rock 'n Roll head to an unstable island in the Pacific called the "Island of No Return" to retrieve another fragment, the "Hydro Master", and are opposed by the Baroness, Firefly and Zartan. The Joes retrieve the corrolator, but they lose the fragment to Cobra during an earthquake.
4 "Battle on the Roof of the World" n/a Ron Friedman September 13, 1984 (1984-09-13) ROC4
On the Island of No Return, Spirit saves Storm Shadow from drowning while escaping from an underground river. In return for his heroism, Storm Shadow allows Spirit to keep the fragment. Flint, Lady Jaye, Snow Job, Spirit, Gung-ho and Shipwreck head to the North Pole to retrieve the third fragment, "The Laser Core", and are opposed by Destro and Zartan. But Zartan finds the third fragment, and he blackmails the Joes and Cobra that the final fragment will belong to the highest bidder.
5 "Amusement Park of Terror" n/a Ron Friedman September 14, 1984 (1984-09-14) ROC5
Zartan broadcasts an unsecured message to the Joes and Cobra offering to bargain for his particular fragment. Both sides trace his call to an amusement park. Cobra captures Zartan, and now they possess all the pieces of the Weather Dominator, since Storm Shadow sneaked into Joe headquarters and stole their fragment. Duke and company raid the Cobra Command center as Roadblock uses vines to attack Destro. The Joes are able to destroy the Weather Dominator, rescue Duke and company and apprehend Cobra Commander. However, Destro and Zartan manage to escape on a hang-glider.

Season 1 (1985)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate
101 "The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 1: The Further Adventures of G.I. Joe" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 16, 1985 (1985-09-16)
Zartan and the Dreadnoks capture Space Station Delta and destroy G.I. Joe headquarters as phase one of Cobra's "Pyramid of Darkness", a plan for Cobra Commander to deprive the world of electricity.
102 "The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 2: Rendezvous in the City of the Dead" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 17, 1985 (1985-09-17)
As G.I. Joe sets up their base of operations on the U.S.S. Flagg, on Delta Space Station, Dusty and Mutt warn the team about Cobra's plan to plant cubes at strategic locations in order to create the pyramid of darkness. Shipwreck and Snake Eyes travel underneath Enterprise City with secret control cubes, while the rest of the Joes plans to stop Destro from activating the first cube at the "Devil's Playground".
103 "The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 3: Three Cubes to Darkness" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 18, 1985 (1985-09-18)
Tomax is captured by G.I. Joe, causing his identical twin brother Xamot to plan on rescuing him before Cobra can activate the final cube in the "Sea of Lost Souls". Shipwreck and Snake Eyes find an ally in a pop singer named "Satin", who helps them escape Cobra's troopers in Enterprise City.
104 "The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4: Chaos in the Sea of Lost Souls" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 19, 1985 (1985-09-19)
Cobra activates the Pyramid of Darkness, leaving the Joes stranded at sea. The Crimson Twins anticipate Cobra Commander's treachery and signal for the Dreadnoks to relieve Zartan and Cobra Commander of control. Alpine and Bazooka ally with Quick Kick, a stuntman and karate expert from Hollywood.
105 "The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 5: Knotting Cobra's Coils" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20)
G.I. Joe regains control of Space Station Delta, and they launch a full-scale assault on Cobra Temple, destroying the control cubes and the Pyramid of Darkness.
106 "Countdown for Zartan" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ron Friedman September 23, 1985 (1985-09-23)
Cobra tries to attack a global anti-terrorism conference when they send Zartan to replace an ambassador and blow up the Worldwide Defense Center, but G.I. Joe captures and places him in the Defense Center's prison.
107 "Red Rocket's Glare" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Mary Skrenes September 24, 1985 (1985-09-24)
Roadblock's aunt and uncle run a fast food place called Red Rocket owned by Extensive Enterprises, Cobra's business alias. The rocket design hides extremely destructive warheads that Cobra hopes to utilize. G.I. Joe goes on a countrywide search for Red Rocket restaurants with Cobra missiles.
108 "Satellite Down" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ted Pedersen September 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)
A military satellite crashes into the South Pacific, causing a race between G.I. Joe and Cobra to gain possession of it. A primitive tribe finds it first, claiming it as their god.
109 "Cobra Stops the World" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Steve Gerber September 26, 1985 (1985-09-26)
Cobra uses a cloaking device to make oil tankers disappear so they can detonate them by remote in an effort to take control of the world's fuel supply, unless G.I. Joe can stop the bombings.
110 "Jungle Trap" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Paul Dini September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)
In a plan to attack the world's cities with lava, Dr. Shakur, a scientist who invented the Vulcan Machine, is captured by Cobra. G.I. Joe must head into Cobra's jungle base, rescue the doctor and stop Cobra from carrying out their mission before these cities literally become "hotspots".
111 "Cobra's Creatures" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Kimmer Ringwald September 30, 1985 (1985-09-30)
Cobra uses a special weapon called "Hi-Freq", a mind control device that takes over all animals in the animal kingdom, including Mutt's dog Junkyard. G.I. Joe has to stop Cobra's Hi-Freq device and save every animal in the world, especially Junkyard who isn't man's best friend, but Mutt's worst enemy.
112 "The Funhouse" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty October 1, 1985 (1985-10-01)
Several scientists have been captured by Cobra and imprisoned in South America, prompting the Joes to rescue them and go through Cobra's booby-trapped "funhouse".
113 "Twenty Questions" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Buzz Dixon October 2, 1985 (1985-10-02)
The Joes discover Cobra's plan to invade the Rocky Mountain Chemical Weapons Arsenal to possess explosive gas, all while under scrutiny from Hector Ramirez, host of the television show Twenty Questions.
114 "The Greenhouse Effect" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Gordon Kent October 3, 1985 (1985-10-03)
A top secret nitrogen rocket fuel is stolen from the Joes and is accidentally stored in a greenhouse. The plants grow immensely, giving Destro a plan to seed the world with mutated fruits and vegetables to crush G.I. Joe in this gigantic jungle.
115 "Haul Down the Heavens" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Buzz Dixon October 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
Cobra creates a weapon called the "Ion Attractor" that can pull down the Aurora Borealis to melt the polar icecaps and flood the world. G.I. Joe and a group of scientists must head north to prevent a global disaster.
116 "The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 1" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Christy Marx October 7, 1985 (1985-10-07)
Zartan makes constructs called synthoids, artificial beings or life forms loyal only to Cobra. Cobra makes Synthoids of Admiral Ledger, Colonel Sharp, General Franks, General Howe, and Duke to cut off G.I. Joe's resources and undermine morale.
117 "The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 2" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Christy Marx October 8, 1985 (1985-10-08)
Betrayed by an impostor in their ranks, G.I. Joe is disbanded by the government. Now fugitives from the military, the Joes must ally with Destro who gives them information on how to defeat Cobra Commander and Zartan to regain their resources.
118 "The Phantom Brigade" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Sharman Divono October 9, 1985 (1985-10-09)
Cobra Commander and the Baroness hire a Gypsy to summon three ghosts; a Centurion warrior, a Mongolian Amazon, and a World War I American pilot ace, to destroy G.I. Joe. The Baroness informs the Joes to locate a Roman coin, a wedding ring, and heart-shaped locket from Cobra Commander, and then bury the items to make the ghosts disappear.
119 "Lights! Camera! Cobra!" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Buzz Dixon October 10, 1985 (1985-10-10)
Cobra Commander's personal Firebat with a homing signal was located at a Hollywood studio for a filming of "The G.I. Joe Story". Cobra hires Zartan and the Dreadnoks to recapture the Firebat before G.I. Joe can discover it and use the homing device to attack Cobra headquarters.
120 "Cobra's Candidate" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Gordon Kent October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
A sleazy political candidate hires Cobra to cause trouble for his opponent Robert Harper during their mayoral campaign race. They keep sending gang members to harass and ruin his campaign. But G.I. Joe is sent in to restore law and order.
121 "Money to Burn" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Roger Slifer October 14, 1985 (1985-10-14)
Cobra invents a molecular degenerator to disrupt all U.S. currency, allowing them to mint their own Cobra money. The Joes must destroy the machine before Cobra can takes over the world with the face of Cobra Commander on every paper money.
122 "Operation: Mind Menace" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Martin Pasko October 15, 1985 (1985-10-15)
Cobra captures people with psionic abilities in order to exploit their powers to rule the world and one of them is Airborne's telekinetic little brother.
123 "Battle for the Train of Gold" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon David Carren October 16, 1985 (1985-10-16)
Cobra steals all the gold bars from Fort Knox and loads it inside a bullet train. G.I. Joe plans on stopping the Cobra Bullet before it reaches the coast.
124 "Cobra Soundwaves" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ted Pedersen October 17, 1985 (1985-10-17)
Cobra develops a powerful sound weapon and attacks a Sheik's oil supply with it in the Middle East. G.I. Joe must stop Cobra before they leak oil everywhere.
125 "Where the Reptiles Roam" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Carla Conway and Gerry Conway October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
Wild Bill and a few Joes head to a farm in Texas to investigate a dude ranch Cobra captured, near the solar panels in order to control a nearby power station.
126 "The Gamesmaster" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Flint Dille October 21, 1985 (1985-10-21)
A twisted tycoon known as "The Gamesmaster" captures Flint, Lady Jaye, Baroness, and Cobra Commander and has taken them to his private island. To save their comrades from the Gamesmaster, G.I. Joe is forced to form an alliance with Cobra.
127 "Lasers in the Night" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Marv Wolfman October 22, 1985 (1985-10-22)
The Baroness spies on the Joes to gain access to the laser guidance system for Cobra Commander. While giving a martial art demonstration, Quick Kick meets Amber, a college student who dreams of being a Joe. They pair soon date and as his girlfriend, Amber gets closer to the Joes secrets, which causes them to think she is a Cobra spy.
128 "The Germ" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Roger Slifer October 23, 1985 (1985-10-23)
Cobra steals a dangerous bacteria which causes a strong bacterium and growth serum to form a living germ monster that consumes everything in its path.
129 "The Viper is Coming" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon David Carren October 24, 1985 (1985-10-24)
At his fire station, Barbecue keeps getting phone calls with cryptic messages from a man who calls himself "The Viper" and enlists the rest of the Joes to help him catch this mysterious man.
130 "Spell of the Siren" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Carla Conway and Gerry Conway October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25)
The Baroness gives Joe and Cobra forces a lot of trouble when she uses the song of the Sirens to put the males under her evil spell. With their comrades under the Baroness' control, Cover Girl, Lady Jaye, and Scarlett are the only ones who can stop her and set their hypnotized friends free from Baroness' spell.
131 "Cobra Quake" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Ted Pedersen October 28, 1985 (1985-10-28)
In an attempt to stop a world financial summit, Cobra heads to Japan to cause an artificially created earthquake that will destroy Tokyo unless G.I. Joe can stop their plans.
132 "Captives of Cobra, Part 1" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Christy Marx October 29, 1985 (1985-10-29)
Cobra kidnaps family members of several G.I. Joe members and brainwashes them to obey the Baroness' commands. The Baroness commands the captives to attack the Joes in her attempt to retrieve the explosive crystals that Cobra created.
133 "Captives of Cobra, Part 2" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Christy Marx October 30, 1985 (1985-10-30)
Scarlett and the other Joes set out to find a way to free their families from the Baroness' control. Unfortunately, the Baroness wants possession of the crystals and she would stop at nothing to get what she wants.
134 "Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Maty Skrenes October 31, 1985 (1985-10-31)
While camping, Bazooka sees a Cobra flight pod get "eaten" by a giant sea serpent. In reality, this "sea serpent" is a Cobra submarine planning to steal everything it devours. But when it goes out of control, the sea serpent goes on a rampage and the Joes must stop it from destroying New York.
135 "Excalibur" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Dan DiStefano November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
G.I. Joe sets up a radar tracking station in England. While Storm Shadow finds King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur at the bottom of a lake and uses its strength to attack the Joes and destroy their station.
136 "Worlds Without End, Part 1" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Martin Pasko November 4, 1985 (1985-11-04)
During a struggle between G.I. Joe and Cobra, an accident triggers an experimental device. The Joes are plunged into unconsciousness. When they awaken, the explosion hurls them into an alternate reality, where Washington, D.C. and the rest of the world are under the control of Cobra.
137 "Worlds Without End, Part 2" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Martin Pasko November 5, 1985 (1985-11-05)
While stuck in the alternate world, the Joes find an unlikely ally, the Baroness. Steeler learns that the Baroness of this world is a double agent and his beloved. She helps rescue the Joes and sends them back to their own home world. But Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt decide to stay in the other world after seeing what Cobra had done to their alternate selves.
138 "Eau De Cobra" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Flint Dille November 6, 1985 (1985-11-06)
Destro concocts a love potion out of Cleopatra's perfume for the Baroness to make a wealthy shipping tycoon fall in love with her. But things turn awry when Lady Jaye is sprayed with the scent.
139 "Cobra Claws Are Coming to Town" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Carla Conway and Gerry Conway
Story by: Dann Thomas and Roy Thomas
November 7, 1985 (1985-11-07)
It's Christmas Eve and most of the Joes have gone home for the holidays. After using special growth/shrinking ray and special toys (similar to the Trojan Horse) slipped into the donated toys for charity, Cobra ends up successfully infiltrating the G.I. Joe Headquarters, captures the Joes present, and rewires the Joes equipment. They plan on attacking Keystone City on Christmas to have residents believe the Joes have turned treacherous against them.
140 "An Eye for an Eye" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08)
While in the midst of transporting valuables, G.I. Joe gets ambushed by Cobra, causing them to accidentally set a remote cabin in the mountains on fire. This makes the cabin's owner, Charlie Fairmont demand retribution against Cobra and Lady Jaye helps him with his revenge.
141 "The Gods Below" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Gordon Kent November 11, 1985 (1985-11-11)
Cobra heads for Egypt to steal the treasure of Osiris in an underground tomb. G.I. Joe find themselves facing him and the Egyptian gods while Cobra faces Set, the Egyptian god of evil.
142 "Primordial Plot" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Donald F. Gult November 12, 1985 (1985-11-12)
Cobra steals dinosaur bones and kidnaps a biologist to have him recreate the dinosaurs in a cloning device with rapid growth serum in order to destroy G.I. Joe and rule the world.
143 "Flint's Vacation" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Beth Bornstein November 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)
Flint visits his cousins in Pleasant Cove, an experimental community secretly owned by Cobra. He soon finds out that they, and the whole population of the town are brainwashed slaves of Cobra, and if captured, Flint may be joining them.
144 "Hearts and Cannons" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Larry Houston
Story by: Alfred A. Pegal
November 14, 1985 (1985-11-14)
Dusty and Footloose must help Dr. Nancy Winters, a beautiful scientist who was tricked into designing a plasma cannon for Destro. She is being held by Destro's men. Dusty and Footloose decide to rescue her. They steal a vehicle from a Cobra Officer then proceed with the rescue. They meet a man named Ahmed Razouli Jabal, a king who plans on avenging the capture of his people by Cobra and liberating them from his country.
145 "Memories of Mara" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Sharmon Divono November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
G.I. Joe go underwater to find a nuclear submarine called the Nerka, and rescue a crew being held captive by Cobra. Helping in the search is Mara, a woman Shipwreck saved from drowning who has blue skin that was genetically modified by Cobra to be the first of many "aquatic commandos".
146 "The Traitor, Part 1" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Buzz Dixon November 25, 1985 (1985-11-25)
G.I. Joe designs a new armor treatment that's impenetrable to laser fire and missiles. While on leave, Dusty is desperate after seeing his mother struggle with her asthma and mounting medical bills, so he makes a deal with Extensive Enterprises' Crimson Twins to pay for the costs in return for the armor formula. He secretly informs Cobra about it, leading his team into an ambush that left Duke in a coma. Now, the Joes have a traitor in their midst.
147 "The Traitor, Part 2" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Buzz Dixon November 26, 1985 (1985-11-26)
In order to prove himself in Cobra, Dusty must battle a Cobra soldier named Lt. Claymore in the Arena of Death with man-eating pirana. G.I. Joe revamp security and launch a full-scale assault against their former comrade and Cobra to protect their armor treatment project. But when the Joes are captured by Cobra Commander to be subjects for his mind control gas, an unexpected twist of events proves that not all is what it seems.
148 "The Pit of Vipers" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Jim Ward
Story by: Flint Dille
November 27, 1985 (1985-11-27)
Colonel Sharp buys an advanced computer program code-named Watchdog to be the new commander for G.I. Joe, until they discover its owned by Cobra. The program ordered Admiral Ledger on the U.S.S. Flag to attack the Cobra ship Cerebus, but it disappeared in the Indian Ocean. Now Flint, Lady Jaye, and Heavy Metal have to take out Watchdog along with its faux designer, Dr. Hamler.
149 "The Wrong Stuff" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Stanley Ralph Ross
Story by: Flint Dille
November 28, 1985 (1985-11-28)
Cobra captures satellites to create their own television network. G.I. Joe must head into space and destroy the space station before Cobra's propaganda infects everyone in the world.
150 "The Invaders" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Dennis O'Neil November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
Cobra devises a plot to take control of Washington D.C. and Moscow with the aid of UFO's, causing suspicion and paranoia between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. G.I. Joe and the Oktober Guard, an elite Russian combat force reluctantly join forces to stop Cobra.
151 "Cold Slither" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Michael Charles Hill December 2, 1985 (1985-12-02)
After Cobra is disbanded, Destro invents a "subliminal enslavement program" to bend the will of the population to Cobra's way of thinking. In order to use the program, Cobra Commander gets Zartan and the Dreadnoks to form a rock n' roll band called "Cold Slither" to perform music with subliminal messages as part of Cobra taking control the minds of the masses. But Breaker, Footloose, and Shipwreck get caught up in the music and go to their concert, making G.I. Joe come after them and put a stop to Cobra, forming their own band called "The Average Joe Band" to please the audience.
152 "The Great Alaskan Land Rush" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon David Carren December 3, 1985 (1985-12-03)
G.I. Joe and the Oktober Guard need to locate the real Seal of Alaska before Cobra takes control of Alaska and its resources. While searching, the Joes and Red Oktober get captured by 19th-century Cossacks, who bring them to Captain Lukrov who has the great seal. But he loses it to Cobra and Duke makes a deal with Lukrov to retrieve it.
153 "Skeletons in the Closet" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Flint Dille December 11, 1985 (1985-12-11)
Lady Jaye receives a letter of inheritance from Dame Agatha Doyle leaving her a manor house in Loch Lomond in Northern Scotland, which turns out to be the ancestral castle of Destro. She witnesses a winter solstice ritual to raise the power of evil, and if seen, she may be forced to participate in, leaving Flint and G.I. Joe to come rescue her.
154 "There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 1" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Steve Gerber December 12, 1985 (1985-12-12)
While on an island, Lady Jaye and Shipwreck are on a rescue mission to save Professor Mulaney, a scientist who claims of developing a new weapon to turn water into a bomb. When they find him, he implants the secret formula into Shipwreck's brain, which can only be released by a secret code word he gives to Lady Jay. Shipwreck passes out trying to escape after a Cobra assault and wakes up six years later in a place called Springfield, with Mara as his wife and a daughter named Alfea. G.I. Joe has won the war against Cobra, but he tries to find out how in the years he's missed.
155 "There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 2" John Gibbs and Terry Lennon Steve Gerber December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13)
When Shipwreck is plagued by nightmares of what happened in the past six years he's missed, but he soon discovers this might be Cobra's plan to retrieve the stored formula of Operation Hot Water from his mind. While Zartan creates G.I. Joe synthoid copies out of a material called pseudoplasm to look like the real thing. Knowing something is amiss when he realizes he didn't age, Shipwreck calls the Joes to Temple Alpha, Springfield's true area, and they plan to take down Cobra once and for all.

Season 2 (1986)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate
201 "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part 1" Ray Lee Story by Buzz Dixon
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
September 15, 1986 (1986-09-15)
After being inspired by a strange dream, the fiendish Doctor Mindbender plans to obtain the DNA samples of history's greatest conquerors in order to make the Cobra Emperor. The Joes embark on a mini-remedial recruit training and intercept and destroy a Cobra Night Raven, retrieving a Cobra message pod. The Joes find a letter detailing the Dreadnoks' mission to break into tombs of history's greatest leaders and conquerors. Meanwhile, the Dreadnoks gain Monkeywrench and Thrasher as new members.
202 "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part 2" Ray Lee Story by Buzz Dixon
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
September 16, 1986 (1986-09-16)
The Joes set off to protect the tombs. Zarana tricks the Joes into helping local villagers and leave the tomb of the Egyptian General undefended. In Paris, Cobra troops arrive by submarine and the Crimson Twins get into Napoleon's tomb. The Joes are unable to stop Cobra from getting Moctezuma's DNA.
203 "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part 3" Ray Lee Story by Buzz Dixon
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
September 17, 1986 (1986-09-17)
Sgt. Slaughter and his group defends Genghis Khan's tomb while Shipwreck's group defends Alexander the Great's underwater tomb. The Joes think Cobra is using those stolen DNA samples to build an army of genetic super soldiers, not knowing of the real nature of their plot.
204 "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part 4" Ray Lee Story by Buzz Dixon
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
September 18, 1986 (1986-09-18)
The Joes plan an attack on Cobra Island and suddenly find out Cobra's true plan for the stolen DNA samples: to create the Cobra Emperor known as Serpentor.
205 "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, Part 5" Ray Lee Story by Buzz Dixon
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19)
The Joes use Lifeline to distract Cobra and sneak into the Terror Drome to rescue Sgt. Slaughter from Serpentor. After they rescue Sgt. Slaughter, the Joes discover that Serpentor is leading his forces to invade Washington, D.C. and the Joes must desperately stop them before the world is doomed forever.
206 "Last Hour to Doomsday" Ray Lee Tom Dagenais September 25, 1986 (1986-09-25)
Cobra demands the U.S. to submit or they will use a giant vortex to destroy the East Coast of the United States. Flint and Lady Jaye decide to take on this mission to stop them in order to prove to Beachhead that the two lovers can work effectively as a team and save the day.
207 "Computer Complications" Ray Lee David Schwartz September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26)
A space probe containing anti-matter crashes into the ocean and both Joes and Cobra try to retrieve it. Cobra steals the probe, using the anti-matter to power their aircraft, which then crashes into the USS Flagg.
208 "Sink the Montana!" Ray Lee David Carren September 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)
While at a decommissioning ceremony for the USS Montana, the Joes come under attack from Cobra and Hawk's old friend, Admiral George Lattimer, who is unwilling to let the Navy send his ship to the scrapheap.
209 "Let's Play Soldier" Ray Lee Sharman Divono September 30, 1986 (1986-09-30)

The Joes raid a village in southeast Asia to prevent villagers from collecting tree sap for Cobra. During the mission, Leatherneck has an encounter with four street orphans.

Note: In this episode Beach Head is voiced by Dan Gilvezan instead of William Callaway.
210 "Once Upon a Joe" Ray Lee Buzz Dixon October 1, 1986 (1986-10-01)
Cobra Strato-Vipers attempt to steal the MacGuffin Device but are stopped by G.I. Joe. Now, the Joes must prevent this device from falling into Cobra's evil hands.
211 "The Million Dollar Medic" Ray Lee Carla Conway and Gerry Conway October 2, 1986 (1986-10-02)
In the Joe/Cobra battle in the Caribbean, a civilian yacht is sunk. But the Joes save the day. The heiress Brittany Van Mark falls for Lifeline who helped her recover. Serpentor wants to claim the business of Owen Van Mark and sends Baroness, Tomax, and Xamot to capture Bree in order to make Owen Van Mark sell his company.
212 "Cobrathon" Ray Lee Rebecca Parr and Martin Pasko October 6, 1986 (1986-10-06)
Cobra pirates airwaves and stages a telethon to raise funds for criminals and terrorists in order to delete all known terrorist activities from every international database in the world.
213 "The Rotten Egg" Ray Lee Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty October 7, 1986 (1986-10-07)
Leatherneck attends graduation ceremonies at a new academy and discovers it run by dishonorably discharged soldier Buck McCann, now leader of Cobra's own Marine Corps.
214 "Glamour Girls" Ray Lee Beth Bornstein October 8, 1986 (1986-10-08)
Madame Vail and Cobra strike up a deal, which requires Cobra to supply her with young women.
215 "Iceberg Goes South" Ray Lee Mary Skrenes October 9, 1986 (1986-10-09)
Iceberg and the rest of the Joes are in an Arctic region training and testing new equipment.
216 "The Spy Who Rooked Me" Ray Lee Susan K. Williams October 13, 1986 (1986-10-13)

The Joes must work alongside English secret agent Matthew Burke to stop Cobra from obtaining a paralyzing gas.

Note: In this episode Hawk is voiced by John Stephenson instead of Ed Gilbert.
217 "Grey Hairs and Growing Pains" Ray Lee Story by David Marconi and Flint Dille October 14, 1986 (1986-10-14)
The Joes set out to find the connection between Cobra and a special youth treatment that they stole from its rightful owner.
218 "My Brother's Keeper" Ray Lee Buzz Dixon October 15, 1986 (1986-10-15)
Sgt. Slaughter accompanies Sci-Fi to a science fiction convention, where Doctor Mindbender recruits a handicapped scientist named Dr. Jeremy Penser to perfect his latest weapon.
219 "My Favorite Things" Ray Lee Doug Booth October 16, 1986 (1986-10-16)
Wet Suit and Leatherneck must work together to stop Serpentor from stealing ancient relics that would make him invincible.
220 "Raise the Flagg!" Ray Lee David Carren October 20, 1986 (1986-10-20)
G.I. Joe and Cobra mount separate salvage operations to recover the sunken U.S.S. Flagg, only to find a former Cobra agent named Lakar and reprogrammed BATs occupy the Flagg and renamed it Lakar City.
221 "Ninja Holiday" Ray Lee Michael Charles Hill October 22, 1986 (1986-10-22)
Cobra Commander plots to find an assassin that he needs to eliminate Serpentor.
222 "G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece" Ray Lee Flint Dille and Teleplay by Richard Merwin October 27, 1986 (1986-10-27)
Joe and Cobra forces race to capture a golden coil dropped from a UFO and the device sends them back in time to ancient Greece, where they are mistaken for deities.
223 "The Most Dangerous Thing in the World" Ray Lee Buzz Dixon October 28, 1986 (1986-10-28)
While General Hawk was attending a NATO meeting, Cobra hacks into the Defense Department's computer system and upgrades Shipwreck, Dial-Tone and Lifeline to the rank of Colonel.
224 "Nightmare Assault" Ray Lee Marv Wolfman October 29, 1986 (1986-10-29)
Doctor Mindbender creates a machine that turns the Joes' dreams into nightmares. Lowlight is the only person who can help his friends overcome their fears and foil Mindbender's evil plot.
225 "Second Hand Emotions" Ray Lee Carla Conway and Gerry Conway October 31, 1986 (1986-10-31)
Doctor Mindbender constructs a musical instrument to influence the Joes' emotions. Meanwhile, Lifeline makes peace with his father who seems displeased with his son's career choice as a member of the Joes.
226 "Joe's Night Out" Ray Lee David Schwartz November 10, 1986 (1986-11-10)
Leatherneck, Wet Suit, and Dial-Tone visit a new nightclub which is a Cobra rocket in disguise, sending the trio to space.
227 "Not a Ghost of a Chance" Ray Lee Sharman Divono November 13, 1986 (1986-11-13)
Cobra is suspected of shooting down an experimental military jet and the Joes must prove that they are behind the attack.
228 "Sins of Our Fathers" Ray Lee Teleplay by Buzz Dixon and Story by Steve Gerber November 18, 1986 (1986-11-18)
Dial-Tone is dismissed from the Joe team and ends up helping Cobra Commander raise a monster from the ruins of Castle Destro in order to destroy Serpentor.
229 "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" Ray Lee Chris Weber and Karen Willson November 19, 1986 (1986-11-19)
When Slip-Stream is shot down by a female Strato-Viper near an abandoned Cobra laboratory, both hunt each other down.
230 "Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep" Ray Lee Buzz Dixon and Charles Hill November 20, 1986 (1986-11-20)
Cross-Country tries to track down the theft of Joes' personal items and finds them being taken by robots. Among them was a game program Mainframe was working on simulating battle tactics.

G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)[edit]

Main article: G.I. Joe: The Movie

G.I. Joe: The Movie is a 1987 animated feature film. It was released on home video on April 20, 1987, and later aired in syndication, both as a full length film and as a series of five episodes. With detailed visuals in Toei Animation's typical animated feature film styling, the film has a decidedly darker tone than the television series. The plot revolves around the introduction of Cobra-La, and their plans to steal a device allowing them to transform all human life into serpent creatures. The film also reveals Cobra Commander's cartoon origin, and features the animated debuts of several members of the G.I. Joe Team, most notably Chuckles, Falcon, Law & Order, Jinx, Tunnel Rat and Mercer.

DIC Series (1989–1992)[edit]

Operation Dragonfire (1989 mini-series)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate
1 "Day 1" Michael Maliani Doug Booth September 2, 1989 (1989-09-02)
Serpentor seizes control of the Dragonfire.
2 "Day 2" Michael Maliani Doug Booth September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03)
Cobra Commander is returned to human form by Baroness.
3 "Day 3" Michael Maliani Doug Booth September 4, 1989 (1989-09-04)
Cobra Commander finds the Dragonfire energy and Scoop finds out Cobra lied to him!
4 "Day 4" Michael Maliani Doug Booth September 5, 1989 (1989-09-05)
Cobra Commander regains control of Cobra in a coup (by Lowlight) over Serpentor.
5 "Day 5" Michael Maliani Doug Booth September 6, 1989 (1989-09-06)
The final battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra.

Season 1 (1990)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate
6 "United We Stand" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Tony Zalewski September 25, 1990 (1990-09-25)
Ambush and Pathfinder have to work together or perish!
7 "Revenge of the Pharaohs" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Ted Pederson September 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)
Night Creeper Leader thinks he is a reincarnated ancient Pharaoh and has his sights set on Lady Jaye.
8 "Granny Dearest" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Chris Weber and Karen Wilson September 27, 1990 (1990-09-27)
When Metal-Head's granny visits, she's under the impression that Cobra is a security agency headed by her grandson. She inadvertently aids them, remaining blissfully unaware even when the Joes break up Cobra's latest scheme.
9 "Victory at Volcania, Part 1" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
David B. Carren and J. Larry Carroll October 1, 1990 (1990-10-01)
Cobra attacks while the Joes are resting, and General Hawk questions his usefulness to G.I. Joe.
10 "Victory at Volcania, Part 2" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
David B. Carren and J. Larry Carroll October 2, 1990 (1990-10-02)
Cobra has the Joes on the run, can Hawk rally for a victory?
11 "The Nozone Conspiracy" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Eric Early October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)
Cobra decides to blackmail humanity into protecting itself from the Ozone.
12 "Pigskin Commandos" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Roger Slifer October 8, 1990 (1990-10-08)
Sgt. Slaughter is kidnapped and its up to Grid-Iron to save him.
13 "Cold Shoulder" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Craig Miller and Mark Nelson October 10, 1990 (1990-10-10)
G.I. Joe/Oktober Guard team up to work on a space satellite, but Cobra wants it for themselves.
14 "Injustice and the Cobra Way" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Flint Dille and Meg McLaughlin October 11, 1990 (1990-10-11)
There is a new Hero in the world. Will G.I. Joe be forgotten?
15 "General Confusion" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Steven Greene October 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)
G.I. Joe's massive expenses come under review by the Government.
16 "Night of the Creepers" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Rick Merwin October 16, 1990 (1990-10-16)
Lowlight and Scoop track Night Creeper Leader into an ancient city.
17 "That's Entertainment" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
George Carrangonne October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)
General Hawk becomes angered at the lax nature of his troops and their infatuation with a movie star.
18 "I Found You... Evy" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Sharman Divono October 22, 1990 (1990-10-22)
Ambush reveals a story from his past, about the only person who has ever been able to find him....a Female Viper named Evy!
19 "An Officer and a Viperman" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Michael Hill October 24, 1990 (1990-10-24)
Someone from G.I. Joe is leaking sensitive information. Pathfinder, Ambush, and Topside go undercover and join Cobra in order to find out whether there is a traitor in G.I. Joe.
20 "D-Day at Alcatraz, Part 1" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
David B. Carren and J. Larry Carroll November 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)
Cobra is finally arrested and put in prison...but is there more to their capture?
21 "D-Day at Alcatraz, Part 2" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
David B. Carren and J. Larry Carroll November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)
Cobra has deceived the Joes and has captured the Comstock load, can Grid-Iron defeat the odds and win the day?
22 "The Mind Mangler" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Christy Marx November 8, 1990 (1990-11-08)
Duke is captured by the Mind Mangler to reveal the location of the Joes base, can Sky Patrol save him?
23 "BIOK" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Christy Marx February 11, 1991 (1991-02-11)
Super Computer BIOK decides to attack the Joes using their own weapons, can Sky Patrol defeat it?
24 "Stuck on You" Jim Duffy
Chuck Patton
Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty February 13, 1991 (1991-02-13)
Pathfinder and Cobra Commander attempt to escape a Jungle safely when both crash during a battle.

Season 2 (1991)[edit]

Ep. # Episode Title Director Writer Original Airdate
25 "The Eliminator" John Grusd Sandra Ryan September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)
When sensitive information is leaked, can Mercer convince the Joes he is not a traitor?
26 "Chunnel" John Grusd Tony Zalewski September 24, 1991 (1991-09-24)
Cobra Commander kidnaps the Queen of England, can Duke save her in time?
27 "The Sword" John Grusd Ted Pedersen and Steve Hayes September 25, 1991 (1991-09-25)
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow race against the clock to beat Night Creeper Leader to a magical sword.
28 "El Dorado: The Lost City of Gold" John Grusd Phil Harnage September 30, 1991 (1991-09-30)
Grunt discovers the Lost City of Gold. Will Cobra soon follow?
29 "Kindergarten Commandos" John Grusd Eric Early October 1, 1991 (1991-10-01)
Cobra Commander wants the perfect soldier. Can Mercer stop his evil plan?
30 "Long Live Rock N Roll, Part 1" John Grusd Doug Booth October 2, 1991 (1991-10-02)
Cobra creates a sonic attack that can cripple the city. G.I. Joe has to stop them.
31 "Long Live Rock N Roll, Part 2" John Grusd Doug Booth October 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)
Rock N Roll and Snake Eyes race to save the city against Cobra's sonic attacks.
32 "The Sludge Factor, Part 1" John Grusd Paul Harnage October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07)
Cobra attacks a chemical plant and causes an environmental disaster.
33 "The Sludge Factor, Part 2" John Grusd Paul Harnage October 8, 1991 (1991-10-08)
Cesspool, who was created during the attack, has both G.I. Joe and Cobra at his mercy.
34 "Messenger from the Deep" John Grusd Marv Wolfman and Noel Watkins October 14, 1991 (1991-10-14)
G.I. Joe discovers an ancient underwater city, but Cobra is hot on their heels.
35 "The Greatest Evil, Part 1" John Grusd Bob and Eve Forward October 21, 1991 (1991-10-21)
The Headman has the city in his grips with drugs, and he gets Falcon hooked.
36 "The Greatest Evil, Part 2" John Grusd Bob and Eve Forward October 22, 1991 (1991-10-22)
G.I. Joe and Cobra have teamed up take down the Headman. Can they rescue Falcon in time?
37 "Infested Island" John Grusd Martha Moran October 28, 1991 (1991-10-28)
Cesspool has a new plan to bring humanity to his feet...by turning into bugs!
38 "A is for Android" John Grusd Sandra Ryan October 29, 1991 (1991-10-29)
General Hawk has a clone, and the Joes have to figure out which Hawk is real.
39 "Shadow of a Doubt" John Grusd Michael Charles Hill November 6, 1991 (1991-11-06)
Cobra Commander is imprisoned and Storm Shadow helps him escape, has Storm Shadow become a traitor?
40 "Keyboard Warriors" John Grusd Misty Taggard November 12, 1991 (1991-11-12)
Cobra's computers are infiltrated by a young computer hacker who thinks it's a video game.
41 "Cobra World" John Grusd Tony Zalewsky November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)
Cobra buys an amusement park. Has Cobra turned good?
42 "Metal Head's Reunion" John Grusd Steve Weiss and Paul Dell November 19, 1991 (1991-11-19)
There is a High School Reunion for Captain Grid-Iron and Metal-Head. But Metal-Head wants to make sure he is remembered.
43 "Basic Training" John Grusd Phil Harnage January 7, 1992 (1992-01-07)
Recap episode detailing events of Season 1 (a little part of season 1) and Season 2 and the life of a G.I. Joe, as hosted by Hawk.
44 "The Legend of Metal Head" John Grusd Phil Harnage January 20, 1992 (1992-01-20)
Recap episode detailing Metal-Head's time in the DIC series.

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