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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #19 - Comic Book DB
All the plans G.I. Joe and Cobra have hatched come to fruition in this issue.
Cobra's plan to use Scarface as a tool smoke the Joes out of their headquarters.
The joes realize this and plan to fool Cobra and tries to trick them into attacking
a fake base.
Significant turn-around issue.
-General Flagg, Dr. Venom, Scar-face and Kwinn all die in this issue.
-First appearance of the Joe pre-fab fortress, known as Joe headquarters in the toy world.
-First appearance of Cobra's S.N.A.K.E. battle armor and the G.I. Joe P.A.C./R.A.T.S.
The issue came with a Snake Eyes pin-up, and the corner cover picture of Grunt was replaced
for one issue with a sketch of fill-in editor Linda Grant in an army helmet, surrounded by explosions.