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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1982) #44 - Comic Book DB
During a training exercise lead by Lady Jaye, a group of new Joe recruits are kidnapped by Dr. Mindbender. They are put up against Mindbender's new BATS and mutant plants called creeper bombs. After a long battle, the new Joes are able to prevail and become full members of the team.
First Appearance of Heavy Metal, Airtight, Bazooka, Crank-Case, AWE Striker.
First Appearance of B.A.T.S. (Battle Android Troopers) & Dr. Mindbender
Dr. Mindbender is initially named as Dr. Brainwave.