An internal power struggle in Cobra has Destro and Cobra Commander at odds with each other. Cobra Commander hires a Night Creeper, Josef Ulrich, to kill Destro. The Joes are already on Ulrich's trail after an assassination that they are investigating. Destro & Cobra Commander continue there bickering, and Baroness, Zartan & Storm Shadow are all drawn into the argument. Ulrich shows up to fulfill his contract, and is easily killed by Destro. The Joes attack, and Cobra Commander concedes to Destro. And the air is cleared in Cobra, for the time being.