Larry Hama picks up the storyline from the original G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero. The hunt for the Blue Ninjas rages on all sides. The JOEs go to Comic-Con as a new enemy that may share a history with the Arashikage clan emerges. Meanwhile, Darklon remains a G.I. JOE prisoner until an attempt to transfer him from The Pit goes horribly awry. Collects issues #176–185.