Title: Ties That Bind
Featuring: G.I. Joe
Synopsis: General Austin has a heart attack; Candy escapes from Buzzer; Fred II turns out to be an old Nam buddy of Snake-Eyes and Stalker; The Soft Master arrives in Springfield; Billy concludes his training with Storm Shadow and leaves to confront his father.
Character Appearances: F: G.I. Joe--Hawk, Duke, Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Roadblock, Rip-Cord, Recondo, Doc, Stalker; GS: General Austin, Storm Shadow, Billy, The Soft Master; GV: Buzzer, Fred Broca II (Wade Collins; Name revealed)
Credits: Larry Hama (Script), Rod Whigham (Pencils), Andy Mushynsky (Inks), George Roussos (Colors), Joe Rosen (Letters).