Here it is- G.I. Joe in the early 80's, with a bit of 60's flair.
Thanks to pencillers Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, and Mike Vosburg, along with a variety of inkers, this series starts out looking a lot more like 60's comics than I expected, and I'm okay with it. This feels very much like a standard war comic too, with heroes mainly in green and villains mainly in blue, and with a lot of military-style talk in every issue. Scarlett & Snake Eyes are popular characters here & really stand out, partly since their outfits aren't green. Cobra Commander with his battle faceplate & mask is the "face" of Cobra, with Baroness constantly at his side. The Joes have simple-like code names: Hawk, Zap, Grand Slam, Short-Fuse, Steeler, Flash, Grunt, Clutch, Stalker, Breaker, Rock'n Roll, etc. Miscellaneous characters include Kwinn the Eskimo, the October Guard, Dr. Venom, and a kid who would later be called Billy. We get introduced to G.I. Joe's hidden Staten Island New York City base at Fort Wadsworth. We also see the origin of Springfield as an entire town fronting for Cobra. In issue #10, Snake Eyes is forced to relive parts of his past, which apparently includes a helicopter explosion in the possible middle east that disfigures him. We learn more about him in future volumes.
I usually somewhat favor art over writing in comics, but the main appeal for me in these early G.I. Joe volumes is Larry Hama's writing. I'm not a military expert or even a military enthusiast, but Hama's writing here is entertaining and sounds credible to me. And visually speaking, this is the most standard-issue military style the 80's G.I. Joe comics ever would be. Character designs get progressively more colorful & crazier throughout the entire decade.