The Adventure Team was a special mission force for the United States military. Outfitted for action and led by Joseph Colton, the Adventure Team assembled mission specialists to tackle threats anywhere from the four corners of the Earth... and beyond. They'll dare anything and risk everything!
The Adventure Team ceased operations later on, but it served as the model for the later Joint Services Special Counterterrorist Group, which was named G.I. Joe in honor of Joe Colton.
- Joe "G.I. Joe" Colton (team leader)
- Mike "Atomic Man" Power
- Miles "Mayhem" Manheim
- Richard "Bulletman" Ruby
- Lonzo "Stalker" Wilkinson
Unlike their successors, the Adventure Team was known to the public at large, and even had toys made of themselves. Duke owned some.
Years later, during a strategic meeting, Joe Colton would reminisce to Miles Manheim about their days in the Adventure Team days during a meeting and grouse at having had to give it up for a desk job.
- The identities of M.A.S.K. and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero characters Miles Mayhem and Stalker were retroactively applied to the "Sea Adventurer" and "Adventurer" figures for the Hasbro Universe. The Sea Adventurer's full beard has been trimmed into a moustache to enhance its resemblance to Mayhem's traditional look.