With the fight over Benzheen ended, an aerial incident with the Joes' Skystriker has the team send a stealth mission into the emirate's capital. A discovery there leads to a most interesting conclusion to the war.
On the Comic Pack reprint, the cover misspells the title of this story as "Counting Coop."
Items of note
First appearance: Rampart, Aero-Viper, Hurricane, Adder
This was one of several selected issues for the Generation 3Comic Pack line in 2008. The pack included Ace and Wild Weasel action figures as well as a reprint of this issue featuring a new cover by Greg Horn.
The Hurricanes seem to be piloted by Aero-Vipers, so Vapor doesn't appear in this issue.
Hawk's watch is engraved. It reads "To Clayton, ♥ Always, Roxy." The only "Roxy" we've met in the series thus far is the teenage girl who found her way into the Pit, so it's probably not her. It would be revealed in the Devil's Due comics that Hawk once had a fiancee, but her name was Carolee
The title of the story is a reference to a Native American form of achieving victory from an enemy wherein a warrior rushes through much of the field of battle and simply touches the enemy with a coup stick and then escapes with his life intact. See the counting coup entry in Wikipedia.
Artist John Statema signed his name on page 18 - it can be seen on the protractor.
Footnotes and References
↑The "No-Prize" solution would be that Ghostrider, annoyed at Slipstream's inability to remember his name, purposely began calling him the wrong thing. It first happens after Slipstream calls him "Stealthy."