Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yo Joe!

I was waaaayyy too into comics as a kid, and GI Joe was the one that got me hooked.

Now that all of us old school GI Joe fans are all grown up and terrorism is a major world issue... what better time to bring back America's highly trained special missions force and their enemy Cobra, the ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world?

Larry Hama's run on the GI Joe comics back in the 80's developed an amazing world of characters. Most people don't realize how intelligent they really were. They weren't as simple as the old cartoon series. There was a lot of political intrigue and Cobra was actually an organization that had a base in how terrorism is really operated and funded. It was a very strange blend of fiction for kids and adults that worked for a lot of different reasons.

Now that I look back, I like to imagine how much better the series would have been if Hama weren't confined to the limitations that go with your comic being primarily a marketing tool for a toy. It looks like this new cartoon series is going to step outside of that box and it could be something really spectacular.

1 comment:

  1. "I was waaaayyy too into comics as a kid" just as a kid?? hmmm.....