Did You Know?
The series writer Warren Ellis
had no prior knowledge of G.I. Joe, which he claims is why producer Sam Register
brought him on board: "It went like this: Sam Register
phoned me up and said 'We'd really like you to write a G.I. JOE animation, at a PG-13 rating, aimed at an older viewer.' I said 'I've never seen a G.I. JOE cartoon in my life. The closest I got to a G.I. JOE comic was drinking with Larry Hama
. I've never even seen a G.I. JOE; couldn't tell you what they look like if you paid me. I know nothing about G.I. JOE. It is meaningless in my world.' 'Excellent,' Sam said, 'just the guy we need.' It was hard not to notice, at this point, that Sam Register is crazier than a shithouse rat. Therefore I decided to take the job." See more
Good morning. I use the name Cobra Commander, and I am the founder of Cobra, an organization you great and glorious people tend to dismiss as 'criminals'. I have always believed that money brings power. This was an error that has cost me a LOT of pain. It recently occured to me, however, that if I have all the power, then everyone would bring me all the money. I therefore make the following proposition. You have 24 hours to turn control of your nations over to me or begin killing nations until ...
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