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
And this is how I win the world. This juncture, of course, is usually where the wheels come off. But not this time! Cutting the traitor Major Bludd's heart in half right in front of you, right here in this room, should have gotten the point across. It suited me once to appear weak and cowardly, because it motivated you people to *think*. But today... is a new day. There will be no move to take over my command. There will be no mistakes. There will be none of your CRAP! NONE OF IT! Work with me,...
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