How Does New Cobra Commander Outwit U.N. & Leverage Arab Spring In G.I. Joe #9?
by John Babos on January 4, 2012

So, the 9-part Cobra Command arc has begun in the pages of G.I. Joe #9 (Cobra Command – Part One). Its probably clear from the preview pages distributed by IDW that the new Cobra Commander, crowned at the end of Cobra Civil War, makes a huge power play by….


SPOILERS



BELOW

…. taking over a country in Asia, namely Nanzhao, starting with its capital city.

It looks like writer Chuck Dixon has been taking notes from an impontent United Nations in the “real world” with the new Cobra Commander and G.I. Joe sensing that the global community might just waffle in its response to this international incident.

It is a smart takeover because Nanzhao is:

  • A totaltarian regime ruled by a dictator.
  • A major heroin grower and supplier.
  • An insular unaligned country with no dominant or shared ideology or theology.
  • A country that has so abused its citizenry, that any new power would be seen by them as better than the last. (Think Egypt: Mubarak being replaced by the Military; see how that turned out?)
  • As a result, its a country whose regime is condemned by most countries in the world.

Not only is this a huge power grab, its a strategic one. Well played “new” Cobra Commander, well played.

These aren’t huge spoilers and there is a lot more depth to the issue. G.I. Joe 9 is highly recommended. Kudos to writer Chuck Dixon and artist Alex Cal.

Last two images above from GeneralsJoes. They have great news and reviews of all things G.I. Joe. :)


Staying Connected

Please see my profile below “related articles”.

Please follow me on twitter and kindly friend me at Facebook too.

BabosScribe is the handle. :)




Tags: , , , , , ,

Related News Articles

more articles »

DC Comics Explains Grant Morrison's Multiversity Map Of The Multiverse! New 52 Surprises Include Superman's Phantom Zone Being In The Underworld & More! [VIDEO]

Image Comics' The Savage Dragon Creator Erik Larsen Comments On Grant Morrison's Dino Cop In DC Comics' The Multiversity #1

Big Brother 16 News: Julie Chen To Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Tonight's Eviction Episode

Castle News: ABC Plans Castle Spin-Off Centered Around Derrick Storm Novels

John Babos

view profile »

Featured Poll

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Recent Comments

Search Pulse

Author:

Zone:

Category:

So, with this Simple Jquery Modal Window, it can be in any shapes you want! Simple and Easy to modify : )