Cobra Commander’s A Mutant?!??!?

I’ve got a confession to make. Cobra Commander’s my favorite character in the G.I. Joe universe.


I’m currently working my way through the 1987 G.I. Joe movie, and I had to stop it right in the middle due to this startling discovery: COBRA COMMANDER’S A MUTANT. (The following clip has the first 30 seconds talking about his origin)

And I thought I knew a few things about the guy… I mean, okay, I know he has 2 main costumes, the chrome-head with blue helmet or the hood with 2 eye-slits on it. I also know that he donned a space-suit and helmet later on in the original comic, which clearly shows him to be caucasian. So what’s this talk about being a mutant? The comic origin of Cobra Commander shows him to be born caucasian and having a hard past (even a frickin’ wife and son!). When the Commander was adapted for the 80’s cartoon series, it eventually had its own continuity problems, leading up to the movie itself. I’ll try not to think about it too much, but the mutant thingy explains why his voice is SO DANG ANNOYING. And now with the new Rise of Cobra movie, continuity’s even more messed up… Better voice, though. Better voice.

Here’s a look at the toy/comic-line Commanders:

2009-01-18 - Cobra Commander 009

Oh yeah, and this guy:

Yeeeeeep... Now I know TOO MUCH about Cobra Commander.

Yeeeeeep... Now I know TOO MUCH about Cobra Commander.

Anyways, that’s just F.Y.I… I still want the Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Cobra Commander Figure, though…



‘Til the next mind-blowing revelation!



One Response

  1. […] Collectibles, popular for their 12-inch run on G.I. Joe (I drooled over the Cobra Commander one here), showed some interesting stuff at the Con. One thing on display that caught my eye was the Red […]

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