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Monday, August 07, 2006

The Aristocobras!

Not to harp on it again so soon after last time, but honestly: Is it just me, or do a significant portion of the covers for Marvel's GI Joe series look like the setup lines for particularly outlandish dirty jokes?

Case in point:

"Okay, so a Scottish arms dealer and a brainwashing orthodonist with a metal codpiece are stealing a mummy, right?"

Cobra's plan to undermine America's moral center continues unabated.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I remember the punchline to that one: "That ain't a bandage!"


8/08/2006 12:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was in my friendly lcs literally only a day or two after reading your gen-13 post, and what should i find but the grunge movie special! without your masterful guidance i might have passed it up. that comic rules! thanks you very much for bringing my attention to this unbelieveably awesome piece of comics.

8/08/2006 1:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Destro is Scottish?

8/08/2006 2:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

G.I. Joes, Heroes or Hentai?

8/08/2006 3:24 AM

Blogger Jeff Rients said...

"Destro is Scottish?"

Yeah, of the proud Clan MacDestro. I understand the family estate is nestled in right between the Highlander's old stomping grounds and Aleister Crowley's cottage of black magic. It's kinda a crazy neighborhood to raise a family, but the block parties are awesome.

8/08/2006 9:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, Destro comes from a long line of Scottish aristocracy.

8/08/2006 9:54 AM

Blogger R.Nav said...

Look at the mummy! It's expression is "Help meeeee!"

8/08/2006 10:02 AM

Blogger McGone said...

I just want to say that the title itself - "The Aristocobras" - gets a cyber high five.

8/09/2006 12:50 AM

Blogger joncormier said...

A few years ago at the Ottawa Fringe Festival there was a play titled "Cobra: The Musical" in which Cobra tries to stage a play to fund their crumbling infrastructure. Nothing like Firefly, Destro, Zartan, and The Baronness singing songs like "There's no room for love in Cobra."

Unfortunately it degraded into a long gay joke during the second act, otherwise I'd highly recommend it.

8/09/2006 8:54 AM

Blogger Mark Kardwell said...

Interesting. Who drew the cover? It looks like Mike Zeck, with a little extra Tony Salmons thrown in for good measure.

8/09/2006 2:33 PM


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