Python Patrol (Marvel Comics issue)

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This article is about an issue from the Marvel Comics series - for the Cobra subteam, see Python Patrol.

The Joes, on assignment as military advisers to the country of Wolkekuckuckland, infiltrate the country of Darklonia, where Cobra is testing a new system to make their vehicles and troops invisible to radar.

Detailed summary

  • Synopsis not yet written.


Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilians Others

Featured Vehicles & Equipment

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilian
  • Camaro
  • Radar command truck

Featured Locations


Memorable quotes

"I wonder if it would be easier to wheedle secrets out of the smugglers? At any rate, it would be less silly..."

--Is Larry Hama expressing his feelings for the Python Patrol through Darklon?

Other notes


  • On the cover, Cobra Commander's helmet is colored dark blue, and bits of Darklon's mask are colored like skin.
  • What happened to Tony Salmons' artwork? It was okay in his previous issues, but this may be the worst-drawn issue of G.I. Joe up to this point. Hardly any of the characters look like themselves, except maybe Roadblock.
  • Having a Joe named "Skidmark" was a pretty bad decision.

Items of note

  • The Python Vipers are identified as wearing "wraith suits."[1]
  • Darklon's only goal in invading Wolkekuckuckland is to embarrass them into buying more weapons? Way to dream big, fella!
  • Wolkekuckuckland currency is pink.

Real-world references

  • The lickspittle Wolfgang looks like Peter Lorre.
  • The smugglers' names are homonyms for "rat" and "weasel."
  • Darklon says he doesn't like the Camaro ever since they changed the front grill. The third generation Camaro was introduced in 1982.[2]
  • "Wolkekuckuckland" comes from wolke (cloud) kuckuck (cuckoo) - a reference to Aristophanes' 414 B.C. play Ornithes (The Birds), in which the city Cloudcuckooland (Νεφελοκοκκυγία) is built in the air above Greece.[3]

Footnotes and References

  1. No relation.
  2. But the previous version's front grill does bear some resemblance to Darklon's ridiculous mask.
  3. Cloudcuckooland's ruler thought he'd created a Utopia, but it was actually a brutal totalitarian regime. Today someone who is "living in cloud-cuckoo-land" is naive, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief - such as Gen. Liederkranz's belief that having all his forces respond to every border alarm was a good idea.

You call this a report??!!!

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