|G.I. Joe #88|
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.
- Synopsis not yet written.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
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"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?
- On the cover, Cobra Commander's helmet is colored dark blue, and bits of Darklon's mask are colored like skin.
Items of note
- The Python Vipers are identified as wearing "wraith suits."
- Darklon's only goal in invading Wolkekuckuckland is to embarrass them into buying more weapons? Way to dream big, fella!
- Wolkekuckuckland currency is pink.
- 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.
- "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.
Footnotes and References
- ↑ No relation.
- ↑ But the previous version's front grill does bear some resemblance to Darklon's ridiculous mask.
- ↑ 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.