Of all the Dreadnoks, Road Pig may be the most fearsome of them all. With his immense strength, violent temper and antisocial behavior, he should have been a natural member of that infamous group of bikers. Yet, he was considered as too obnoxious and smelling worse than the other Dreadnoks care to be. He should have of gotten the boot right from the get go but, like the outlaw gang that took him in before them, they found it hard to say no to him. To placate him, they had to put him in "probationary status", making him the only member to have ever undergone this process. Right now, he's so obnoxious that they would like to kick him out but they still have yet to figure out how.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Road Pig then went to the Australian desert along with fellow Dreadnoks Buzzer, Monkeywrench, Zanzibar and Thrasher. For many months they were pursued by Outback, who finally captured them at a remote bar, with the help of Psyche-Out.
Animated continuity - DIC
- Voice actor: Garry Chalk
Note: Road Pig is the only member of the Dreadnoks to appear in season 2 of the DiC animated series, however, it is debatable whether he is actually a member or not. Never is Road Pig associated with the Dreadnoks, nor does anyone refer to the biker gang by name (though Gnawgahyde is described a 'Dreadnok scum' during the Operation: Dragonfire mini-series).
|A Real American Hero (1988)
Road Pig was released carded in 1988. He was also sold in 1989 and discontinued domestically in 1990.
|A Real American Hero (1992)
- The character was named after Don Deluca, a former Hasbro design director.
- His original name was Theopholis Kallikak, a reference to the Jukes and Kallikaks, two families cited as evidence in favor of eugenics. (Of the criminal Jukes, Theopholis was the worst.)
- "Kallikak" was a pseudonym created from the Greek words kalos and kakos - good and bad. This fits with the mental divide seen between Donald and Road Pig in the comics.
- Road Pig's hometown of Goblu, Michigan is actually a nonexistent place created by the Michigan State Highway Commission for their map of 1979-1980 (fictional place names are frequently included in maps as a copyright protection).
- It's also a reference to University of Michigan football fans who cheer on their Wolverines with a loud "Go Blue!"
- Road Pig's filecard has a special spot to list his arrest record, the only example of such an inclusion in the line's history.
- The "flavor text" at the bottom of his filecard is made up of Rodney Dangerfield jokes.
- In the UK, in 1989, one year after his year of release in the United States, he was a basic "Cobra" with no mention of the Dreadnoks.
- The first version of Road Pig was only ever animated for commercials.
- Road Pig is the boss at the end of section 4-2 in the Taxan NES game G.I. Joe.