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Ask Chris #86: How The Cobra Commander Stole Christmas!


Q: What '80s or '90s cartoon do you think has the single best Christmas episode? -- @UncannyJay

A: Given the things I tend to write about in this column, it pretty much goes without saying that I absolutely love cartoon Christmas specials. I even wrote about a few of my favorites last year for ComicsAlliance, including the truly bizarre Christmas Comes to Pac-Land, in which a visit from Santa Claus makes it abundantly clear that Pac-Man's living nightmare of eating dots and being menaced by the vengeful spirits of the damned occurs on some kind of demi-plane that exists outside of the sight of God. That one has to be in my top three.

But beyond those three, there's definitely one Christmas episode in particular that I absolutely love: G.I. Joe's "Cobra Claws Are Coming To Town!"

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‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Is Stupid, Stupid Fun


2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was a resoundingly stupid movie, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't kind of love it. I'll readily admit that I'm a sucker for anything that could be classified as "Destro-related media," but every inexplicable, awful piece of that movie combined into something that was at least inoffensive...

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Cobra Commander Rides The Kickstarter Wave [Video]


Critics who thought the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign didn't live up to the site's spirit of funding unlikely-to-be-financed projects from otherwise unknown creators are in for an even bigger shock...

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Ask Chris #124: Cobra Commander For President!


Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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Bizarro Back Issues Cartoon Edition: G.I. Joe Battles Serpent Man, The Cobra Superhero (1990)


I think we can all agree that Paramount's decision to delay the opening of of G.I. Joe: Retaliation by nine months is the single worst thing that has ever happened in human history. To deny us the joy of seeing the Rock and Bruce Willis team up to battle Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world...

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The Packaging is Half the Fun of Hasbro’s Comic-Con Exclusive Toys [Comic-Con]


Hasbro sent us a heaping-helping of the comics-centric Comic-Con exclusives to check out, and as awesome as they are, they're a testament to the power of awesome packaging alone. If ever there were an argument for leaving toys in the box, this lineup is it...

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Five Comic Book Explanations For the Extremely Creepy Mass Animal Deaths


For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the headlines lately, I've got some bad news: Since January 1st, there have been dozens of reports of mass animal deaths coming in from all over the world. From blackbirds in Arkansas to doves in Italy to over 150 tons of fish in Vietnam, critters all over the place are falling out of the sky and/or washing ashore, with no apparent reason why.

Guys. It's the friggin' apocalypse.

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Best Party Ever Will Terrorize Your Children With the Forces of COBRA


As my friends can attest, I'm one of those jerks who starts plotting his birthday party well in advance, which is why -- despite the fact that the day itself is still months away -- I got an email this week from Awesome Hospital letterer Josh Krach informing me of Best Party Ever, a company that specializes in spicing up kids' birthday parties by sending in the G...

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G.I. Joe is America’s Cartoony, Highly Adorable Special Missions Force [Art]


According to his Flickr profile, artist Christopher Tupa loves to make art, "especially cartoony, fun stuff that makes you smile," and with his takes on GI Joe and their never-ending battle against the forces of Cobra, he's done exactly that:

That is unquestionably the best thing I've seen all week, but it doesn't stop there: Tupa's done a ton of fantastic drawings inspired by the Real American Heroes, and they're awesome...

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