§ August 29th, 2005 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

So, in that same collection I was talking about yesterday, we received a copy of the second issue of G.I. Joe Order of Battle, sort of a Marvel Universe for the Joes. We haven’t had a copy of #2 for quite a while, which is a shame, because it has one of my favorite comic book pages:


Yes, that’s right, the character from the Sylvester Stallone film series was to be a member of the G.I. Joe team. Alas, ’twas not to be, as the last page of the very next issue was devoted entirely to this disclaimer:

Sigh…poor Rocky, “retconned” so quickly.

However, the second issue of G.I. Joe Order of Battle has an even more puzzling image (independently discovered and shown to me by both pal Dorian and Kid Chris, who were equally puzzled):

The hell? Was this a member of G.I. Joe’s “furry” division, laying down her life in the battle against Cobra?

Okay, I couldn’t just leave it at that. I suppose I could be a bit dickery and just mock Bongo the Balloon Bear without knowing a darn thing about her, but a little research (well, okay, a quick trip to the Google) turns up this synopsis. And this custom figure.

A “Bongo the Balloon Bear” custom figure. God bless you, fans.

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