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Cobra Commander claims the key to the city of Springfield, Illinois


In a shocking turn of events, Springfield, Illinois, has welcomed Cobra advance troops with open arms, with Mayor J. Michael Houston going so far as to present Cobra Commander with the key to the city. Right under the nose of G.I. Joe!

“Springfielders near and far, I accept your mayor’s generous gift,” Cobra Commander said in a statement that shouldn’t be read at all like a threat. “And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart: an invitation to join with me. Join Cobra!”

The ceremony established a beachhead for Cobra’s invasion of Springfield next month for G.I. JoeCon, the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention. Held April 9-12 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, the event will include autograph sessions with voice actors, panels and seminars, a G.I. Joe parachute drop, and a showroom.

“Springfield” is no stranger to Cobra, as it once served as the organization’s secret base of operations in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Now, apparently, Cobra Commander is determined to take it back.

A video chronicling Cobra Commander’s visit to the city is expected to debut sometime today.

(via Uproxx, Generals Joes)



Darth Eradicus

March 12, 2015 at 7:45 am

Knowing is half the battle…

Unfortunately for Springfield, they still don’t apparently know anything about Cobra…

The poor mayor had no choice… either give the key away, or have it snatched from his grip as Cobra legions invade his town. Wise man.

Charles Parmer

March 12, 2015 at 8:51 am

I want to see this video. I want to see if he attempted the Commander’s voice.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times*: When are we going to start learning the right lessons from the ’80s??

(*OK, I only recall saying it three times. Online. Today. Just work with me here.)

But seriously, I hope they that convention with Mirror Mug there screaming “RETREAT!!!”


Homer Simpson won’t let his town be taken over.

He’ll summon Spider-Pig/Harry Ploper.

“What do you expect me to do with Springfield,Destro,cover it with spitballs?!?!?!”

Brian Williams

March 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm

I was there when everyone hailed Cobra.

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