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Jay West wrote:I was introduced to Joe Colton as a mail away 3 3/4 figure and guest star back in the Marvel RAH days. I was told that he was the original 12 inch G.I. Joe and I also think some where it may have been in more recent Devils Due comics that he lead an "Adventure Team."
So my question is...is this true? Was the the original G.I. Joe - "Joe Colton?' Was the Adventure Team leader also "Joe Colton" or was this a retcon of sorts by Hasbro? If it was a retcon do 12 inch fans consider their toys to be Joe Colton and the same guy currently leading the RAH team in the pages of G.I. Joe America's Elite and the guy that was recently released in a 3 3/4 multi pack with GI Jane and a few Cobra Vipers?
File name: Colton, Joseph R.
Birthplace: Springfield, MO
Grade: Brigadier General (U.S. Army Reserves)
Joe Colton was a Special Forces 1st Lieutenant in Vietnam when he was recalled to the 'states by President John F. Kennedy to personally head up a new, Elite Army unit that was to become the very first G.I.Joe? Team. He commanded the team (whose exploits are still classified) until his early retirement during a period at which the nation was in a period of military down-sizing. As a civilian (holding a reserve rank of Brigadier General and an ultra-ultra top secret clearance) he was appointed head of security for a "black" Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) weapons project covertly located in the top floors of a landmark New York City skyscraper.
"He's in terrific shape for a man his age. Gets up every morning with the sun and run five miles. Puts fifty rounds through his service pistol at the range every other week and puts in a hour of randori (free-sparring) at a goju-ryu karate dojo twice a week. Definitely not a guy you want to pick a fight with, armed or unarmed!"
Entry written by Larry Hama
nofreebe wrote:Just shove it in there like a first date.
Line it up and give it a good push.
Beachhead666 wrote:some people are alive, simply because it is illegal ta kill them.
Jmacq1 wrote:Wait a minute....Colton was born in SPRINGFIELD, Missouri?
That just has to be deliberate irony on Hama's part....
Jmacq1 wrote:Or maybe....he's Cobra Commander's FATHER! (And neither of them know it, of course)....Dum Dum DUUUUUUUM(B)!
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