31 Days of GI JOE – Zartan

zartan1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

I really wanted to do a Joe or Cobra for every letter of the Alphabet. Turns out though that there has never been a character on either side with a name starting with Y! So instead today I give you one of the very first Joe figures I had when I was a kid…

Day 26 is Zartan

Filecard Information

File Name: Unknown
Alias: Too numerous to list
Birthplace: Unknown
Motto: “I can be anyone, anywhere. You will never know that you are talking to me, unless I wish it.”

ZARTAN can alter his skin color at will to blend in with his environment. He is also a master of make-up and disguise, a ventriloquist, a linguist (over 20 languages and dialects), an acrobatic-contortionist and a practitioner of several mystic martial arts. Very little is known of his background and origins, but most security agencies agree that he must have had European military academy training (probably St. Cyr).

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

Night Creeper

Outback

Payload

Quick Kick

Rock N Roll

Scarlett

Torch

Updraft

Viper

Wild Weasel

Xamot

Breaker

31 Days of GI JOE – Xamot

xamot1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day 24 is Cobra Agent Xamot, Twin brother of Tomax.

Filecard Information

  File Name: Classified

Birthplace: Island in the Mediterranean
Primary Specialty: Infiltration, espionage, sabotage, propaganda and corporate law

Spell on the name TOMAX in capitals and and hold it up to a mirror. It reads XAMOT. The same holds true for the actual brothers. Each is the mirror image of the other except for a scar on Xamot’s face. Both twins served with the Foreign Legion paras in Algeria before the officers Putsch. They honed their mercenary skills in the bush wars of Africa and South America. They were too smart to be soldiers forever. Went to Zurich and became bankers.

They quickly found the ins and outs of international finance to be too haphazard for their tastes. They preferred a situation they could control. COBRA was willing to give them access to that control. Now they command legions. But their legions wear three-piece suits and fight their battles in executive board rooms. These then are the most fearsome of the COBRA adversaries. They don’t fight with steel and claw, backed with muscle and honest sweat…The chase you with paper, wound you with your own laws and kill you with the money you loaned them.

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

Night Creeper

Outback

Payload

Quick Kick

Rock N Roll

Scarlett

Torch

Updraft

Viper

Wild Weasel

31 Days of GI JOE – Wild Weasel

wildweasel1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day 23 is Wild Weasel a Cobra Rattler Pilot

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

Night Creeper

Outback

Payload

Quick Kick

Rock N Roll

Scarlett

Torch

Updraft

Viper

31 Days of GI JOE – Viper

viper1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day 22 is The Cobra Viper

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

Night Creeper

Outback

Payload

Quick Kick

Rock N Roll

Scarlett

Torch

Updraft

31 Days of GI JOE – Torch

torch1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day 20 is Torch from the Dreadnok’s

Filecard Information

File Name: Tom Winken
Birthplace: Botnay Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Subject was remanded to Borstal* at age fourteen. Escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine where he learned the use of the cutting torch.

Torch is an illiterate, unrepentant thug whose penchant for sudden and unexpected violence is matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity.

Specialty and M.O.**: Works with Oxy-Acetylene torch as a general cutter mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safe crackings. Scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
*Reform school
**Modus Operandi

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

Night Creeper

Outback

Payload

Quick Kick

Rock N Roll

Scarlett

31 Days of GI JOE – Night Creeper

nightcreeper1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day 14 is Night Creeper

File Card Info:

The NIGHT CREEPER forces are a super-secret group of high-tech Ninjas who have had a long-standing contract with COBRA to handle high-risk field intelligence operations and covert infiltration, they are extremely crafty, well motivated and have an abnormally high pain tolerance, which makes them hard to predict, hard to stop and hard to knock down and keep down. If you took a totally ruthless person, trained him for ten years in five forms of martial arts and then equipped him with all the most advanced electronic stealth and passive sensor technology, you may have an approximation of an ordinary high-tech ninja, once you strip away all of his scruples, morals and innate feelings of common decency, then you have a NIGHT CREEPER, they used their ninja skills and dexterity to infiltrate a zoo and steal DNA samples for the hybridization experiments being conducted by DR. MINDBENDER.

“There is no place you can hide where we can’t find you, no fortress that can keep us from getting to you, and no armor to protect you once we are there.”

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Jungle B.A.T.

KamaKura

Lady Jaye

Monkey Wrench

 

 

31 Days of GI JOE – Jungle B.A.T.

jbat

1 Drawing for each day. I am going to start by doing one for each letter of the alphabet… Then an additional five of my personal favorite joes…

Day ten is Cobra’s Jungle B.A.T.

File Card Info:

B.A.T.s are totally artificial robot troopers with extremely primitive logic circuits and very sophisticated targeting sensors. They can absorb enormous amounts of battle damage and still continue their missions as long as their trigger finger circuits are intact. B.A.T.s are usually deployed from low-flying aircraft without use of parachutes. This delivery system is normally quite demoralizing to opposing troops who happen to witness it.

“The new B.A.T.s, although upgraded in weapons systems, have been severely down-graded in logic and memory components, which have been deemed unnecessary for what is now a machine gun with legs. The right arm can be replaced with a modular missile launcher capable of firing a wide assortment of ordnance. The basic model has three forward gears, no reverse option, and can be recharged from an ordinary household electrical outlet.”

D’oh!!! Just looked at the card and realized that I just did a drawing of a Jungle B.A.T. in a bombed out urban setting… Real smart.

Be sure to check out the previous days:

Airtight

Beach Head

Cobra Commander

Destro

Cobra EEL

Flash

Gung-Ho

H.E.A.T. Viper

Iron Grenadier