As the deadline for the Hasbro Pulse fan vote nears (tomorrow, November 9th) the question remains…which of these four characters will get the green light, and where do they fit in the G.I. Joe mythology. The other three writers have done a great job jiving their creators with an overall timeline, but as I look towards the future, in the event that Whisper actually wins, I want to plan not just where she’s been, but where she will be going.
For anyone who follows my dio-stories, you know that “universe” more or less wrapped up this past year with Darkness Falls. If Whisper wins the Fan Vote, I have already developed a follow up that Darkness Falls Dio-Story that I will be excited to launch!
The following contains spoilers to Darkness Falls, so if you haven’t read that yet, you may want to before continuing…
“Rescued” by COBRA from a South American fishing village after the entire village was massacred (see Marvel’s G.I. Joe #1), Whisper was brought in and raised by COBRA Commander as his own personal assassin. Trained by the elite of COBRA operatives, Whisper learned martial arts, silenced weapons, sabotage, covert operations, and disguise by some of the most talented masters in the world. Then employed those skills in sinister fashion for COBRA (as seen in The Price of Peace trilogy).
Time has passed…
The decades long battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra has more or less ended. Casualties on both sides. COBRA Commander as we know him is dead, as are Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Scarlett has retreated to the cabin in the Sierra Nevadas to raise her son Tommy and the world feels a little bit safer.
But the battle is not over. Whisper has returned, and has returned to find her father dead and her support system decimated. With only her blinding hate of G.I. Joe to guide and feed her, Whisper prepares for a massive campaign of revenge on former G.I. Joe leadership. Meanwhile, the remnants of the COBRA organization have come together to form The Coil, a sinister underground devoted to furthering the COBRA cause. But they may hit some resistance as a new and improved COBRA Commander comes on the scene…
I plan to use Whisper to kick start a new generation of G.I. Joe, focusing pretty strongly on the Pursuit of COBRA aesthetic. While my old dio-story used a lot of those figures, this new universe will take that concept and run with it.
So, please consider voting for Whisper, and we can all experience this fun new world together! You could also expect to see her show back up in my Kindle Worlds work as well.
Meanwhile, definitely check out all of the other creators behind their own Hasbro Fan Vote creations as well. Lots of good stuff there.
The battle would appear to be over. Cobra and G.I. Joe have both paid the price for this decades long war… so where do things go from here?
The answers may surprise you…
It’s been a long, winding road, and the epilogue to my final story has officially been posted. Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly below.
While an epilogue is soon to come to tie up some pesky loose ends, the conclusion to the massive Darkness Falls dio-story has been posted.
Throughout 14 years I’ve told my G.I. Joe universe, and I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the nice thoughts and impressions I’ve gotten from everyone throughout this process. Anyone who has produced one of these stories knows just how much work it is, and I feel fortunate to have been able to tell my little corner of the G.I. Joe world from start to finish.
I”m sure many of you will be asking if this is really it, or if I might keep telling other stories, and honestly, at this point, I am done. Lots of things have changed for me personally over the past 14 years, which have provided many more “real world” commitments than I had back then. Still, I do have some other stories rattling around in my head, and time will tell if I ever find a way to get them out there, or if I can consider this a good stopping point.
To all of you who have stuck it out for 14 years, thank you. It seems fitting that I’m able to wrap this up on G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary as my own little celebration (though admittedly, I don’t have nearly enough references to the 60s or 70s era worlds here).
I hope folks have enjoyed this. Stay tuned for the epilogue still to come.
The latest episode can be found in the Darkness Falls section, or linked directly below.
First and foremost, I know I missed a week last week, and I apologize. Hopefully the super-sized episode makes up for it this week.
Not only is this super sized, but the culmination of Project: Eclipse explodes into this one massive episode with dramatic and final results. As G.I. Joe and Cobra exchange brutal gunfire, one member of the team may not make it out alive.
Check out Episode 35: Heroes Fall, or check the Darkness Falls section directly.
The G.I. Joe team has finally reached the Cobra Command Center, but they find some tough resistance in the form of Cobra’s Crimson Guard! The battle is joined and already bodies are falling on both sides… plus, a dramatic reunion that could shift the landscape of battle!
Check out the Darkness Falls section or click the link below.
The doors to the Cobra command center have been broken and the G.I. Joe team is at the gates! But what machinations are going on behind the scenes with General Flagg?
A Cobra agent makes their shocking return and everything comes to a head. Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly below.