Welcome to the Outpost. Last week I had a little time to sit down and watch the G.I.Joe cartoon mini series “Arise Serpentor Arise”. This is such a great 5 part series. There were so many awesome characters introduced this year I couldn’t stop watching and thinking about how cool all of these characters still are today. 1985 is “The” heyday for many people. As many of you know I started out with 12 inch and was part of the straight arm revolution, but 1986 and this series is what really made me fall in love with G.I. Joe.
Don’t get me wrong I loved the cartoon and characters prior to this and thinking about watching G.I. Joe when I got home from school was the only thing that kept me from going crazy riding the bus home every day for an hour, but 1986 was a huge year for me. I got a bunch of the Joes for Christmas and getting this awesome episode with so many characters such as, Zarana, Dr. Mindbender, and Beachhead just revitalized the franchise. We also got awesome vehicles like the Triple T with Sargent Slaughter, the Thunder Machine with Thrasher, and the Air Chariot with Serpentor.
The 5 part episode blended old characters with new characters from G.I. Joe and Cobra, and this is still one of my favorite episodes. Who else loves Arise Serpentor Arise? Let us know AFTER THE JUMP. Make sure to check back for our next discussion.