Crossovers We Want To See: G.I. Joe and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

Welcome to Crossovers We Want to See, a fairly self-explanatory recurring feature in which we pitch the meeting of a pair of characters or teams from different comic companies. Playing editor, we'll dream up writer and artist combinations and basic story points.

G.I. Joe and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

Written by Larry Hama

Drawn by Gary Frank

In an attempt to build their criminal empires and cripple their enemies, COBRA joins forces with S.P.I.D.E.R. and launch a plan to bring not only America but the world to their knees. With the entire world in danger of being overtaken or destroyed, it's up to G.I. Joe to team up with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and put a stop to this madness. Our heroes split up into smaller groups to disrupt the villains' evil plans with varying levels of success, but in the end, they succeed, though not everyone is left standing.

We'd put this crossover firmly in an alternate reality that takes into account both franchises' histories while also opening things up to integrate the real world elements of G.I. Joe with the superpowered aspects of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. That would also give our writer of choice and longtime G.I. Joe scribe Larry Hama full reign to really raise the stakes and make this story dangerous. If you're unfamiliar with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents they were originally created by Wally Wood back in the 60s. The book was recently rejuvenated by DC with the second issue hitting this week. They're essentially a super version of G.I. Joe, working for the UN to take on global threats. This week also sees the release of three different G.I. Joe comics from IDW. Seeing Gary Frank's cover to T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2 gave us the idea to get him to draw the book because, aside from being awesome, we'd like to see what he can do with some of our favorites Joes like Snake-Eyes and Scarlett.

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