Cobra Commander, the leader of the infamous terrorist organization known as “Cobra,” has finally succeeded in establishing a base on United States soil. The first fallen city? Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln’s hometown!
Cobra’s triumph over all that is good and honorable was cemented when Springfield Mayor J. Michael Houston handed over the key to the city in a bloodless coup. Though we don’t know what nefarious scheme the Commander in-acted to conquer Springfield, we know part of it involved the official G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention, taking place April 9-12. More information can be found in their official website.
For his part, the enigmatic Cobra Commander had this to say:
Springfielders near and far, I accept your Mayor’s generous gift. And let it be known that I too bring a gift for every man, woman and child of this city that is so near and dear to my heart; an invitation to join with me. Join Cobra!
No word yet from G.I. Joe, the international counter-terrorist organization, or the possible involvement of Lincoln’s magic bones.