Launched in 1982, the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero multimedia franchise revived a sixties toy staple with a new 80s quasi-superhero twist and a focus on multiple members
to sell toys for maximum efficiency. There have been literally HUNDREDS of Joes in the ensuing decades, which means a lot of different codenames, some of which are more familiar than others. Welcome to Ten Things: Ten Supers With G.I. Joe Codenames!
Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with An Amateur Comics Historian and the fertile mind of Larry Hama, Presents:
TEN THINGS: TEN SUPERS WITH G.I. JOE CODENAMES!
10) DUSTY (Click link for G.I. Joe profile!)
Here’s the important point you need to know about today’s Ten Things topic: I’m not implying that there’s been any type of homage, mockery or rip-off (God, I hate that term) in these coincidental naming issues. This is especially relevant given that The Shield’s loyal sidekick, aka The Boy Detective, predates ‘A Real American Hero’ by forty years and the original 12′ dolls by a quarter-century! Orphaned by spies at a young age, Dusty (last name unknown, though sometimes given as Simmons) was adopted by Joe Higgins and served as his right-hand lad in the proud Robin tradition, and is totally NOT a desert warfare specialist.