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.