Who is Whisper, and where does she fit in the G.I. Joe world?

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.

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Darkness Falls Episode 35 – Heroes Fall is now online

First and foremost, I know I missed a week last week, and I apologize.  Hopefully the super-sized episode makes up for it this week.

Not only is this super sized, but the culmination of Project: Eclipse explodes into this one massive episode with dramatic and final results.  As G.I. Joe and Cobra exchange brutal gunfire, one member of the team may not make it out alive.

Check out Episode 35: Heroes Fall, or check the Darkness Falls section directly.

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Darkness Falls Episode 34 – Old Scores is online

The G.I. Joe team has finally reached the Cobra Command Center, but they find some tough resistance in the form of Cobra’s Crimson Guard!  The battle is joined and already bodies are falling on both sides…  plus, a dramatic reunion that could shift the landscape of battle!

Check out the Darkness Falls section or click the link below.

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Darkness Falls Episode 32 – Double Helix is online

As the G.I. Joe team dives deeper into the Cobra complex, Skullbuster tries to make his move to escape.  A small team of G.I. Joe Steel Brigade agents stand in his way, but help comes from an unlikely source…

Episode 32 of Darkness Falls is now online as we march closer to the finish line.  Things are about to really heat up!  Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly below.

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Darkness Falls – Episode 28 Toil and Trubble is now online

I was a little late getting last weekend’s update out, so I wanted to make sure this was up right on time.

Episode 28 is now online as G.I. Joe and Cobra smash headlong into each other in a blast of fire and rock…and Cobra has some unexpected tricks up their sleeves.

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link below for the latest update.

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Darkness Falls Two for One – Episodes 24 & 25 now online

I made some great progress on the Darkness Falls story over the past week, and with episode 24 being somewhat short, I decided to post two episodes today!

Cobra Commander travels deeper into the sprawling Cobra compound, looking for a way to escape, only to find that escape isn’t the main goal.  Operation: Eclipse is still alive and well, and the Crimson Twins have plans to make it happen.

Meanwhile, the G.I. Joe team is hot on his trail and coming ever closer to a final confrontation…but they’ll need help from an unlikely ally.  Check out the Darkness Falls section for the two latest episodes or click the links below.

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Darkness Falls Episode 20 – Curse of the Dead

The G.I. Joe team has taken the Cobra temple, but there are still snakes in the grass, and Operation: Eclipse is still thoroughly under way.  Desperate to get a leg up, the Joes send a team into Cobra’s Research and Development sector, but get more than they bargained for!

Check out the Darkness Falls section for the latest episode, or click the link below.

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Darkness Falls Episode 17 – The Final Countdown is now online!

First of all, some apologies, as I know this is a very short episode, but the flow of the story just felt right with the shorter episode this week.  It should pick back up next week.

The G.I. Joe team has successfully broken Cobra’s front ranks, but the battle is far from won…and what does General Flagg have up his sleeve?  The Final Countdown begins NOW.  Err…  but it’s a long countdown…  we got like 20 episodes left.

Check out the latest episode in the Darkness Falls section, or the link below!

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Darkness Falls Episode 16 – Steel on Steel is online!

Like it or not, ninjas are a big piece of G.I. Joe lore, and in this installment of Darkness Falls, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Scarlett take the edged weapon fight straight down Cobra’s throat.  As Black Dragon and the Night Creepers scramble to distance themselves from the quickly scattering Cobra forces, they run into a determined trio of G.I. Joe operatives…  what happens next will shock you!

Check out the Darkness Falls section for the latest installment, or click the link below.

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Reminder – Darkness Falls, the latest GeneralsJoes Dio-Story launches April 14th!

I mentioned in my last news post that time spent on the dio-story had taken some time away from reviews, but all that time is about to pay off!

Ten days from today, Sunday, April 14th, my latest Dio-Story will begin!  Picking up right where Ghosts left off, with Cobra on the precipice of executing Operation: Eclipse, G.I. Joe has been pushed to their breaking point.  Mustering up all their resources, the team launches one last offensive against Cobra’s secret Amazon headquarters!

This is the largest scale dio-story I have ever done, and I feel like it’s a satisfying end to my little corner of the G.I. Joe universe.  I hope others will feel the same way after all is said and done.

Check out the teaser on YouTube, and you should play some catch up with my previous dio-stories as well!  You can also hit up my Dio-Story updates on the site itself, which will show some set building, etc…

Thanks for all of the support throughout my long walk down this road, I hope the destination ends up as fun as the ride has been.