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Happy Valentines to My First Husbando

My husbando Serpentor

Husbando refers to a fictional male character from non-live action media (i.e. anime, video games, manga, etc.) to whom one is attracted to. Since Valentines Day is here I thought it might be fun to write about my very first husbando.

A husbando is usually a male character from the world of anime, however, mine is from an American cartoon. (Even though the series was animated in Japan)

So who is this male animated character that caught my attention and my heart when I was about 8 or 9 years old? It is non-other than the almighty Serpentor, emperor of Cobra!

Serpentor husbando
None, may challenege Serpentor!

My introduction to Serpentor came from the G.I. Joe cartoons I’d watch every day before school. His voice, his exotic outfit, and his signature “This I command!” captivated me. No matter how many times he lost to G.I. Joe, he was still my hero! I owned most of the toys including my beloved Serpentor and his air chariot. When I received the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas I took this picture.

Cobra Base husbando
The Joe’s don’t stand a chance against my team of Cobra!

In my make-believe world G.I. Joe could never defeat my husbando, Serpentor. G.I. Joe: The Movie is still one of my favorite animated films. (I bet some of you are even singing the opening theme song…c’mon admit it!) At least for me, Serpentor reigned supreme throughout the entire movie, and yes he did kill Duke.

husbando vs duke
R.I.P. Duke…I don’t care what was overdubbed at the end of the film

My first husbando reigns in his classic look

In the comics, Serpentor has gone through many incarnations and even resurrections. However, it’s his classic look that continues to catch my eye and my heart.

husbando Serpentor by Robert Atkins
A drawing of Serpentor by Robert Atkins.

Last year Sideshow Collectibles & Prime-1 Studio released a limited edition statue of Serpentor! He is 32 inches his massive glory and gorgeousness! Yes, I bought one because what kind of woman doesn’t buy the perfect statue of her first husbando?

My husbando as a statue

In case you’re wondering, a man will call his fictional anime wife or lover a waifu.

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra isn’t G.I. Joe: The Movie

G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra I will not be among the thousands who flock to the theaters on August 7 in order to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Nor will I be one of the thousands to rent or buy it when it’s released on DVD. I might catch it on one of the movie channels…but that’s if I bother to stop instead of flipping past it.

One of my favorite movies was and still is G.I. Joe: The Movie.

So why won’t I go see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? Well, I’m sure it’ll be a great action movie full of funny one liners and lots of things blowing up *yawn*…

The trailer alone has G.I. Joe cliche’ written all over it. I don’t give a flying [bleep] about the rivalry between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. What makes Snake Eyes so popular anyways? Oh yeah. He’s a faceless, mute, ninja who comes across as “mysterious” and “moody”. That’s because he can’t speak!!!

At least G.I. Joe: The Movie featured a whole new group of characters instead of focusing on the already popular ones. For the Joe’s it was Jinx, Chuckles,Tunnel Rat and the main hero Falcon. (No, I didn’t forget Big Lobb…poor Big Lobb)

Cobra-LaThen there was the new group of baddies,Cobra-La. Personally, I love Cobra-La and the fact that they’re the main villains in the movie is such a twist. Even if you hate Cobra-La you can’t deny that Nemesis Enforcer was a wickedly cool character and a 100% pure bad-ass.

Here’s the clincher for me as to why I won’t go see G.I. Joe:The Rise of Cobra…no Serpentor! He’s my all-time favorite villain! He’s emperor, supreme ruler and without him, there is no Cobra.

GI Joe Serpentor
I’m changing the title of the new G.I. Joe movie to read G.I. Joe: The Rise of A Hooded Villain and His Minions because…well that’s what it is. Right?

I’m so passionate about G.I. Joe: The Movie that I’ve written a comic book pitch called G.I. Joe: The Return of Cobra-La and would re-introduce Cobra-La back into the comic book series. (Without disrupting the current story line)

Now if they make a sequel to this G.I. Joe movie and Serpentor is in it…well I’ll be the first one in line on opening day. Until then, I’m sticking with G.I. Joe: The Movie and my opinions.