Mayor of Springfield, Illinois Gives Cobra Commander the Key to the City to Celebrate G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention

Cobra Commander Receives the Key to the City of Springfield

Springfield, Illinois mayor J. Michael Houston recently presented Cobra Commander, G.I. Joe super villain and leader of the organization known as Cobra, with a key to the city to celebrate the upcoming International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention being held there. This could mean trouble for a lot of the Joes who attend the fast-approaching convention.

The International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention website shared a little more information about the ordeal:

In an eloquent and moving speech, the cobalt-clad commander-in-chief detailed Cobra’s vision of the future and its goals to bring about a better tomorrow for all those who support their cause. Said Cobra Commander “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!”

The Commander’s visit is but a forerunner for more things Cobra coming next month. The second week of April will see swarms of G.I. Joe and Cobra fans – some wearing blue uniforms with crimson cobra-shaped emblems – descend on the Prairie Capital Convention Center for the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, G.I. JoeCon, being held from April 9 – April 12.

Fun Pub Video posted a video in which Cobra pops up everywhere in the city of Springfield:

via Generals Joes, ComicsAlliance

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