G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Breaker

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is the next installment of my childhood to get the feature film treatment with the film's release August 7. Because the 80s were such a long time ago and you might not remember who was in your staged Joe/Cobra fights in your backyard, Omnicomic is profiling each character in the upcoming film. So sit back, read on and get reacquainted with some old friends. Real Name: Alvin R. Kibbey First Apearance: G.I. Joe #1 (1982), Marvel Comics Actor: Said Taghmaoui Speciality: Communications. Breaker is intimately familiar with a wide variety of communications equipment- military standard and otherwise. He’s studied covert means of electronic signaling and is fluent in seven different languages. He’s also trained as an infantry soldier. Background: Hailing from Tennessee, Kibbey is the Joe’s man when it comes to electronic and wavelength transmissions- whether it means sending a message through or decoding a scrambled signal. He’s cool under pressure and very good at his job, described as having a talent for turning ‘adverse situations to his favor’. He’s usually depicted as chewing bubblegum. In the comics, the gum frequently became one of Kibbey’s best ‘tricks’. He’d use in a variety of ways- like popping it over a loudspeaker to convince Cobra footsoldiers that a cannon was firing, or rubbing it on rope to coax rats into chewing it. Check out the other profiles for the characters in the movie. And then make sure to choose a side. Baroness Cobra Commander Cover Girl Destro Duke General Hawk Heavy Duty Ripcord Scarlett Snake Eyes Storm Shadow Zartan