This web site is intended to fill that space. It is meant to put the place into your playsets, to explore the geography of the Joe team's personal and tactical history. The centerpiece of the site is the map of North America that details the birthplace of every Joe from the vintage (1982-94) era, as well as specific places that figured prominently in the Marvel Comics and Sunbow animation storylines. The map, much like this site, is expected to be in constant evolution. There is not a planned publication schedule, other than the general principle that I would like to present a new illustrated story in this blog space on a weekly basis.
This blog is the place to dig deeper into the geography, to reveal fun facts and explore the reality and fantasy of G.I. Joe and Cobra geography. Where exactly is Borovia? What's the story behind Trucial Abysmia? Is the reason we have all these "Springfields" from coast-to-coast simply because it's an easy place name, or are they a network resulting from one of Cobra's most elaborate plots? Much of what you read here each week will be based on research, and plenty will be fan fiction. But I plan for all of it to be entertaining.
I am a trained journalist, geographer and cartographer with an allegiance to the 3 3/4 G.I. Joe brand and a great appreciation for the line's art, design and mythos. I'd love to read a treatise on the creation of vehicle logos like the circular ones found on the Dragonfly XH-1 helicopter or Killer W.H.A.L.E. hovercraft, but I'm not sure of the life cycle of a site built on the subject of vintage Joe vehicle insignias. So instead, I present GIJoegraphy.com, a place that I hope brings G.I. Joe fans great enjoyment.