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|G.I. Joe character|
Illustration of Road Pig from G.I. Joe: Battle Files #2.
|Voiced by||Kevin Michael Richardson (Renegades)|
|File name||Donald DeLuca|
|Birth place||Goblu, Michigan|
Road Pig was declared by his doctor as the ugliest-looking baby he had ever seen, was expelled from kindergarten for milk-money extortion, and was dishonorably discharged from the Cub Scouts. After being kicked out of a low-life outlaw gang for smelling worse than acceptable even by their standards, he joined the Dreadnoks as a probationary member, and even they had a hard time making up their minds about him. Road Pig's arrest record includes charges of speeding, reckless endangerment, littering, assault, grand-theft-auto, usury, felony spitting, petty bribery, and passing stopped school busses at high speeds.
Road Pig was first released as an action figure in 1988.
The figure was repainted and released as part of the Super Sonic Fighters line in 1991.
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In the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe series, he first appeared in issue #83. In it, he sees a news report saying Zarana and Zanzibar have been arrested. Single handedly, Road Pig assaults the police station they are at and rescues them.
Road Pig is one of the operatives sent to watch over the new Cobra town of Broca Beach. Road Pig is seen assaulting Buzzer when the latter man becomes obnoxious. Clutch and Rock'N'Roll are found in the town, brainwashed, escaped, captured again by Road Pig and ultimately released into Joe custody. This is all part of a plot to have the two Joes go mad with rage in Joe HQ. This fails.
It is revealed Road Pig spent months as Firefly's prisoner on Cobra Island, only to be released after an accidental encounter with the Cobra ninjas Slice and Dice. Zarana, a fellow prisoner, comes with.
He appears in the Devil's Due Joe comics. He is seen in the second issue as part of the expanded Dreadnoks network. He and Zandar capture the Joes Snake-Eyes and Scarlett during a fight in the Florida Everglades. Road Pig is one of the Dreadnoks supervising the purchase of a nuclear weapon from Russian forces. With him are Buzzer, Ripper and Thrasher. He is part of the Dreadnok force that fights for Cobra Commander on Cobra Island during the second Cobra civil war.
He has a brief cameo supervising the transfer of power over the Dreadnok's Montreal base. When Duke and General Rey confront the Dreadnoks for information Zandar might know, Road Pig and the others are called off from fighting the two by Zartan.
Road Pig appeared in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon series. As the 80s Sunbow cartoon had ceased production before the first version of the figure was released, his 1988 outfit was only ever animated for commercials.
Road Pig first appears in the G.I. Joe: Renegades episode "Dreadnoks Rising." He is seen as a member of the Dreadnoks.
He reappeared (still as his 1988 outfit) in the sequel G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (but with a different stance and now as a miniboss).
- Santelmo, Vincent (1994). The Official 30th Anniversary Salute To G.I. Joe 1964-1994. Krause Publications. p. 133. ISBN 0-87341-301-6.
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #83
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #88-90 (1989)
- "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" #135 (April 1993)
- "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" #138 (July 1993)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #2
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #6 (2002)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #25 (October 2003)
- G.I. Joe: America's Elite #5 (2005)
- G.I. Joe America's Elite #19 (Jan. 2007)
- Road Pig at JMM's G.I. Joe Comics Home Page