Cutter (G.I. Joe)
|G.I. Joe character|
Cutter as seen in the Sunbow/Marvel G.I. Joe cartoon.
|Voiced by||Gregg Berger (Sunbow/Marvel)|
|File name||Stone, Skip A.|
|Birth place||Kinsley, Kansas|
|Rank||O-2 (Lieutenant Junior Grade)|
|Primary MOS||Hovercraft Captain|
|Secondary MOS||Special Services|
|Subgroups||Drug Elimination Force|
His real name is Skip A. Stone, and his rank is that of Coast Guard lieutenant junior grade O-2. Cutter was born in Kinsley, Kansas.
Cutter's primary military specialty is hovercraft captain and his secondary military specialty is special services (he coached the women's swimming team at Annapolis). After trying unsuccessfully to get into Annapolis for two years, Cutter opted for the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut instead. Although his home town is in the central United States, Cutter always wanted a life at sea. When he found out the Joe Team had no members from the Coast Guard, he pressured the Coast Guard, until they pulled strings to get him on the team and out of their hair.
Cutter wears a cap similar to the one worn by the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
Cutter was first released as an action figure in 1984, packaged with the W.H.A.L.E. hovercraft. His hat sports the Red Sox logo. A new version of Cutter was released as an action figure in 1992, as part of the D.E.F. (Drug Elimination Force) line. The figure was repainted and released as part of the Battle Corps line in 1993, packaged with the "Shark 9000".
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In the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe series, he first appeared in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #25 (July 1984) as the commander of the ship G.I.Jane. Cutter is injured later when Destro fires upon the Joe hovercraft, the 'W.H.A.L.E.' In the very next issue, Destro attacks on foot; Cutter is further injured when fighting him hand to hand. Despite this, he steals a boat to travel back to the 'Jane'. He continues leading the pursuit against Destro, who ultimately escapes.
He is a supporting character in the fourth yearbook, leading a surveillance team to spy on Cobra Island. The team comes into conflict with the Oktober Guard, who intend to kidnap Cobra Commander. They fail to do so, damaging their stolen Cobra Mamba in the process. Cutter negotiates the return of two captured Guard members for the damaged Mamba.
Cutter was one of the fatalities in Storm Shadow's attack on the USS Flagg. He is impaled in the upper chest and uses this to deny Storm Shadow his sword.
He first appeared in the G.I. Joe animated series in the first-season episode "Red Rocket's Glare." He was portrayed as a cocky smart-aleck who continually got on the nerves of his teammates by tactlessly shooting off his mouth. He is also featured in "Bazooka Saw A Sea Serpent". Cutter was voiced by Gregg Berger in a slightly exaggerated Bostonian accent (despite the character's origins having him hail from the American Midwest).
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- Bellomo, Mark (2005). The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994. Krause Publications. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-89689-922-3.
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- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #25 (July 1984)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #28 (Oct. 1984)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #29 (Nov. 1984)
- G.I. Joe Yearbook #4 (1988)
- Snake Eyes: Storm Shadow #20 (Dec. 2012)
- "Red Rocket's Glare". G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
- "Bazooka Saw A Sea Serpent". G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
- Cutter at JMM's G.I. Joe Comics Home Page