Mean GENE / Joltin' JOE
Series(s) Old Series 1
Giant Series 1
Card Number(s) 41a / 41b

Mean GENE or Joltin' JOE is card 41a/41b from Old Series 1. This card was also in Giant Series 1 (as card 17).


The card shows a soldier with a knife in his teeth, sporting camouflage pants, a mohawk hairdo, sunglasses, spiked boots and wristbands, and an ammo belt. The character has an angry sneer on his face. In one hand, he holds a machine gun and in the other, he holds a handful of dynamite that he's about to throw.


The card represents the stereotype that soldiers are often violent, angry, and mean. The b name may also be a reference to the G.I. Joe action figure series. The character himself may be a sendup of Rambo or any number of "One Man Army" type action films popular in the 80s. The name "Joltin' Joe" was also the nickname of pro baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

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