In his only (?) appearance in comics, the Intruder appears in a GI Joe ad found in such July 1976 Marvel comics as Invaders #7.
In this story, Eagle-Eye GI Joe and “The Commander” are on routine patrol in a helicopter when Joe notices a shooting star. ”The way your eyes move…boy, they never miss a trick !” the Commander tells him.
They land as Joe spots the Intruder in the jungle. Strongman from another world, the Intruder is on a rampage, smashing trees for no particular reason, and therefore must be stopped.
The Intruder thinks that if he beats Joe, nothing can stop him ! Joe punches the Intruder, causing him to drop his tree-club. The Intruder then grabs Joe who quips, “You’ll really flip over this !” as Joe breaks free and flips the Intruder.
Just as Joe is about to capture the Intruder, the Intruder runs away ! “You can imagine they’ll meet again,” the caption tells us. ”Eagle-Eye GI Joe with moving eyes, and the Intruder, enemy of GI Joe are available at your local toy store !”
Or at least they were in 1976.
A big dumb brute with a bowl-cut and a short beard, the Intruder wears little in the way of clothing. His outfit consists of golden armor in the form of a sleeveless (and side-less) shirt and a pair of briefs.
He has a peculiar chest symbol (a red circle inside which is a blue bottle? with white wings). His belt buckle is a gold circle containing a red V. He has no gloves or shoes.
According to http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bink/atfigure.htm (defunct), the comic ad Intruder is merely a Commander of the Intruders, who are presumably a race of alien enemies of GI Joe. Standard warrior Intruders have silver armor (not gold) and are beardless.
Dumb. He thinks beating up a jungle is the path to global domination. His arch-enemy’s only power is Telescopic Vision. And he always loses.
DC Universe History
If using the GI Joe history, he could become an operative of the Cobra Commander, seeking revenge against all incarnations of GI Joe. Otherwise, he’s just another big dumb thug who could join up with any villain group.
Alternatively, one could stage an invasion of alien Intruders, who despite having no particular intelligence, would require teamwork and skill to defeat…since the writers would write the heroes as morons as well.
“If I can defeat this mortal, nothing can stand in my way !”
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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly
|Dex: 06||Str: 11||Bod: 05||Motivation: Nihilist|
|Int: 02||Wil: 02||Min: 04||Occupation: Strongman from another world|
|Inf: 02||Aur: 03||Spi: 04||Wealth: unknown|
|Init: 010||HP: 025|
Vehicles (Space): 06
He might be mute, since he doesn’t speak, though we do see 2 of his thought balloons. He doesn’t even let out an “Oof !” when Joe hits him.
Source of Character: Comic book ad for GI Joe toy