In the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe series, Quick Kick first appeared in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #45 (March 1986).
Quick Kick's final appearance was issue #109. Several Joes, including Quick Kick, are captured by Cobra during a mission in Trucial-Abysmia. A misinterpreted order from Cobra Commander leads the Crimson Twins into thinking they are now obligated to have the Joes killed. Noting their reluctance, a S.A.W.-Viper steps up to volunteer for the task. He first kills the medic 'Doc', then opens fire on the subdued, captured Joes, killing Thunder and Heavy Metal. A well-aimed knife, previously hidden, allows the survivors to escape. They steal a Cobra Rage tank. Cobra forces pursue and destroy the tank, killing Quick-Kick, Breaker and Crazylegs. Duke, Lt. Falcon, and Cross-Country are the only survivors.
Code Name:QUICK KICK
File Name: Ito, MacArthur S.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Intelligence
Quick Kick's Japanese father and Korean mother owned a grocery store in Watts. He found difficulty being accepted by either the Japanese or Korean community because of his mixed heritage. Quick Kick also has a passion for basketball, but was always turned down because of his height. Therefore, he turned to martial arts, and has earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu, Southern Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, Tai-Chi Sword, Zen Sword and Wing-Chun fighting arts. He later worked in Hollywood as a stuntman, where the U.S. Army noticed his skills and recruited him for the G.I. Joe Team. Quick Kick is also a qualified expert with all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
Produced in 1985 by Hasbro
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