Terrorism is a modern-age problem, and comic books present various characters who are symbols of terrorism. 1. Storm Shadow (wily ninja-assassin of the terrorist organization Cobra) 2. Poison Ivy (Gotham City's most haunting eco-terrorist) 3. Video-Man (a mutant nemesis of Spider-Man with the ability to invade wires and computers) Maybe it was the Beowulf-adaptation novel Grendel (John Gardner), which introduced audiences to the notion that the mental intentionality of monsters required analysis and that pure terrorism could be dragged into the realm of artistic appreciation. Terrorism in comics therefore signifies a new age artistic investment in 'paranoia dialogue.' So what does the world make of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Hasbro/Marvel)?