After Variety had reported that the film recharacterizes . Joe as being a Brussels-based outfit whose name stands for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity",  there were reports of fan outrage over Paramount's alleged attempt to change the origin of . Joe Team.  Hasbro responded on its . Joe site that it was not changing what the . Joe brand is about, and the name will always be synonymous with bravery and heroism. Instead, it would be a modern telling of the ". Joe vs. Cobra" storyline, based out of the "Pit" as they were throughout the 1980s comic book series. 
After the Liberators short occupation Captain America helped in the rebuilding of New York City until he found out that his old Nazi nemesis Arnim Zola did not die; instead the . rescued him so as to harvest his intellect on the post-war super soldier program. Later they mapped his brain and created an artificial intelligence out of it before the tumors he had could degrade his mind. A white survivalist group called the "Marauders" attacked the military base where Arnim Zola's AI was being held and stole this intelligence, along with some other weaponry. Cap was furious at this and immediately went with the Falcon to Missouri to stop the Marauders and Zola. Unknown to Cap Arnim Zola was then able to convince the leader of the "Marauders" to allow Zola to experiment on him. Zola mutated the man until he was approximately 20-foot ( m) tall and installed armor plating (and Zola's AI brain) on him with a hologram of Zola projected from the chest. He then took over the "Marauders" and got them to gather people for his experiments. Once they found the Marauder's camp Cap held off the marauders and Zola's new monster Seigsoldat-X while the Falcon freed the Prisoners. Together with the freed prisoners they tore apart Seigsoldat-X until all that remained was the Arnim Zola AI whereupon, Captain America collapsed a support strut onto the Zola AI, finally bringing an end to the Nazi.