Well guys I have been busy buying all kinds of stuff lately, so I will have a lot of great new, unique and rarely seen content coming up. In addition, I am going to start putting pictures of my entire collection online. It will be a mammoth undertaking and something that will be work in progress for awhile. As a start, I have edited the “My Collection” page and formatted into different picture galleries. The First one up is a small portion of my Funskool GI Joe figure and vehicle collection. More will be added this weekend.
First up for some hard to find items that many have probably never even heard of are GI Joe comics from Egypt and India! There were 4 GI Joe comics produced in Egypt in Arabic. Pictured below are 3 of the 4. These are vary rare and I know of only one other person that has them (but this being GI Joe, I am sure there are others out there with them).
The next two pictures are of GI Joe #1 and #2 produced in English, in India by Funskool (who also produced the GI Joe toys in India). The Covers of these are in a lot rougher shape but the inner pages are white with bright colors. I believe there was only 1 other GI Joe comic produced in India.
In upcoming posts I will also share other rare international versions of GI Joe comics, so if you enjoy seeing all the different places that GI Joe was produced, keep coming back for more.
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7
Mike Costa • Antonio Fuso (a & c)
BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE – PART 1! FLINT is ready to disband the COBRA FILES team, but CHAMELEON will have none of it. But what neither one suspects is that TOMAX, the captive COBRA member, has an ace up his sleeve that will rock the team to their core. No punches are pulled in G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7!
Newsarama has a great interview with Ryan Dunlavey. He is the guy who writes and draws the “History of GI Joe” variant covers for IDW GI Joe. Check it out here.
GI Joe Cobra Files #3
SNAKES AND TIGERS! FLINT’s plan to trap the team’s new, elusive enemy may be crazy enough to work: offering up a target too irresistible to pass up, he thinks they can draw their opponents out. But when things start going south-fast-it’s up to CHAMELEON to salvage the mission. Will she put the team in danger in order finish the job?
I received by copy of IDW Limited’s Danger Girl/GI Joe Black Label Edition this past weekend! I am really happy with the book and I love the original art that I received! I will let the pictures do the talking on this one for the most part. The first picture are the freebies that were included with the pre-order, second/third are the front and back cover of the box, fourth is the folder housing the original art piece, followed by my 100% unique Jinx art! (it is shaded red and looks awesome!), sixth/seventh are the front and back covers of the book itself, followed by picutres of the signature page, vellum overlay and a “art of” section after the comics with the virgin covers as well as pull out full page art!