G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #23 [Newsstand Edition]
(May 1984)

Marvel, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860206405
Editing:
Linda Grant (Assistant Editor); Denny O'Neil (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Golden (signed)
Inks:
Michael Golden (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Clutch; Roadblock; Cobra Commander (captured)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Cobra Commander Captured at Last! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Mike Vosburg (breakdowns)
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino (finishes); John Tartaglione [as Tartag] (finishes)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
war
Characters:
G.I. Joe [Hawk; Duke; Roadblock; Gung-Ho; Snow Job; Clutch; Cover Girl; Breaker]; Cobra [Cobra Commander; Storm Shadow; Destro; Baroness; Major Bludd]
Synopsis:
In Switzerland the Baroness gets full plastic surgery reconstruction and a new costume as Major Bludd attempts to blackmail Cobra Commander for his role in the Baroness's 'accident' and Destro's failed assassination (issue 16). The Joes have Bludd on surveillance as the Commander appears, and a wild chase ensues. The Joes lose Bludd, but gain a captured Commander instead.

Indexer Notes

Probably due to the dual inkers (or a sleeping editor), Roadblock's mustache appears and disappears throughout the issue. Letters typo also states Hawk as Hank in one sequence.

Postbox : The Pit ! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
comments about previous Joe issues on top 3/4 of page.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management, And Circulation (Table of Contents)

Marvel Comics / statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
annual statement of ownership and circulation of G.I. Joe comics by Marvel Comics as required by 39 U.S.C. 3685 on bottom 1/4 of letters page. Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 363, 962.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Cobra Commander Captured at Last!
    G.I. Joe
  3. 2. Postbox : The Pit !
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management, And Circulation
    Marvel Comics
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