(September 1994)

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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.70 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mike Lackey
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Special Issue! Presenting The Original Adventure of The Very First G.I. Joe !! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Phil Gosier (signed)
Inks:
Scott Koblish (signed)
Colors:
Dave Chi (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
G.I. Joe [Joseph P. Colton]

Indexer Notes

Cover notes that this issue is a part of 30th anniversary salute to the G.I. Joe toyline (1964-94).

... Just Fade Away (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Phil Gosier
Inks:
Scott Koblish
Colors:
Dave Chi
Letters:
Vickie Williams [as Vick]

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ace; G.I. Joe [Joseph P. Colton] (Origin); 1st Sgt. 'Top' Wenzel; Sp4 Angel Vazquez; several unnamed Viet Cong troops; President John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Synopsis:
Ace is taking the recently reinstated to active duty G.I. Joe (now a 4-star general in rank) to Washington D.C. to see the current President of the U.S., and as they're in flight Ace asks him if this is the first time he's ever flown in a supersonic fighter, and he responds the last time he flew to Washington D.C. was in 1963 in the back of a Phantom F4 jet. Ace then asks why was he flown in the back of that jet from Vietnam to Washington- was it that important. Joe then tells him that he can't respond because it's classified Top Secret. The story then goes into Joe's origin and how he was recruited to be the first true G.I. Joe by then-president JFK (shortly before the tragic historical event of November 22,1963 in Dallas, Texas) and ends with them landing in Washington as he asks Ace to give him a minute to recoup his bearings as they had just flown over Arlington National Cemetary (which stirred some sad memories of Joe making a promise to his gravely wounded friend Angel in 'Nam that his body would be delivered to Arlington to be buried there with military honors instead being left on some tarmac in 'Nam with a U.S. flag draped over his lifeless body as had been the occasion historically before a body was eventually sent back to the States for burial).

Indexer Notes

The story itself gives more detail by Larry Hama himself as to how and why Colton became the first Joe as part of the toyline itself, since Larry was the one who created all of the Joes' filecards for the toyline itself besides writing the series for Marvel, and later Devils' Due via the 3-part miniseries G.I. Joe: Declassified, and currently continuing the series of G.I Joe: A Real American Hero over at IDW from where Marvel ended its run at #155.

Postbox: The Pit ! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters page for the series. Includes next issue blurb info at bottom right corner.

Duke (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk (signed)
Inks:
Alex Saviuk (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Duke
Synopsis:
File Name: Hauser, Conrad S.
SN:RA 213757793
Rank:0-8
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

Indexer Notes

Info on Duke different from filecard as the SN was changed to protect Joe members from security breaches.
Signature dated 1994.

Bullpen Bulletins (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Spotlight on Doctor Doom, as well as an upcoming Punisher story. Also checklists several selected Marvel comics on sale at time of published issue.

Stalker (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Kevin Kobasic (signed)
Inks:
Hector Collazo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Stalker
Synopsis:
File Name: Wilkinson, Lonzo R.
SN: RA 752054399
Rank: Sp-5
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Indexer Notes

Stalker erroneously listed as Sp-5 under rank. True rank should be listed as E-7 at the time as listed under toy filecard (as listed in YoJoe.com website- subsection filecards 1994).

Rock N Roll (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Evans (signed)
Inks:
Scott Koblish (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rock N Roll
Synopsis:
File Name: McConnel, Craig S.
SN: RA 989091452
Rank: E-5
Birthplace: Malibu, CA

Indexer Notes

Rank erroneously listed as E-5; should be listed as E-6 as noted on filecard (yojoe.com website).

Storm Shadow (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Ernie Chan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Storm Shadow
Synopsis:
File Name: Arashikage, Tommy
SN: Classified
Rank: Classified
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Indexer Notes

Info erroneously lists as classified under SN and Rank; toyline lists SN and rank (E-8)(yojoe.com website).

Scarlett! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Phil Gosier (signed)
Inks:
Chip Wallace (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scarlett
Synopsis:
File Name: O'Hara, Shana M.
SN: RA 242967434
Rank: E-5
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Snake Eyes (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Phil Gosier
Inks:
Scott Koblish
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Snake Eyes
Synopsis:
File Name: Classified
SN: Classified
Rank: E-5
Birthplace: Classified

Indexer Notes

Rank erroneously listed as E-5; toyline lists as E-7 (yojoe.com website).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Issue! Presenting The Original Adventure of The Very First G.I. Joe !!
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ... Just Fade Away
    G.I. Joe
  3. 2. Postbox: The Pit !
  4. 3. Duke
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. Stalker
    G.I. Joe
  7. 6. Rock N Roll
    G.I. Joe
  8. 7. Storm Shadow
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. Scarlett!
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. Snake Eyes
    G.I. Joe
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