GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 18, #2
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: February 2010
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 2, Vol 18
The all-new format of the G.I. Joe Collector's Club is introduced in standard American comic book size (6 5/8" x 10 1/4" [17 x 26 cm]). Several new toys are highlighted and the next episode of the dio-story "The Hunters and the Hunted" is presented. Several dossiers of "A Real American Hero" characters are featured as well as plans to build a jet fighter for 12" G.I. Joe figures.
Notes of Interest
From the collection of Sean Eley.
Dossiers include Taurus and Red Dog of Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades as well as a Retrospective Review of Dreadnok Ripper.
Agent Sure Fire (named after David S. Lane, the head of the Steel Brigade G.I. Joe fan club and contributor / editor of Fun Publications, Inc.)
Editor-in-Chief: Brian Savage Content Manager / Editor: David S. Lane Creative Director / Layout: Lanny Lathem Additional Content: Pete Sinclair Proofreader: Heather Choplin Dossier Artist: Dan Khanna Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant, Justin Bell Contributing Writers: Patrick Kelly, Harry Townsend, Thomas Wheeler Review Photographs: Bill Buschbaum, Terry Wheeler
Cover (page 1): Highlights the upcoming GIJoeCon 2010 which took place in Providence, Rhode Island.
Page 2: An explanation of the cover, contents and the new format of the Club magazine. Creative team credits are also included.
Page 3: "What's Happening Hasbro?" features the "Rise of Cobra" Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow ninja masks that children can wear for play. It also features the Rip Attack vehicles with removable 3 3/4 inch Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow figures. Snake-Eyes came with the Jet Storm Cycle and Storm Shadow was packaged with the Tiger Snake.
Page 4: "3 3/4" Product Review" showcases the Wal-Mart exclusive G.I. Joe Outpost Defender - Battle Station complete with 25th Anniversary line Roadblock and Tripwire (complete with his own bomb disposal robot accesory).
Page 5: "12" Product Review" reveals the release of Sideshow Toys new Storm Shadow action figure, replete with a myriad of extensive accessories and interchangeable heads and hands.
Pages 6-7: The feature photo dio-story "The Hunter and the Hunted" pt. 7 continues with Dr. Matt Trakker, former leader of M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), brooding in his lab. He turns at the entrance of Sure Fire, a military policeman for the G.I. Joe team and part of their Criminal Investigation Division under Chuckles. The doctor accuses the Joe team of practically holding him prisoner in his newest laboratory since an assassination attempt by Cobra agents on his life back in pt. 1 of the tale. The Joe agent reminds him that sometimes hard decisions are made for the sake of national security and for the protection of Trakker's family. He then informs the scientist that there have been several murders associated with his previous facility, and that the C.I.D. needs to know the importance of the work there. Matt reveals that it was a special metal alloy for an armor compound, and Cobra has recently obtained the computer files to work out the formula for their organization's benefit. Now, it appears that Cobra wants to obtain the actual facilities and equipment of the M.A.S.K. leader's previous work and use it to produce the new compound… The story continues in the next monthly issue.
Pages 8-9: Toys "Available from the G.I. Joe Collector's Club!" are displayed. They include reproduction 12" talking figures and exclusive 3 3/4 inch A.R.A.H. figures: Lt. Falcon, Munitia, Python Patrol Copperhead, Outback, Night Viper, Airtight and Cobra Officer.
Page 10: A "12" Feature" takes the reader through the steps it takes to create a replica F-15 fighter plane for their larger G.I. Joe action figures.
Page 11: The "Retrospective Review" covers the history of Dreadnok Ripper both as a Hasbro action figure and as a character in the Marvel / Devil's Due comic universe, as well as the Sunbow animated series.
Page 12: An updated dossier of Taurus (based on the 2006 Convention toy), the demolitions expert of Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades.
Page 13: Another updated dossier of Red Dog (based on the 2006 Convention toy), the infantry specialist of Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades.
Page 14: The "Regular Joes" comic features the continuing mis-adventures of a vintage G.I. Joe Action Soldier figure and his balding Land Adventurer pal. Most of their antics revolve around their "war" with the 3 3/4 inch Joes and their quest for more shelf space and recognition from their owner-collector.
Page 15: The article for completing a 12" Joe's F-15 jet concludes.
Page 16: The history of toy character Ripper is complete.
Summary by Sean Eley