GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 18 #10
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: October 2010
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 10, Vol 18
Several toys are highlighted with a focus on the "Pursuit of Cobra" Jungle-Viper. A dossier of Beachhead is included and part eight of the comic "The Adventures of Big Lob", Tunnel Rat and Big Lob gain a new friend while planning their escape from Destro's prison.
Notes of Interest
The tale of Big Lob is Fun Publication's first "A Real American Hero" comic of note within the pages of the G.I. Joe Collector's Club magazine and is a part of the Disavowed (Devil's Due Publishing) continuity.. There is also a retrospective review of the Nullifiers, Destro's A.G.P. pilots and elite paratroopers.
G.I. Joe: Big Lob, Tunnel Rat
Iron Grenadiers: Iron Grenadier (Scott)
Writer: Jesse Wittenrich
Pencils: Dan Khnna
Inks: Lanny Lathem
Colors & Letters: Jesse Wittenrich
Story Editor: David S. Lane
Managing Editor: Pete Sinclair
Editor-in-Chief: Brian Savage Content Manager / Editor: David S. Lane Creative Director / Layout: Lanny Lathem Additional Content: Pete Sinclair, Brian K. Mulholland Proofreader: Heather Choplin Dossier Artist: Dan Khanna Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant Contributing Writers: Thomas Wheeler, Jesse Wittenrich
Cover (page 1): Photo of the latest Jungle-Viper 3 3/4" action figure.
Page 2: An explanation of the cover, contents and the creative team credits are represented on this page.
Page 3: The "Hasbro: Figure Spotlight" centers around the 2011 "Pursuit of Cobra" 3 3/4" Jungle-Viper action figure from Wave 2. John Warden, Hasbro's Design Manager, gives extensive inside information about the character, concept behind it, and how he would operate in the "real world".
Page 4-5: "What's Happening Hasbro?" showcases the 3 3/4" "Pursuit of Cobra" Wave 2 action figures and vehicles for 2011, including Recondo, Snake-Eyes, Dusty, Jungle-Viper, Destro, and Zartan.
Pages 6-7: The "Special Feature" explains how to create a custom 1/6 scale fanjet construction for a converted G.I. Joe Sky Hawk, the one man V.T.O.L. craft.
Pages 8-9: Toys "Available from the G.I. Joe Collector's Club!" are displayed. This is a repeat of the previous advertisement placed in the last five monthly issues.
Page 10: The "Hasbro: Figure Spotlight" article continues its preview of the Cobra Jungle-Viper figure with a look at illustrations, weapons and other accessories.
Page 11: The "12" Flashback Review" fondly examines a 12" Hasbro figure no longer available on the mass market, the 2005 "Navy Underwater Demolition Training" S.E.A.L.
Pages 12: The "Figure Review" explores the history of the Nullifiers, the Anti-Gravity Pod pilots of Destro's Iron Grenadiers, focusing on the different 3 3/4" versions.
Page 13: An updated dossier of Beachhead (based on the 2004 Convention toy), detailing his new role as the field leader of Tiger Force.
Page 14: The "Hasbro: Figure Spotlight" article wraps up its preview of the Cobra Jungle-Viper. Page 15: In the "Regular Joes" series, some non-Joe 12" figures decide that they have had enough of the war between large and small action figures, and decide to wait it out in the comfort of a Barbie home's attic.
Page 16: "The Adventures of Big Lob" opens with three prisoners in Destro's cell beneath Mission City's streets: Big Lob, Tunnel Rat and Scott, the bumbling Iron Grenadier who has aggravated all of his superiors. The trio has been deemed "disposable" by General Mayhem, and an escape plan must be carried out. Always spouting sports jargon, Big Lob decides to go "fishing". He creates a line and lure from Scott's uniform, and attempts a desperate toss at the nearby jail keys, conveniently placed upon a hook on the wall. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Summary by Sean Eley