GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 18 #12
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: December 2010
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 12, Vol 18
Several toys are highlighted with a focus on the very first 3 3/4" Dr. Venom figure. A retrospective review of the Cobra A.V.A.C. (Air-Viper: Advanced Class) is included and part ten of the comic "The Adventures of Big Lob", Big Lob, Tunnel Rat and Scott the Iron Grenadier, get to drive a Rolls-Royce.
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.. The dossier of a prominent villain from the Classic "A Real American Hero" Marvel continuity, Dr. Venom, is also provided; along with a dossier of the Cobra Air-Viper (not to be confused with the Cobra Aero-Viper).
G.I. Joe: Big Lob, Tunnel Rat, Hawk, Iron Grenadier (Scott) Iron Grenadiers: Iron Grenadiers I.R.O.N. Army: General Blitz
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: Sheldon Goh Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant Contributing Writers: Justin Bell, Thomas Wheeler, Jesse Wittenrich
Cover (page 1): Preview image of the Collector's Club 2011 Officer Membership 3 3/4" figure, Dial-Tone.
Page 2: An explanation of the cover, contents and the creative team credits are represented on this page.
Page 3: "What's Happening, Hasbro?" reveals four of the 2011 Wave 1 3 3/4" action figures with their packages, Duke, Snake-Eyes, Cobra Shock Trooper and Storm Shadow.
Page 4: The "G.I. Joe Comic Review" covers details of IDW's "A Real American Hero" #157, written by the "Godfather" of G.I. Joe, Larry Hama.
Page 5: The "Action Figure Review" goes over the Collector Club's treatment of the 25th Anniversary 3 3/4" Dr. Venom, and his place in the A.R.A.H. mythos.
Page 6: The "G.I. Joe Club Dossier" exposes some of the early history of "Dr. Venom", and his self-imposed exile during the mid-70s in order to biologically manipulate plants in the Brazilian rainforest.
Page 7: Torn pages from the "Recovered Files of Dr. Venom" (c. 1975) gives the reader a glimpse of his experiments in the jungles of Brazil, as he prepares his latest harvest of mind altering plant-life.
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 November issue.
Pages 10-11: David S. Lane's "Interview" with G.I. Joe artist, Larry Selman, gives details about his illustrations for G.I. Joe products. In this particular article they discuss the process involved in bringing about the Crimson Strike Team package for the 2009 3 3/4" Convention exclusives. Page 12: The "Figure Review" explores the history of the Cobra A.V.A.C. (Air-Viper Advanced Class), pilot of the Firebat, as a Hasbro action figure, and as a comic book / animated television character.
Page 13: A dossier of the Air-Viper (based on the 2003 v.1 Convention toy), the Cobra Air Force Trainee.
Page 14: The "Interview" with Larry Selman reaches its conclusion and depicts images of the finished "Crimson Strike Team" project.
Page 15: In the "Regular Joes" series, the Action Soldier and balding Land Adventurer inspect their owner's extensive collection of Adventure Team gear for even the tiniest hint of offensive capabilities against their 3 3/4" foes.
Page 16: "The Adventures of Big Lob" almost comes to a quick halt inside the large assembly hall he and his friends are trying to escape from. The tall Joe reservist has bumped into General Blitz, the leader of the I.R.O.N. Army, who is there to purchase some of the M.A.R.S. merchandise that has been secretly fitted with Destro's radio-wave blocking devices. Perturbed, the General hands the disguised Joe the keys to his classic Rolls-Royce, and asks him to deposit his "winnings" within it. This allows Tunnel Rat, Scott (the disgraced Iron Grenadier) and Big Lob the final means for escape from Destro's current headquarters. The trio head straight to Brigadier-General Hawk with all that they have learned. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Summary by Sean Eley