GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 19 #1
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: January 2011
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 1, Vol 19
A few toys are highlighted and a retrospective review of the Oktober Guard member, Dragonsky, is included. Another fresh dossier of an Adventure Team member, the Land Adventurer, is provided; along with a dossier of the Cobra Sky B.A.T. In part eleven of the comic "The Adventures of Big Lob" the Joes take the initiative and attack Destro's secret base in Mission City.
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..
Also: the Land Adventurer shares many qualities with the A.R.A.H. version of Joe Colton, including the name "Joe" in later issues (beginning with the Oct. 2011 chapter), he has received no military background and hails from a different birthplace (Healdsburg, CA).
G.I. Joe: Big Lob, Hawk, Chuckles Additional Joe appearances: Lt. Falcon, Tunnel Rat, Jinx, Law and Order Iron Grenadiers: General Mayhem, Metal-Head, Iron Grenadier 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, Rik Alvarez Proofreader: Heather Choplin Dossier Artist: Sheldon Goh, Mike Mahle Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant Contributing Writers: Justin Bell, Thomas Wheeler, Jesse Wittenrich, Tod Pleasant
Cover (page 1): Art by "Design-A-Cover" contest winner Tim Shinn, depicting some of the cast of G.I. Joe Renegades.
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/" action figures with their packages, Skydive, Shadow Tracker, Destro and Low-Light.
Pages 4-5: "The Cartoon Review" delivers details about Episodes 1 and 2 of G.I. Joe Renegades, the latest animated Joe series on the HUB channel, and gives some back history on previous television incarnations of the A.R.A.H. property.
Page 6: The "G.I. Joe Club Dossier" delivers some of the history of the anonymous Land Adventurer, the highly intelligent Adventure Team globe trotter of the '70s.
Page 7: The notebook of the Land Adventurer's "Adventure Team Field Report" (c. 1975) gives the reader a glimpse of his appraisal of the A.T.V. prototype that he drives.
Pages 8-9: Toys "Available from the G.I. Joe Collector's Club!" are displayed. This is a repeat of the previous advertisements placed in the 2010 November and December issues.
Page 10: The "Hasbro Archive" provides a glimpse of the original concept of the Night Creeper Leader, which was quite a contrast to the 3 3/4" version of the character released in 1993.
Page 11: The "G.I. Joe Con Preview!" shows a glimpse of two upcoming toys for the 2011 GIJoeCon at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, the 3 3/4" Python (Patrol) Trooper and the 12" scale "Drive into Danger" Adventure Team 'Desert Patrol Vehicle' with figure.
Pages 12: The "Figure Retrospective" explores the history of Dragonsky, a member of the October Guard and the Soviet Union's flamethrower specialist, who began as character in the Marvel run of the A.R.A.H. mythos, before being translated into toy form.
Page 13: A dossier of the Sky B.A.T. (based on the 2008 Convention figure), the Cobra aerial assault android taken from the v.5 run of his brothers.
Page 14: The "G.I. Joe Comic Review" covers details of IDW's "Real American Hero" #158, written by the "Godfather" of G.I. Joe, Larry Hama.
Page 15: In the "Regular Joes" series, the balding Land Adventurer captures the 3 3/4" Lady Jaye, only to discover that there are seven more versions of her lurking about.
Page 16: "The Adventures of Big Lob" begins with a Joe convoy (two V.A.M.P.s and a Silver Mirage motorcycle), led by Hawk, as they head into battle against Destro's secret base within Mission City. Big Lob is joined by his former "rookie" pals, Chuckles, Tunnel Rat, Falcon, Jinx, and Law and Order. The mission is poorly planned, however, and the small group of Joes quickly realizes that they are completely outgunned and outmanned. General Blitz and General Mayhem have combined their forces and prepare to let loose with everything that M.A.R.S. possess upon the three military vehicles before them. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Summary by Sean Eley