GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 19 #5
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: May 2011
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 5, Vol 19
The events surrounding GIJoeCon 2011 are highlighted, the ongoing series, "The Adventure Team Chronicles", continues with Part 4 as the Commander Mike Trimuph's teammates rush to Brazil to rescue him from Dr. Venom. The latest comic series, the "Dial-Tone Chronicles" takes the G.I. Joe S.W.A.T. team and him to Boston, to spy out Cobra's latest scheme of moving their armor and weapons onto U.S. shores. Another retro dossier of an Adventure Team member, the Foreign Adventurer, is provided; along with a contemporary dossier of Chuckles.
Notes of Interest
"The Adventure Team Chronicles" is the first graphic representation of the team to be printed in standard American comic book size (6" x 10 1/4" [17 x 26 cm]). The reader learns that the events in the "Dial-Tone Chronicles" takes place after the Joe's rescue from Steel Cobra in the 2011 Convention comic Perfect Enemies: G.I. Joe vs. Cobra" #4..
Also: the "Cartoon Review" of the HUB series, G.I. Joe Renegades, reveals that some of the episodes were initially released out of their designated premier order.
"Adventure Team Chronicles" Comic: Adventure Team: Commander Mike Triumph, "Joe" (the Land Adventurer), Skip (the Sea Adventurer), Ace (the Air Adventurer) Cobra: Dr. Venom
"Dial-Tone" Comic: G.I. Joe: Dial-Tone, Low-light, Bullhorn, Long Arm, Shockwave (a.k.a., 'Shockblast') Cobra: Alley-Vipers, H.I.S.S. Tank (v.5) Drivers, H.I.S.S. Attack Scout Drivers
"Issue #5 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 4 " Story: Tod Pleasant, Lanny Lathem and Barry Kay Writer: Tod Pleasant Inks: Jake Isenberg Colors & Letters: Jesse Wittenrich Art Director: Lanny Lathem Managing Editor: Pete Sinclair
""Dial Tone Chronicles" Part 2 " Story: David S. Lane Writer: Jesse Wittenrich Pencils: Dan Khanna Inks: Josh Warner Colors: Josh Perez Letters: Jesse Wittenrich Managing Editor: Peter Sinclair
Publisher: FP Publishing
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, Dan Khanna
Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant
Contributing Writers: Justin Bell, Jesse Wittenrich, Thomas Wheeler
"Issue #5 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 4 "
Story: Tod Pleasant, Lanny Lathem and Barry Kay Writer: Tod Pleasant
Inks: Jake Isenberg
Colors & Letters: Jesse Wittenrich
Art Director: Lanny Lathem Managing Editor: Pete Sinclair
""Dial Tone Chronicles" Part 2 " Story: David S. Lane Writer: Jesse Wittenrich Pencils: Dan Khanna Inks: Josh Warner Colors: Josh Perez Letters: Jesse Wittenrich Managing Editor: Peter Sinclair Publisher: FP Publishing
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, Dan Khanna Dio-Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant Contributing Writers: Justin Bell, Jesse Wittenrich, Thomas Wheeler
Cover (page 1): Photo of two Cosplayers (Rosario Harker and Samantha Petrone) present at GIJoeCon 2011 in Orlando, FL.
Page 2: An explanation of the cover, contents and the creative team credits are represented on this page.
Page 3: "GIJoeCon 2011!" covers the massive event held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, revealing details about toys, events, tours and guests.
Pages 4-5: The "Dial-Tone Chronicles" comic finds the radio telecommunications expert staked out at one of the Boston river warehouses leased by ARBCO Industries, where they are receiving shipments from overseas. He is accompanied by the G.I. Joe S.W.A.T. team, Low-light, Bullhorn, Long Arm and Shockwave. Sure enough, the dockhands are unloading illegal armor and merchandise onto U.S. shores - Cobra H.I.S.S. (v.5) tanks and H.I.S.S. Attack Scouts - while the crew of a Fury (an upgraded Rage) stands guard. Long Arm is used to provide a distraction so that a G.P.S. device can be placed on the merchandise for tracking to its eventual location. Dial-Tone places the device, but is discovered by Alley-Vipers before he can withdrawal. The stalwart Joe gives the armored thugs a good fight, despite his size, but is clipped from behind… This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Page 6: The "GIJoe Con Exclusives" that accompanied the 3 3/4" and 12" souvenir sets are shown. These are the Python Patrol Stinger Jeep, Python Patrol Water Moccasin, G.I. Joe Jungle Panther Tank and the duo Python Patrol Specialists, Lightning and Trigger. Also included is the 1/6th scale Astronaut Space Diver.
Page 7: "The Cartoon Review" delivers details about Episode 8 of G.I. Joe Renegades, "Rage", which was confirmed by the HUB that it was actually slated to be Episode 3 of the series.
Pages 8-9: In the "Regular Joes" series (adequately renamed "Vacation Joes" for the current issue), the 12" Action Soldier and his balding Land Adventurer comrade take a much-needed respite from their war, as they accompany their owner to Walt Disney World for GIJoeCon 2011.
Page 10: The "G.I. Joe Club Dossier" delivers some of the history of Jean-Paul Moreau, the Foreign Adventurer and espionage expert of the 1970s Adventure Team.
Page 11: Some of Jean-Paul's tools and weapons are depicted, as well as a photo of the adventurer sprinting to answer a teammate's distress call in London.
Pages 12-13: "The Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 4 begins with the arrival of three of the Adventure Team members - "Joe", Skip and Ace - at a designated contact site in the rainforests of Brazil, where they formulate a hasty plan to release the captive Mike Triumph from the clutches of Dr. Venom's fenced-in compound. Ace serves as one part of the distraction plan for the brainwashed Hovitos Indians, who are under the evil scientist's thrall, in his one man A.T. helicopter, while the Land Adventurer uses hand-to-hand combat on the ground. Meanwhile, Skip clandestinely maneuvers through the nearby river in the Sea Wolf 2, his mini-sub, enabling him to sneak past the native guards into Dr. Venom's laboratory. The physician has anticipated this move, but the Sea Adventurer slugs him and rips Mike Triumph's unconscious form from the Man-Eating Plant. Apparently, this is the method utilized to alter the minds of each victim, as they gestate inside the hideous bulb of the mutated organism. He is able to drag the comatose Commander to the doorway of the facility, only to discover that the team is surrounded by an armed band of zombified Hovitos warriors… This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Page 14: The "Figure Retrospective" explores the history of Serpentor, from the 3 3/4" forms, to his depiction on the comics' pages and various animated appearances.
Page 15: An updated dossier of Chuckles (based on the Collector's Club 2007 v.2 figure), focusing on his Pacific Theatre mission during "Operation Flaming M.O.T.H.".
Page 16: "Order from the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club!" - some toys available through the Club are displayed.
Summary by Sean Eley