GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 19 #6
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: June 2011
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 6, Vol 19
More events surrounding GIJoeCon 2011 are highlighted and the ongoing series, "The Adventure Team Chronicles", continues with Part 5 as the Commander's teammates successfully rescue him from Dr. Venom's mind control. The "Dial-Tone Chronicles" revolves around the Joe's attempt to evade and escape Cobra Alley-Vipers on the docks of Boston. Another retro dossier of an Adventure Team member, the Arctic Adventurer, is provided; along with a contemporary dossier of a special Cobra Night-Viper.
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 �" [17 x 26 cm]). The 1970s Adventure Team Helicopter (v.2) that is taken by Dr. Venom, is the predecessor of the Cobra F.A.N.G. (1983), and would have been the influence for its creation. One could also assume that this very same helicopter (repainted with Cobra sigils) was used by Firefly in the Hard Master's death, since this major event occurred chronologically during the same year as the Adventure Team episode. There is another nod to Indiana Jones' enthusiasts, in that "Joe" (the Land Adventurer) holds in his possession the golden idol of the Peruvian fertility goddess, Pachamama (first seen in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark), which is highly revered by the Hovitos.
"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 Cobra: Alley-Vipers, H.I.S.S. Attack Scout Drivers
"Issue #6 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 5 " 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 3 " 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
Proofreader: Heather Choplin
Dossier Artist: Sheldon Goh, Dan Khanna
Photo Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant
Contributing Writers: Jesse Wittenrich, Rosemary Ward, Thomas Wheeler, Brian K. Mulholland
"Issue #6 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 5 "
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 3 " 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 Proofreader: Heather Choplin Dossier Artist: Sheldon Goh, Dan Khanna Photo Story Writers: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant Contributing Writers: Jesse Wittenrich, Rosemary Ward, Thomas Wheeler, Brian K. Mulholland
Cover (page 1): Photo of a 12" Adventurer action figure displayed at DIORAMA BEACH, during the Friday event 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!" is another perspective (by a dealer, Ace Allgood) about the massive event held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, revealing additional details about toys, events, tours and guests.
Pages 4-5: Another article about the events surrounding GIJoeCon 2011, by James M. Kavanaugh Jr., author of R.A.H.C.: a Guide to Second Generation O-Ring G.I. Joe Action Figures.
Page 6: The "GIJoeCon 2011 Guest" interview is with Morgan Lofting, the original television voice of the 1980s Baroness, from the animated Sunbow series.
Page 7: In the "Regular Joes" series, the 12" Action Soldier and the balding Land Adventurer return from GIJoeCon, only to discover that their addle-brained Commander has entered into peace talks with some of the smaller figures, giving away many concessions. This might even be bearable, if the "smaller figures" in question were of any real consequence to the long-running war with the 3 3/4" figures.
Pages 8-9: Two Alley-Vipers hover over the fallen radio telecommunications officer that they have blind-sided, as the latest episode of the "Dial-Tone Chronicles" begins. Recovering swiftly, the Joe shows more of his combat effectiveness as he caves in the knees of one of his gloating enemies. Sprinting to escape capture, he grasps a large hammer and knocks out the last Cobra. Turning, he spies a H.I.S.S. Attack Scout barreling towards him. The soldier finds himself again on the run, but a burst from the vehicle's massive cannon sends him sprawling. As the driver dismounts, a single shot from Low-light's sniper rifle ends the Dial-Tone's plight. Bullhorn and the Joe night spotter then pull their disgruntled companion into the S.W.A.T. R.T.V.. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Page 10: The "G.I. Joe Club Dossier" delivers some of the history of the soft-spoken Dr. Lars Isberg, the Swedish Arctic Adventurer of the 1970s Adventure Team.
Page 11: "What's Happening, Hasbro?" reveals some of the variant "Pursuit of Cobra" 3 3/4" action figures and packages for 2011, "Jungle Assault" Blowtorch and "Python Patrol" Croc Master.
Pages 12-13: The last episode of "The Adventure Team Chronicles" ended with the team surrounded by an armed band of zombified Hovitos warriors in the Brazilian rainforest. However, "Joe" the Land Adventurer, was prepared for such an eventuality. He pulls from his pack a golden idol, which bears the likeness of Pachamama, the tribe's ancestral fertility goddess. Even in their brain-washed condition, the natives are compelled to bow down from a lifetime of habit. Unopposed, the men return inside Dr. Venom's compound, and threaten the scientist with bodily harm if he does not give them the antidote to fix their Commander's comatose form. He agrees only upon the condition that they supply him with an escape vehicle. Ace willingly hands over the Adventure Team helicopter and Mike Triumph is given the cure, though the remaining Hovitos are doomed, having been exposed to the virus of the Man-Eating Plant for too long. Dr. Venom leaves, taking the advanced chopper with him, presumably deciding that it would be best to join up with the nascent terrorist organization, Cobra, after all. Despite the team's best intentions, they could not predict that the one-man aircraft will serve as a prototype for the enemy F.A.N.G., and possibly be used as the getaway vehicle for Firefly and Zartan when they mistakenly assassinate the Hard Master in Japan later in the year… A new adventure begins in the next monthly issue.
Page 14: The "Figure Retrospective" explores the history of real-life celebrity wrestler, Sgt. Slaughter (a.k.a., Robert Remus), from the 3 3/4" forms, to his depiction on the comics' pages and various animated appearances.
Page 15: An updated dossier of Spencer Davis, the Cobra Night-Viper squad leader (based on the Collector's Club 2006 v.2 figure), which focuses on his South American jungle 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