GI JOE COLLECTORS' CLUB MAGAZINE VOLUME 19 #7
Publisher: Fun Publications
Issue Date: July 2011
Series: Collector's Club Monthly
Issue Number: 7, Vol 19
"The Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 6 starts with a new tale revolving around John Steele, the mysterious Man of Action. In the "Dial-Tone Chronicles", the Joe S.W.A.T. team has followed a tracking device to Nantucket. Another retro dossier of an Adventure Team member, the Man of Action, is provided; along with a contemporary dossier of a special Cobra Frag-Viper.
Notes of Interest
The story arc in Parts 6 through 8 of "The Adventure Team Chronicles" is actually an anachronistic tale, and is set well before the events depicted in Parts 1 through 5. This becomes obvious to the reader by the final chapter, as this reveals that the mission occurs a month or so before the Tet Offensive in South Vietnam on Jan. 31st, 1968. Technically, the Adventure Team should not even exist at this point, but the story does deal almost exclusively with the character of John Steele. The character of John Steele, himself, is named after the German version of the 12" Man of Action figure which was part of the "Action Team" produced by Schildkrot under license from Hasbro in 1974.
"Adventure Team" Comic:
Adventure Team: John Steele (the Man of Action), Skip (the Sea Adventurer), Ace (the Air Adventurer)
"Dial-Tone" Comic: G.I. Joe: Dial-Tone, Low-light, Long Arm, Shockwave (a.k.a., 'Shockblast'), Beachhead, Night Fox Additional Joe Appearances: Cutter, Shipwreck, Leatherneck (?)
"Issue #7 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 6 " 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 4 " 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
Contributors: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant, Jesse Wittenrich, Justin Bell, Kevin Watts, Brian K. Mulholland, Rik Alvarez
"Issue #7 : "Adventure Team Chronicles" Part 6 "
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 4 " 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 Contributors: Dave Pisani, Tod Pleasant, Jesse Wittenrich, Justin Bell, Kevin Watts, Brian K. Mulholland, Rik Alvarez
Cover (page 1): Package art for the 12" G.I. Joe Rapid Strike Commando action figure.
Page 2: An explanation of the cover, contents and the creative team credits are represented on this page.
Page 3: Page 3: "What's Happening, Hasbro?" reveals five new 12" action figures and their packages for 2011, the Army Paratrooper, Army Heavy Gunner, Rapid Strike Commando, First Responder Firefighter, and Police K-9 Unit.
Pages 4-5: Beachhead and Night Fox (the latest A.W.E. Striker driver) disembark from the W.H.A.L.E. hovercraft, in this episode of the "Dial-Tone Chronicles". Here they hook up with the G.I. Joe S.W.A.T. team and Dial-Tone. Thanks to the communications expert's G.P.S. device - secretly placed on Cobra armor that had been shipped illegally into the U.S. - the trail had led the Joes to a tiny airfield in Nantucket, MA. The facility is being used by a front company for Extensive Enterprises. The mission: Shockwave and Long Arm are there to infiltrate and extract information; Low-light will cover with his sniper rifle in case a swift extraction is needed; Beachhead and Night Fox will guard the back entrance with the A.W.E. Striker for escapees and potential prisoners; and Dial-Tone will stay with the S.W.A.T. R.T.V. and serve on communications as a direct link with H.Q. The next phase of the mission begins. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Page 6: The "Comic Review" covers details of IDW's "Real American Hero" #162, written by the "Godfather" of G.I. Joe, Larry Hama.
Page 7: "The Cartoon Review" delivers details about Episode 9 of G.I. Joe Renegades, "Dreadnoks Rising", which was confirmed by the HUB that it was actually slated to be Episode 4 of the series.
Pages 8-10: December, 1967. This is a prequel of sorts to "The Adventure Team Chronicles", as Part 6 begins sometime before the '68 Tet Offensive of South-East Asia. John Steele, the "Man of Action" parachutes from a prop-driven plane piloted by Ace (the Air Adventurer) and Skip (the Sea Adventurer). Whether the Adventure Team even officially exists at this point is debatable, as Mike Triumph (the Commander) is still serving with a super-secret elite government unit until 1969 (as his Nov. 2010 dossier states). Steele lands on the balcony of an extravagant, guarded estate somewhere in Soviet occupied Eastern Europe (most likely, Czechoslavkia). He is greeted by a stately, aristocratic baroness, who turns out to be his contact. She discreetly informs him where the mansion's safe is. Stealthily, the secret agent winds his way to the second floor, where he incpacitates a guard. Within minutes he has blown the lock on the Russian safe. As he turns, his contact and her husband - apparently a diplomatic official - appear in the doorway. The mission was supposed to appear to be a theft of the baron's residence, though the nobleman is actually giving away sensitive information underneath the nose of his host country. However, an unforeseen event has occurred, changing the deal between the Man of Action and his contacts. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Ana, has disappeared. The grieving parents will only hand over the important documents if Steele can locate and recover their child. As oblivious guards begin storming the room, the American leaps over the balcony, realizing he has little choice in the matter. . . This story continues in the next monthly issue.
Page 11: The "G.I. Joe Club Dossier" delivers some of the history of agent John Steele, the secretive "Man of Action" of the 1970s Adventure Team.
Pages 12-13: The "Special Feature" depicts artwork and designs for the Cobra Hammerhead vehicle created for 3 3/4" figures, and the evolution of the concept of the submarine vehicle to its present 1990 toy version.
Page 14: In the "Regular Joes" series, the 12" action figures discuss a spectacular covert mission. . . the best way out of the bathroom.
Page 15: An updated dossier of David Releew, the Cobra Frag-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, now including the formerly cancelled mail-in "Rise of Cobra" 3 3/4" Cobra Commander with DRONE.
Summary by Sean Eley