1966 Comic Ad: Inspection Commendation
Whatever happened to Andy and George? The two friends, and members of the GI Joe club appeared in ads for the toys and club during the early years of Joe. I don’t think they made it into the Adventure Team era.
The GI Joe figures in this ad look preternaturally realistic. They appear more like scaled-down humans than the toys themselves. Their homunculus quality is actually quite creepy. Maybe that’s what happened to Andy and George; their toys came to life and disappeared them.
Quick historical comic book observation: there’s more dialogue in this single-page ad than in an entire modern comic book.