Captivating Cover: GI Joe Digest #1
Just a few days ago I covered issue 7 of the GI Joe digest series. I waxed nostalgic about picking up old stories I had missed in the 80s, and I doubted finding something other than Archie in this format nowadays was a wish. Well, it turns out that Marvel is going back to supermarkets with a Spider-Man digest, which goes on sale next week (it’s in comic shops now). That’s heartening news, and hopefully it will serve to get kids exposed to comics just as we were.
The iconic cover of the first issue of the Marvel GI Joe series is of course reused here. Thinking back on the size formats that were around during the 70s and 80s (both the small digest and the oversize treasury), GI Joe was one of the few comics whose first issue appeared in both.