Captivating Cover: Into Zartan’s Lair
Continuing the new feature in which I judge a GI Joe book by its cover, here’s another Captivating Cover. This time, we’ve got a coloring book released by Marvel in 1984. Marvel covered a variety of action figure properties with coloring and storybooks in the 1980s, from heavy hitter toy lines like GI Joe and Transformers, to lesser knowns and also-rans like Crystar.
Duke has apparently been dropped off in the swamp, along with a similarly attired greenshirt cohort, presumably to locate the Cobra master of disguise, Zartan. Duke’s traipsing through the muck, completely unaware that his quarry is RIGHT BEHIND HIM! Oh well, maybe Zartan just emerged from camouflage at that instant. Don’t sweat it; this is a coloring book, after all. I do however have to question the use of red titles over green grass. My eyes!