Captivating Cover: Showcase Presents #53
Yes folks, the first Hasbro GI Joe comic was released in 1964 to coincide with the new toys. What makes it Hasbro specific? Just look at that figure in the title; he looks similar in pose to the package art. Gi Joe ads can often be found advertised in DC comics of the time, and the cover also calls out soldier, sailor and marine (guess the pilot gets the shaft). I love the cover–the barbed-wire panel lines are a nice touch. Plus, it’s Joe Kubert on a war comic. Win!