Captivating Cover: Fightin’ 5 Issue 28

Part Sgt. Rock, part Challengers of the Unknown, Charlton Comics’ Fightin’ 5 debuted the same year as our favorite Movable Fighting Man, and presaged the kind of unique unit that would later grace toy aisles as Real American Heroes. Festooned in brightly colored uniforms and made up of operatives of various backgrounds including American, French-American, Israeli and even a professional

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The GI Joe File: Part 1

Marvel Age ran quite a few GI Joe articles over the course of its run, which is no surprise considering the mag was one of the publisher’s best sellers for years. Issue 15 presents the state of Joe in real time circa 1984, and features some amazing and then never-seen Herb Trimpe art. What a time capsule peek into Joe’s

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The New Joes in Marvel Age #34

Marvel Age was the company’s monthly advertising book, a concept that took the in-house ad to the next level. Among the what’s-on-sale features were previews of upcoming comics as well as interviews with creators. Over the course of its run, the mag ran updates on the GI Joe comic. This article appeared in issue 34, which according to Mike’s Amazing

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