Captivating Cover – Operation: Night Flight
I used to love Night Flight, with its eclectic mix of music videos, old-timey short films and just plain oddness. It’s too bad such a thing doesn’t exist any longer, and probably won’t ever again. I long for the golden age of cable TV, a time before an endless mess of instantly available viewing material was available at one’s fingertips. By the way, I wonder whatever happened to the smoky-voiced narrator/host that introduced the clips. She was amazing.
Wait, what’s that? This isn’t a post about the old USA Network show? What? It’s a GI Joe Find Your Fate book? Oops. Sorry. I have to say, this is one of the most striking covers in the series. The inky black background really sets off our heroes at the fore. Flint must have trucked in several Fresnel lights to make sure the team was well lit for their pose.
Kidding aside, this one is a neat mix of early Joes and vehicles alongside Mr. ’85 himself. There’s a Skystriker, and Breaker and Snakes in their ’82-83 gear to boot. And you just don’t see the good old Viper glider too often in media outside of the very early product. Very cool. I want it as a poster, preferably in blacklight style.