3.75″ Joe Kickstarter

We interrupt the usual daily post (don’t worry–a super fun Halloween feature is coming later today) to tell you about yet another cool Joe-related Kickstarter project. 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ focuses on pre-production art as well as stories from the people who created the 1980s iteration of the brand. The project is the first volume

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October 1985 Dynamite Magazine

By Hit & Run Dynamite was a magazine for children published by Scholastic from 1974 until 1992. The magazine became the most successful publication for Scholastic. The first issue, Dynamite #1, was dated March 1974 and the final issue, Dynamite#165, was dated March 1992.  The magazine really seemed to catch its stride during the 80’s with the plethora of cartoons, toys and comics. For me,

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Coloring Book Spotlight: Greenshirt Infantry

The Greenshirt, or GI Joe Nameless Infantryman, is a well-known concept among 1980s Joe fans, particularly considering the influence of the Sunbow cartoon. The toyline didn’t recognize these troopers until the 2000s, but a 1989 coloring book featured them. They even bear some resemblance to the animated counterpart. Get out your green crayons!

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