Todd & Joe Have Issues 08/17/17: G.I. Joe #21 Aug17

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Todd & Joe Have Issues 08/17/17: G.I. Joe #21

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So, part of my comic book secret origin ties back to GI Joe. The first comic I ever read was Spider-Man, who I am a fan of for life, probably tied into the Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends cartoon. But the second comic I ever read was a GI Joe comic, because of the cartoon. There was a bit of a disconnect as between the show, a 30 minute commercial to sell toys, and the comic, a somewhat realistic war book. But of all the 80’s cartoons, Thundercats, Transformers, He-Man, etc., GI Joe is the one I will always have a soft spot for, probably because the comic is really, really good.

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That brings us to this week’s Have Issue, the famous silent issue of GI Joe, written and drawn by Larry Hama, the definitive GI Joe writer, he even did the file cards for the action figures about secret mission by Snake Eyes to infiltrate a COBRA castle. And there is zero dialouge in the book. None. Now, this was innovative in 1984, but had such lasting impact, Marvel did a whole event based around it 20 years later.

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Am I the only one who remember this?

Any discussion, thoughts, feelings, criticisms of this week’s selection can be placed below in the comments section. As well as suggestions about future choices for one shot issues to add to our list.