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The Enigmatic Scar-Face: A G.I. Joe Villain’s Tale

In the pantheon of G.I. Joe villains, few are as enigmatic and intriguing as the Cobra character known as Scar-Face. His story, woven through the pages of Marvel’s G.I. Joe comic book run, is a tale of espionage, betrayal, and the quest for power within the ranks of Cobra. Scar-Face first emerges in the shadows of a San Francisco car chase, a Cobra agent fleeing from the relentless pursuit of the G.I. Joe Team. His escape is narrow, but it sets the stage for a character whose actions would ripple…

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Rediscovering the Cobra Rat: An Underappreciated Gem of GI Joe Vehicles

Story by Mitchell Smith Welcome to The Outpost. Today I’m taking a look at the G.I. Joe Cobra Rat. This one I’m going to chalk up as an under appreciated vehicle. I know anyone who grew up with early GI Joe and Cobra vehicles got to enjoy awesome vehicles. As time went on some vehicles well, got made a bit cheap. The Rat is one of these vehicles that had a great concept but just was not built right. So first off if you have never watched the commercial for…

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The Indelible Mark of Sgt. Slaughter in the G.I. Joe Universe

In the pantheon of G.I. Joe heroes, few stand as tall and as proud as the indomitable Sgt. Slaughter. His legacy within the G.I. Joe universe is not just a testament to the character’s impact on the franchise but also a reflection of the unique blend of reality and fiction that the series is known for. The Arrival of a Wrestling Icon Sgt. Slaughter, born from the larger-than-life persona of professional wrestler Robert Rudolph Remus, first stormed into the G.I. Joe world in 1985. He was the first real-life personality…

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GI Joe’s Marvel Comics Legacy Rekindled!

Skybound Entertainment is reigniting the excitement for G.I. Joe aficionados, both seasoned and new, by reintroducing the cherished Marvel Comics series penned by Larry Hama. Taking a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s, Skybound Entertainment is resurrecting the iconic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic series, originally published by Marvel Comics. This comic saga, intertwined with Hasbro’s multimedia revival of the G.I. Joe toyline, chronicles the adventures of the G.I. Joe team as they confront the nefarious Cobra, a global terrorist organization hell-bent on domination. After languishing out of…

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The Dreadnoks: Renegades of the G.I. Joe Universe

In the vast and intricate world of G.I. Joe, a franchise that encompasses toys, comics, cartoons, and movies, few groups stand out quite like the Dreadnoks. This band of renegade mercenaries, introduced in the early 1980s, has captured the imagination of fans with their unique blend of anarchy, loyalty, and comic relief. The Dreadnoks serve as a significant antagonist force, often aligned with Cobra, G.I. Joe’s main adversary, but their distinct personality and modus operandi set them apart from the typical villainous fare. Origins and Evolution The Dreadnoks were first…

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G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Issue #305 Review With @YORKTOWNJOE

Author: Larry HamaArt: Chris MooneyhamCovers: Andy Kubert and various others for variants On to the issue We begin Issue 305 with events unfolding, as Cobra Commander and some Vipers are examining the cyborg remains of those that self destructed at the end of issue 304. Cobra Commander has one Techno-Viper doing preliminary forensic analysis on the remains. (Cobra Commander must also be trying to acquire more Techno-Vipers to his ranks, just like G.I. Joe Classified action figure collectors.) Cobra Commander deduces that the cyborgs were spying on him while he…

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Exploring the Evolution of the Cobra Eel Action Figure

Story By Mitchell Smith Welcome to The Outpost. Today I’m taking a look at the G.I. Joe Cobra Eel. One thing is for sure whether you are an old school Joe fan, a new fan, or middle of the road fan, the 1980s Joes were all pretty awesome. One of the coolest figures in 1985 was the Cobra Eel. We already had Torpedo from 1994 and we would soon get Wet-Suit in 1986, so having the Eel was perfect for the underwater battles. I did not have an Eel as…

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Survival Tactics and Shadow Games: Unraveling the Intrigue in G.I. Joe Issue 304 Review by @yorktownjoe

Author: Larry Hama Author: Larry HamaArt: Chris MooneyhamCovers: Andy Kubert and various others for variants On to the issueWe begin Issue 304 with events unfolding, following the haunting image sent from the camera of the assassin automaton before it self destructed at the end of issue 303. Serpentor Khan and Dr. Mindbender are impressed with Alpha 001’s work and want more “enhanced” Cobras created. The scene shifts to the High Sierras, where we discover that the reports of our heroes deaths have been greatly exaggerated. Scarlett, Snake-Eyes and Timber are…

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Reflecting on GI Joe in 2013: A Retrospective

Story by Mitchell Smith Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m taking a look back at G.I. Joe in 2013 as a whole. I thought this was a nice bounce back on the figure end and although the vehicles were almost non existent we were still getting the run off from the past couple years from stores like Marshall’s, Ross, and Ollie’s. There was also that kinda cool Eaglehawk that was straight up re-birthed and renamed Tomahawk. I had the Tomahawk when I was a kid so I did not hesitate…

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Operation: Homebound – G.I. Joe: World’s Without End Pt. 3 – A Fan Fiction

In the heart of the G.I. Joe headquarters, a sense of urgency resonated through the walls as General Hawk addressed a select team of Joes. Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, and Roadblock stood at attention, absorbing every detail. “Joes, we’ve got an extraordinary mission. It’s time to bring one of our own back home. Grunt, who stayed behind in the parallel universe we discovered, needs our help,” General Hawk announced solemnly. As they prepared for the journey, Duke, who had been on the original mission, briefed them on the altered…

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“EXPLOSIVE ACTION UNLEASHED: DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF G.I. JOE! FULL REVIEW OF IMAGE COMICS ISSUE #303 – DON’T MISS A SINGLE DETAIL!”

Author: Larry HamaArt: Chris MooneyhamCovers: Andy Kubert and various others for variants On to the issue We begin Issue 303 with events unfolding, following issue 302 and still reeling from the aftermath of the explosion of the bio-weapon deployed in 301. Duke and others at Joe HQ are intercepting Cobra communications. Our good friend Dial-Tone has the intel: Revanche AI is on their way to Cobra Island to make a deal. Revanche is an AI that has constructed and inhabited android/robot bodies of various shapes and sizes. The queen appears…

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G.I. JOE INSIDE THE FILECARDS FEATURING ‘MAJOR BLUDD’

Major Bludd is listed as “Terrorist” for his PMS and “Weapons and Tactics” for his SMS. It states he got initial training while serving in the Australian Special Air Service (equivalent to the British SAS and USA Delta Force). Later he joined the French Foreign Legion. SO the question remains did he start out in the ASAS as an officer, or as enlisted and maybe worked his way to an officer? Or did he go to the FFL as enlisted and worked his way up to an officer or was…

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“First Look Inside! Unveiling the 60th Infantry and Big Boa in G.I. Joe Classified Series with Exclusive In-Package Shots”

A sneak peek into the upcoming G.I. Joe Classified figures has emerged, showcasing in-package shots of the G.I. Joe 60th Anniversary line’s Action Soldier Infantry, a celebration of the brand’s birthday, and the real-life military Cobra’s Big Boa, complete with boxing gloves. Anticipated to hit shelves in early 2024, these figures suggest exciting developments in the production pipeline. Dive into the quick pics to catch a glimpse of what’s on the horizon.

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“Record-Breaking Sales: Transformers #1 Nears 200K – Duke #1 Set to Rewrite History?”

Transformers #1 is on the brink of selling 200,000 units worldwide after three printings, solidifying its position as the best-selling launch of any Hasbro-related comic to date. Back in September, BleedingCool.com highlighted the historic success of Robert Kirkman’s Energon Universe, declaring Transformers #1 as the best-selling comic book launch from Hasbro in the 21st century. This groundbreaking achievement has shifted the landscape of comic universes, challenging the dominance of Marvel and DC. Now, the spotlight turns to Joshua Williamson, Tom Reilly, and Jordie Bellaire’s Duke #1, poised to make its…

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“Unmasking the Top 10 Intriguing Issues of the G.I. Joe Marvel Comic Run”

The G.I. Joe Marvel comic series, a beloved franchise that brought the action-packed world of these iconic action figures to the comic book realm, remains a cherished part of pop culture history. This thrilling saga, filled with memorable characters, covert missions, and relentless battles between good and evil, has captured the imaginations of fans for decades. In this op-ed, we will dive into the top 10 issues of the G.I. Joe Marvel comic run, exploring the gripping stories, dramatic confrontations, and impactful moments that have made this series legendary. The…

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