G.I.Joe Magazine first appeared in the winter of 1985. It would not appear again until two years later. The Winter 1987 issue kicked off a two-year quarterly run serving up eight more issues through 1987 and 1988.
Each issue featured "stories about sports, the outdoors, action movies and entertainment and real-life excitement." Each issue also featured "an action-packed tale of G.I.Joes in the field, a colorful poster and games and quizzes to play."
This issue featured articles on NFL star quarterback Joe Namath, Star Trek IV, snow skiing, and a private eye. Interestingly, the pull out poster is an alternate version of the well known 1986 catalog art, this time featuring Sgt. Slaughter and the Triple-T. Roll over the images below to find out more, or click the images to enlarge them. Then use your arrow keys to "flip" through the pages.
Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 is a 64 page 8"x11" celebration of the art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero, while Volume 2 and Volume 3each clock in at a whopping 78 pages! Together, these three volumes cover the first six years of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero and feature every carded figure, vehicle, playset and peripheral painted art. All three volumes feature a foreword by H. Kirk Bozigian, G.I.Joe Brand Manager from 1982-1995. These $35 softcovers feature 80# paper and stunning 11"x16" wrap-around card stock foil print covers!
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