G.I. JOE: HASBRO
Over the years, Hasbro released a number of comics packaged with
Joe toys and products, from cereal boxes to the latest series of action
figures. Here are brief summaries of these comics, as well as links to
more information about them. If anyone knows of any similar comics,
please contact me.
Three issues of this comic were packaged in boxes of G.I.
Stars cereal, and are dated 1985. They promoted Hasbro's Starduster
action figure mail-in offer, and were part of a larger three-part
You can find scans of the comic (1,
at YoJoe.com, as well as a page dedicated to the Starduster
offer - 1988
This short comic story doubled as an
for one of Hasbro's mail-in offers, the Super Trooper action figure.
insert was packaged with action figures sold in 1988. The story
the Super Trooper character.
of the insert can be found at YoJoe.com, as well as a page
to the Super
Trooper action figure.
These small comic books were packaged with G.I. Joe action
in 1993. These stories were co-written by Larry Hama, and though they
really a part of the Marvel continuity, they don't specifically
it. The artwork was done by Marvel Comics artists, including Andrew
who had a long stint on the monthly series.
Summaries and reviews
mini-comics - 2002
This series of comic stories was
G.I. Joe figures released throughout 2002. The stories were written by
former Marvel series writer Larry Hama, but were set firmly in the toy
storyline and not the other comics.
Artwork from these comics can be found
Venom - 2003/2004
"Dawn of the V-Troops"
This comic book was included with the G.I. Joe catalogs
toys starting in 2003. Though its dated 2004, it first started towards
the end of the previous year. Like the previous comics, it was written
by Larry Hama and it sets up the toy's storyline at the time, "Valor
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