The Joy of Joe: Memories of America’s Movable Fighting Man from Today’s Grown-Up Kids
edited by Jim Beard, Bill Nedrow and Justin Bell
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Today’s second entry in The 2018 PopCult Gift Guide is another cool book about GI Joe. This time it covers the entire history of the original action figure from 1964 to the present, with a collection of essays that make this the perfect gift for anybody who grew up as a fan of GI Joe.
The Joy of Joe: Memories of America’s Movable Fighting Man from Today’s Grown-Up Kids is a compendium of heart-tugging essays from folks who had their lives touched by GI Joe. For well over fifty years the joy that kids feel for G.I. Joe, Hasbro’s toy phenomenon, stands as nothing short of amazing. Few other creations can boast of such an enduring love from fans of all ages across the globe.
Fall in with thirty such fans as they tell tales of childhoods marching alongside Joe through action and adventure, creating memories that have lasted lifetimes. THE JOY OF JOE will amuse you and touch your heart!
Featuring essays by Paul Kupperberg, Fabian Nicieza, Jerry Ordway, Dave West, Alan Porter, and many more. I’ve even got some Facebook friends among the contributors to this book. Beard, Nedrow and Bell have compiled an amazing Valentine to Hasbro’s greatest hero.
I got my hard copy directly from Jim Beard at the final GI Joe Club Convention last June, but this book really puts you in the mood for Christmas. It’s the perfect gift for any kid at heart who loves GI Joe. You can find it at Amazon.