G.I. Joe’s Appearances in Newspaper Comics #2

Hilarious appearance of Action Man in Baby Blues (Art: Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott) Click to enlarge.

Thanks to longtime GIjOE fan and collector, Bill Ruperto, a few more humorous GIjOE “newsprint sightings” have been made. In this case, the strips actually featured Joe’s UK cousin, Action Man who appeared in a comic strip called Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. Ruperto wrote in to The Joe Report recently to describe his findings…

GIjOE collector Bill Ruperto (Photo: Bill Ruperto)

“Believe me when I tell you my memory bank sucks. But I remember posting a sighting over in the Trenches forum and did a quick search to find the old post.

The comic strip, ‘Baby Blues,’ has mentioned Action Man at least a half a dozen times over the years.

Normally, the little boy Hammie is picking on his sister and her Barbies. One time, she gets her revenge and dresses his Joe in some doll clothes. That is just wrong.”

Thanks for your help, Bill! The “funnies” are a great way to brighten everyone’s day, and anything featuring GIjOE or Action Man is twice the fun. After you wrote in, we did some more research and were able to locate a few more of those infamous “dressing Joe in doll clothes” Baby Blues strips that you mentioned. Take a look (and enjoy)…

Action Man made to wear Barbie clothes in Baby Blues (Art: Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott)
Click to enlarge.

The infamous “Pink Panties” appearance of Action Man in Baby Blues (Art: Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott) Click to enlarge.

And finally, what REALLY happens when Action Man marries Barbie. (Art: Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott) Click to enlarge.

 

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