‘G.I. Joe’: The Forgotten ’80s Filecards From Dennis Culver & Moviefone [Art]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation hits theaters this weekend, and the early word on the sequel (that’s more like a reboot) is good news for die-hard Joe fans. The film proudly wears its influences on its sleeve and actually feels like a real-life recreation of the comic books and filecards written with pain-staking dedication by Larry Hama. If you’re a child of the 1980s, you’re finally getting the Joe movie you always imagined with your Hasbro 3 & 3/4 inchers.
With ’80s nostalgia on the brain, ComicsAlliance’s sister site Moviefone has recruited Edison Rex artist Dennis Culver to imagine a collection of forgotten Joes — featuring Saturday morning cartoons, beloved movie characters and rock ‘n’ rollers donning the Joe fatigues — all in the spirit of those bombastic days when Sgt. Slaughter and William “The Refrigerator” Perry could call themselves “Real American Heroes.”
Check out a few of Culver’s filecards after the jump, and get lost daydreaming about your most epic toy battle ever.
Head over to Moviefone to see the full gallery of ’80s icons locked in the fight for freedom.