Monday, April 6, 2009
G.I. Joe- Sgt. Savage & His Screaming Eagles (Hasbro 1994)
In 1994, as the 3 3/4th inch line was reaching the end of it's first wave of popularity, Hasbro attempted this short-lived line, featuring character designs and mini-comic work by Joe Kubert. Packaged within the initial (only) wave of this action figure line was a VHS cassette featuring a failed "pilot" of sorts for an animated Sgt. Savage project entitled, "Old Soldiers Never Die", whose plot detailed Savage's origin story, which is equal parts Sgt. Fury, Capt. America, and crap.
I actually purchased a few of these things on clearance way back in 1995 from a now defunct K-Mart store....
Also packaged with some of the figures were mini-comics illustrated by none other than Joe Kubert, the comic book industry's answer to Bill Mauldin....which I've decided to share here today, along with the animated fiasco....
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Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles- "Old Soldiers Never Die" AVI file
Sgt. Savage Mini-Comic #1
Sgt. Savage Mini-Comic #2