If you were a child of the 80’s then it was a safe bet you experienced the Mega Marketing craze of that decade. A cartoon show would debut and with it an eye catching line of toys and a tie-in comic book. With so much sensory overload, what was an 80’s kid to do?! Beg, plead and scream at our parents until they caved and bought them ALL for us, that’s what!
Looking back, not everything from that magical decade has aged well. The cartoons are not as mind blowing as we remembered and the toys can’t hold a candle to what’s being put out today. Hell, even the old comic adaptations fall flat. Or do they?
Join the Geeks of My Big Fat Pull List, led by the lovable Smurphy, as they put out an all points bulletin on a group of brave men and women known as G.I. Joe, during this episode of The Pull Lists Most Wanted!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— G.I. Joe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe
— He-Man and The Masters of the Universe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-Man_and_the_Masters_of_the_Universe
— Transformers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transformers_(TV_series)
— Marvel Comics G.I. Joe https://www.yojoe.com/comics/marvel-comics/
— Larry Hama http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=1659
— G.I. Joe #109 https://www.yojoe.com/comics/joe/joe109.shtml
— Quick Kick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Kick_(G.I._Joe)
— The Transformers: The Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092106/
— G.I. Joe: The Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093066/?ref_=tt_rec_tt
— Image/Devil’s Due Publishing G.I. Joe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe:_A_Real_American_Hero_(Devil%27s_Due)
— IDW G.I. Joe comics https://www.idwpublishing.com/trending_titles/gi-joe/
— G.I. Joe/Transformers https://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/transformers/transformers-vs-gi-joe/
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What got YOU hooked on G.I. Joe…The Cartoon, The Toys or The Comic? We Want To Know!
— Who is YOUR favorite member of G.I. Joe? Tell us now!
— Who is YOUR favorite Cobra member? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
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The Hosts of this Program:
Nicholas J. Hearne:
Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
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Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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