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Old 03-01-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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i have a 1942 #1 gi joe comic trying to find out how much it is worth
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: On a Voyage Around the Sun
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As kids in the 50's and 60's my siblings and I had piles of comic books. (My parents encouraged us. They were just happy we were quiet and interested in reading.) I don't remember a single G.I. Joe comic book. And we had some weird one. Based on movie releases, etc. I'm wondering if they were widely available, because I sure never saw one.

I do, however, remember very clearly when the G.I. Joe figure came out. But no, don't remember any comics.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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i have a 1942 #1 gi joe comic trying to find out how much it is worth
It will depend on the condition and care. 40's comics in good condition can be quite valuable but most are not in that condition. Best bet is to find a comics store and talk to the owner. They will usually give you a knowledgable value. If you haven't, get a mylar sleve and non acid board to store it in to keep it in its current condition.

Its very possible the comic came first since I believe it came out of WW2 and we weren't making action figures then, but using the material for war products.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The earliest G.I. Joe comic I can find in Grand Comics Database is from 1950. Can you describe the one you have from 1942?

The title is tricky to search - "G.I. Joe", "GI Joe" and "G. I. Joe" are different titles.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was a big comic book fan during the 1950's and early 60's and, though my taste ran more to "Scrooge McDuck," I don't recall any G.I. Joe's. I do remember "Sgt. Rock" comics, but they were deadly serious.

But, when the G.I. Joe dolls came out, I remember thinking: "This is just too weird. Boy's don't play with dolls."
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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lol boys don't play with dolls lol i have to ask my ex it is in a safe for my son it has the sleeve and board in it ill get the descript it has been years since i seen it
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