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A.D. Jameson

The Surprisingly Intricate Plot of G.I. Joe: “The M.A.S.S. Device”

G.I. Joe was one of my earliest loves. My grandmother gave me some of the comics, and that was it—I was hooked. I started asking for the action figures as presents, as well as the vehicles and playsets. And of course I started watching the cartoon! I remained a loyal fan for years, until 1987, when I decided that I had gotten too old for the Joes, and switched to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Most childhood pleasures, when revisited, disappoint. But not G.I. Joe—well, not all of it.

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