“The publisher tasked me with adding flash and embellishment to Herb (Trimpe)’s tight pencils. This print is for all the great fans of GI Joe that I have met, and continue to meet.” – Bob McLeod
From the archive of Marvel and Hall of Fame artist Bob McLeod, a recreation of the classic comic book cover of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1.
Since 1942, G.I. Joe has been the title of a comic strip of comic book. A licensed property of toy manufacturer Hasbro, the Marvel Comics published “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” was released in 1982, and ran for 155 issues into 1994. The stories featured adventures of the Joes fighting the terrorist group Cobra, led by the villainous Cobra Commander.
"I did the inks on the original pencils by Herb Trimpe in the early 80’s for Marvel. The publishers at the time asked for more flash to be added and tasked me with adding embellishment to Herb’s tight pencils. Herb as you may recall is best remembered as the artist of The Incredible Hulk and the first artist to draw Wolverine for publication. This print is for all the great fans of GI Joe that I have met, and continue to meet.” – Bob McLeod
Bob McLeod, born in Florida in 1951 is a Hall of Fame comic art legend who is best known for co-creating Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. Bob’s illustrious credentials also include work on The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and The New Titans, Star Wars and Spider-Man.