CGC Registry

Silent Master


Set Type: G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero (1982)
Owner: Abner
Last Modified: 5/17/2013
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Award Time Rank: 1
Award Time Score: 13111


Set Description

COMPLETED – In 2009 this was the first completed CGC graded set of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero by Marvel. In 2010 CGC added 2nd prints into the mix and my 100% status dropped. On February 13th, 2013 I again completed the set back to 100% thanks to CGC Board Member JRS069 who sold me the final pieces. In 2013 I and a couple others requested the 2nd prints be pulled from this set.

The GI Joe: A Real American Hero (1982 – Marvel) set was established by CGC in 2006 and originally contained only issues 1 thru 30. I believe this was expanded in 2007 or 2008 to include the entire Marvel run; 1 thru 155 – Yearbooks 1-4 – and the Special 1 that was printed a few months after the series ended and contained the original artwork for issue #60 that was drawn by McFarlane but rejected by Marvel and redrawn. In 2010 CGC added several of the 2nd printings into the set, in March 2013 the 2nd prints were removed and CGC created a separate GI Joe: A Real American Hero set that included all the variants leaving this one pure.


UPDATED May 17, 2013

The CGC set contains 160 comics - Currently this set contains:
• (124) CGC 9.8’s Signature Series signed by the creative teams through the years including: Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Todd McFarlane, Steven Grant, Amanda Conner, George Perez, Michael Zeck, John Beatty, Bob McLeod, Randy Emberlin, Geof Isherwood, Lee Weeks, and Michael Golden.

• (10) CGC 9.8’s were signed by Hama on April 13, 2013 and are currently being graded (Thanks Rich!!)

• (26) CGC 9.8's Universals are waiting to be signed (a few of these are either the only 9.8 graded copies or just a few exist. I did not want to chance a grade drop after being cracked and signed until I acquire a 2nd copy).


GI Joe issue #1 was released in June 1982 and reportedly holds the unique distension of being the first comic book that was ever advertised on television. Simultaneously the GI Joe 3-3/4 figures from Hasbro were released. The comic was always a springboard for the new toys as they were released. As new figure were released by Hasbro the comic brought them into the GI Joe Universe as we know it. Although Hasbro had a lot of control over the direction of the comic (and toys) the real genius of the Joe Universe was writer/artist Larry Hama. Larry Hama not only wrote every GI Joe comic, except issues 8, 9, 119, 143, 153, and 154, he also wrote the “file cards” that were located on the back of each action figure released (including those released with vehicles). These file card mirrored the backgrounds discussed within the comic. In May 2010 IDW and Larry Hama released issue 155.5 of GI Joe: A Real American Hero, picking up where the series ended in Dec. 1994. This series is ongoing and will reach issue 200 in 2014.

I came across my first GI Joe comic with issue 24 and I was captivated! I spent the summer mowing and working in able to afford the first couple of dozen I had missed. Of course I read other comics; X-Men, Spiderman, New Mutants, Transformers, Secret Wars II (I think I was one of the few who enjoyed that one), etc. But when money was tight at times though my early teens it was GI Joe I made sure I purchased. As I got older I slowly let the comics go by the wayside as I embraced cars, dating, girls…the typical teenager’s life. In 1990 I sold all my GI Joe comics (along with several others I had collected) and I continued into my adulthood.

In 2004 I came across a box of stuff I had had in storage since…forever. Contained in the box was a Snake Eyes V2 and Storm Shadow V1 3-3/4 action figures still in their packaging! After finding out what they were worth I quickly sold them on E-Bay! And decided to take that money and find out exactly what ever happened to all the Joe’s after I had left them. I purchased the entire collection of GI Joe 1-155 and the 4 Yearbooks all raw in one lucky purchased and read away. I was hooked again! 9 years later I have this collection, along with 99% of every GI Joe comic printed in North America including those printed by Marvel, Image, DDP, IDW, and more since 1982. I am also having fun tracking down the many foreign issues of GI Joe that are out there and have managed to gather GI Joe (or Action Force as it’s called in many other countries) Comics from 19 different countries.

In addition to this set I have 30 additional registry sets with other GI Joe titles from Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Blackthorn, Dreamwave, and IDW. This includes a complete 9.8 run of the Marvel GI Joe: Special Missions spin-off series that I am also working on getting in 9.8 Signature Series.

My future goals for this set include getting the (36) 9.8’s Universals upgraded to some 9.8 yellow label goodness!!!

I have added a short summary, listed the creative teams for each book, and scanned the cover of each issue to jog your memory for those of you who remember them as fondly as I did.

Now you know and knowing is half the battle!


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Slot DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 1 1050076001 9.8 242 7/3/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 2 1025026002 9.8 220 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 3 1025026003 9.8 176 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 4 1025026004 9.8 176 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 5 1148108022 9.8 176 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 6 1002666009 9.8 176 8/6/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 7 0176099012 9.8 176 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 8 0176099002 9.8 176 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 9 1034247002 9.8 176 9/10/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 10 1047966001 9.8 176 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 11 1047966002 9.8 132 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 12 0176099004 9.8 132 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 13 1047966004 9.8 132 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 14 0176099010 9.8 132 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 15 1047966005 9.8 132 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 16 1151609007 9.8 132 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 17 1151609008 9.8 132 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 18 1047966008 9.8 132 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 19 1047966009 9.8 132 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 20 1034247003 9.8 132 9/10/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 21 1001087004 9.8 264 8/23/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 22 1047966010 9.8 110 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 23 1025026006 9.8 72 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 24 0989900016 9.8 72 8/23/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 25 1119898006 9.8 72 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 26 1003006001 9.8 143 8/23/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 27 0989900022 9.8 143 8/23/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 28 0989900020 9.8 72 8/23/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 29 1045629004 9.8 72 5/16/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 30 1025026007 9.8 72 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 31 1047966011 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 32 1047966012 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 33 1119898007 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 34 1047966013 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 35 1148108014 9.8 44 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 36 1025026008 9.8 44 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 37 1119898001 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 38 1119898003 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 39 1047966014 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 40 1148108018 9.8 44 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 41 0176249001 9.8 44 6/4/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 42 1002649006 9.8 44 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 43 0176249002 9.8 44 6/4/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 44 1047966015 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 45 1119898002 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 46 1119898004 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 47 1119898005 9.8 44 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 48 1047966016 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 49 1047966017 9.8 44 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 50 0176249004 9.8 44 6/4/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 51 1047966018 9.8 39 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 52 1119898008 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 53 1119898009 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 54 1148108021 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 55 1148108017 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 56 1148108013 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 57 1047966019 9.8 39 12/14/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 58 1148108016 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 59 1148108015 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 60 1044020001 9.8 72 4/25/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 61 1148108019 9.8 39 1/15/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 62 0176249006 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 63 0176249007 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 64 0006138012 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 65 0155966017 9.8 35 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 66 0006138014 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 67 0775031016 9.8 35 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 68 1061995002 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 69 0006138015 9.8 39 4/29/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 70 1062696009 9.8 39 11/29/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 71 1151609009 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 72 1061995004 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 73 1151609010 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 74 1061995006 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 75 1064054003 9.8 39 2/14/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 76 1061995007 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 77 1151609011 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 78 1061995008 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 79 1061995009 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 80 1151609012 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 81 1002649015 9.8 39 2/14/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 82 1151609013 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 83 1151609014 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 84 1151609015 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 85 0959034005 9.8 39 12/8/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 86 1061995010 9.8 39 10/10/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 87 0991409006 9.8 35 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 88 1151609016 9.8 39 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 89 0958794005 9.8 35 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 90 0939637007 9.8 35 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 91 1118021001 9.8 44 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 92 0957183004 9.8 40 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 93 0176099005 9.8 143 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 94 1118021002 9.8 44 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 95 1118021003 9.8 44 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 96 1118021004 9.8 44 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 97 0184457001 9.8 44 1/14/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 98 0184457002 9.8 44 1/14/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 99 0176099011 9.8 44 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 100 0176099006 9.8 110 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 101 0184457003 9.8 44 1/14/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 102 0973133004 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 103 0958794007 9.8 40 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 104 0973240008 9.8 40 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 105 0973531007 9.8 40 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 106 1034493004 9.8 40 6/27/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 107 0907923022 9.8 40 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 108 0988186002 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 109 0781081012 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 110 1024307011 9.8 65 12/3/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 111 0184457005 9.8 72 1/14/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 112 0809242008 9.8 72 2/14/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 113 1118021005 9.8 72 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 114 0175099017 9.8 65 2/14/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 115 0152517006 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 116 1045629005 9.8 72 5/16/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 117 1045629006 9.8 72 5/16/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 118 0795976012 9.8 65 2/9/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 119 0957959008 9.8 65 9/16/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 120 1118021007 9.8 72 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 121 0132298011 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 122 1017054002 9.8 65 1/19/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 123 0795977001 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 124 0148612017 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 125 0177633004 9.8 65 8/25/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 126 0959192009 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 127 1050101001 9.8 72 5/12/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 128 0156746015 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 129 0153882002 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 130 0973531008 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 131 0792755007 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 132 0155391003 9.8 100 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 133 0792755008 9.8 65 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 134 0973514010 9.8 100 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 135 0936324006 9.8 100 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 136 0951149023 9.8 100 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 137 0973514012 9.8 100 8/29/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 138 1151609018 9.8 110 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 139 0176099007 9.8 121 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 140 0992544006 9.8 121 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 141 1118021008 9.8 121 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 142 0992544004 9.8 121 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 143 1118021009 9.8 88 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 144 0176099008 9.8 143 8/26/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 145 1002657003 9.8 88 2/14/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 146 0909863004 9.8 80 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 147 1118021010 9.8 88 12/17/2012
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 148 1151609019 9.8 88 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 149 1151609020 9.8 88 4/10/2013
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 150 1025026009 9.8 231 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 151 1025026010 9.8 231 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 152 1025026011 9.8 231 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 153 1025026012 9.8 231 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 154 1044466001 9.8 231 10/12/2011
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 155 0992544005 9.8 352 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe: Special 1 0985871006 9.8 352 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe Yearbook 1 1025026015 9.8 44 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe Yearbook 2 0936996005 9.8 44 9/14/2010
G.I. Joe Yearbook 3 1025026016 9.8 44 1/23/2011
G.I. Joe Yearbook 4 1148108020 9.8 44 1/15/2013

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