Thanks for a great episode! It's was a fun listen.
I think I'm just a few months older than Chris. Everything you guys said was spot on. I really couldn't add anything. My own personal story - I started collecting G.I. Joe with issue 8, from my local 7-11 spinner rack. I stayed with it until the late 130s.
Here's a question I'm hoping someone can answer: Is there a "definitive" publication history of G.I. Joe, since the Marvel run? I can figure out the Marvel stuff (although it'd be nice to know when the Special Missions and Yearbooks were published, in relation to the "main" comic). But everything afterward (the Devil's Due and IDW stuff) confuses me.
I'd love to start picking that stuff up, but I have know idea where to start, or what the publication time line is. I'd just like to read everything, in the order that it was published.