Happy Thanksgiving from JBL!
Sure, it’s not “Joe news” but this time of year it’s nice to take time out of a crazy schedule to appreciate the things that you have. In the United States, today is the day that millions of Americans sit down with family and friends over a sumptuous meal and try to remember all of the things that they have to be grateful for. As such, JBL would like to extend some “thanks of our own” on this blustery morning here in Central Illinois.
I’d like to thank each and every person reading this message right now. It sounds corny but it’s true. JBL isn’t a for-profit site– content here isn’t created to try and generate revenue. Instead, new reviews, articles, and the occasional bit of news are all posted to help serve as a resource for the G.I. Joe fans around the world. As such, I’d like to thank you for stopping by for you’re the reason this site exists!
I’d also toss a shout out to all of the various G.I. Joe creators I’ve met and interacted with over the years. Without each of your unique talents and vision, the brand that we know today wouldn’t exist. I know I’m going to miss a plenty of names but to folks like Larry Hama, Kirk Bozigian, Chuck Dixon, Buzz Dixon, Ron Wagner, Herb Trimpe, Brandon Jerwa, Josh Blaylock, Mike O’Sullivan, Ron Rudat, the late Don Levine, the crew from Boss Fight Studio, and others– thank you for your vision, creativity, and perseverance. Sure, Joe seems to have fallen on some hard time lately but the vibrant fandom is keeping the memory of “Man of Action” and “Real American Hero” alive today.
Also, to all of the friends that I’ve made through this hobby, just a quick note of thanks. I won’t list all of you but I just wanted to say thanks for the support and the acknowledgement that “JBL is still there!”
Lastly, to the men and women of our Armed Forces, I’d like to say thank you. Past and present, you are truly the REAL American Heroes!
May you all enjoy a blessed day!
Plus, check back next week as we round out the 50th Anniversary Reviews!