Any fan of G.I. Joe would LOVE to peruse this collector's cornucopia. No stone is left unturned, and every possible variation of model (Tiger Force, Slaughter's Marauders, Eco-Warriors, etc) is explored in minute detail, down to the thumb size and eye color! Simply exhaustive. The photos of every toy are clear and of professional quality, which is a major improvement upon the first edition.
Although I have the complete series through 1987, and much of the next two years (after that I just stuck with reading the comic, as the toys became too fanciful for my taste), the reason why I am so excited about this book is not because I am interested in their value for buying or selling. It's all about the notes. Every major character has a full biography which is tied into the marvelous Marvel comic series written by the master storyteller Larry Hama. Bellomo has carried on extensive conversations with Hama, and many of their notes are shared here, giving detailed background that is not found elsewhere. Yes, this is the footnote stuff that only hardcore fans care about, but if you get excited about the thought of asking Hama questions in person, this is the next best thing.
Text is all high gloss paper, full color and tightly bound. This book will last through years of wear, almost as long as your childhood memories!
If you haven't yet read the comic, start here: Classic G.I. Joe Vol. 1 (v. 1)