Nerd Culture

Collector's Marketplace Hosting G.I. Joe-Themed Art Show in Central Phoenix

During their heyday of the 1980s, the forces of G.I. Joe tirelessly traveled around the globe defeating the evil world-conquering schemes of terrorist organization Cobra both in the animated episodes of their epic cartoon and Marvel comic book.

This Saturday, however, these Real American Heroes embark on a different sort of mission altogether -- starring in their own art show. Local toy geek Grey Rogers, who operates the niche shop G.I. Joe vs. Transformers inside CenPho nerd haven Arizona Collectors Marketplace, is putting on the exhibition, which celebrates the long-running toy line, animated show, and comic.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.