Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Beach Head: Knowing is half the battle

Anyone who grew up in the 80's remembers cartoons having a little moral or lesson at the end. This practice was pioneered by Lou Scheimer of Filmation Studios. They included morals at the end of He-Man, She-Ra, Brave Starr and other shows. Sunbow, another animation studio, used a similar gimmick at the end of their GIJoe and Transformers cartoons.  Their clever tag line was "Knowing is Half the Battle."

In the early 2000's Yo Joe .com was doing featured character spotlights on various GIJoe characters. They would compile a list of links to different websites that were posting features about the character of the month. In 2004 when they chose Beach Head, one of the gruffest and no nonsense GIJoes, Brian and Kevin decided to create their own Knowing is Half the Battle comic strip. This was originally posted on our site


"Some "Knowing is Half the Battle" ideas get lost in the shuffle. This one was suggested during the 80's when kids were getting lots of inaccurate information about AIDS. Sunbow Productions thought that this would help educate kids about how AIDS is really transmitted. The idea was scrapped for obvious reasons, luckily it's preserved here for posterity."

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