Photojournalism: Sgt. Slaughter draws crowds at Augusta JoeFest on June 10

Comic book and GI Joe fans came out in full force June 10 for the second day of the annual JoeFest Toy and Comic Convention at the Augusta Convention Center.

Sgt. Slaughter was a big draw for the Saturday crowd. A former U.S. Marine, he became not only a well-known WWE wrestler but was made into a GI Joe cartoon character and action figure.

Dozens of vendors sold comic books, action figures and other types of memorabilia.

Sgt. Slaughter was a headliner at this year’s JoeFest June 10. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
Sgt. Slaughter inspects his loyal troops at JoeFest held at the Augusta Convention Center in Augusta, Ga. on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Patrons on June 10 at JoeFest Toy and Comic Convention. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
Many vendors were on hand selling toys, comic books and memorabilia at JoeFest Toy and Comic Book Convention held at the Augusta Convention Center on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.

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