As a kid starting 1982 in Oklahoma, Josh was a collector of any G.I. Joe toy or comic he could find. He got all the toys, and like most, sold the vehicles all in a garage sale including the U.S.S. Flagg, which other then his dog he considers the greatest Christmas present he ever got. But, he never sold his beloved G.I. Joe comics or figures. By the 1990's, he was collecting way more then G.I. Joe comics and was a comic completist before he even knew what the term meant.
Like so many children of the 80s, Josh took a break from collecting in the mid-90s for college and girls, although he did still buy the G.I. Joe Special off the shelf. But to fund his move to Los Angeles in 2002 to start his film career, he sold all his remaining non G.I. Joe comics and his boxed Star Wars toys his mom had kept, all on eBay getting over $1,000 dollars.
In 2001, Devil's Due Publishing brought G.I. Joe back to the four-color world of comic books. So wondering down a street in Chicago, he saw a comic store and on a random "I haven't been in comic store in years" kind of day went in. And G.I. Joe Image #3 with Zartan on the cover was on the shelf. He walked out with number #1,2,3 and a convention exclusive and a new fire was lit under Josh, who then opened his eBay account to start shopping.
Since 2001, his return to G.I. Joe comic collecting he has been determined by the phrase "have to get them all" which is any variant, version, edition, cover, character appearance, in any language from any country as long as its GI Joe comic based he collects it. The best highlight story of his collecting career is that he has found international non-English G.I. Joe comics in comic stores in Netherlands, Italy and the UK.
By the mid-2000s, Josh was helping YoJoe.com with the comics section creating pages, writing summaries and uploading covers like crazy eventually becoming the Senior Editor for the YoJoe comic section for over a decade until the late 2010's. During that time he created the YO Joe International Comic Section.
And in 2008, Josh got hired on Dark Sky the codeword name for the G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra movie, he is credited in the Second Unit Production Assistant section.
"For 10 years, I helped entertain the world working in Hollywood, for another 10 years, I helped a few people and starting in 2019 for the next 10 years I am turning myself into a writer and After Action Report Volume #1 was my first book" Josh Eggebeen