The G.I. Joe connection here may be tenuous, but the message is a good one. Unicef UK reached out to me to help spread the word about their new “Violence Vaccine” initiative, and a video they produced to get the word out about it, and if an organization like Unicef asks me to share something, I’m going to try and do it.
At one point in the short film, a child poses his G.I. Joe figure as a method of defense against potential violence, which impacts children across the world far more than any of us would like to believe or realize. Please check out the video below and the Press Release to go along with it.
Check out the Press Release below.
Karen Traviss and Steve Kurth continue the resurgence of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the upcoming second issue below.
G.I. Joe #2
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
- SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
- The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
- Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!
After pushing their way through the maintenance tunnels, the G.I. Joe team is on the precipice of striking at the heart of the Cobra Command structure… but they’re not there yet! One last obstacle stands in their way in the form of the Cobra Imperial Guard! Can they make one last push through this final obstacle, or are the Commander’s most trusted and powerful personal guards too tough for them?
Check the Darkness Falls section, or click the episode link below.
We’ve been hearing about them for a few months now, and the pre-orders have officially gone live! Gentle Giant’s entry into the vintage G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line is officially up for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store. Check out the link below to pre-order and also take a peek at the great images courtesy of Gentle Giant themselves.
Okay, I have to admit, that Rock n Roll looks pretty sharp in those pictures. This isn’t a line I plan on collecting, to be honest, but I can’t argue that seeing the vintage figure in that size and with those crisp paint apps is a pretty awesome nostalgia punch.
Amazon.com has launched a sale on many of their Kindle Worlds offerings, including a couple of my own books.
Normally $3.99 they have been marked at sale prices of $1.99, which makes it a perfect time to get caught up on my G.I. Joe universe. For folks who have been enjoying my dio-stories over the years, that universe began with my “Price of Peace” books, all of which are currently on the Kindle Worlds platform.
Check out the following links below to take advantage of this great sale!
There are scores of offerings from other great writers, too, so take this opportunity to do some G.I. Joe reading!
No, you didn’t accidentally hit the wrong toy website this morning, I really am talking about a Transformers book.
Why? Well, first and foremost the authors Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster have also worked quite a bit in the G.I. Joe realm with the Field Manual books, and I consider Jim a good friend, so I’m happy to send some traffic his way.
But this is a bit self serving, too… I think we’ve all been clamoring for a package art book for G.I. Joe for a long time, and while much of that art may have unfortunately been lost to the sands of time, I think strong sales for a book like this on the Transformers side might convince some folks that more G.I. Joe artwork themed books would be in demand as well.
So, check out their book, consider buying it…after all, even for Joe fans, you can’t argue the cultural and historical significance of some of the art in this book and it would make a fantastic conversation piece. Click the banner below to buy it up.
The issue hit comic shops a good two weeks ago, and I am ashamedly slow on the draw, but I had to get my opinions of this new G.I. Joe relaunch from IDW Publishing down on digital paper.
I will admit right up front, I was hesitant to embrace this new theme for the comic, not because it seemed out of place, but because it seemed so far “in place”. In other words, the same themes G.I. Joe has been running with over the past four years. What could Karen Traviss do differently where others hadn’t yet explored?
As it turns out… there were some unexplored avenues, and Traviss spanned those waters nicely.
Check out my full review over at YoJoe.com.
Before the G.I. Joe team can stop Cobra, they must continue to press through the Access Tunnels, but someone may pay the ultimate price…
Check the Darkness Falls section for the latest two episodes, or click the direct links below.
There were some weird snippets coming out a week or two ago regarding some G.I. Joe kids meals toys in foreign countries, but for some reason I kind of let it slip past my radar. But then more and more started popping up. First in Turkey, then in the UK, and finally, now in Norway.
These kids’ meals toys are available at Burger King and feature a “snowmobile” (looking suspiciously like a HISS Tank), a “jet” (resembling a SHARC), and a “vehicle” which doesn’t seem to resemble any single G.I. Joe item, but the driver kinda looks like Snake Eyes.
Some very bizarre, but interesting offerings overseas. Time will tell if they will end up back over here in the states at any point. Check out some great pictures below courtesy of some of the folks from the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook.
YoJoe contributor skinny also found a great YouTube advertisement for the program as well: