Preview of IDW G.I. Joe #1

So…I’ve always been an unabashed Comic fan from day one.  Ever since I set my eyes on that huge, oversized Treasury Edition of G.I. Joe #1, I was captivated by the rich history and unique writing style that Larry Hama managed to weave for what was essentially a children’s toy tie-in.  As with every licensed property, there were several ups and downs, but for the first 4 or 5 years of the comic history, it was mostly ups.  It would be tough to argue that the series in general didn’t go downhill during the 90’s, it most certainly did, for whatever reason.  Whether it was Hasbro’s influence, a matter of the material just running its course, or Mr. Hama writing himself into a few corners, I’m not sure.  Regardless, the multiple brainwashings, the huge  focus on Snake Eyes (and tieing so many characters into his past), and other such events left a bit of a black mark on the legacy of the Marvel series.

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Update done (and new feature added)

Well, that was actually easier than I thought it would be.  Got the WordPress Update wrapped up this afternoon and added a new feature while I was at it.  Check over on the left sidebar, and you’ll see “Justin’s Featured Vid” and “Justin’s Random Vids”.  Those are two little plugins I dug up that will stream straight from Youtube.  Expect the featured vid to change from time to time, and the Random vids will just kind of pull from my Youtube library.  Mostly Joe stuff, but sometimes maybe not.  Who knows?

By the way, if you don’t see the videos, just make sure you’ve got the latest version of Adobe Flash installed for your particular browser…

Also working on the review/”Best Moments” of the “Best of the 80’s” DVD Battle Pack, so there’s some…well… actual content to look forward to.  ;)

Thanks as always for checking out the site!

WordPress Update coming…

There’s a major upgrade to the WordPress software out there, and I will be doing the upgrade at some point this weekend.  So if you notice any plug ins missing or other things a little wonky, that’s what’s going on.  It shouldn’t take too terribly long, but wanted to make you aware just in case.

Thanks!