Nightly News Recap – G.I. Joe: Resolute episodes 7 & 8 online at AdultSwim!

Right on schedule, AdultSwim.com has posted the latest two episodes of Resolute, episodes 7 & 8.  As always check them out at the Resolute video page here.

I am a bit curious, because the site says episodes 9 & 10 will be shown tomorrow, but I was under the impression that the last part wouldn’t air until it was aired on television…also thought the last part was a 10 minute finale.  Guess we’ll find out.  As far as I know, these aren’t YouTube’d yet, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

EDIT: Okay, I went back through my notes (yes I have notes from Joe conventions on my computer…I realize that’s sad), and the initial report was 10 5-minute episodes with a 10 minute finale for a total of 60 minutes.  So not only does that mean we get two more episodes tomorrow night, it means there are essentially two MORE episodes after that!  W00t! 

We’re getting close to the finale…I’m excited, but bummed at the same time.  This has been an awesome ride, I don’t want it to end!  I know full well Hasbro has geared up to move on to the film stuff, I just hope this Resolute universe doesn’t just end up floating away.  It’s too cool to be treated like that.  We’ll see, I guess.

EDIT #2: The episodes have been YouTube’d! 

Andy Schmidt with more Comic News

IDW’s Senior Editor Andy Schmidt is interviewed at Newsarama, with more news of upcoming comic projects.  Highlights include…

  • COBRA Special in September with talk of a “sort of” sequel.
  • G.I. Joe #7 in August with a Howard Chaykin cover and the previously shown David Williams gatefold.
  • G.I. Joe #7 contains the first one on one fight with COBRA.
  • G.I. Joe Origins takes July off, then two issues in August, reflecting events in the 2nd arc in the main title.
  • Also in August, a one-shot special on the new character, Helix.  Helix is female and was created for the video game.

G.I. Joe Items from May’s PREVIEWS

The following G.I. Joe related items are offered in the May Previews for shipping in July.  The May Previews will be available in comic stores 4/29/09.  Click the link below to read the full story.

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Carded images of Wave 14 Zap and Resolute Storm Shadow hit the ‘net

We’ve already seen the Battle Damaged B.A.T. and Night Force Falcon, well now two more carded samples of the never-released Wave 14 figures have hit internet in the form of Zap and Resolute Storm Shadow.

Listen…I’ve been singing the praises of Resolute for months now, only to listen to a lot of fans who brushed it aside and only wanted their vintage re-hashes.  I hope everyone is watching and listening now…  ;)  This version of Storm Shadow looks incredible.  Very simple, nothing dramatic, nothing over-detailed, but a simple, basic white-clad ninja with some really nice sculpting and great gear.  What else can you ask for?  While so many people bemoaned the loss of Zap, Alley-Viper, etc…  to me, it was the potential Resolute figures that stung the worst.  The vintage fans are getting what they asked for in the form of the COBRA Island 7-Packs.  Here’s really hoping that Hasbro has something up their sleeve for these unreleased Resolute figures as well, or that would be a HUGE hole left unfilled.  No matter what the future of the Resolute animation is, these designs, these characters, and these interpretations have been amongst the best seen in a long time, and it would be a damn shame if they got left in the dust for a team of 5 guys in the same black armor.  Hopefully Hasbro listens to that.

Anyway, thanks to acmilan8540 of HissTank.com as well as HissCommander from The Terror Drome for the info!

Back to class.  Ugh.

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