Reminder – Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 2nd!

Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday is “Free Comic Book Day” at comic stores across the nation, and IDW is offering a combination Transformers Animated/G.I. Joe book to celebrate the event.  It will include an 11-page story from Transformers Animated, and will also contain TWO different G.I. Joe stories.  From the sounds of it, one is written by Chuck Dixon and the other by Larry Hama.

Click here for all the juicy details, but more importantly, swing by your local comic shop this Saturday and scoop one up.  Can’t beat the price!

More G.I. Joe-related goodies on

Jeff Bohn continues to dig up some good stuff on…no Resolute stuff this time, but former artist for G.I. Joe: America’s Elite Mike Bear apparently also did some work on package art for Hasbro, too.  Known as bear65 on Deviant Art, he’s posted some package art and other things to his page.  Some of the highlights are shown below.

Special G.I. Joe: Resolute Q & A with the Production team!

The following announcement comes from Hasbro:

“Now that you have had the opportunity to see the entirety of G.I. Joe: Resolute – and have been wowed along with all of us – we now offer you the chance to ask its creators any burning questions about the series. Joaquim Dos Santos (Supervising Director/Art Director), Dan Norton (Lead Art Designer) and Steve Drucker (Executive Producer) will be answering a select set questions chosen from those submitted by fans via the special Q&A submission form found at

Between now and 11:59pm on Sunday, May 3, fans are asked to submit questions to the G.I. Joe: Resolute team. On Thursday, May 7th, a special video will be broadcast on, with Joaquim, Dan and Steve answering some of the more popular and interesting questions submitted by you, the fans.”

So, everyone, get your thinking caps on!  This is a perfect time to send on those burning questions straight to the source.  I know I’ll be working to come up with something…

Black Sheep Toy Store unleashes more upcoming loose figures

The always dependable Black Sheep Toy Store has posted a handful of auctions for upcoming product, and very cool product at that.  The links are below…I haven’t posted a gallery, because the images are all ones we’ve seen before, but the auction links are below:

Man…these are some awesome looking figures.  I know there’s been a lot of movie bashing going around, but every one of those above toys really kicks ass, in my opinion.  I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to get my hands on a half dozen of those 3-piece suit Destro figures.  I could find lots of uses for that one.

Thanks to HissCommander of The Terror Drome for the intel.

Very cool Alley-Viper pictures posted on regular jt008581 has posted some very cool pictures of the upcoming Alley-Viper from the Defense of COBRA Island 7-Pack.  Check out the thread here, or take a look at the gallery below.

New pictures of mystery female Rise of COBRA figure – Is it Helix?

Cmderinchief of The Coil Club and JoeBattleLines has received a sample of this upcoming female figure that hasn’t yet been confirmed.  While I speculated that it might be Dial Tone a couple of weeks ago, it’s looking much more likely that this is a figure for a new IDW and video game character Helix.  Whomever it is, she definitely as a unique look.  Image gallery is below.