G.I. Joe: Origins #7 thoughts from around the web

The seventh installment of G.I. Joe: Origins hit comic shops today and already various Joe sites are reporting their opinions on this issue, focusing on Mainframe and finally starting to lead us down the path towards COBRA.  Check out the various links below to see what your peers thought about this issue:

My own thoughts?  I liked it, over all.  Mainframe has really separated himself as a unique character here and has come out of the shell of the generic tech geek that we’ve seen in the past.  I like his rapport with Snake Eyes, and I like his new attitude.  I also LOVE what they’re doing with COBRA here.  Insinuating that it’s an organization that has existed for generations, and that it secretly funnels money through face companies…it almost sounds like the illuminate in a way, but in a very cool way.  Interesting take.

Yo Joe Presents The GI Joe Comic Book Roll Call

Yo Joe has a new GI Joe comic book collector’s tool for the collector to use.

It is called the GI Joe Roll Call and it is one massive list of every Joe comic ever released in English. Starting with the Ziff Davis, the Adventure Team, A Real American Hero, Hasbro, Independent, IDW and including Marvel UK, Battle, Battle Action Force and more. (It definitely includes all variant covers)

The list is intended to help the Joe collector who keep what is in their collection straight and for those collectors who keep it in their head be able to put it in a digital form or print it out and keep in their records for insurance purposes.

Joe collector Calvin Chymy put this together based on his collection.

To see and use the GI Joe Roll Call go to:

http://www.yojoe.com/magazine/rollcall/rollcall.shtml

Toys “R” Us Exclusive Attack on the Pit found at retail!

HissTank member Dr. Phd. has found the TRU Exclusive Attack on the Pit multipack at his local Toys “R” Us store!  Retailing for twenty-six dollars, it features a whopping five figures plus a COBRA Mole Pod vehicle.  A GREAT deal, I gotta say.  In detail, the set comes with:

  • COBRA Neo-Viper
  • COBRA Neo-Viper Officer (Neo-Viper with MARS Webgear)
  • Duke (Desert Uniform)
  • Ripcord (Spandex and gray camouflage)
  • G.I. Joe Pit Trooper (green camouflage)
  • COBRA Mole Pod

Wow.  That is a LOT of stuff for $26.00.  A great deal.  I really dig those Neo-Vipers, I like that Ripcord, and the Pit Trooper.  I really don’t like that Duke and those weird colored forearms, but every other figure is great.  Check out the pictorial evidence below.

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