IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for July, 2010

IDW has posted their solicitations for July, 2010, including a very healthy selection of G.I. Joe related titles.  Alongside the mainstream G.I. Joe book, G.I. Joe: Origins, and G.I. Joe: Cobra, we now have G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds by Max Brooks, and the very fun looking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #156!  Larry Hama returns again.
A few things I’m looking forward to…  Zartan’s IDW origin promises to be pretty cool.  Seeing Serpentor come to life in G.I. Joe: Cobra should also be neat.
But four words really caught my eye…  in regards to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #156.  “Covers by Rod Whigham…“.
I’ll be smiling for two months.  Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry link below for the full run down!
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Five Page preview for IDW G.I. Joe #17

New comic day today, and G.I. Joe #17 is on the docket…thanks to The Terror Drome, we’ve got a 5-page preview to share:

Written by Chuck Dixon with art by the awesome Robert Atkins.  Interesting twist to have the Hard Master still alive in the IDW universe.  I like it.  I think seeing the whole Hard Master/Storm Shadow/Zartan conflict unfold in real time rather than as a flashback is a cool way to look at the story.

And yeah, I know a lot of folks are complaining about Destro’s full metal armor, but I think that’s kind of a neat twist, too.  I still say IDW is doing a good job marrying the vintage look and feel with some interesting new ideas and giving us a pretty cool new sandbox to play in.  It feels like it’s taken absolutely forever to get to this point, but things are finally starting to flesh themselves out.

Moving Sale (Up to 90% Off) and New Preorders from Past Generation Toys!

Be sure to stop by and say hello to Past Generation Toys at the 2010 International GI Joe Convention in Rhode Island from April 30th to May 3rd.

We’ve got a huge new sale with big savings on hundreds of items from various lines. There are GI Joes for $2, DC Universe Classics for $5, and Transformers for $3. You can find all these deals and more on in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! Check it out now before they’re all gone.

Also new to the store are Living Dead Dolls preorders, so purchase now and guarantee that you won’t miss out on great characters like Beetle Juice.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter! This week we’ve got coverage of the 2010 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

Latest Canadian G.I. Joe Collectors Club Newsletter Online!

This news just in from our brothers to the North!

The 28th issue is now available with 17 whopping pages!! Included this month is “It’s Convention Season!”, “My Introduction To G.I. Joe”, “NJC 50”, “Name That Figure!”, “Figure Review : Volcano Viper”, “Point / Counter-Point : Resolute : Was it good for the brand?”, “Meanwhile, Back In The Comics : End Game”, “It’s The Little Things : Canadian JoeCon Presentation & Paperwork Review”, “Evil Empire”…. and possibly one of the coolest things the JoeCanuck newsletter has had in awhile, an ALL NEW comic story by our own “Loop” titled “The Canuckleheads”. It’s awesome. Check all of it out here, and don’t forget to let them know what you think on the message boards.

As always, all past 27 Issues can be read here.

BBTS News: 15% Off Sale, DC Direct, TF, UFC 3, Marvel, LDD 19 & More!

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about
another great batch of new preorders, more new arrivals and our latest
sale:

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15% OFF SALE
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From now until Friday – save 15% on everything we carry except ‘New’ and
‘Preorder / Backorder’ items!   Thousands of items are on sale and we’ve
just removed the ‘New’ designation from hundreds more.   Graphic Novels,
Vintage Department, Toys, Statues, Busts and many other items are
included.  Just browse through your favorite menus to view the sale items.

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More amazing information on upcoming G.I. Joe: The Movie Blu-Ray release

TV Shows on DVD is reporting that Brian Ward, Shout! Factory producer who is working on the G.I. Joe: The Movie release has posted the following information on Shout!s official message boards:

“The Blu-ray release will be a BD/DVD combo.  The BD will carry both widescreen and fullframe versions of the movie.  The DVD will only have the original fullframe.

Sadly, neither is captioned or subtitled.”

Am I the only one who is giddy about this?  Granted, G.I. Joe: The Movie is the ultimate in Sunbow zaniness, but for some reason seeing it in widescreen Blu Ray format just has me excited.  Just look at this, and imagine it in widescreen Blu Ray:

Unfortunately he did say he still couldn’t talk about bonus materials, but by the looks of things, we’ll hear something soon.  Combine this with the Season 2 release on April 27th, and there’s some great class Joe goodness on the way.