Why did no one tell me about this? A new Avengers cartoon?! Rock!

Okay, I’m pretty on top of things in the Marvel animated slate…  but somehow I’m a bit out of the loop.

Apparently, way back on March 4th it was announced that a new Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes animated series would be airing in 2011.  Somehow I missed this.  In fact, there’s even a trailer online:

Ummm…  holy shit?

This looks pretty fun!  And it would even appear that a “micro series” featuring back stories for the individual heroes would begin airing this fall.  Supposedly 52 episodes have already been ordered, and with an all star cast, this looks like a very cool series.

Unfortunately, though…  apparently Spectactular Spider-Man and Wolverine and the X-Men have both been cancelled.  It would appear good news always comes with bad.  These were two of my favorite animated series in a long time… bummer.  Hopefully Avengers can fill the void.

A little something for the 12″ fans…

I know I don’t talk about the 12″ Joes much on this page, mostly because honestly they don’t interest me a whole lot.  But that changed with the last JoeCon in Providence.  Unfortunately it didn’t change quite fast enough.

We all know about the upcoming 3 3/4″ Adventure Team figures, and how they’re tying the AT guys into the Real American Hero realm with the introduction of Dr. Venom (finally!!) into action figure form.  Well, the Collectors’ Club is doing something similar in the 12″ scale as well.

In Providence this year, they introduced everyone to the first (at least I believe it’s the first) bad guy 12″ figure, the “Henchman”.  I was sorely tempted to pick this guy up, but in the end, I held off, and I’m kind of regretting it now, because he’s been sold out of the Club store, and will likely be tough to get a hold of.  Strongly based on the nameless and  faceless “bad guys” from the 70’s James Bond movies, this mysterious “Henchman” serves an organization…  but it’s an organization that all Joe fans should be intimately familiar with.

Take a good look at the picture of the Henchman above…and look at the logo.  The logo resembles the planet Mars.  Yes, the Henchman here is an agent of MARS.  A very cool tie in to Destro and the MARS organization, and now the Joe universes are all tied together nicely.

As a further explanation of the story, GIJCC staff member Lanny also did a pretty cool movie based on the comic that came with the 12″ set this year.  Check that out below.

I really love how the Club is weaving a cool new story tying all of these universes together…  now I wonder where Sigma 6 fits in.

Big Lob makes his move… into the review section!

Yeah, I’ve used that joke before, and it probably wasn’t funny the first time either.

Anyway…  now that I’m recovering from the convention chaos, I’ve reviewed the GIJCC Exclusive Big Lob, and posted him in the appropriate section.  You can also check out the review itself right here!

A very pleasant surprise.

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Five Page preview for IDW G.I. Joe: Operation HISS #4

Tomorrow is wednesday, which means today we’ve got a five page preview of the upcoming fourth issue of G.I. Joe: Operation HISS.  Written to take place after the events in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, it injects a bit more seriousness into the source material than its animated counterpart.

Speaking of the animated counterpart, we were supposed to get a new episode last Friday…wonder what happened.

Anyway, the five page preview is below.

G.I. Joe: Operation Hiss #4

Brian Reed (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Joe Corroney, Padilla (c)

With G.I. Joe captured and held prisoner, Major Bludd puts his master plan into action… and makes sure that the Joes take the fall!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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