Even more G.I. Joe: Renegades images to wet your whistle

Or, to fuel your fanboy rage, whichever you prefer.  Honestly the amount of venom, hatred, and downright hostility towards a cartoon that nobody HAS EVEN SEEN YET is amazing to me.  Sure, you can have your opinions about the look, that’s fair game.  But I’m seeing people blindly proclaim that the whole cartoon “sucks” that it’s not “going to last a season” and that it’s going to drive the G.I. Joe brand into a downward spiral.

I mean, come on.  Don’t we all agree that the line art, while rough, looks like nothing compared to the actual animation.  You know, the actual animation that’s going to be shown every time Renegades airs?

Yes, the detail is simplified.  Just as every single animated series has been since Batman in the early 90’s.  Yes, the proportions are exaggerated.  Just like every single animated series has been since Batman in the early 90’s.

How about we give the cartoon a shot, huh?  I heard a lot of Star Wars fans bitching about Clone Wars before it aired.  How many of them are bitching now?  I heard legions of Transfans groaning when promotional images were shown of Transformers: Animated, and it’s now a highly regarded part of Tranformers animated lore.  How about we at least WATCH the thing, and then judge it.  Is that too much to ask?

Just to add more fuel to the fire, here are some more images, which I’m excited about, but apparently I’m in the minority.  These were uncovered by Steevy Maximus over at HissTank.com, who found them within Hubworld.com in the advertising section, and the sneak peeks.  Personally, I can’t wait for October 10th.  And I have a feeling folks who at least give the series a shot will find a lot to enjoy if they can get over rough image designs and follow the animation.  Speaking of the animation, HubWorld.com also has a short video of their upcoming features, Renegades among them.  No new animation, but better quality than what we saw at San Diego ComicCon.  You can check it out at Hubworld’s Main Page.

New G.I. Joe: Renegades logo and image emerges on the Hub’s website

The countdown continues…  as the Hub’s Twitter Page has stated, only 59 days to go until the big debut of The Hub, and already the online home of the new Hasbro and Discovery co-owned channel is putting up some images and details of the upcoming animated series.

Of course, you can find the entry for G.I. Joe: Renegades right here.  Details are below:

“Branded as renegades for crimes they did not commit, a heroic group of young G.I.s is forced to “turn fugitive” as they battle to clear their names, and expose the evil that is Cobra Industries — a seemingly benevolent mega-corporation covertly controlled by a rogues gallery intent on creating a New World Order.”

A big thanks to SNAKE EYES from HissTank.com for digging up the intel.

Yeah, I’m a little fired up over here.  Can’t wait for G.I. Joe to hit the animated circuit again, and by all accounts, everyone involved has an accomplished resume in the field.  I think the folks who are excited are going to be even more excited, and even some of the folks not so excited are gonna start getting turned around.  Good stuff coming.

G.I. Joe Vs. Cobra – The Mirror Universe!

Thanks to a few assorted Twitter posts by various Joe guys on the ‘net, I came across this great  DeviantArt entry by “*gotbob” who considers the timeless question “What if G.I. Joe and Cobra changed sides”?

The result is full of awesome.  Check out the mirrored image below, as well as his great DeviantArt page.