SK Omega Artwork and information overload!

One of the coolest things about the vintage G.I. Joe line was not only the great action figures, but also the presentation.  The toys were complimented by fantastic artwork, and it is awesome to see some great art out there for SK Omega.  Granted, this isn’t production art, a lot of it is just used in the design process, but regardless, there is some really cool looking artwork showing up on DeviantArt promoting this upcoming toy line.  If the toys themselves are even close to as cool as these pieces of artwork then we could be in for a real treat when these toys hit.

Along with these images, over on HissTank.com Gyre-Viper revealed some information from the folks behind the scenes at SK Omega as well.

“Since a lot of you have been inquiring about the status of the line… and pleading for news (and images) regarding prototypes etc… I’ve been asked by the SK Omega guys to fill you in on a couple things (not much; be patient) that should at least answer some questions (concerns?).

First of all, … the line is moving forward, and quite wonderfully. Control art is complete for most of the vehicles (i.e. the helicopter) and the HIVE play set is actually pretty much done. They’re keeping a lid on a lot of what’s going on for obvious reasons but you can expect to see some 3D reveals in the near future (although for some of you that’s not soon enough heheheh).

Basically, this line is going to happen.

On a personal note:
I know it’s hard to reserve judgment on a product ‘skeletoned’ on a decades-old, basically extinct format.. but these guys grew up with GI JOE the same way you did. They’ve got Ron Rudat and Guy Cassaday and a chunk of other super talented artists in their arsenal… and they’re living the ultimate fan/collector dream. They’re just doing what they love and they hope others will enjoy the results.

Anyways… I’ll fill you in on more, whence permitted.”

Check out some of the mirrored images below…  they have been culled from various DeviantArt pages linked below:

Five Page preview posted for G.I. Joe: Cobra #8

It’s Tuesday, which means new comic day is tomorrow, and we’ve got a 5-page preview for the latest installment of the fantastic G.I. Joe: Cobra book that hits comic shops.  If you told me that a comic which placed a focus on characters like Croc Master and Venomous Maximus (!!11!!??) would do sell with such intense conviction, I would have thought you were nuts.  But Mike Costa and Christos Gage seem to be doing the impossible.  The next character on their slate is Skullbuster as we take what is sure to be a fascinating look at what it takes to become a Cobra Range-Viper.

To wet your appetite, here are the first five pages of the 8th issue.

G.I. JOE: Cobra #8

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Sergio Carrera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

Delve inside Cobra’s brutal, punishing training methods as we learn what it takes to become a Range Viper under the supervision of the apex predator known as Skull Buster. If you fail your final exam, there are no make-ups… only a shallow grave. And if you pass… well, that just might be worse.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99