The fate of G.I. Joe: Renegades’ Ripcord – temporary or permanent?

First of all…  spoilers are ABOUND.

If you have not yet watched G.I. Joe: Renegades and you don’t want to be spoiled, turn away now.  Discussion will be forthcoming about the events in the original 2-parter…

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G.I. Joe: Renegades marathon on 12/30 and what else to expect for 2010

So the G.I. Joe: Renegades era has begun, and seems to have begun with a bang.  General consensus among the fandom seems to indicate folks are excited about G.I. Joe: Renegades and while reaction is based on some very early and very small samples, people seem enthusiastic about its potential.

But what about the rest of 2010?  What can we expect?

Well, using some online TV Listings sites, I compiled a short, but sweet episode guide that has been posted on the sidebar of my G.I. Joe: Renegades Superpage.

According to that guide, new G.I. Joe: Renegades episodes are expected to continue at least through December 24th.

The Hub has also sent along a press release mentioning that there will be a G.I. Joe: Renegades marathon on December 30th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  That time slot will accommodate 6 episodes, which leaves me wondering what about Episode 7?

At this point, it’s unknown when more episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades will air after the Christmas Eve showing and subsequent December 30th marathon.  One thing that we do know is that after the 5-Part mini-series, Transformers: Prime will not air again until February, 2011.  Does the same fate await G.I. Joe: Renegades?  Time will tell.

Personally, I much prefer the fact that G.I. Joe is doing an episode per week through the end of the year…then even if there is a gap, it’s only about a one-month gap.  Prime, on the other hand, airs until this Friday, and then disappears for at least 8 weeks if not longer.

One thing I do know is that the debut of Renegades has sparked a lot of excitement in certain corners of the fandom, and some great conversation.  I know there are plenty of folks who disagree, but I like having this new continuity to spark interest in the fandom once again.  It’s refreshing after a lot of the same conversations over the past few years.

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Information revealed about Episode 6 of G.I. Joe: Renegades

So we just finished checking out Episodes 1 and 2, and here we are finding out stuff about Episode 6!  Yeesh.

Thanks goes out, once again, to fellow Renegades nutcase kennywr22, who hit up the familiar MSNTV.com website and dug out the following Renegades intel about Episode 6 (Homecoming, Part 1):

“Duke goes home to protect his family from Cobra; the team infiltrates Cobra’s Christmas party.”

We heard rumors before the show started that Michael Bell and B.J. Ward (Sunbow’s Duke and Scarlett) would be doing the voices for Duke’s parents…this looks like where we’ll hear them.

Homecoming (Part 1) is currently slated to air along with Part 2 on Christmas Eve.

Cobra Commander will don a battle helmet in G.I. Joe: Renegades

Many folks have been complaining about the look of Cobra Commander in the new G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series, and I can certainly understand why.  With that bizarre Phantom of the Opera half-mask thing going on, it’s a little confusing to tell exactly what attaches to what or why he’s wearing it.

At this point, my guess is that he’s got some sort of disfigurement, but who knows for sure?

However, thanks to Clem over on HissTank.com (who just happens to be Clement Sauve, the main designer for G.I. Joe: Renegades) we now know that Cobra Commander WILL wear a more armored “battle helmet” of sorts during the animated series.  The exact quote is as follows:

“There is indeed 2 masks, more precisely the one you’ve seen on the show and the helmet shown in the image from the game that everyone’s been posting.”

So, indeed, there is something to look forward to.  For folks wondering what mask he’s talking about, this would be it:


G.I. Joe: Renegades has launched and GeneralsJoes has you covered!

Due to some holiday scheduling, I didn’t get a chance to peruse G.I. Joe: Renegades until later tonight, but now that I’ve had a chance to watch it and digest it…  I’m ready for more!

I will admit the first episode actually left me wanting a bit more, which I was surprised about.  There was certainly a healthy helping of action, twists, turns, and great character interaction, but it just felt incomplete.  Nothing to worry about, though, as Episode Two came on right afterwards and really helped finish off the two-parter in excellent fashion.

Plenty of characters, some great nods to the fans, and in my mind, the animation was great as well.  But of course, don’t take my word for it…  head on over to the GeneralsJoes Renegades SuperPage to check out the latest updates!  Straight out of the gate, I’ve reviewed Episode 1 and Episode 2 and posted full intel over on the G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode Guide.

There you’ll find a detailed episode synopsis and tons of video clips pulled from both inaugural episodes.

Enjoy, and trust me, more content is coming, I just gotta have time to wade through it all.  Yo Joe!

G.I. Joe: Renegades is almost upon us… what to expect from GeneralsJoes

Well, anyone who has visited the site knows I’m keyed up about G.I. Joe: Renegades.  I know that has pissed some people off, but hey, it’s my site, so deal with it.  I’ve been working hard to make sure I cover plenty of other content as well as Renegades so for those of you who would bitch about it will just have to learn to live with it.

This weekend especially, Renegades fans should expect an onslaught of content as the first two episodes air.  I’ve already got the Renegades SuperPage up with links to characters, the Episode Guide, and all of your latest breaking news from the series.  As the episodes hit this evening, expect episode reviews, synopsis, video clips, and updates throughout all sections of the site.

Just like I did for Sigma 6, when G.I. Joe reinvents itself, and I enjoy the reinvention, I have a tendency to go all out.  We’ll see if Renegades keeps my attention even after I’ve seen the first two episodes.  So for Renegades fans, there will be a lot to love this weekend.  For folks who don’t like Renegades, the latest wave of Pursuit of Cobra figures is hitting my house next week, keep an eye out for those reviews.  No, I will not be sacrificing PoC content for Renegades stuff.  Don’t even worry about that.

Can’t wait to see the cartoon tonight, and looking forward to discussing it!

Reminder – Exclusive “Behind the Scenes” Special on The Hub at 3:30pm Eastern

For folks out there eagerly anticipating the first airing of G.I. Joe: Renegades, don’t forget that The Hub will be airing a special “behind the scenes” look at G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers: Prime at 3:30pm Eastern!

I’m stuck here at work, so I won’t be able to check it out, but hopefully other folks will take a peek and let us all know how it looks.

And of course, in a little less than two short hours, G.I. Joe: Renegades arrives.  It will be interesting to see if the internet folds in on itself from the rampant praise and/or complaints from the respective camps.

If nothing else, it will be entertaining.

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IDW Review Onslaught – G.I. Joe: Future Noir #1

Okay, I’ll admit, I’m as fired up about new concepts in G.I. Joe as the next guy, but initially I was not sure exactly what to think about this idea.  I’ve never really been enamored with the whole Manga concept, though I do know it has its share of fans.  Devils’ Due actually tried this experiment as well with the Arashikage Showdown trade paperback when they had the license, and that particular issue didn’t really resonate with me.

Is Future Noir any more successful?  Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below to see my opinions.

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