First guest announced for the 2011 G.I. Joe Con

And it’s a good one!  For whatever reason, over the years, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club hasn’t sought to invite any of the Sunbow voice actors.  Or perhaps they have, they just haven’t landed any.  Well, this year they did, and it’s quite an appropriate one!

Hank Garrett will be landing in Orlando to attend the G.I. Joe Convention!  He’s starred in scores of films and television series, but we all know him as…  Dial Tone!  Quite the appropriate choice, considering the free membership figure and his inclusion in the Special Missions Brazil boxed set.

Keep your eyes peeled for more on GIJoeCon.com, and to get on-the-spot updates like this one, follow the G.I. Joe Con on Twitter.

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 10 Reviewed and added to Guide

Another Friday night, another G.I. Joe: Renegades episode added to the episode guide!

Of course, along with the episode guide addition, I provided a full review of the episode with plenty of embedded video scattered throughout.  You can either hit up the Episode Guide, or just check out Episode 10 itself right here!

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 11 Promo is online

I’m still working on getting the review and Episode Guide entry done for Episode 10, but to keep you busy until I get that wrapped up, I’ve uploaded the promo for next week’s episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades!

Episode 11 is entitled “The Enemy of my Enemy” and appears to place a focus back on Destro and Scrap Iron.  Check out the embedded video below!

Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled to the G.I. Joe: Renegades SuperSite for Episode Guide updates and more!

Big Bad Toy Store goof reveales more 2011 G.I. Joe product?

So, the listing has since been jettisoned to the archives of internet history, but an eagle-eyed reader on HissTank.com spotted the following information, listed as “G.I. Joe 2011 Series 3“.  The following names are listed among the product:

  • Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
  • Crazy Legs
  • Croc Master
  • Rock Viper
  • Viper
  • Iron Grenadier

Interestingly, none of these listings match up with earlier revealed listings from Diamond, which indicates the Diamond listings are for a later wave, or things are still very much in flux.  So at this point, who knows what’s coming?  I know one thing for sure…we’ll find out more on February 12th when the Hasbro Collector Event at Toy Fair rolls into New York City.  And I’ll be there to get the info.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe: Cobra #12

Wow…has it been a week already?  I know I was holding off a bit on the review, for fear of spoiling the storyline events, but I figure pretty much anyone and everyone knows what’s happened at this point, and the review is fair game.

So then it was just laziness.  :shifty:

Honestly, though, the latest issue of G.I. Joe: Cobra pretty much continues the status quo, and nobody should be surprised.  Shocked maybe, but not surprised.  Does that make sense?  Read the full review after the jump.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Infestation #1

So, what am I doing here?  Infestation dropped this week, but there’s no sign of Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, or even Chuckles… so why review it?

The answer is simple…because, like it or not, Infestation will be barreling through every IDW book shortly, including G.I. Joe.  And since I do plan on covering those titles, I figure I might as well review the issue that started it all as well.

Now, I’ve gone on record several times that I’m not really a “zombie” guy.  They don’t really mean anything to me, one way or another…so seeing an over-arcing storyline featuring Zombies isn’t something that really excites me.  However, I am a fan of good fiction.  Does Infestation apply?  Yeah, I think it does.  Read the full review after the jump.

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Todd Pleasant provides some details on the upcoming AT Comic

As February draws closer, the release of the latest G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club newsletter gets closer, and we find out what this interesting “freebie” the Club has promised ends up being.  Another awesome landmark event, though, is the return of Rod Whigham to the G.I. Joe universe!  Yes, he’s been providing alternate covers to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series by Larry Hama, but this Adventure Team book will mark his triumphant return to internal comics pages.

I am absolutely psyched.  Mr. Whigham was far and away my favorite artist during the long tenure of the original Marvel comic series, and seeing him pen the Joe universe again (even an Adventure Team one) is going to be awesome.

Todd Pleasant, who is writing the series also swung by the GeneralsJoes comments section and gave some intel on the upcoming book as well:

“Rod’s work on the comic is truly amazing. He brings life to the AT in way we have never seen. It has been great being involved with this project, and a pleasure to work with such a consummate professional.

The profiles are intended to flesh out and add dimension to the characters featured the serial. We have a number story lines in the works, and I am hoping to work in some prehistory for the Team. Including how each of the members were recruited. We get a sample of that in the first episode as we tag along with the Commander on headhunting mission.”

Todd also is part of the team that gives us the Regular Joes comic in the Collectors’ Club newsletter, and also was one of the folks behind the absolutely awesome AESOP dio-comic back in the day.  Personally, I can’t wait to see what we’re going to get.

If you’re like me and looking forward to these upcoming Adventure Team comics, hit up GIJoeClub.com to join!

Sideshow Collectibles Stalker pre-order is LIVE!

I’m not sure all of the newsletters have gone out yet (I haven’t received mine) but Sideshow Collectibles has verified through their official Twitter feed that the pre-order is live for their awesome 12″ Stalker!  Follow the links below to add him to your ranks before he’s gone!

This figure looks AWESOME.  Don’t sleep on it, he may be tough to come by later on.  Check out some mirrored images below.

G.I. Joe: Renegades character artist Clement Sauve succumbs to cancer

This news literally hit me out of nowhere…I had no idea he was even sick.  However, according to Ron Marz’s Twitter feed, Clement Sauve, the gifted artist behind the revamped character designs for G.I. Joe: Renegades passed away last night at the way too young age of 33.

He had apparently been battling cancer and last night lost his fight.

Whatever issues any of the fans had for the character revitalizations in G.I. Joe: Renegades, I hope we all take a few moments today to remember a gifted artist, and to consider what a great impact he had on our favorite property.  Not just with G.I. Joe: Renegades, but his work with Devils’ Due as well.

Hopefully for a moment we can all recognize and remember that there are human beings involved with every facet of this hobby that we know and love, and those human beings have the same hopes, dreams, and fears that we all do, and deserve the same level of respect that we would expect ourselves.

Rest in Peace, Clem.  Thanks for playing your part in our lives, and hopefully in the next generation as well.

Pursuit of Cobra Wave 4 on Pre-Order at HasbroToyShop

Well, if a week can be considered a pre-order, anyway.

Thanks to GeneralsJoes reader m6d for passing along word that Hasbro Toy Shop now has Pursuit of Cobra Wave 4 listed as “coming soon”.  You can order them now, and they will arrive anywhere from 2/1 through 2/14 depending on your shipping choice.  Check out the links below:

Go get ’em!