G.I. Joe fans well represented with G.I. Joe: Renegades writing team

The name popped up on the screen for a mere second or two, and a smile immediately came to my face.

For anyone who has been a part of the G.I. Joe online fandom for a long time, the name Eugene Son is immediately recognizable.  Eugene was one of the more prolific early members of the online G.I. Joe community and in fact was one of the founders of G.I. Joe super archive YoJoe.com.  Anything that YoJoe currently is, is due to the major influence that Eugene had over the site while a part of the online community.

A few years ago, Eugene faded away from the community some, and decided to pursue a career in the animation industry as a writer.  He has written for some fantastic properties over the years, including Ben10 and Marvel Superhero Squad (among many others).  Imagine my surprise, however, to see his name pop up in the credits for Episode Nine of G.I. Joe: Renegades.  Zartan and the Dreadnoks’ origin within the G.I. Joe: Renegades universe was penned by one of us.  How cool is that?

Things do have a way of coming full circle, so let me just take a moment to give Eugene a little applause, some congratulations, and here’s hoping he gets to put pen to paper for many more Renegades episodes in the future!  Yo Joe indeed.

  • Nas

    That…is awesome! I’m inspired.

  • Chad Smelcer

    Very cool. Glad to see Eugene get to this point!

  • No kidding, that’s super cool! Congratulations Eugene!

  • Swivel-Arm Beer-Grip

    Very cool. That’s the first name in the online joe community that meant anything to me. YoJoe.com is still one of my favorite sites on the web.

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  • Hawkwinter

    Ah yes, I remember those days, back when I first started getting in touch with the GIJoe community online and getting back into collecting it, YoJoe.com was THE site to go to. Eugene’s name was everywhere and he was (and most likely still is) a great guy.

    I always wondered what happened to him after he left YoJoe.com. Thank you for the news. Guess he’s living the dream now.