Exclusive Interview with the writing team of G.I. Joe: Renegades

Last year (it seems so long ago) a member of The Terror Dromes editorial staff got a chance to catch up with Henry Gilroy at the San Diego ComicCon.  Well, it just turns out that Mr. Gilroy is one of the lead writers of G.I. Joe: Renegades, and he was kind enough to offer himself up to answer questions.

The Terror Drome was equally kind and gave me a chance to put my own .02 in, and below is the outcome of this interview.  You will see questions that were posed by members of the Terror Drome forums as well as my own questions near the end of the interview.

It’s a pretty long, detailed, and wide-ranging conversation about G.I. Joe: Renegades!  Check it out after the jump, and a humongous thanks to the great guys at The Terror Drome for letting me be included in this great opportunity.

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 10 Promo

Well, it’s another depressing “Renegades-less” Friday, but all is not lost!  Even though there’s no new episode on tonight, we do get a promo for next week, entitled “Busted”.  Duke is in prison and the other Joes try to rescue him while he tries to take down the Warden.

Check out the embedded video below.

Given all the Easter Eggs we’ve seen so far, will Mutt make an appearance?  Law and Order?  Guess we’ll find out next Friday.

Secrets revealed in Previews Magazine?

Well, it would certainly appear so, according to Ragi Foesmasher of HissTank.com.

Previews typically lists figures set for release a little ways in advance, and they report the following:

“For over twenty-five years, the G.I. Joe has been defending America and the cause of freedom from the evils of Cobra! Characters like Blowtorch, General Hawk, Steel Brigade Trooper, Cobra Trooper, Cobra Commander and the Jungle B.A.T. enter the fight for the fate of the world as these collectible 3.75″ figures! Blister card packaging.”

Uhhh… wha–?

It’s pretty unusual for Hasbro to be able to keep assortments like this under wraps right up until release, but kudos to them for doing it, if that’s what this is.  What sort of format these figures will come in raises some questions as well…obviously they’ve all been released as Anniversary figures already (except for the Steel Brigade Trooper), so are these some sort of Pursuit of Cobra upgrade figures?  Curious…

According to the poster, this edition of Previews will hit comic shops in two weeks.  It appears “on Page 360 will be a listing for item code FEB111522. With a title of GI JOE AF ASST 201103. The picture is of Wave 4 and the shipping date is 4/27/2011.”

Guess we know what to look for at Toy Fair!

G.I. Joe Review Comics Podcast Latest Installment

The awesome guys at the GIJoe Review Podcast have notified me that their latest edition is now online.

(36:23) The guys review Issue 58.

You can direct download Episode 040 at: http://media.libsyn.com/media/gijoereview/GIJoeReview042.mp3

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 9 “Dreadnoks Rising” online at Hubworld.com

Continuing their trend of posting the latest episodes online, The Hub has now uploaded the ninth episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades.  Introducing fan favorites Zartan and the Dreadnoks, Episode 9 has the Renegade soldiers helping out a small Kansas town when the Dreadnoks take it over for their own nefarious purposes.

Check out the latest Renegades episode is nice high definition right here.

Also, don’t forget to keep up to date with all of the latest G.I. Joe: Renegades news and episodes on my G.I. Joe: Renegades Supersite!

G.I. Joe: Renegades producer signs development deal with Hasbro Studios

One of the masterminds behind G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers: Prime has signed a development deal with Hasbro Studios in a move that will keep him closely tied to Hasbro properties, and is hopefully a sign that they want to continue building upon the excellent foundations of Renegades and Prime both.

The information comes from The Wrap.  Kline has been working in animation for a long time, working on some great series including Men in Black, Jackie Chan Adventures, and Starship Troopers: Roughnecks.

JoeCanuck “Chrome Hailstorm” on eBay now!

The Canadian JoeCon folks have produced some awesome product over the years, and the recent Hailstorm was one of my favorites.  I love the Firebat, and getting that great vehicle into the JoeCanuck universe was awesome.

A lot of folks also have a huge crush on the HATE tank as well, which is a version of the HISS done in Chrome reflective armor.  Well, the HATE now has a partner!  Selling exclusively on eBay, the JoeCanuck guys have produced a special limited edition “Chrome Hailstorm” vehicle!

This thing is sure to be a hot seller, so get your bids in early and often.  Check it out right here.

Hell yeah! Sideshow Collectibles Stalker is coming on the horizon!

I LOVE it.  Absolutely love it.  Stalker is one of my all time favorite G.I. Joe characters, and it seemed like a while since he really received any valid face time.  G.I. Joe: Resolute brought him back to the forefront, and seeing a quick cameo in G.I. Joe: Renegades was a treat as well.

Sideshow Collectibles is now also bringing Stalker into the G.I. Joe roster, and is producing him much more quickly than one would have thought.  Sideshow has posted a quick Stalker teaser here, and also promises to have the pre-order launched in time for the January 27th Newsletter.  We’ll also get a nice product preview on January 25th during the production blog. I may just have to pre-order this one…  see the image below.