Damn. Seems like I just posted a review for A Real American Hero #162, and here’s a five page preview for the next one! No complaints here, this series has been absolutely clicking on all cylinders lately.
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO # 163
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Rod Whigham (c)
DARK SNAKE EYES brings COBRA straight to The Pit, bringing the battle to G.I. JOE’s home turf. Can the Joes withstand the assault led by one of their own or will COBRA finally bring them to their knees?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Gyre-Viper is at it again…or more appropriately, has been at it again, since he posted these images a few days ago. I hadn’t jumped on the bandwagon yet because, well…. honestly? I’m not all that wild about the Jungle B.A.T. I think it looks kind of silly, actually. Some cool attachments could save it, but if it comes with the same three attachments we’ve all seen ad infinitum, I will be severely disappointed, especially considering the Pursuit of Cobra greatness we’re currently surrounded by.
Granted, it’s part of an assortment that wasn’t supposed to exist 6 months ago, so the fact that Hasbro whipped up some repaints and filler figures to keep Joe fans interested until the real stuff hits in August is something we all have to consider. If the Jungle B.A.T. (and other figures alongside it in the early part of the year) is a bit lackluster, I wouldn’t expect that to indicate some sort of downward spiral. I think we’ll see some awesome stuff at Toy Fair, Joe Con, and SDCC.
Check out the mirrored images below.
While there is certainly no revelations in the interview, Toonzone has posted a pretty nice piece with Jeff Kline, who serves as an executive producer for both Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Renegades. He touches on the creative process, fan response, and many more cool angles.
Check out the interview right here.
Excellent! For folks who have been waiting with baited breath to complete their 3 3/4″ Adventure Team line up, it looks like March will be the time that it happens. The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club store has just posted a pre-order for their Sea Adventurer w/ Mini-Submarine. According to the listing, he’s expected to ship “Within 4 weeks of March 1, 2011”.
The Sea Adventurer joins the Adventure Team Commander, the Air Adventurer, and the Land Adventurer to round off your Adventure Team in a 3 3/4″ scale as they face off against the insidious Dr. Venom.
Pick yours up today!