JoeCon? Forget it… make mine CobraCon!

Well it must be that time of year again… sick and tired of the publicity the Joes are getting from the annual JoeCon, Cobra Commander has led an all out assault on JoeCon 2011 in Orlando!  In fact, it looks like he’s taking it over for Cobra!

Check out CobraCon.com, and take a peek at the YouTube video below.

Excellent.  Thanks to The Terror Drome for the information.

One step closer to the “real” G.I. Joe: Renegades Zartan?

Fellow Renegades fanatic kennywr22 noticed that MSN’s G.I. Joe: Renegades page has updated with a description for another upcoming episode, this time, “Knock Offs”.

“The Baroness is transporting a high-tech suit to Cobra Commander.”

Now, on first glance, that looks like no biggie.  Fairly typical Cobra themed episode, eh?  Well…  let’s take a look at the character bio for Zartan shall we?

A ruthless biker gang-leading thug, ZARTAN becomes a valuable asset to Cobra (and an incredible threat to the G.I. Joe team) when he stumbles upon and becomes the only person who can wear an experimental Cobra “chameleon tech” suit — giving him the ability to perfectly mimic the appearance, voice, and mannerisms of anyone the suit comes into contact with.”

Hmmm… “Chameleon Tech Suit”?  Could this be the suit that The Baroness is delivering?  The title “Knock Offs” also seems to indicate some sort of copy of something else (as Zartan might be using the suit to copy another person).  Could this mean we’ll soon see Zartan as he was meant to be?  Let’s hope.  Knock Offs is slated to air March 18th.  Seems so far away!  Time will tell.

Thanks again to kenny for the information!

Some cool artwork tidbits courtesy of CartoonPaperwork.com

Well, they’re not posted on CartoonPaperwork.com themselves, but admin of the site David Thornton has passed along some great links to some cool artwork that’s floating around out there.  First of all, an unused cover to the Marvel Series has appeared on Comic Art Fans.  At one point a cover to issue #79, it was apparently not used for one reason or another, but here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Also, David passes along word of a very cool auction over on Yahoo Japan which features what appears to be some production art for the Sigma 6 animated series.  I know there isn’t much love lost for that particular G.I. Joe themed media, but I still love checking out this behind the scenes stuff!  Take a peek right here.

IDW Solicitations for May, 2011

Well, here we go!  Yesterday I posted a review of G.I. Joe: Cobra #13, somewhat lamenting the end of that run, as we prepare to launch into another.  Well, IDW has released the solicitations for May, 2011, and the next run is now in sight.  Judging by the solicitations, it looks like it could be quite the run!

I am absolutely loving these Zack Howard covers, I’ll tell you that right now.  Totally cool.  A character totally out of left field, and another one who I’m not entirely sure about at all.

Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to read the full rundown of G.I. Joe comic releases for May.

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My wallet weeps over the Sideshow Collectibles Cobra Viper

Oh my.

It’s only a small image, with only a small portion of the figure revealed, but I’m already trying to figure out how I’m going to afford one of these things, much less the 15 or 20 of them that I want.  He looks amazing.  Of course, I don’t see any goggles on the helmet, but chances are, if past history is any indication, Sideshow will include them somewhere along the line.

More details will be revealed in the Sideshow Production Blog on the 22nd, with pre-orders (wahhh!) starting February 24th.  I smell quick sell out.  Check out the image below, and check out the page itself right here.