Dear God look at the Sideshow Collectibles Cobra Viper

Look at him.  I mean LOOK AT HIM.

I can’t quite fully articulate the level of awesome that this Cobra Viper figure has achieved.  The Sideshow Collectibles Production Blog has posted the above images (plus several more) and the pre-order should be live February 24th with the arrival of the Sideshow Collectibles newsletter.

Click here to check out all the details, but dammit, let me buy my Sideshow Exclusive when the pre-order goes live!

Brian Goldner talks the G.I. Joe Sequel

Some news has been leaking here and there a bit about the upcoming G.I. Joe Sequel, and Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner talked to MTV News about what to expect.  For folks who weren’t big fans of the original some good news to come out of the discussions…while there will be a “tip of the cap” to the original film, Goldner expects the sequel to pretty much stand on its own.  Not necessarily the “reboot” some were hoping for, but it certainly sounds like they’re looking at what didn’t work in the first film and making some changes.  Check out the full quotes from Goldner below:

“”There is a really great idea in the second ‘G.I. Joe,'” he said. “In many ways, it’ll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don’t need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We’ve made sure that that’s the case.”

He continues on…

“”Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor,” Goldner explained. “You might begin with the knowledge of having your president as an impostor. What would that mean? From that, you can tell a very big story without only having to rely on the chronology of the first film.”

Check it out right here.

Five Page Preview from G.I. Joe #27

This is it…the final issue in the so-called “Season One” arc of the mainstream G.I. Joe title from IDW.  It’s been a roller coaster ride, through various ups and downs, and I’ll be the first to say that issue #26 was one of the downs.  The story itself was exciting, the art was great, but it felt a bit like wasted potential for all of this build up to feature essentially the two character we know and feel the least about.  We’ll see if Chuck Dixon can make amends with issue #27 tomorrow.  Check out the 5-Page preview below.

G.I. JOE #27

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a & c)

“M.A.S.S. DESTRUCTION” concludes here with Snake Eyes and Helix stranded at the top of the world in a desperate battle against time, the elements and COBRA. Expect an armored vehicle battle on the frozen wastes of an Arctic wasteland like you’ve never seen before. And a chilling shock ending you never thought you’d see!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99