G.I. Joe: Retaliation reportedly will have a PG-13 Rating

With some information just revealed about the potential upcoming trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation being rated “PG” some fans were  a bit put off, thinking that somehow indicated the film itself would be rated PG.

Thankfully, ever vigilant director of the film Jon Chu wasted no time coming on Twitter to debunk that and to report that the film will indeed be rated PG-13.  The Tweet is below:

“FYI we will be PG13 but trailers need to be PG rated so they can go in front of movies for general audiences…”

Makes sense to me.  It would be tough to think of a film featuring Dwayne Johnson with a machine gun and sword-fighting ninja being rated anything less than PG-13, but the confirmation is certainly comforting.

As always, keep up to date on all of this info by following Jon Chu on Twitter.

UnderScoopFire Podcast interviews Thundercats writer Brandon Easton

Now, I know I’ve talked about Thundercats here and there on this site and on the Whats on Joe Mind podcast, but I don’t generally devote an article to it.  Well, this time I am, because this time I had the unique opportunity to join Howie on the Under Scoop FIRE podcast and speak with Brandon Easton.

Brandon Easton is a long time independent comic creator who is currently in the midst of releasing the fantastic looking Shadowlaw graphic novel.  While working on independent comics, he also does some writing for animated series, and he will be writing future episodes of Thundercats!

We spent some time talking to Brandon about his work in comics, about Thundercats, and yes, I manage to sneak in plenty of G.I. Joe related questions as well!  Check it out in Under Scoop Fire Episode 13 right now.

If you like what you hear about Shadowlaw , it is scheduled for release on December 21, 2011. Your local comic book shop may have ordered it but if they haven’t, ask them to and reference this code: (SEP110748). Tell your local comic book shop to order Shadowlaw!

Shadowlaw will also be available for order through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.  Under Scoop Fire is also giving away 5 copies, so enter on their Podcast page as well.

As always, I had a blast working with Howie, hope you all enjoyed it as well.

Nerd Rage Toys launches with great 30th Anniversary Wave 3 & 4 Pre-Orders!

Welcome Nerd Rage Toys to the stable of GeneralsJoes sponsors, and they are coming on board with a great announcement!  They have unleashed pre-orders for G.I. Joe: 30th Anniversary Waves 3 & 4 at rock bottom prices.

Offering figures at $8.50 apiece for singles and very competitive prices for the cases, Nerd Rage is hoping folks will take advantage of these awesome new G.I. Joe releases.  Check out the link below to pre-order these figures now.  Even the army builders are cheap!  Grab ’em up.

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club reveals more FSS card art, among other things

The Collectors’ Club continues their roll as they reveal another swath of card art today along with a nice close up of the upcoming FSS Sure Fire figure’s head sculpt (which appears to be a modified Valor Vs. Venom Shipwreck head).

For our viewing pleasure, they went to Twitter, Facebook, and GIJoeClub.com to give us art for Cover Girl and Big Boa as well as the aforementioned Sure Fire.  Check out the mirrored images below.

G.I. Joe: 30th Anniversary Wave 4 Pre-Orders are Online!

With the third wave of 30th Anniversary and G.I. Joe: Renegades figures hitting mailboxes now, of course attention has already turned to Wave 4.  Well, good news from a couple of different fronts as various online vendors now have Wave 4 available for pre-order!