GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Snake Eyes #8

Lost in the shuffle of the big Cobra Commander reveal from the mainstream G.I. Joe title last week was the most recent issue of IDW’s Snake Eyes title, which hit comic shops this past Wednesday.

Continuing the story of the Cobra Civil War, with a focus on a mysterious virus that Duke has been infected with, this run of Snake Eyes pairs up the two pseudo-rivals and sends them deep into a Cobra operated laboratory looking for a cure.  Click the Read the Rest of this Entry link below for the full review.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Cobra #7

A little behind the times with this review, and I was just going to let it slide, but upon a couple of re-reads, I felt like this particular issue deserved some attention.  The Cobra title has been so excellent from day one, and I remain surprised that it keeps up the very high caliber of story telling, even with an almost ever-changing cast of characters.

Costa does impressive work on a monthly basis, and I wanted to make sure to open folks’ eyes to that, even if it is a few weeks late.  Click the read the rest of this story link below to check out the full review.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer to appear on big screen with Mission: Impossible 4

Tired of squinting at your TV screen to see the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer?  Well, those days are numbered…

According to Jon Chu’s very active Twitter account, we have confirmation that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation teaser/trailer (I still can’t believe it’s just a teaser!!) will appear in movie theaters before Mission Impossible 4 and the Dark Knight Rises preview!  Incredible news!

The Dark Knight Rises preview is going to be the hottest ticket in town and the idea that all of those viewers right in our wheelhouse will get exposed to the awesomeness of G.I. Joe: Retaliation is fantastic news.  I think this is a great move promotion wise by Paramount, especially with such a strong trailer to present the continuation of the G.I. Joe film universe.

I followed up with Mr. Chu on Twitter as well, and he responds that once Mission Impossible 4 hits regular theaters, the trailer will appear there as well.

The news just keeps getting better.  It’s early, but I’m already getting a very good vibe from G.I. Joe: Retaliation…so far, they’ve been doing things all right.

Meanwhile, while you’re waiting, check it out on YouTube.  I’ve only seen it 1400 times or so.

Excellent insight into upcoming Snake Eyes cover by Robert Atkins

Earlier this morning, I posted a story about upcoming IDW Solicitations, including G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes issue #11, which features another fantastic cover by Robert Atkins.  This makes me very happy, especially seeing Storm Shadow so front and center.

In all honesty, the current Snake Eyes interior artists, Casey Maloney and Alex Cal are certainly no slouches, but the incomparable Robert Atkins just makes this book rock in my eyes.  I was psyched to see his fantastic Storm Shadow cover, and I’m equally excited to hear that Mr. Atkins will come back to draw the Snake Eyes books in their entirety with issue #13.

Then, almost as if reading my mind, Robert Atkins updated his terrific blog and added some process and insight information for creating the cover for Snake Eyes #11.  He also includes a great black & white version of the cover, which looks incredible.

Keep hitting up Robert Atkins’ blog right here, there’s always some great G.I. Joe content to be found.  Also, follow Robert Atkins on Twitter to stay up to date on all his blog updates, too!

Most underrated or overrated modern G.I. Joe Figures – A list by Monte

So the site has been inundated with G.I. Joe: Retaliation news and articles…so when the always awesome Monte Williams offers to submit a list of Overrated and Underrated Joes of the “Modern Era” I just can’t help but jump on it.

Even if it ends up sitting in my mailbox for a week or so first.  :shifty:

Seriously, this was a great article, and a huge thanks to Monte for taking the time to write this up for the site.  It’s greatly appreciated!  Click the “read the rest of this entry” link below to view Monte’s list and argue it out in the comments below!

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IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for March, 2012

IDW has provided their solicitations for March, 2012, will extends the whole “Cobra Command” storyline and also gives us another look at the G.I. Joe: Retaliation prequel.

Click the read the rest of the story link below to see all the great upcoming comics!

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Three minutes of video made G.I. Joe cool again

So this is what it feels like.  I’d almost forgotten.

As G.I. Joe fans, we’d almost grown accustomed to being the red-headed stepchild of the action figure world these days.  Big brothers Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, and even to an extent Thundercats and He-Man seem to loom large, gaining more devout attention than our little 4″ army men.  G.I. Joe just kind of plugged along while the other toylines got all the pub and all the credit.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see how things can get turned around.

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