G.I. Joe: Initiate Fanfilm showcases Stalker

Another G.I. Joe team member has made their G.I. Joe: Initiate debut, and this time around it’s Stalker!  Make sure to keep your eyes on G.I. Joe: Initiate’s Facebook Page, which will be continually updated as more team members are added and more images loaded.

Check out the Facebook page here, and the mirrored image below.

Jon Chu talks to Total Film about G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Total Film magazine spoke to Jon Chu about G.I. Joe: Retaliation a bit, and focused somewhat on the comparisons between Mr. Chu and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers.  The G.I. Joe: Retaliation director had some interesting things to say:

“We’re different filmmakers and have different views on what G.I. Joe is.”

“I love the reality of our Joes. They have relationships with each other, aspirations; they care about the people of the world.

“We’re trying to add a lot more of that rather than doing cartoon fights with laser guns: everything is very practical and we’re doing as many physical things as possible – it’s not all greenscreen.”

Very interesting comments, and I like what I’m reading here.  Obviously there was a big focus on special effects in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, especially with the whole Paris chase scene and the fandom reviled Accelerator Suits.  I think getting back to basics and back to a more “real world” feel is a great step towards bringing the fans back on board.  Very cool little tidbits.

Interesting in the midst of fan hooplah about recent comments from Michael Bay about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it’s very refreshing to read statements from a film maker who seems to understand what the mythology is about and appears to respect the history and make a film that lives up to the spirit of the brand.

Check out the interview snippets right here.

G.I. Joe: Field Manual Volume 1 Pre-Order listed on Amazon

We’ve spoken a bit about Jim Sorenson’s upcoming G.I. Joe themed book, entitled the “Field Manual”, and now Amazon.com has the pre-order listed!

You can check out the Amazon Pre-Order, and also be sure to check Disciples of Boltax, which is Jim’s blog, to stay up to date with all of the latest information on the G.I. Joe: Field Manual!

Five Page preview for IDW’s Snake Eyes #11

Tomorrow is Wednesday, which any self-respecting geek knows is “new comic day” and the new G.I. Joe comic hitting local comic shops tomorrow is Snake Eyes #11!  Part 8 of Cobra Command, we’re nearing the end of this great 9-part series, and things are heating up.

Check out the 5 page preview below.

Snake Eyes Ongoing #11

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)

The Commander demands satisfaction! COBRA’s war on a helpless sovereign nation roars toward its conclusion. Snake Eyes is alone against the Red Ninjas led by Storm Shadow in the Temple of the Bells as weapons of mass destruction fall over Nanzhao. The Joes are in jeopardy at a border crossing against a squadron of B.A.T.s. Storm Shadow offers Snake Eyes a devil’s deal; the key to the heart of COBRA. Will the most dangerous Joe accept?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

David Williams interconnected cover!

Bullet points:                                                                                             

  • PART 8 of Cobra Command!

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club debuts carded image of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Duke

Over the weekend, GIJoeClub.com showed the first image of the carded Cobra Commander from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline, and yesterday they also released the first image of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Duke.

I’ll be the first to admit this card “art” is pretty underwhelming, especially considering all of the great package art G.I. Joe has been known for over the years.  Hell, even the Rise of Cobra had fantastic painted artwork.  Alas, those days are behind us, at least for the moment.

Check out the image at GIJoeClub.com.