G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club teases some comic art from Convention 2012 comic

Further cementing the whole Oktober Guard Convention 2012 theme, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has revealed a piece of art from their convention comic over on their Facebook page.  The artist has not been revealed, but the penciled work is clearly Daina from the aforementioned Oktober Guard.  Looks very nice!

Botcon will be capturing most of Fun Publications’ attention over the next few weeks, but soon enough the road will be paved for Joe Con in New Orleans, and I can’t wait for things to get rolling!  Check out the mirrored image below.

Don’t forget to keep your eyes on GIJoeCon.com for the latest in Convention 2012 intel!

IDW Publishing to “streamline” their G.I. Joe comic releases?

With C2E2 almost in full swing, some information is coming out of Chicago a little early.  Sources tell me that IDW may make an announcement this weekend that they are “streamlining” their G.I. Joe comic releases.

What exactly does “streamlining” mean?  At this point your guess is as good as mine.  I’m not sure if it means some titles are getting cancelled, but the word sounds somewhat ominous, especially considering how awesome the IDW comic universe has been in recent months.

I would imagine more information will come out of C2E2 itself, but a bit of a scary start to the event, at least for G.I. Joe comic fans.  Stay tuned for the latest news and information as it comes!

EDIT – More information has emerged, from the Twitter account ComixAce.  She Tweets the following:

“GI Joe, Magic, D&D and NInja Turtles will all be trimmed a bit – to ONE ongoing and the occasional mini, not more than one at a time. “

Ummm…  shit.

IDW announces Danger Girl/G.I. Joe Crossover event!

Coming straight from the horse’s mouth, IDW Publishing’s Twitter account has revealed that they will be releasing a Danger Girl/G.I. Joe crossover somewhere down the line!  While details are sparse, they did post an image of the cover featuring Abbie Chase, Cobra Commander, General Hawk, Duke, and… a couple other folks I don’t recognize.

Not sure exactly what to make of it, but according to Comic Book Resources “…Andy Hartnell will write the crossover with John Royle on art and J. Scott Campbell on covers. “Joe” editor John Barber and “Danger Girl” editor Scott Dunbier will tackle editing duties”.

Pretty neat for those Danger Girl and G.I. Joe fans out there…  check out the mirrored image below.

A big thanks to Jimmy “PS” Hayes on Twitter for the heads up!

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW Cobra no. 12

I was continuously impressed throughout the run of Cobra Command that Mike Costa was able to not only retain his own unique flavor of story telling throughout parts of this long-running story, but that he was also able to still mesh with what Chuck Dixon was doing in his titles as well.  The result was a very seamless 9-part storyline that told a great tale and flowed effortlessly from one part to another…yet all at once, Costa also retained that slight edge that makes the Cobra title so great.

Well now that Cobra Command proper is in the rear view mirror, Mike Costa jumps right back into the Cobra title with both feet, and instantly thrusts us back into the aesthetic that we’ve grown to love with the title, and he absolutely nails it, delivering one of the best issues of a comic that I’ve read so far this year.  Any fans of the Cobra series in its infancy will love this issue, and I think G.I. Joe fans in general should dig it as well.

Read the rest of the interview after the jump.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe #12

As has become par for the course (unfortunately) I’m running about a week behind on my IDW comic reviews, but I’m hoping to fix that this week.  We shall see.

Last week saw the release of G.I. Joe #12, technically the first follow up issue after the events of Cobra Command.  I’ll admit, the cover kind of confused me a bit, because I couldn’t really think of any concrete event within the confines of Cobra Command that would have warranted the events that transpired here, but as the issue goes on, it does become more clear and more obvious what is actually happening in the aftermath of the events in Nanzhao.

To read the full review click the Read the Rest of the Story link below.

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Two potential endings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation being test screened?

Thanks to GeneralsJoes Twitter buddy and host of the General Geekery podcast NFC JD for passing along word that apparently there are two working endings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation being test-screened for select crowds.

It is currently unknown what is the difference between the two endings, but Nuke the Fridge reports that this is indeed occurring.

There were also rumors of a similar thing happening in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra…  in fact, I believe Steven Sommers mentioned in the director’s commentary that a few elements were changed at the last minute with the first film.  At one point, Storm Shadow admitted to Snake Eyes that he didn’t kill the Hard Master just before Snake Eyes stabbed him and dropped him into below zero arctic waters…apparently that scene was determined to be too extreme, considering Snake Eyes was a “good guy” and the dialogue was dropped.

Secondly, there were rumors that both Cobra Commander and Destro were supposed to escape, but test audience reaction was so strong that the film was reshot to show the two Cobra leaders indeed being captured.  It would be interesting to know what the difference in the two endings might be this time around. Check out the information on Nuke the Fridge.

My only question is, who is being invited to these things and how the hell do I get on that list?

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