GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Danger Girl/G.I. Joe #1

I will admit right up front that I know absolutely nothing about the Danger Girl universe.  I was an avid comic reader in the 90’s, and read many Image titles, but for whatever reason, Danger Girl was not one of them.  As such, this series doesn’t necessarily captivate me from the cross-over appeal, just more as a G.I. Joe story.

In that regard, it works to a certain degree, though I’m looking forward to seeing a bit more depth explored throughout the remaining three issues.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full review.

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Another great Kickstarter project that may appeal to G.I. Joe fans

Kickstarter seems to be bringing lots of projects to light that might not have ever been considered, and in my mind, that’s a good thing.  So many people have some great ideas and never got the opportunity to showcase those ideas, mostly because they couldn’t get the backing of a corporate sponsor or the finances together to make the project happen.

I’ve spent a lot of time toting the Hero Project lately, and while spending some time on Kickstarter, another project has caught my eye.

Animation professional and Iraq veteran Richard C. Meyer has launched a Kickstarter for his Graphic Novel, told from the perspective of a veteran, and looking at a very real world battle situation.  It is a true story about Marco Martinez, a Marine rifleman whose heroic bravery saved many lives in one particular battle.  Mr. Meyer felt so strongly about what he witnessed and what he heard first-hand, he wanted to make sure this story got told.

Richard is also a big G.I. Joe fan, and I really think military enthusiasts, as you see throughout the G.I. Joe community, will appreciate this story.  I think it appeals to most of us on many different levels.  This story was initially released in 2008 and has received several great reviews, but the goal of this Kickstarter campaign is not only to get the book back out into circulation, but also to digitally color it and expand on the story.

It’s very close to its goal, with about 13 days left to go, so please consider supporting it on Kickstarter.

JoeDeClassified and JoeBattleLines speak to Derryl DePriest at ComicCon

Along with a couple other fan sites, the guys from JoeDeClassified and JoeBattleLines worked together to talk to Hasbro rep Derryl DePriest at ComicCon last weekend, and has posted the interview online here.

There is some great conversation throughout the entire scope of the interview, especially focusing on the possibilities of more Resolute or Renegades product beyond the scope of the Concept Case stuff, and while the answers certainly aren’t ones that I wanted to hear, it was very intriguing discussion, nonetheless.

Kudos to JoeDeClassified and JBL for gathering together some great discussion points.  Check out the full interview here.

GeneralsJoes Concept Case Top Ten – Number 4

I’ve always been much more of an action figure and character guy than a vehicle guy, but even the cynical “vehicles take up too much damn space!” part of me fell in love with some of the vehicle concepts we saw at the G.I. Joe convention.  As someone fully in love with G.I. Joe: Renegades, the minute I saw the Coyote and the Jeep in that case, my rational mind was completely overwhelmed by my drooling fanboy mind.

Combine that with the fact that Hasbro designers cited MASK as an inspiration for these vehicles?  Sign me up.

4 – Flint’s Jeep from G.I. Joe: Renegades

I think most of us probably figured that the Coyote was in some form of production based on how heavily it was utilized throughout the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.  Heck, the massive transport truck was practically a character in the show.  But I’m fairly certain that the surprise I had at seeing Flint’s military Jeep in there was not only mine.  Deco’ed in pretty straight up military greens, with a small light on top, the jeep bares only a passing resemblance to the one used on the show, but more importantly looks like a nicely sized, exceedingly fun play toy.

Combine that with the fact that there is a great button-key system that flips the Jeep from mere transport to gun-toting vehicle of awesomeness, and you have a can’t miss proposition.  All I can do is think about what Major Bludd’s car from the animated series could possibly look at in toy form, and all I get all weepy inside.

It is a delicate balancing act between vehicle design, media accuracy, and play features, and by the looks of things, Hasbro hit every single right note with this one, and for that reason, it deserves one of the top spots on my list.

Reminder – Concept Case Survey Round 1 ENDS FRIDAY

Just wanted to drop a line to remind folks that the Concept Case Survey is still rolling along, and Round 1 will end Friday, July 20th.  Responses from Round 1 will be tabulated and I will post the actual SurveyMonkey charting to ensure 100% transparency.

Based on those results, I will set up Round 2 of the Survey to kick off, most likely next Monday, where the winners of Round 1 can face off against each other to get an idea of what the fans want!

Meanwhile, propaganda has started appearing online…the political machine is already at work.  Ladies and gentlemen…Joe fans…I encourage you to vote with your hearts.  But if you’re easily swayed…

Please be aware, as a neutral party, I believe in equal opportunity…if you have a candidate you want to endorse, find a creative way to express that, and let me know!

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