That headline makes me far happier than I care to admit.
After a pre-order showed up on Amazon, I think we all knew this was a done deal, but getting the official press release in my email box still put a big ass smile on my face. Shout! Factory is releasing the complete first season (and thus, the complete series) of G.I. Joe: Renegades on Blu-Ray! Available for the first time (for most folks) in high definition, this collection gathers all 26 episodes of the landmark animated series, which was cut down far too soon.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full Press Release details!
Especially compared to the frenzy of social media and internet updates we had seen for several months running, the silence regarding G.I. Joe: Retaliation over the past month has been deafening, and honestly I think it will continue to be that way probably until closer to the end of the year.
We talked about this a little bit during last night’s recording of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast, and I feel pretty comfortable saying that once we hit the Super Bowl, we will probably see another trailer (hopefully with some different footage) and I think promotion will seriously ramp up at that point for the March release. Until then, though, I think things will remain relatively quiet.
However, G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu did speak with New Media Rockstars, speaking mostly about new projects with superstar Justin Bieber, but also touching quite a bit on G.I. Joe: Retaliation as well. Mr. Chu repeated much of what he said to GeneralsJoes a while ago, repeating that none of the film delay was due to Channing Tatum or fears about the film’s performance, merely relying on the ever-changing technology and implementing some 3D elements.
There isn’t a whole lot of new information, but with the G.I. Joe community being somewhat starved for Retaliation updates these days, we will take what we can get. Check out the full interview right here.
With it being the ten year anniversary of the original Canadian JoeCon, Mike has stated that they would be dipping back into the past somewhat. We’ve already seen the awesome reveal for JoeCanuck, and next we see…
WOW. Black Ice was a revolutionary entry into the JoeCanuck history books, really putting the Canadian JoeCon on the map and turning it into something more official. Check out the modern update to this revolutionary Canadian Cobra character below. An awesome Wednesday surprise.
As if that weren’t enough, the fantastic artist for past installments of the Canadian JoeCon Comic Book, Jason Loo, brings us a pair of exciting preview pages for this year’s issue! He debuted these on Twitter, so make sure you’re following him there to stay up to date on all of the Canadian JoeCon comic news. Those images are mirrored below. It’s amazing to me how much you can see that Jason Loo has grown over the years, with his absolute best work appearing right here. I love the mix of artistic style and realism…a very cool transition of pages, and really sells me on these characters.
Good stuff, wish I could be there. Don’t forget to hit up CanadianJoeCon.com for attendance information and details.