Final members of Cobra Demolition team revealed for 2013 Nocturnal Fire Con set

I think many of us were expecting the SAW Viper to be the last reveal, but the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club surprised us,showcasing the last two members of the Cobra Demolition Team!  Not just the SAW Viper trooper that will come three deep, but also the new Crimson Asp character.

Interestingly enough, “Crimson” Asp isn’t all that Crimson, but she is clearly aligned with Letal and the Frag-Vipers based on the uniform color and the nice grenade launcher she sports.  With a mixture of 25th Anniversary Baroness, Scarlett, and Resolute Scarlett (not to mention a new head sculpt) the Crimson Asp looks like a very interesting addition to the South American Cobra hierarchy.

Meanwhile the SAW Vipers heavily borrow from City Strike Destro and Iron Grenadier, using what appears to be the upper body, the arms, and the body armor.  The awesome thing about the body armor is they fill in the holes with knives (and sheaths) and a radio instead of the shoulder armor and gun rig.  Very nice touch.  The DTC helmet is a bit of a surprise (and it’s likely the unreleased Law & Order balaclava head sculpt underneath) and the color scheme is just a touch monotone,  but still a very cool combination.

The Cobras are plenty colorful, which is awesome in my eyes, and this set is shaping up VERY nicely.  Bring on Repeater, Spearhead, and HIT & FREAKING RUN.  Check out GIJoeCon.com or the mirrored images below.

Interior page debuted of IDW’s G.I. Joe no.1 for Colorist Appreciation Day

Throughout the comic creator Twitterverse today, a hashtag for “coloristappreciationday” has been rolling along, giving some props to the unheralded folks of the comic profession, the colorists.  IDW Editor in Chief Chris Ryall got in on the action with the following Tweet:

The interior page features Roadblock and Tunnel Rat in a pitched gunfight with what appear to be Cobra WORMs??  Pretty neat.  Check out the mirrored images below, and you can also view the images on Chris Ryall’s Tumblr.

 

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation promotional images surface

A big thanks to TheGabrielAngel at HissTank.com who cites Jaimie Trueblood as the source of the images.  Trueblood is a Hollywood photographer, but I haven’t located these photos on his website as of yet.  They’re simply too cool to ignore, though.

The assortment of images showcases some scenes we’ve seen before with Lady Jaye, Jinx, and Snake Eyes, but also features a new picture of Cobra Commander (with troops in the background) as well as a great image of Firefly riding the Cobra motorcycle.

Check out these fantastic images mirrored below.  Thanks to The Strudel Commander for the info.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation to hit IMAX 3D Theaters along with regular release

Even with all of the talk about converting G.I. Joe: Retaliation to 3D, we hadn’t really heard anything about IMAX.  Well, we have now.

According to a Press Release on Daily Markets, G.I. Joe: Retaliation will “…be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released to select IMAX® theatres internationally starting March 28 and for a one week run in North America beginning March 29.”

So for folks with IMAX theaters nearby, make sure you’re hitting them to get the full G.I. Joe: Retaliation experience.  Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full text of the press release.

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