PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND WWE® TEAM UP FOR “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” PROMOTION

As one might suspect with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the current WWE champion, and also the feature lead in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, it only makes sense for World Wrestling Entertainment to play some role in promoting the movie.

In fact, both Adrianne Palicki and DJ Cotrona were at the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday night, and also appeared in WWE Raw last night to promote G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Just how much this promotion will impact ticket sales is unknown, but with The Rock’s huge following (both within wrestling circles and outside of them) it can only help.

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Thirty-Eight days until G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Reason #38 it will be awesome!

Keeping up the daily tradition, Twitziller has posted another reason to look forward to G.I. Joe: Retaliation on his Twitter account!  The latest reason can be seen below:

#38:

The term sandbox can mean many different things, and I love the dichotomy here.  It truly is a sandbox in every sense of the word.  Having the latest G.I. Joe story take place at least partly in a desert makes sense considering the global military landscape, but it also makes sense from the perspective of each of our 10 year old selves slamming our own action figures around in our sandbox.  While most of us smacked our Snake Eyes and Destro action figures together in the sand, Director Jon Chu is doing what we only dreamed of.  Taking these toys and making an actual world out of them.  Let’s see what he can do.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s G.I. Joe #1 (Season 3)

Officially announced during NYCC last year, this next generation of G.I. Joe comics from IDW promised to shake things up and go in some different directions.  Numerous interviews with series writer Fred VanLente promised some out of the box ideas and a significant evolution to what has been going on in years prior.

Previously a top secret special missions force where the members were officially deceased, the G.I. Joe team was to become a publicity darling, taking the battle to Cobra in front of TV cameras, and even in front of an embedded blogger.  How exactly was this going to work?

Well, we’re all about to find out!  G.I. Joe #1 hit comic stores this Wednesday, and with the hubbub surrounding it, I wanted to get the review done pronto.  Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full review.

Be warned, with the comic hitting stores tomorrow, there will be some spoilers below.  I tried to keep them to a minimum, but I do reveal some story details.  Proceed at your own risk!

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SPOILER ALERT – Is there a connection between G.I. Joe: Retaliation and… Sigma 6?

Some folks may consider this a spoiler, so I will preface this by saying continue reading if you want.  I don’t think it’s a significant spoiler, but it concerns the character of Firefly in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  A recent issue of Total Film magazine featured an article on G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  They spoke with Jon Chu, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ray Stevenson.  Comic Book Movie was kind enough to get this information out there and posted on their site.

Click the read the rest of the story link below for the full (potential spoiler-ish) details:

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Sponsor Update – Yetibrew Design offering 30th VAMP Rocket Launcher!

If you’re like me, you probably bought a bunch of 30th Anniversary VAMP’s just for the excellent Steel Brigade Delta driver.  If you’re also like me, you’re looking for a good way to use those extra jeeps…  well, Yetibrew Design might have just the thing for you.

Leveraging the 3D printing services of Shapeways, Yetibrew Design is producing a great looking custom rocket launcher for the back of your 30th Anniversary VAMP!

Click here to check out this great new item, and I’ve also mirrored the images below.

Preview for IDW’s next generation of G.I. Joe – Season 3 Issue #1

The time has come!

With Fred VanLente and Steve Kurth behind the wheel, the G.I. Joe universe is surging forward and a slightly different direction.  Hitting comic shops on Wednesday, check out your first look at this new book below!

G.I. JOE #1

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

YO JOE! The truth is out: the world knows the G.I. JOE team is real. Now Duke leads his squad directly into the public eye, confronting COBRA on American soil! The best of the best just got better, as Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth lead the charge and we roll out one new G.I. Joe title a month for the next three months!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

  • G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, co-creators of the Comic Book History of Comics!
  • Wraparound cover by Jamal Igle featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

Bullet points:

  • The biggest, most radical relaunch of G.I. JOE comics since IDW got the license!
  • Bigger action, bigger thrills, bigger stories!
  • Great jumping-on point for the entire G.I. JOE line of comics!
  • Superstar writer Fred Van Lente (Hercules, Archer & Armstrong) joins hot artist Steve Kurth (Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences, Ultimate Iron Man)