These days there doesn’t seem to be a huge number of highly limited collectible offerings regarding G.I. Joe, but IDW Publishing is looking to fill that hole. Over on the Leaky Suit Brigade, they got a chance to speak directly with IDW Publishing about their upcoming IDW Limited offers, and here is the basic rundown:
“These books are made to be collectible, there is no marketing and advertising creating clutter, the focus is on the art. Each book has a vellum overlay on the title page. The Red Labels are generally limited to 275 copies, hand-numbered and signed. They are presented in a custom-designed slipcase. While the Black and Blue Labels are generally limited to between 10 and 25 copies. Each of these is presented in a custom designed tray case and include hand-drawn, limited edition art!”
For G.I. Joe comic fans this is a great chance to get some very nice limited editions and something that will be very hard to get your hands on.
The Leaky Suit Brigade has a TON more information on IDW Limited, so head on over there to see all of the details, including some of the fantastic Herb Trimpe artwork that will be offered in select editions of the upcoming G.I. Joe offerings.
Twitziller has been pulling weekend duty on these for the past couple of weeks now, but this is the last time! Take next weekend off, you’ve earned it.
Today we discuss a key part of film making, and something that can be often overlooked. So much attention is paid to acting chops, dialogue, and staging the shot, but Twitziller covers something oft overlooked in today’s entry.
I have to admit, I am an absolute sucker for effective motion in films or animation. Sometimes it’s the little thing… in the Rise of Cobra there was a sequence where Storm Shadow dropped from a roof and grabbed the edge of the Cobra Gunship. It was a very short, very small sequence, yet the sense of motion was amazing. The feel of him dropping like a rock, then grabbing the edge and being swept up. It was pretty thrilling. I think Twitziller picked a fantastic shot up there, because one of the things that really thrills me about what I’ve seen with this film is Flint and his use of Parkour. I can only think back to the excellent Bourne trilogy and the way their shot staging and motion directing impacts the flow of any scene, and I’ve seen many indications that it will be similar in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Flint’s slide underneath, his hop over, and even his seamless jump through a small window to tackle a Cobra Trooper all have a fantastic sense of quick and realistic motion. I love it.
If you’re a… ahem… thirty-something G.I. Joe fan like myself, you likely remember a time when it seemed like everything had trading cards attached to it. I think I still have tons of them kicking around from the ’89 Batman film here somewhere.
Over the years, this tradition has faded away somewhat, or I just haven’t been paying enough attention. But I guess it’s time to pay attention again! Enterplay has G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trading Card Packs up for sale! They look to be sold in packs of 6, with a total of 48 to collect.
I’m not sure if they’ll specifically be scenes from the film or other stuff, but I’ve got a few packs coming, so I’ll find out soon enough. Thanks to Skinny Joe Fan for the info. Check out Enterplay to pick up your packs!
These YouTube clips keep hitting, though these particular ones don’t feature any real footage, just some insight from the cast. But the main characters aren’t the only ones getting video interviewed, and just showing what a large, ensemble cast this is, we have what look to be our first video interviews of Ray Park, Jonathon Pryce, and RZA from Scream Team Media, courtesy of Skinny Joe Fan!
Because there are so many interviews, check them out after the jump.