Even more amazing looking G.I. Joe: Retaliation concept art

This artwork looks to be focusing mostly on characters and character costumes, but is just as awesome as previous artwork shown.  We see the origins of Cobra Commander, Flint, Snake Eyes, and many others through a series of great images from Constantine Sekeris.

Another big thanks to Twitziller for keying me into these.  Really gorgeous looking stuff, and some stuff that might have looked pretty darn awesome in live action form.

Need some JoeCon listening material? Yet another What’s on Joe Mind Episode is up!

It seems like nonstop posting of What’s on Joe Mind content over the past week, but we figure with everyone travelling to JoeCon this week, you’re going to need something to listen to in your planes, trains, and automobiles!  Now the question is, how could we possibly top a Jon Chu appearance?

Umm, yeah.  I got nothing.  But this episode is Live, Raw, uncut and uncensored!  Right before JoeCon we typically do a quick and dirty unedited episode, and that’s what #77 is.  Warning, explicit language!  Check it out at our Podbean page, or via the embedded players below.



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Well, its our second annual pre-JoeCon “Live” episode.  Who could we have as our guest on the heels of Jon Chu…well, how about TNI’s and the CFB’s Don Anderson.  Feel a little let down now?  Yeah, a little.  Imagine how we felt…but Don brought his B-Game for us and we had a semi-good show.  We answer more of your listener mail, talk about the surprising returns of Retaliation, rejoice at the green lighting of GI Joe 3, and do a ton of preview for JoeCon – INCLUDING the 10 day AccuJoe Forecast and  items you should bring with you on your trip to Indianapolis.  For those of you who are wondering, we also have James Kavanaugh’s list from last year, so take note!!

So this is our last regular edition for a couple of weeks.  Thankfully, no Chuck until then.  In the meantime, catch our JoeCon Special Editions and see us LIVE (for real time time) in the Grand Ballroom ON STAGE at JoeCon on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 4:00-4:50pm.

See you in Gary’s hometown of Indy!!

Smithsonian reveals the origins of G.I. Joe

With the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie “Rocking” the Box Office, some other articles are emerging in regards to G.I. Joe.  The world renowned Smithsonian Museum has posted some fantastic patent paperwork for the original 12″ G.I. Joe figures, including the original artist’s mannequin and some other really neat details.

Check it out on the Smithsonian Blog, and thanks to Twitziller for the heads up.

GeneralsJoes reviews Codename: Iowa Minimalist Posters – Series 3

The guys at Codename: Iowa first approached me to review their minimalist posters a while ago, and I was surprisingly infatuated with Series 1 and 2.  I found myself really looking forward to Series 3, which would feature the all star Joe and Cobra cast from 1984.  I was curious how they were going to make it work, considering some of the more… “flamboyant” uniforms that characters starting getting in ’84.

Well, I got my set, and I got my answer.  Check out the full review in my Miscellaneous section, or the direct link below:

Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Hot off the heels of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, we have new comic day coming up on Wednesday, and this week brings us the second installment of IDW’s new G.I. Joe: Special Missions title!  It’s a race to the bottom of the ocean as Scarlett and the G.I. Joe team attempt to intercept the Baroness in her recovery efforts of her lost $40 billion.  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett and her Special Missions team rush to the heart of a perfect storm to retrieve a prize of forty billion (with a B!) of COBRA funds lying in the ocean deep. The only trouble is that the Baroness is already on the scene with a cutthroat crew of her own to reclaim the booty for COBRA!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            “Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

Bullet points:

  • The missions get deadlier!
  • A new milestone in the Scarlett/Mainframe relationship!
  • Ties into the first G.I. JOE story arc!