The G.I. Joe Collectors Club Slices and Dices… wait, there’s more!

Err, actually no.  There’s no more.  There’s just Slice.  But sometimes that’s enough.

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Especially when he’s as amazingly bad ass as this figure is.  NINJA FORCE GREATNESS.

Honestly, I’ve never been really attached to the ninja elements of G.I. Joe (one of the few things that didn’t capture my attention as a youth, aside from Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes) but I always thought the Ninja Force figures had some incredible designs unfortunately weighed down by clunky play features.  Slice is everything great about the 90’s look with none of the draw backs.  Great stuff.

Keep watching GIJoeClub.com for the latest FSS 3.0 info!

 

G.I. Joe 3 Announced for 2016 Theatrical Release

Just about 24 hours after ComingSoon.net got that glimpse of the G.I. Joe 3 banner, we now have confirmation from Paramount Senior VP Edward Ryan that the current plan is for the third G.I. Joe film to hit theaters in 2016.

No other information was given, though this fits with a timeline that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson mentioned a few months ago saying that filming would begin at the start of 2015.  In that same interview, The Rock also indicated that Jon Chu may not be returning to helm the film, so time will tell how it all shakes out.

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the info.

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We have a creative team for the new IDW “G.I. Joe” ongoing!

With thanks to Comic Book Resources for the initial announcement, IDW Publishing has named Karen Traviss the writer for their upcoming relaunch of the G.I. Joe comic.

G.I. Joe comes back to the front lines in September, featuring a team led by Scarlett in a story arc called “The Fall of G.I. Joe”.  According to the solicitation Cobra is now positioned as the “good guys”, becoming a new world peace keeping force and Scarlett needs to hold together the scattered remnants of the G.I. Joe team.  Steve Kurth will once again be handling the art chores.

I like the idea of Karen Traviss being tapped as the writer.  She has a long and established history of science fiction and military writing, including properties like Star Wars and Halo, not to mention she’s a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

To see some of her work, check out her Author Page on Amazon.com.

Check out the full solicitation info below, courtesy of Comic Book Resources:

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G.I. JOE #1
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force—but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• THE FALL OF G.I. JOE BEGINS! Hard-hitting real world action!
• Bold new era begins with the master of military fiction, Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)! 
• Scarlett commands the G.I. JOE team… but for how long?
• Foil-enhanced cover!
• Variant Cover by David Williams!