Darkness Falls Concludes – Episode 36: End of the Road

While an epilogue is soon to come to tie up some pesky loose ends, the conclusion to the massive Darkness Falls dio-story has been posted.

Throughout 14 years I’ve told my G.I. Joe universe, and I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the nice thoughts and impressions I’ve gotten from everyone throughout this process.  Anyone who has produced one of these stories knows just how much work it is, and I feel fortunate to have been able to tell my little corner of the G.I. Joe world from start to finish.

I”m sure many of you will be asking if this is really it, or if I might keep telling other stories, and honestly, at this point, I am done.  Lots of things have changed for me personally over the past 14 years, which have provided many more “real world” commitments than I had back then.  Still, I do have some other stories rattling around in my head, and time will tell if I ever find a way to get them out there, or if I can consider this a good stopping point.

To all of you who have stuck it out for 14 years, thank you.  It seems fitting that I’m able to wrap this up on G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary as my own little celebration (though admittedly, I don’t have nearly enough references to the 60s or 70s era worlds here).

I hope folks have enjoyed this.  Stay tuned for the epilogue still to come.

The latest episode can be found in the Darkness Falls section, or linked directly below.


Black Friday sale at SmallJoes!

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Your best source on the web for GI JOE and other military toys,
models, and collectibles!

Hi everyone, a quick email to tell you about our Black Friday / Cyber Monday
sale and some other news and sale updates.  If you are celebrating
Thanksgiving we hope you have a safe and happy one.  Do try to stay warm! :)


Our special holiday sale event this year will be GI JOE comic books for 50
cents.  That’s right, just 50 cents!  All regularly-priced / sized modern
comics ($2.99 – $3.99 price range) will be just $0.50 each for the duration
of this sale.  If you are filling holes in your collection or wanting to
pass the story legacy of GI JOE on to the next generation in the form of a
gift, there is no better opportunity.

Some terms and conditions: due to the low price we will not include bags
and boards with the sale comics.  Vintage Marvel comics are not included in
the sale.  Other larger comics (double-sized issues, trade paperpacks, etc.)
are not included in the 50-cent sale, however these books will also be on sale
in most cases over 50% off cover price.

This special holiday sale event will begin around 7PM CST November 27 and
run through midnight Monday, December 1st.

In many cases we have less than ten issues in inventory for any given sale
title so grab them while they are available!


We’ve just added two new 1:6 scale modern military action figures to the
site.  These are:

Russian Special Forces – Spetsnaz FSB Alpha Group


U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) Squadron Team Leader


Be sure to check out all of our other 1:6 scale offerings.  These premium
action figures make great gifts.


As mentioned in the last mailing, we’re having an inventory draw-down event on
the Marvel Universe 4″ figures.  Great deals with figures on sale $5.99 – $8.99
each.  This event ends at midnight on November 30th, or while supplies
allocated to sale last.

We also have in the clearance aisle a lot of other cool stuff at low prices,
for example some GI JOE Retalation and 25th Anniversary figures.

There are a lot of GI JOE t-shirts for just $5.99 each, plus a whole lot more,
so take a look at these great deals – ideal budget gifts!


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Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralsJoes

Us here at GeneralsJoes would like to wish all of you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  Take some time to spend with your family or loved ones and remember some things to be thankful for this year.

Stay safe and be well!

IDW’s G.I. Joe #3 and Transformers and G.I. Joe #4 Previews

Today is new comic day, and IDW Publishing is releasing two G.I. Joe themed issues today. The fourth “season” of the flagship G.I. Joe title hits issue #3 today, complimented by the zany and wild fourth issue of Transformers and G.I. Joe by Tom Scioli.

Check out the previews below.

G.I. Joe #3

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE continues…and things get worse. Who is Duke working for—and why? Plus—while the G.I. JOE team is under fire, Scarlett struggles to hold them together…and the COBRA peacekeeping force continue its advance.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • In the battlefield, there’s no black and white—only shades of gray.
  • Connecting Variant cover by David Williams!

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #4

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

THE WAR AT HOME! But whose home—and whose war?! Interstellar war has never been so cosmic! The G.I. JOE team faces the TRANSFORMERS—on Earth and Cybertron. Plus—just in time for Halloween… meet the OCTOBER GUARD!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The biggest crossover the cosmos has ever faced JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER!!!
  • Ask your retailer about the Tom Scioli connecting variant cover! Connects with the variants for #2 & #3 creating one big piece!

Something big in the works for IDW’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero?

It’s the vaguest of notions right now, especially since the arc is a few months away, but over on his fan-focused Facebook Page, Larry Hama made a startling admission today…

I think it’s a safe bet that the story arc in GI JOE ARAH that is comprised of issues #212, 213 and 214 will be fairly collectible.

Keep in mind that Larry Hama never really goes out of his way to promote his work, and has fully admitted to not having much sketched out continuity-wise. Issue #208 just hit shelves, so this is a few months out, but this should be interesting to keep an eye on to say the least. According to IDW Solicitations there is a big character return around that time, so…

Continue to watch Larry Hama’s Fan Page and see if any more news drops!


Amazon.com starts rolling out the discounts

I’ve made no secret that I try to promote some Amazon sales through my site to not just bring to light some good deals, but also because as an Amazon Affiliate, purchases made through my affiliate link help support the website.

I try to keep the shilling to a minimum, but with Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming up, I figured this might be a good time to showcase some deals.

G.I. Joe Section – Toys, Comics, Cartoons, and Movies!

Nerd Rage Toys Black November Sale – ONE WEEK LEFT

Nerd Rage Toys LLC

This is just a reminder, only one week left for our “Black November” blow-out sale!

Every day is “Black Friday” this November. Everything in the store is 30% off ALL MONTH LONG! Yep, you read that correctly.

If you’re looking for some of the hottest toys with the best prices, then look no further!

Door-buster deals include GI Joe, Star Wars, Marvel Legends, TMNT, Ghostbusters,  Barnyard Commandos, Transformers,  MOTU,  Power Rangers,  Visionaries, and MORE! The savings will knock your socks off!

Things are going quick, so don’t miss out! 

Darkness Falls Episode 35 – Heroes Fall is now online

First and foremost, I know I missed a week last week, and I apologize.  Hopefully the super-sized episode makes up for it this week.

Not only is this super sized, but the culmination of Project: Eclipse explodes into this one massive episode with dramatic and final results.  As G.I. Joe and Cobra exchange brutal gunfire, one member of the team may not make it out alive.

Check out Episode 35: Heroes Fall, or check the Darkness Falls section directly.


What’s on Joe Mind Episode 97 is now online

It’s been a little while, but the WOJM are back with a new episode featuring all of the latest news and G.I. Joe intel… from like a month ago. Oops.

In all seriousness, it’s not like G.I. Joe news has been hot and heavy these past few weeks, and we touch on some great topics, even broaching the hot-button issue of G.I. Joe Shattered Glass! We also talk about 50th Anniversary releases, the Kre-O Terror Drome and many other great topics.

As always check out the latest episode embedded below or at our Podbean Page.


Not exactly a timely episode, but hey, not a lot is going on. No worries, #98 is right around the corner. You may be wishing for it after you hear Chuck ramble in the opening segment. We basically catch up on some old news, discuss COIL Con V and have a small roundtable on the Club wanting to experiment with Shattered Glass and more TF/Joe Crossovers…which make Gary very grumpy. Enjoy the funk!

News and Intel

Hasbro is rebranding “The Hub” – What does it mean?
G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Wave 2 is released
G.I. Joe Kre-O Terror Drome hits!
GeneralsJoes Reviews the Terror Drome
TFCC Marissa Fairborne and Afterburner
SyFy “Face Off” with a G.I. Joe themed episode
Skinny’s recap of the Face Off Episode


G.I. Joe “Ugly Christmas Sweater” themed t-shirt available for pre-order

It’s not an official product, but that doesn’t take away from its awesomeness! Over on JoeCustoms t-shirt maker J_Man (from D & J Toys) has mocked up a fantastic looking G.I. Joe themed “ugly Christmas sweater” t-shirt featuring some familiar looking Real American Hero designs.

Check it out on JoeCustoms.com and not only get yourself a neat shirt, but help support G.I. Joe’s premier customizing community while you’re at it!