Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213

The next installment in the “Death of Snake Eyes” arc hits comic stores tomorrow, and the cover certainly looks ominous…  I’m really curious to see how this all shakes out.  Until then, check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213—The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 2

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE’s original Ninja Commando confronts old enemies and new threats that may just put an end to Snake Eyes once and for all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The beloved G.I. JOE Ninja faces an unbeatable enemy: DEATH!
  • Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!

Review of upcoming Combiner Wars Series 3 “Viper”

In a Toy Fair that was generally starved of G.I. Joe news, many of us latched onto the reveal of the upcoming “Viper” Combiner Wars figure, a repaint of a Legends scale Powerglide.  A very familiar repaint.

Yes, for the first time ever, Hasbro is making a direct G.I. Joe link to their Transformers toy line, repainting the popular A-10 character blue and actually placing Cobra symbols on it to represent the Cobra Rattler!  It’s a pretty neat touch, even if it’s just an homage, and not part of some larger scale over-arcing story.

Fellow What’s on Joe Mind host Chuck has actually received his Viper figure already, and put up a video review yesterday.  I believe this is our first real look at the figure in hand, and should provide some entertainment for both G.I. Joe and Transformers fans out there.  Check out the video review below.

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Transformers: Combiner Wars Dead End

Dead End was always that Stunticon I kind of forgot about back in the day, ironic because that kind of matches his melancholy attitude. A sports car, to be sure, but less colorful than Drag Strip or Breakdown, and less flashy than Wildrider, Dead End always just became “the other one”. That kind of remains true in this case, even though the toy is still a pretty great one.

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Agents of SHIELD spin off in the works for Mockingbird?

Although ratings have been somewhat questionable for Agents of SHIELD in its first two seasons, the rumor mill is already churning about a potential spin off in the works, being developed by Marvel Studios.  Until recently, the nature of this spin off was unknown, but according to sources at the Hollywood Reporter the show will be led by Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood.

Palicki and Blood currently star as Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Lance Hunter on the Marvel show, in the midst of a meaty second season.  The potential spin off is raising some eyebrows, mostly because Palicki and Moore have quickly become fan favorites on the Agents of SHIELD show, and fans might be wondering how their roles will be filled going into Season Three.  A slight disclaimer here…  Agents of SHIELD hasn’t been officially greenlit for a third season, but it does seem likely to continue on.

This puts another intriguing wrinkle into the weekly Marvel Studios series, which is already ramping up for another exciting end of the season to tie into a major motion picture, much the same way it did with Winter Soldier last year.  Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1st, and promises to tie directly into Agents of SHIELD.

We’ll see how this shakes out.  I’m excited to see Mockingbird getting to headline her own show, but a bit nervous at the potential gap she’ll leave behind.  We’ll see how it shakes out.

Check out the full story at the Hollywood Reporter.

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