GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: ARAH #214

With the gut wrenching events of last month’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue, you know there has to be some kind of follow up.

And a follow up there is.  Check out the full review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214 below, and if you want to check out my review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213 to prepare yourself, click here.

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe ARAH #214 and Transformers vs G.I. Joe #7

With the numbers of G.I. Joe titles going down, it’s a rare thing that we get two issues in a single week featuring G.I. Joe, but we get that this week with A Real American Hero #214 and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #7.

A Real American Hero deals with the aftermath of Snake Eyes’ death in what appears to be a very somber and understated way, though anything can change after the first five pages…

Check out the previews and descriptions below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The end of the road for SNAKE EYES… The events of this issue will change G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • THE DEATH OF A HERO!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

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

THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • If you’ve ever liked anything, you’ll love this!
  • If you’ve never liked anything—this will be the first thing you love!
  • Variant Cover by Kody Chamerlain!

IDW Solicitations for G.I. Joe titles – August, 2015

Still no real news on the next evolution of G.I. Joe at IDW, as we cruise through another month of Real American Hero and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe. Not that I’m complaining, Real American Hero continues to excite, even as it stumbled just a bit through Snake Eyes’ ultimate sacrifice.

Looks like that story continues full steam ahead with issue #217 coming in August.

Check out the solicitation list below.

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #9

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

MADNESS.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers VS G.I. Joe #9—Subscription Variant

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • TRANSFORMERS!
  • G.I. JOE!
  • VERSUS EACH OTHER!
  • Variant Cover by Ben Marra!

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

COBRA RISING! Cobra’s latest operation brings the fight to G.I. Joe’s turf…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217—Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • S L Gallant (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new SNAKE EYES brings revenge to COBRA’s doorstep!

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G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes, Agent of Cobra

Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

The most beloved G.I. JOE agent of all time… is working with COBRA! Find out how the black-clad American ninja ends up on the wrong side of justice in this explosive mini-series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-371-2

 

Bullet points:

  • “Fire, explosions, swordplay, and copious amounts of silence from our favorite ninja.” –com

 

Robert Atkins and IDW team up for awesome action figure variant covers

Exciting news for folks who love the aesthetic of a carded G.I. Joe figure, but don’t quite have a few thousand bucks in the bank to scatter them across your walls.

Robert Atkins is teaming up with IDW to produce an exciting carded figure variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215!

There is really neat artwork on the front and the back, replicating an old school carded G.I. Joe figure.  This is what Robert has to say:

“A new exclusive line of variant GI JOE covers has just been released! The first of the line is this Snake Eyes carded figure cover. Check out MORE Great ART and their website to purchase the exclusive limited cover. Signed covers should be available soon, or Robert Atkins will be at Heroes Con and NYCC to sign books this year! Special discounted pricing on books is available if you order now through June 13th.”

Check out MoreGreatArt.com to pre-order a copy now, and be on the look out for some more great updates.
Also, there is a good possibility Atkins and IDW will want to do more of these and they want some fan input… so what five figures would you like to see on the covers of IDW Comic Books like this one?  Spread the word and share your opinions!  Check out the images below.

Promos for next week’s Agents of SHIELD and The Flash

It’s Wednesday morning, which means we’ve moved on to next week’s installments of Agents of SHIELD and The Flash.  Check out the promo videos below!

“The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.

“The Trap” – Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier.

Marvel and Netflix announce second season of Daredevil

The reaction was so swift and intense, it was almost obvious that a second season of the landmark Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil would be in the offering.  However, with the two media giants planning four separate series, leading into the Defenders, it was a bit dubious as to how a second season might be approached.

Well, in 2016 we’ll find out.

According to Marvel, a second season of Daredevil is on the blocks for 2016, which will seemingly coincide with the first seasons of Luke Cage and Iron Fist (AKA Jessica Jones supposedly hits later this year).  This may make continuity a bit tricky, but it could also serve to add some nice depth to this shared universe before leading into The Defenders.  If it were any other company, I might be worried how they’d juggle this all, but Marvel Studios seems to have a very firm grasp on how their properties all play in the same sandbox, so I have little doubt that will extend to this Netflix partnership.

Another interesting item to note is that according to Variety, showrunner Steven DeNight will not be joining Daredevil in its second season, which will instead be led by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez.  It should be noted that both Petrie and Ramirez were executive producers on the first season, so it will not be a very steep learning curve.

This is exciting news for sure.  I recently wrapped up the 13 episode first season of Daredevil, and I’ll be more than happy to digest another 13!

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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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Marvel Studios news catch up extraveganza!

So while JoeCon was happening in Springfield last week, Marvel Studios was busy unleashing great new stuff upon the geek world.

As we all should know by now, Daredevil hit Netflix on Friday, and while I’ve only managed to catch two episodes so far, Marvel was kind enough to post the official red uniform! Check out the mirrored images below.

I am in full fledged GEEK OUT mode about this costume.  It retains the great red style of the comic, with just the right amount of cinematic updates.  I could see this guy co-existing in an Avengers universe.

Along with this,a series of clips from Avengers: Age of Ultron have been released as well, systematically blowing my mind.

Lastly, a brand spanking new Ant Man trailer was launched, and it’s about 175% better than the last one. Shrinking action, running with ants and Yellowjacket! This film just leaped up in my “must see” list. Great stuff.

I mean, seriously… can you believe this? Daredevil, Avengers, and Ant Man movie/TV news all in one weekend? What crazy world is this? It’s AwesomeWorld, that’s what.

As I recover from JoeCon, my non-G.I. Joe news will get gradually worked back in, but I’m still wanting to focus a lot of attention on the G.I. Joe side, since there’s still a lot to talk about there.

Rest in Peace, Herb Trimpe

I’m very sad to report that according to multiple sources, former G.I. Joe comic artist and writer Herb Trimpe has passed away.

Any fan of G.I. Joe has an intimate and immediate connection with Mr. Trimpe, serving as the artist for the beginning of the world-changing G.I. Joe comic series, and playing a role throughout that same series for much of its run.

Even above and beyond that, Mr. Trimpe was the artist that originally brought Wolverine to life and had a long and established comic career.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Trimpe’s family and friends.

Confirmation of the red suit’s appearance in Netflix’s Daredevil

I think most of us felt pretty good about the fact that the red suit would make an appearance in the 10 episode stint of Netflix’s new Daredevil series, and in fact an Entertainment Weekly article more or less stated that fact.

However, until now there has really never been a direct confirmation by one of the folks involved with the show itself.

Today, both Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock, Daredevil) and Vincent D’onofrino did a Reddit AMA and Cox himself answered a question with the following statement:

I love both of the suits. Obviously it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget.

I’d say that settles that.

Daredevil hits Netflix on April 10th.  I’ll be at JoeCon, so the first person to blow spoilers at me gets a gut punch.

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