It’s been a great couple of weeks for G.I. Joe comics! Last week we were treated to the first issue of Costa’s excellent Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, and this week Serpentor makes his abrupt return in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Combine all this with Karen Traviss’ great work of political intrigue in the main series, and Tom Scioli’s certifiably insane Transformers/G.I. Joe amalgamation, and there’s truly something for everyone.
Check out my review of the latest ARAH issue after the break!
Resurrecting the ultimate evil in Cobra leadership sounds like a brilliant plan to me… and it looks like in issue #210, the G.I. Joe team may just see how brilliant it is.
The latest issue of A Real American Hero hits comic shops tomorrow, and check out the preview below.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
Revanche and the Blue Ninjas have set their sights on the Arashikage clan, bringing the fight to Japan! Meanwhile, COBRA members COPPERHEAD, SCRAP IRON, and FIREFLY set their sinister plan into motion…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!
IDW Publishing has released solicitation information for April, 2015. Check out all of the G.I. Joe related titles below. Be aware, these titles are for April, 2015, there may be spoilers!
A couple of years ago at the G.I. Joe Convention, Hasbro revealed some concept work for an unreleased repaint of the Rise of Cobra PIT Playset. While the Pit itself was mostly looked down upon by the G.I. Joe fandom (a treatment I don’t fall in line with), I think most fans found the Cobra repaint(s) pretty intriguing.
To this point, though, we only had blurry phone pics of a slideshow to base that opinion on. But no longer!
Thanks to the Eagle Eyes of Brian Hickey, a gallery with some larger, clearer pictures has been linked on the Facebook G.I. Joe Discussion Group, and I’ve mirrored them below. As much as I enjoyed the original RoC Pit Playset, this Cobra repaint does indeed look even more bad ass.
Look, I may be a bit biased… my memory of the Pit is my then-four year old daughter spending three hours putting the stickers on with me, and it’s one of my fonder G.I. Joe memories, but even without that, I think the Pit has some fun qualities, especially if fans can think of it more like an updated Mobile Command Center, and not so much like the ultimate G.I. Joe headquarters.
At any rate, check out the images of the Cobra themed repaint below.
A new year and another new take on the G.I. Joe universe from IDW. This issue takes the character of Snake Eyes and puts a twist on him, ripping him from the side of the angels and placing him in league with Destro and Cobra.
But are Destro and Cobra even on the same page, or will the ex G.I. Joe Commando be stuck in a twisted terrorist triangle?
Check out the review of the first issue after the jump…you might be surprised at how I felt.
Do I need to maintain spoiler control still?
It’s been a week since the information got out onto the web about who was in the first shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 3.0… and some might say a week isn’t quite enough time.
So, for the sake of trying to keep a level of surprise for folks, I won’t mention WHO is in the shipment on this page, but if you click over to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page you can see who came first, and check out reviews for both figures.
You can also click the links below:
It’s almost time!
If you’d asked me a year ago if anything could make me look forward to a book that seems to revolve around G.I. Joe’s over-exposed mute Ninja superhero I would have said that I couldn’t think of a single thing.
Well, turns out there is a single thing, and that single thing is Mike Costa. His involvement in this project alone has put it firmly on my must read list and tomorrow I’ll be able to read it!
Meanwhile, check out the preview below which is already captivating, showing a side of Destro we haven’t yet seen.
G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1 (of 5) —SPOTLIGHT
Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)
DESTRO, one of COBRA’s top operatives, has been captured. As the metal masked maverick gets transferred to a new prison, a prison break is instigated by none other than… SNAKE EYES! With DESTRO free and SNAKE EYES under COBRA’s control, a mission that will rock the world of G.I. JOE begins!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- SNAKE EYES returns to the pages of G.I. JOE! But is he friend…or foe?
In spite of my review schedule, Wave 2 for the 50th Anniversary product has been out for a while now, so some folks are going through G.I. Joe withdrawl after the past few months. Well, withdraw no more, as the first shipment of the GIJCC Figure Subscription Service is hitting mailboxes right now!
I will refrain from spoiling anything with this post, but if you want to see which two awesome figures the first shipment contains, hit up the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook and feast your eyes.
Of course, be warned, the first shipment will be spoiled!
Can’t wait to get mine!
Hot on the heels of the Social Clash 2-Pack, here is a review for the Arctic Ambush featuring Snow Job and the new Cobra Arctic B.A.T.! As one of the only really new concepts in this year’s 50th Anniversary selection (even though it uses old parts) fans seemed interested in the figure. I will admit, I was a bit surprised at how much I liked it, all things considered.
Check out the 50th Anniversary Review Page to check out the latest reviews, or click the links below. Wrapped up 50th stuff just in time for FSS 3.0 to start hitting… good timing, huh?
Okay, I’m a little behind the 8 ball on this one, but I should get all caught up this week. It took me a little while to get my hands on the second wave of 50th Anniversary figures, then there were the Holidays and job changes, and all sorts of crap you don’t care about… but we’re past that now. :)
For now, enjoy the reviews for the 50th Anniversary “Social Clash” (good grief I hate that name) 2-Pack with the links below or via the 50th Anniversary Review page. The “Arctic Assault” pack is coming soon, too!