IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #2 (Season 4) Preview

Karen Traviss and Steve Kurth continue the resurgence of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the upcoming second issue below.

G.I. Joe #2

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
  • The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
  • Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

Darkness Falls Episode 31 – The Valley of Death is now online

After pushing their way through the maintenance tunnels, the G.I. Joe team is on the precipice of striking at the heart of the Cobra Command structure…  but they’re not there yet!  One last obstacle stands in their way in the form of the Cobra Imperial Guard!  Can they make one last push through this final obstacle, or are the Commander’s most trusted and powerful personal guards too tough for them?

Check the Darkness Falls section, or click the episode link below.

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Pre-Orders Announced for first Gentle Giant 12″ G.I. Joe – Rock n Roll!

We’ve been hearing about them for a few months now, and the pre-orders have officially gone live! Gentle Giant’s entry into the vintage G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line is officially up for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store. Check out the link below to pre-order and also take a peek at the great images courtesy of Gentle Giant themselves.

Okay, I have to admit, that Rock n Roll looks pretty sharp in those pictures.  This isn’t a line I plan on collecting, to be honest, but I can’t argue that seeing the vintage figure in that size and with those crisp paint apps is a pretty awesome nostalgia punch.

Good stuff.

Select Kindle Worlds titles on sale at Amazon

Amazon.com has launched a sale on many of their Kindle Worlds offerings, including a couple of my own books.

Normally $3.99 they have been marked at sale prices of $1.99, which makes it a perfect time to get caught up on my G.I. Joe universe.  For folks who have been enjoying my dio-stories over the years, that universe began with my “Price of Peace” books, all of which are currently on the Kindle Worlds platform.

Check out the following links below to take advantage of this great sale!

There are scores of offerings from other great writers, too, so take this opportunity to do some G.I. Joe reading!

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Better late than never – GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (S4) #1

The issue hit comic shops a good two weeks ago, and I am ashamedly slow on the draw, but I had to get my opinions of this new G.I. Joe relaunch from IDW Publishing down on digital paper.

I will admit right up front, I was hesitant to embrace this new theme for the comic, not because it seemed out of place, but because it seemed so far “in place”.  In other words, the same themes G.I. Joe has been running with over the past four years.  What could Karen Traviss do differently where others hadn’t yet explored?

As it turns out…  there were some unexplored avenues, and Traviss spanned those waters nicely.

Check out my full review over at YoJoe.com.

Nerd Rage Toys 4-Day Weekend Columbus Day Sale

Our Columbus Day Weekend Sale has kicked off!

Save up to 70% on your favorite toys lines now through Monday.

Over 100 items are ON SALE!

Don’t miss out!

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European G.I. Joe fans – check those local Burger Kings!

There were some weird snippets coming out a week or two ago regarding some G.I. Joe kids meals toys in foreign countries, but for some reason I kind of let it slip past my radar. But then more and more started popping up. First in Turkey, then in the UK, and finally, now in Norway.

These kids’ meals toys are available at Burger King and feature a “snowmobile” (looking suspiciously like a HISS Tank), a “jet” (resembling a SHARC), and a “vehicle” which doesn’t seem to resemble any single G.I. Joe item, but the driver kinda looks like Snake Eyes.

Some very bizarre, but interesting offerings overseas. Time will tell if they will end up back over here in the states at any point. Check out some great pictures below courtesy of some of the folks from the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook.

YoJoe contributor skinny also found a great YouTube advertisement for the program as well:

G.I. Joe Kre-O Wave 4 hitting retail

When the fifth wave of G.I. Joe Kre-O mysteriously appeared a few weeks ago, some feared that perhaps the fourth wave might end up in some sort of Hasbro-limbo. Well, good news! A few separate reports have emerged of the fourth wave of G.I. Joe Kre-O being found at Toys “R” Us stores throughout the country.

Andrew over on the For Kre-On Out Loud Facebook Group reported finding the assortment, and even did the favor of breaking down the mini-figure layout inside! Keep in mind this breakdown only works if you find a fresh case, but it’s better than nothing, right, especially since (like Wave 5) these blind bags don’t have any codes.

Here’s what Andrew reports:

Break down is a little difficult, but here goes, left front to back, Chuckles, Budo, Alpine, Airborne, Air Adventurer, then along the side were Cobra Trooper. Right front to back, Wet suit, Tripwire, Night Viper, Cobra Nemesis, Cobra Viper and along the side Zartan.

GIJoeCD also reported in the comments section of GeneralsJoes that he found the assortment in Georgia.

Get to huntin’!

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