Happy Veterans Day from GeneralsJoes

As G.I. Joe fans, I’d hope many of us would be a bit more acutely aware of the importance and significance of celebrating those folks who volunteer to put their lives on the line for the safety of us and our country.

In reality, we’d celebrate their service more than one day per year, but on this day especially, let’s take a moment to think of our Veterans and show some appreciation for what they do.


Voting ends TODAY for the Hasbro Kindle Worlds Fan Vote

Today is the big day…that’s right, only a week for the Hasbro Pulse Kindle Worlds Fan Vote, and the last day of voting is TODAY.

Please, if you haven’t yet, take just a few moments out of your busy day and familiarize yourself with the four Kindle Worlds characters on the Hasbro Pulse website.

Then please consider placing a vote for my character Whisper. I spent a lot of time developing her backstory and hope to be able to use her as a catalyst for a new Dio-Story and new Kindle Worlds adventures! As with the other authors, it would be a dream come true for my character to be immortalized in Hasbro plastic and sold in an official G.I. Joe package.

You can vote here.

Thanks very much for all of your support over the past week, this has been a wonderful experience!

Best of luck to the other creators.


Huge Amazon sale on G.I. Joe and other DVD’s & Blu-Ray’s

Thanks to Twitter user The Snackist for letting us know that Amazon.com is currently having a huge sale on its G.I. Joe (and other ) DVD’s!  Many of them are at rock bottom prices.

If you haven’t caught up on your G.I. Joe media recently, this is a great chance to grab some DVD’s and back up to date.  G.I. Joe: Resolute, G.I. Joe: Renegades, DiC, and Sunbow are all on sale.  Check out some of the links below!

Lots of great G.I. Joe themed trade paperback collections, comics, and other media as well.  Check it out!

Also, the Amazon shop in general has some great DVD/Blu-Ray deals today…  might be worth checking out.


Who is Whisper, and where does she fit in the G.I. Joe world?

As the deadline for the Hasbro Pulse fan vote nears (tomorrow, November 9th) the question remains…which of these four characters will get the green light, and where do they fit in the G.I. Joe mythology.  The other three writers have done a great job jiving their creators with an overall timeline, but as I look towards the future, in the event that Whisper actually wins, I want to plan not just where she’s been, but where she will be going.

For anyone who follows my dio-stories, you know that “universe” more or less wrapped up this past year with Darkness Falls.  If Whisper wins the Fan Vote, I have already developed a follow up that Darkness Falls Dio-Story that I will be excited to launch!

The following contains spoilers to Darkness Falls, so if you haven’t read that yet, you may want to before continuing…

“Rescued” by COBRA from a South American fishing village after the entire village was massacred (see Marvel’s G.I. Joe #1), Whisper was brought in and raised by COBRA Commander as his own personal assassin.  Trained by the elite of COBRA operatives, Whisper learned martial arts, silenced weapons, sabotage, covert operations, and disguise by some of the most talented masters in the world.  Then employed those skills in sinister fashion for COBRA (as seen in The Price of Peace trilogy).

Time has passed…

The decades long battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra has more or less ended.  Casualties on both sides.  COBRA Commander as we know him is dead, as are Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.  Scarlett has retreated to the cabin in the Sierra Nevadas to raise her son Tommy and the world feels a little bit safer.

But the battle is not over.  Whisper has returned, and has returned to find her father dead and her support system decimated.  With only her blinding hate of G.I. Joe to guide and feed her, Whisper prepares for a massive campaign of revenge on former G.I. Joe leadership.  Meanwhile, the remnants of the COBRA organization have come together to form The Coil, a sinister underground devoted to furthering the COBRA cause.  But they may hit some resistance as a new and improved COBRA Commander comes on the scene…

I plan to use Whisper to kick start a new generation of G.I. Joe, focusing pretty strongly on the Pursuit of COBRA aesthetic.  While my old dio-story used a lot of those figures, this new universe will take that concept and run with it.

So, please consider voting for Whisper, and we can all experience this fun new world together!  You could also expect to see her show back up in my Kindle Worlds work as well.

Meanwhile, definitely check out all of the other creators behind their own Hasbro Fan Vote creations as well.  Lots of good stuff there.


What’s on Joe Mind Special Edition 47 – JoeCon in Loveland!

Seems strangely appropriate that the next G.I. Joe Convention would be in “Loveland” Colorado…and the guys (and girl!) from What’s On Joe Mind have finally recorded some new content to talk about JoeCon’s 2016 location!

A warm welcome to new contributor Joe Colton as well as Colorado native (and kickass artist) Troy McKie who comes on to talk about his home state and what to do in or around Loveland.

Check out the latest special edition at our Podbean site, or embedded below.

Whoa! What happened to Special Edition #46?! Well, we’re still working on it.  In the meantime, we moved on to #47 to react to the GIJCC’s JoeCon site announcement. This year we are finally headed back west as a tiny burg named Loveland will enter our lexicon next to such cities as San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans…and yes, Indianapolis.  What is there to see and do in the area? As always our intrepid crew tracks down a local to fill us in with the info that only locals know. So sit back, relax and listen to the gang re-assembling to talk about JoeCon 2015 – in Loveland, Colorado…and as always, sharing dirty stories about one Noted Author. You don’t want to miss it!!

Funko POP G.I. Joe pre-orders at Entertainment Earth

It seems like Funko POP are all the rage right now, and G.I. Joe is being taken along for the ride.  Entertainment Earth has posted pre-orders for the first series of G.I. Joe themed Funko POP figures and they look pretty fun.

Check out the product links below.

Order G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Pop! Vinyl Figure from Entertainment Earth!
Order G.I. Joe Stormshadow Pop! Vinyl Figure from Entertainment Earth!
Order G.I. Joe Cobra Commander Pop! Vinyl Figure from Entertainment Earth!
Order G.I. Joe Roadblock Pop! Vinyl Figure from Entertainment Earth!

Kindle Worlds Fan Vote – Who are these people?

As I run around stumping for Whisper in the Kindle Worlds fan vote, I see my bud Fred from JoeBattleLines point something out…and I feel pretty stupid for not being on top of it yesterday when the vote was announced.

Yes, I want everyone to vote for my character. Of course I do. Who wouldn’t want a G.I. Joe figure based off of someone they created? But more importantly, the great thing about this fan vote is that no matter who wins, there will be a NEW character in the G.I. Joe mythology, which is something that doesn’t happen often. So who are these characters?

You can obviously go to the Hasbro Pulse site and read all of their bio’s, but those only scratch the surface. If you really want to know who they are, you need to read the books, plain and simple.

Jim Beard
Character: Adventure Team Marcus
Book: Mystery of the Sunken Tomb


Bill Nedrow
Character: Stilleto
Book: G.I. Joe: Body Count


Troy Osgood
Character: Blackjack
Book: G.I. Joe: Brainstorm


Justin Bell
Character: Whisper
Books: The Price of Peace: Snakebite


Keep in mind that each author put a piece of themselves into these new characters, and you should all do yourselves a favor and figure out who these characters are.

Then you can vote Whisper. :D

Hasbro Pulse Kindle Worlds Fan Vote is LIVE!

The time has come G.I. Joe fans, but time is short!  For ONE WEEK ONLY you can sign up at Hasbro Pulse and vote for your favorite Kindle Worlds character to be made into an actual Hasbro produced G.I. Joe action figure!


Four great new characters have been created by some talented Kindle Worlds authors and this is your chance to tell Hasbro which one you want made.


Jim Beard, Troy Osgood, Bill Nedrow and yours truly have all submitted characters to the contest, and all of us are excited for the chance for our characters to debut in action figure form.  No matter who wins, the fans will be the ultimate victor.

But only if you VOTE WHISPER.

In all seriousness, I’ve talked to each one of these other authors, and we’ve all put in some hard work developing cool characters in fun stories that hopefully G.I. Joe fans love.  I’ll be pulling for everyone.

Psst…  vote Whisper.

Check out the awesome Robert Atkins artwork below and check out all of the character filecards and art at the Hasbro Pulse website.

Best of luck to everyone!

But only if they vote Whisper.

As an added bonus – By the way, for anyone who might consider this an incentive…  I have written a very special edition follow up Dio-Story designed to take place after the events in Darkness Falls!

This special dio-story will be a direct continuation from Darkness Falls and will feature Whisper herself!  If the figure gets chosen by the Fan Vote, you can look forward to seeing that exciting Dio-Story here on GeneralsJoes.com!

Thank you all!

The Fog of Dreams – Kindle Countdown Deal is on

Halloween is coming, it’s time for trick or treat! Hopefully a price drop on The Fog of Dreams is considered a treat.

We’ve kicked off a Kindle Countdown deal this week leading up to Halloween where we’ve dropped prices on the Kindle format of Fog of Dreams down to .99 for a limited period of time!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Kindle Countdown, the .99 price WILL NOT LAST LONG. If you’ve been even remotely tempted to kick the tires on my first original novel, now is your chance.

Click the banner below to grab your copy before the price goes up again!  I promise, if you’re a fan of G.I. Joe, you WILL dig this book.

IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for January, 2016

The COBRA World Order continues into 2016 and IDW Publishing has released their list of January solicitations.  Check them out, with cover images, below.


G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

The Sleepers Awaken! COBRA’s covert agents, situated all over the world, activate and prepare to bring about the Cobra World Order. G.I. JOE scrambles to take them down—but it may just be too late!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA’s sleepers rise up—and enact the COBRA WORLD ORDER!


G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

Snake in the Grass! Just when G.I. JOE thinks its safe, COBRA reveals another layer to the Cobra World Order, as a close ally is revealed as a traitor. Can G.I. JOE survive this betrayal?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. Joe cannot escape the true grasp of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!


Classic G.I. JOE, Vol. 17

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant, Ron Wagner (a) • Chris Madden (c)

Larry Hama picks up the original storyline from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero. Iceberg and his team are sent to the North Polar Icecap while Mainframe and Joe Colton battle against Firefly and Crystal Ball. Also, Flint, Lady Jaye, and Heavy Duty face an elusive and long-thought dead foe. Collects issues #166–175.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 244 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-506-8

Bullet points:

  • The original Real American Hero storyline continues!