GeneralsJoes reviews G.I. Joe: Renegades Complete First Season on Blu-Ray

Who cares about The Avengers?!?  G.I. Joe: Renegades the Complete First Season is hitting store shelves from Shout! Factory TODAY.

All 26 episodes of this landmark G.I. Joe animated series complete and in high definition…and it looks glorious.  With big thanks from Shout! Factory for providing a review sample, so I had a chance to dissect this thing before release, and now I’ve posted my review right here.

Check it out in my Miscellaneous section, or the direct link below.  And even better, if you want to buy it, consider using my Amazon link and help support the site!  Enjoy. Sneak Preview and Renegades 4-Packs are IN STOCK.

Happy Monday!

As I sit here Monday morning preparing to do some catch up posts I see that now has the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Sneak Preview 4-Pack and the G.I. Joe: Renegades 4-Pack in stock and ready to ship.

I will admit, though, the $40 price tag took me by surprise.  I’d think a benefit to buying a 4 pack is that maybe it would be cheaper than buying the 4 figures individually…  but not so much. That being said, I am ALL OVER that Renegades pack.  Click the links below to order ’em up!

I’m hoping these sell well and convince Amazon to continue doing stuff like this in the future.

Speaking of Amazon, box images of rumored G.I. Joe: Retaliation Preview Pack

A while ago we reported on a rumor that was going to release a “Preview” pack of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures prior to launch of the main retail figure line.  Well, ever since we have heard almost no new information whatsoever, so I think many fans are kind of assuming this has fallen by the wayside.

Well, not so much.

Images have emerged of the box for the rumored Preview 4-Pack, though they’re calling it a “Premiere Pack”.  The rumored figures of Roadblock, Cobra Commander, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow all appear to be intact.

The most interesting thing about the box art, though, is that Cobra Commander is distinctly movie-accurate (unlike the single pack figure).  Perhaps this is where the black Cobra Commander will appear?  Information is sparse, but for now, enjoy the (sort of small) box images below.

Amazon pre-orders reveal some unseen G.I. Joe: Renegades artwork

A few weeks back I notified everyone of a pair of Amazon pre-orders for upcoming G.I. Joe: Renegades Trade Paperbacks.  These comic collections are due early next year.  Well, thanks to GeneralsJoes reader Captain N. for astutely noticing that Amazon has recently updated the pre-order page and features new cover artwork!

You can pre-order these books at the links below, and I’ve also screen-capped a generous amount of images, too. offers pre-orders and cover images for Renegades TPB’s

With cross-marketing in mind, Hasbro and The Hub obviously plan a blitz of G.I. Joe: Renegades items once the show starts picking up steam, and apparently high on their list of items to produce are comic books.  Now, the IDW October Solicitations list mentioned a first issue of G.I. Joe: Renegades as part of their shipping schedule that month, but issues of Previews since then have curiously ommitted the title.

Evidently something is still planned, however, as has two pre-orders posted for the first two volumes of what appear to be G.I. Joe: Renegades Trade Paperback collections of those comics.  With posted release dates of February, 2011, you would think the comic should still be slated to hit shortly, but who knows for sure at this point?

Along with the pre-orders, Amazon has also posted a pair of cover images, one featuring the Snake Eyes art we’ve seen before, and a second featuring the familiar Arashikage Clan symbol, which will evidently play a major role in the cartoon series.  Check out the pre-orders and the mirrored images below:

Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader Captain N.  for the information!

Exclusive comic available with $25.00 G.I. Joe purchase from

duke_lamprey_comicJeff reports that has started an offer for a free exclusive comic with the purchase of $25 worth of G.I. Joe product from their online store.  One look at the comic proves that it was the comic originally intended to be released with the Scuba Duke/Lamprey comic pack, and it could be a very neat read and a peek at something that didn’t end up getting published.

Written by Larry Hama, this continuity-vague book just focuses on telling a fun story the same way that many of the other Comic Pack stories did, while exploring these characters in a slightly different way.  To see some details about this offer click here.  The comic listing itself is here.

The features are as follows:

  • Introducing an all-new G.I. JOE™ adventure – inspired by the classic 1980s stories, and with a fresh, contemporary twist!
  • The legendary Larry Hama is back with a never-before-published story featuring some of your favorite characters.
  • Whether you’re a fan from way back, or just discovering the thrill of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA™, this adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat!
  • Exclusive Duke comic book – only at Amazon!
  • Don’t miss the new GI Joe movie!

Details from upcoming book items from Amazon has started posting cover images and details about several upcoming items from IDW and other publishers tied into the G.I. Joe motion picture and comic property.  Here is a rundown:



Cover images posted for Amazon listings

Last week, GeneralsJoes reported about two new IDW listings on, one for Volume 6 of the Marvel reprint Trade Paperbacks, and a listing for the TPB for G.I. Joe: COBRA.  At the time, no covers had been posted, but as of now, the covers are posted, though they’re nothing to write home about.

The cover for Volume 6 looks to be the cover from Devils’ Due incarnation of G.I. Joe #1 (once again, art by J Scott Campbell) and unfortunately, it really doesn’t pertain to anything that actually happens in the book.  Definitely an odd choice.  G.I. Joe: COBRA just features the same image of Chuckles tied to a chair that we’ve seen many times already.

Regardless, if you want to check out the covers, click here for Volume 6 and here for COBRA.  Thanks to Jeff Bohn for the intel!