3D Joes new Kickstarter celebrates the birth of A Real American Hero with art collection

Carson from 3DJoes made quite the splash in the G.I. Joe community pretty quickly a few years ago, when he used the landmark technology within Arqspin to launch a fantastic G.I. Joe fansite celebrating the look and feel of the 80’s marketing masterpiece.

In order to help fund the site, he’s spun that off into posters and other items, and now he’s getting into the book business.

He’s already discussed a non-profit endeavor to bring a hardbound book of all the exciting artwork from 1982 – 1983 to collector hands, but at a cost of around $200, that can be a tough pill for Joe fans to swallow.

Enter Kickstarter.

Knowing that the hardbound book would be a difficult enticement, even when no profit is involved, Carson has enlisted the help of Kickstarter to launch a soft cover version of the book at a greatly reduced price. Containing the great content of the hardcover, but at a more palatable price range, the Kickstarter launched this morning, and has already gathered in over half of the required funds to launch.

Get on board this train early, it’s only rolling for two weeks.

Check out the Kickstarter right here, and as always, check out 3DJoes.com to see your favorite figures from all angles.

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The time is now – All Sunbow G.I. Joe: ARAH Episodes Online NOW!

We’ve heard the news…  Vimeo and Hasbro have reached an agreement to post all of the G.I. Joe animation online, and IT HAS BEGUN.

Starting immediately, the entirety of the Sunbow classic animated series will be online for your viewing pleasure, able to be purchased by episode, or by entire series.  Check out the trailer below, and get ready to relive your youth!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on Vimeo

YO JOE!

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.

Solicitations for IDW G.I. Joe titles for July, 2015

Another quiet month for G.I. Joe solicitations as we just see G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216 alongside the collected volume of G.I. Joe by Karen Traviss.  From what I hear, IDW does have some plans going forward, I can’t wait to hear more.  Until then, check out what we can expect for July, 2015.

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA RISING! As G.I. Joe continues to mourn the loss of one of their greatest members, Cobra consolidates its power and brings long-departed villains back into the fold…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216—EC Comics Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • Part of EC Comics cover month! Homage cover by Andy Suriano!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

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G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE, Vol. 2

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

What can the G.I. JOE team do to combat a COBRA the world views as heroes? Political intrigue collides head-on with military action as the darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds! Collects issues #5–8.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-355-2

Bullet points:

  • “Tense political thrills.” –UnleashTheFanboy.com

Offered Again!

G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE, Vol. 1 • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-220-3

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213

So, here we are…in case it wasn’t evident by the image of the grim

reaper on the cover, this is where it happens. Where the “Death of
Snake Eyes” comes to a head.

Spoiler territory in this review, so be prepared.

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Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213

The next installment in the “Death of Snake Eyes” arc hits comic stores tomorrow, and the cover certainly looks ominous…  I’m really curious to see how this all shakes out.  Until then, check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213—The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 2

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE’s original Ninja Commando confronts old enemies and new threats that may just put an end to Snake Eyes once and for all!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The beloved G.I. JOE Ninja faces an unbeatable enemy: DEATH!
  • Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!

Five Ways JoeDeClassified has changed the landscape of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Over the past handful of years, quietly, but effectively, a small
group of devoted collectors have changed the very structure and
history of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Some of the shifts have
been small, and you don’t really notice them until you take a closer
look.

However, some of those shifts have been dramatic and seismic, taking
what had been established history over the past 30 years and turning
it completely sideways.

I wanted to take some time to make folks aware of JoeDeClassified,
encourage people to support them, and certainly to make them a
destination during your trip to JoeCon.  Click the continue reading link below for the full write up.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212

This exciting new installment in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythos has kicked off in impressive fashion.

Check out my full review below!

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Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #7 and Real American Hero #212

A busy G.I. Joe day at the comic shops tomorrow with two issues hitting.  The seventh issue of the mainstream G.I. Joe title lands as well as the next stage in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythology.  Exciting issues for fans both new and old.  Check out the previews below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212—The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE faces a force unlike anything they’ve ever encountered before… and the only way to control it is by reviving Serpentor, the Cobra Emperor himself! But bringing him backs sets into motion drastic events that lead to the death of the original Ninja Commando! The Death of Snake Eyes begins here in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE’S GREATEST VILLAIN RETURNS!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe #7

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Entrenched in a war-torn Eastern European nation, the G.I. JOE team collides with separatists, ex-teammates, locals, and COBRA. Politics collides with boots on the ground in one of the most unforgettable G.I. JOE epics of all time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their redefining run!
  • Hard-hitting, real-world intrigue!

Preview for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211

Serpentor’s resurrection… Throwdown’s first mission… Revanche and
the Blue Ninjas. It all feels like it’s coming to a head, and you can
check out the latest installment at your local comic shop tomorrow.
Take a look at the preview of this latest issue below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE RETURN OF SERPENTOR! G.I. JOE’s plan to control an unknown force goes awry, and the former Cobra Emperor now commands a powerful weapon that even G.I. JOE might not be able to stop. The reign of SERPENTOR begins again in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Bullet points:

  • SERPENTOR returns and neither G.I. JOE nor COBRA can stop him!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!