Hubworld posts G.I. Joe: Operation HISS Episode 9

Along with information on their upcoming television network, Hubworld.com is also airing much of the content ported over from Hasbro’s MonkeybarTV video site.  Included with that run of episodes is the ninth installment of G.I. Joe: Operation HISS.  Featuring a follow up to the last episode with Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Kamakura, and Storm Shadow, this continues to universe started by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

You can find the episode on Hubworld.com and I’ve also mirrored some screen caps below.  This certainly won’t take the place of G.I. Joe: Renegades, but it’s the best we got until December, by the looks of things.

Latest Operation: HISS Animated Features are online now

Sure, it’s not G.I. Joe: Resolute, but part of me still enjoys the rampant cheesiness and the total “made low budget just for kids” mentality of these Operation: HISS webisodes.  Hasbro’s Monkeybar TV has uploaded two more featurettes to continue the Rise of Cobra storyline.

First and foremost, Episode 6 has been posted, and you can check it out right here.  You can check out some screen shots mirrored below.

But there’s also a Zartan related profile episode that’s been posted here, with a nice little cameo of everyone’s favorite G.I. Joe Marine near the end.

Five page preview of IDW G.I. Joe: Operation HISS #5

Operation: HISS has been a pretty enjoyable read thus far, even being somewhat predictable along the way.  The art is a bit hit or miss, and the characterization of Duke as a traitor has been a stretch.  It was obvious he was going to get back on the good guys’ side again, it was just a matter of how long it took.  However, I do enjoy the series as a whole, and find it pretty neat to get a continued look at the Rise of Cobra universe.  Honestly, unlike a lot of fans, I think there is a place for the Rise of Cobra universe in the myriad of G.I. Joe continuities, and it’s cool to see this world continue along in the comic page.  The latest issue is released this Wednesday.

Looking at the 5-page preview below, my only thought would be…  I thought Neo-Vipers were nanomite enhanced super soldiers… how is Scarlett is whupping their asses?

G.I. Joe: Operation Hiss #5

Brian Reed (w) • Gianluca Gugliotta (a) • Joe Corroney, Augustin Padilla (c)

Major Bludd has convinced the United States government that G.I. Joe has gone rogue. One wrong move could spell disaster not just for the Joes, but for the whole world!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Five Page preview for IDW G.I. Joe: Operation HISS #4

Tomorrow is wednesday, which means today we’ve got a five page preview of the upcoming fourth issue of G.I. Joe: Operation HISS.  Written to take place after the events in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, it injects a bit more seriousness into the source material than its animated counterpart.

Speaking of the animated counterpart, we were supposed to get a new episode last Friday…wonder what happened.

Anyway, the five page preview is below.

G.I. Joe: Operation Hiss #4

Brian Reed (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Joe Corroney, Padilla (c)

With G.I. Joe captured and held prisoner, Major Bludd puts his master plan into action… and makes sure that the Joes take the fall!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Operation: HISS by IDW looking more like it…

Yeah, we all saw the 3-minute Operation: HISS animation that was…well…  not so great.  Obviously somewhat chopped together on a low budget and made for the lowest common denominator, there wasn’t really much to write home about.

The Operation: HISS comic from IDW, on the other hand…that’s definitely showing some promise.  While it didn’t get rave reviews from IGN, the reviewers from HissTank and The Terror Drome both saw something to look forward to, and the image of the variant cover to issue #2 is absolutely kicking my ass.  Major Bludd in reactive armor?  Sweetness.  Love the repurposed NATO armored vehicles as Cobra tanks is great, too.

So for folks out there who are interested in reading a bit more about the Rise of Cobra universe (like me) this is a nice surprise.  Click the links below to check out the reviews: