Darkness Falls – The Epilogue

The battle would appear to be over.  Cobra and G.I. Joe have both paid the price for this decades long war…  so where do things go from here?

The answers may surprise you…

It’s been a long, winding road, and the epilogue to my final story has officially been posted.  Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly below.

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G.I. Joe and Jem get truly outrageous in another new Honda video

I don’t know how much licensing fees Honda is paying to use all these toys, but I’m glad they are, because this is some creative stuff they’re putting out there. Following up on the Honda commercial featuring the original 12″ fighting man and the leader of the holograms, a follow up has been released with G.I. Joe attempting to woo Jem with some of his mad skills.

Check out the video on YouTube or embedded below.

Darkness Falls Concludes – Episode 36: End of the Road

While an epilogue is soon to come to tie up some pesky loose ends, the conclusion to the massive Darkness Falls dio-story has been posted.

Throughout 14 years I’ve told my G.I. Joe universe, and I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the nice thoughts and impressions I’ve gotten from everyone throughout this process.  Anyone who has produced one of these stories knows just how much work it is, and I feel fortunate to have been able to tell my little corner of the G.I. Joe world from start to finish.

I”m sure many of you will be asking if this is really it, or if I might keep telling other stories, and honestly, at this point, I am done.  Lots of things have changed for me personally over the past 14 years, which have provided many more “real world” commitments than I had back then.  Still, I do have some other stories rattling around in my head, and time will tell if I ever find a way to get them out there, or if I can consider this a good stopping point.

To all of you who have stuck it out for 14 years, thank you.  It seems fitting that I’m able to wrap this up on G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary as my own little celebration (though admittedly, I don’t have nearly enough references to the 60s or 70s era worlds here).

I hope folks have enjoyed this.  Stay tuned for the epilogue still to come.

The latest episode can be found in the Darkness Falls section, or linked directly below.

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IDW’s G.I. Joe #3 and Transformers and G.I. Joe #4 Previews

Today is new comic day, and IDW Publishing is releasing two G.I. Joe themed issues today. The fourth “season” of the flagship G.I. Joe title hits issue #3 today, complimented by the zany and wild fourth issue of Transformers and G.I. Joe by Tom Scioli.

Check out the previews below.

G.I. Joe #3

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE continues…and things get worse. Who is Duke working for—and why? Plus—while the G.I. JOE team is under fire, Scarlett struggles to hold them together…and the COBRA peacekeeping force continue its advance.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • In the battlefield, there’s no black and white—only shades of gray.
  • Connecting Variant cover by David Williams!

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #4

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

THE WAR AT HOME! But whose home—and whose war?! Interstellar war has never been so cosmic! The G.I. JOE team faces the TRANSFORMERS—on Earth and Cybertron. Plus—just in time for Halloween… meet the OCTOBER GUARD!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The biggest crossover the cosmos has ever faced JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER!!!
  • Ask your retailer about the Tom Scioli connecting variant cover! Connects with the variants for #2 & #3 creating one big piece!

Darkness Falls Episode 35 – Heroes Fall is now online

First and foremost, I know I missed a week last week, and I apologize.  Hopefully the super-sized episode makes up for it this week.

Not only is this super sized, but the culmination of Project: Eclipse explodes into this one massive episode with dramatic and final results.  As G.I. Joe and Cobra exchange brutal gunfire, one member of the team may not make it out alive.

Check out Episode 35: Heroes Fall, or check the Darkness Falls section directly.

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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 97 is now online

It’s been a little while, but the WOJM are back with a new episode featuring all of the latest news and G.I. Joe intel… from like a month ago. Oops.

In all seriousness, it’s not like G.I. Joe news has been hot and heavy these past few weeks, and we touch on some great topics, even broaching the hot-button issue of G.I. Joe Shattered Glass! We also talk about 50th Anniversary releases, the Kre-O Terror Drome and many other great topics.

As always check out the latest episode embedded below or at our Podbean Page.

SHOW NOTES

Not exactly a timely episode, but hey, not a lot is going on. No worries, #98 is right around the corner. You may be wishing for it after you hear Chuck ramble in the opening segment. We basically catch up on some old news, discuss COIL Con V and have a small roundtable on the Club wanting to experiment with Shattered Glass and more TF/Joe Crossovers…which make Gary very grumpy. Enjoy the funk!

News and Intel

Hasbro is rebranding “The Hub” – What does it mean?
G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Wave 2 is released
G.I. Joe Kre-O Terror Drome hits!
GeneralsJoes Reviews the Terror Drome
TFCC Marissa Fairborne and Afterburner
SyFy “Face Off” with a G.I. Joe themed episode
Skinny’s recap of the Face Off Episode

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Burger King Kid’s Meal G.I. Joe themed toys now found in the US

A while ago we had reported on International Burger King Kid’s Meal toys which were strangely G.I. Joe themed for no apparent reason. Well those strange international items have just been found in the United States. Iowa, to be exact.

Over on Facebook, Matt Brandenburg (former Hasbro design wizard who provided some excellent work in the Pursuit of Cobra toy line among others) reports that he has visited a local Burger King and found one of the G.I. Joe themed Kid’s Meals. In case you were wondering, Matt got the AWE Striker looking thing.

Start checking your local Burger Kings, kids!

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for February, 2014

IDW Publishing has posted their solicitation list for upcoming comics for February, 2014 including new issues for the main G.I. Joe title, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra.

As one might expect, you could find spoilers below.

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Happy Honda Days with Jem and G.I. Joe just because

I actually saw a Happy Honda Days commercial with Skeletor yesterday morning and thought it was pretty hilarious, but immediately wondered why the He-Man villain got top billing over some of the Hasbro cast of characters. Well, as of last night, I no longer had to wonder, as another Happy Honda Days commercial was posted to YouTube, this time featuring Jem and … of course… G.I. Joe!

The commercial was focused on the 12″ guys, but it’s still awesome. The G.I. Joe and Barbie trope is quite thoroughly abused, so at least the G.I. Joe and Jem mix up stays in house.

Check out the video below and thanks to skinny for the heads up.