Nothing has gotten the fans in an uproar more with G.I. Joe: Retaliation than the idea that Snake Eyes and Roadblock may possibly be Arashikage ninja brothers. While I’m sure there’s much more to the story than that, it’s obvious that the two are somehow linked, and it would appear that the third issue of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie prequel is going to touch on that connection.
Now that we have official confirmation of the G.I. Joe: Renegades debut date, IGN.com has also posted the first official footage of the series premier! Featuring Duke, Tunnel Rat, Roadblock, and Scarlett as they narrowly escape from the US Government. While a little low on action, it’s a great first look at Renegades, and a look at what we can expect for animation and final art style.
Check it out at IGN.com or embedded below.
A few different sources have begun posting reviews of the most recent issues of the G.I. Joe comics online… I’m starting to realize there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to review everything I want to review, so I may have to be more selective.
Anyway, here’s what we’ve got so far sprinkling around the World Wide Web:
- G.I. Joe #4 (IGN Comics)
- G.I. Joe #4 (HissTank.Com)
- Movie Prequel #2 w/ Destro (IGN Comics)
- Movie Prequel #2 w/ Destro (HissTank.Com)
Very interesting reviews…I find it intriguing that the fringe books seem to be getting more positive buzz than the core book itself. It doesn’t seem to be a reflection of Chuck Dixon’s writing (since he’s writing the movie prequel as well) but, whatever the reason, that is the case. I do think that the core series started off somewhat slow, and has continued to crawl pace-wise for all 4 issues. I think something has to start ramping up in that title soon, or it may just get too drawn out. After all, the Marvel series told a very similar story way back in Issue #3, and it only took one issue to tell it. How long do we really need to see Destro’s henchman playing X-Box?