Yes, the recording schedule has been a bit hap hazard, especially with no real news to talk about, but that’s changed over the past few weeks as the news for G.I. Joe has had a resurgence, especially with the 50th Anniversary line being released to retail! We also talk about our favorite Marvel Comics Covers and talk Coil Con.
IDW Publishing obviously has some love for the good old days of Marvel’s G.I. Joe title and has gone to great lengths to demonstrate that love.
The Real American Hero continuation has been fantastic, and IDW’s Complete Collection series (working hand in hand with Mark Bellomo) has crafted a really nice all encompassing run of the old Real American Hero titles. IDW has taken this formula to their IDW Limited series as well, and Volume 2 is now up for pre-order!
With their exclusive Black Label, Blue Label, and Red Label offerings in the IDW Limited online store, there is something here for everyone, even featuring some exclusive art by comic legend Russ Heath. I have the pleasure of owning Volume 1 of this great series (which I reviewed right here) and I cannot recommend the IDW Limited collections enough for the discriminating G.I. Joe comic fan.
G.I. Joe fans, by and large, seem to love the Marvel Comics continuity, and who am I to argue? Good friend of GeneralsJoes Mark Bellomo has been working very long and very hard on the composition, layout, and format of these complete collections, and I’m excited to say that Volume 2 is on the verge of release.
It’s actually listed from Amazon as “In Stock”, so grab it while it’s hot! It collects the entirety of the Marvel Universe IN PROPER ORDER including issues from Comic Pack releases. Very cool stuff. Click the banner below to pick one of these up.
From one Convention right into another. Fresh off of our return to normal broadcasting schedule from the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention, the crew from What’s on Joe Mind immediately jumps to the next convention, this time the familiar ComicCon in San Diego.
With not much G.I. Joe news likely there, we bring in Arune Singh to talk about Marvel’s presence there and what we might expect from the House of Ideas. We also bring in Moira Hunger to talk in more detail about the IDW seminar at JoeCon and comic nerdery in general.
But it’s not all about Comics, there is a healthy helping of G.I. Joe talk as well. Check out our latest episode on our Podbean Page, or via the embedded players below. Show notes as always are after the jump.
For G.I. Joe fans who have been following the property for only a few short years, this may come as a surprise, but believe it or not, there was a time, not very long ago, where Roadblock wasn’t a household name. In fact, he wasn’t even on Hasbro’s radar. A victim of lost trademarks, it seemed inevitable that Roadblock would simply fade from the consciousness of the G.I. Joe faithful and no longer be a major part of ongoing canon.
Sure didn’t turn out that way, huh?
I must give credit to long time Joe buddy Todd of Magnum 6 Delta for prompting me to put this post together, and considering the G.I. Joe: Retaliation motion picture on the horizon, and the potential for redefining the core characters of the Real American Hero brand, the timing couldn’t be better. Click the “Read the Rest of this Story” link below to check out the full article.
Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since the What’s on Joe Mind podcast launched, but the guys certainly know how to celebrate. Episode #52 features not just an interview with Michael Bell to celebrate, but we also opened our phone lines to all of our fans! For over three hours we had a constant stream of callers dialing in to shoot the breeze, ask questions, and just generally have some fun.
Not only that, but we had some old friends stop by and hang out on the show for a little while, which was a really fun, awesome experience.
I just happened to be running a little late for this one, but I should pop up about an hour into the episode, and eventually I don’t sound like I’m talking in a trash can. Listen to this landmark 1 year anniversary episode on Podbean.com, or check it out via the embedded player below. As always, the show notes will be after the jump.
It’s the golden episode of the web’s longest running G.I. Joe podcast, What’s on Joe Mind! Join us as we celebrate the occasion with former G.I. Joe comic writer Brandon Jerwa, with Marvel Comics Director of Communications Arune Singh, and featuring some very surprising (and most welcome) call-in congratulations!
The first 30 seconds of the show is about the most geeked-out moment I have ever experienced in the history of G.I. Joe collecting. It’s a “can’t miss” experience!
For G.I. Joe fans, you’re going to want to hear about Brandon Jerwa’s new project “Shooters” that he is working on with Eric Trautman and artist Steve Lieber. It’s a tight, emotional, military-themed graphic novel that I haven’t been able to put down! Hear all about it on the show.
As always, hit up our Podbean Page, or check it out via the embedded player below. As always the full blown show notes are after the jump.
It’s been a crazy recording week this week for the What’s on Joe Mind crew…heck for most of them it’s been a crazy few weeks! We spent some time this past week talking to various different folks at different levels of the geek stratosphere, but perhaps none with such a large following as Ryan Penagos, AKA Agent M on Twitter. As Executive Editorial Director for Marvel.com he has his hands in many different pies, and is of course, a social media mastermind.
We interrogate him about Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Twitter, and even manage to sneak in some G.I. Joe related discussion. Check it out on our Podbean page, or listen to the embedded player below. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below the player for the show notes.
Brian Truitt from USA Today and Director of Communications for Marvel Comics Arune Singh join the show to dive into the wonders of Toy Fair 2012 and break down the latest and greatest G.I. Joe news and information!
Arune gives us some great insight into the relationships between fan and company and enlightens us as to some challenges of comic book publishing, which also ties directly into toy production. Plus he and Brian both geek out about some of Hasbro’s new toy offerings. Check it out on our Podbean page, or listen via the embedded player below.
Its the post Toy Fair 2012 edition of WOJM. Justin fills us in with what he saw and with what he talked with Hasbro about. Also joining us are Arune Singh, the Director of Communications for Marvel Comics and Brian Truitt from USA Today. Arune and Brian hang out with us for the session and give their thoughts on Toy Fair and the line going forward into Retaliation. We answer some listener mail concerning Justin’s psychic insight into the movie and another letter from a listener who has concerns about the cut back in articulation. In the news, the obvious discussion was about Toy Fair, but they also covered the surprising television ratings of the network TV debut of The Rise of Cobra on the USA Network. Lastly we cover the news of Jim Sorenson’s Joe animation model book. Its an episode chalked full of opinion of Toy Fair, so don’t miss it! Apologies for Chuck’s Time/Warner issues.