I reported yesterday about the recently released Rise of COBRA Mission Dossier and mentioned that I was going to try and get myself a copy at the local Borders. Well, I was successful, and I’ve already almost read the entire thing. 140 something pages of Rise of COBRA greatness! Tons of character pictures, lots of behind the scenes stuff and weapon specifications. There are a ton of weapons and gear that the figures come with that don’t seem to have a real identification… well, they do now.
There’s concept art (the original Reactive Armor suit looked a lot like Snake’s “sneaking suit” from Metal Gear Solid 4), and a wealth of really awesome intel packed in there. Of course there are spoilers littered throughout, but it is absolutely worth the fifteen bucks! I’ll be ripping into this thing for the next 2 weeks while eagerly awaiting Rise of COBRA at the theaters.
More cool concept art is the evolution of the Viper helmets. Some of them had some pretty nasty fangs built into the faceplate, further enforcing the fact that they were going for a “snake” look. Trust me on this…if you’re even slightly a Rise of COBRA fan, PICK THIS BOOK UP. It’s really awesome.
Braxthunder over on HissTank.com reports that he found a G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Mission Dossier paperback book at his local Barnes & Nobel and talks a bit about what’s inside. sn8ke3y3s also chimed in with some very cool images of the book cover and a few inside pages.
I have been in full on “Rise of COBRA” mode over the past few weeks, and this looks like just what the doctor ordered! Lots of pictures, lots of details, and 144 pages of Rise of COBRA goodness. Gotta get to my local Borders and snag it quick…hopefully it’ll hold me over until August 7th!
Licensing.biz reports that Titan Books is planning to release a companion book to the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA film entitled G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Mission Dossier. According to the article:
“The paperback companion chronicles the making of the movie, combining cast and crew commentary with in-universe intel on GI Joe team members and their enemies in the Cobra organization.
Information on weapons, gadgets, vehicles and missions is also included, along with numerous colour photos, film stills, schematics and production art.”
The book will arrive in the United States July 21st just ahead of the movie. Read the entire article here.