Yeah… wow. I’ve read and heard a lot of comparisons between the new G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA film and some less-than-stellar films of years gone by, most notably the low-budget Street Fighter movie. And at first, without anything to base any opinions on, it was tough to argue… yeah, we all knew they were throwing 170 million dollars at it, and we knew there were some notable names attached to the film, but there was simply nothing else to go on.
First, Justin gushes about cartoons, and now I’m sneaking in a comic book plug. What’s this G.I. Joe blog coming to?
Over the summer, Cellar Door Publishing put out a graphic novel called “Minister Jade,” which is, in the words of its creator, Steve Bialik, “a superhero story set in ancient China.” Those of you who frequent the forums at JoeSightings may remember me plugging it in my signature there for the better part of 2008. Hopefully, some of you made your way to the Cellar Door website or your local comic shop and picked up this great book.
I’ve been debating on whether to even pull these images and host them here, since they’re pretty much everywhere, but I figured why the heck not? And why not add some of my totally unsolicited (and possibly unwanted) .02 while I’m at it? By now, everyone knows where these images came from, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least give some credit to JoeReloaded, the GI Joe Collectors’ Club, JoeBattleLines, YoJoe, and HissTank for bringing these images to the masses. Awesome work, it’s cool to see the fansites all working in concert with each other.