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So you want to know about G.I. Joe books? As usual, YoJoe is the place to go.

With big thanks to antarctica from the GeneralsJoes comments, I was remiss and have made several mentions about various G.I. Joe books in past articles without even thinking to check out what YoJoe has to say on the subject.  Well, as usual, YoJoe has a LOT to say.

Josh Eggebeen has put his blood, sweat, and tears into the book archive at YoJoe, and currently has information on pretty much every one of the Rise of COBRA books out there, from the novelizations to the kid’s books and everything in between.  I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it yet, so I’m doing it now.  Hit up the YoJoe Book Archive to check out all the books and get a lot of information about them as well.

Some bad ass new pictures from G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

JoeBattleLines member warmachinex has somehow stumbled upon a trio of new images from G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, and I’m loving them!  Scarlett is shown in some form in each one, but it’s the second picture with the group shot that looks very cool.  The Reactive Armor is really growing on me, and the production values just look a hell of a lot more big budget in these shots than we’ve seen before.  Click here to visit the original thread, I have (of course) mirrored the images here as well.

Absolutely awesome images.  Hopefully some more start coming down the pipeline as we get closer to August.

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G.I. Joe Confidential Files Paperback book released

confidential_filesHissTank forum member SnakeEyes2184 picked up a copy of the G.I. Joe Confidential Files based on the upcoming Rise of COBRA motion picture, and has a lot of details to share about the book.

You can check the run down right here, but there are some spoilers.  From what I’ve read in that thread, this accentuates the novel nicely and adds some cool detail to stuff we didn’t know.  Snake Eyes is no longer French, Scarlett’s background is remarkably similar to her traditional background, etc…

Check it out here, and if you’re so inclined, has it listed at $10.18 as well.

More “shorts” from Alexx – COBRA Commander and Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes

JoeBattleLines member Alexx has been pumping out these quickie reviews and image series solid for the past week, and I can’t get enough of ’em.  The last one he did for Covert Operations Scarlett was especially painful, though, because he convinced me to buy a figure I otherwise wouldn’t have…  but this time around, he hasn’t convinced me of anything, because I was already in the camp with both of these figures.

Yeah, even COBRA Commander.

I know, I know…  this is NOT Cobra Commander.  No, it’s not.  This isn’t the Cobra Commander we’ve known off and on since 1982, but it IS the Cobra Commander for the Rise of COBRA universe, and that doesn’t make it any less legitimate.  The Rise of COBRA is a totally different world for G.I. Joe…and just because this doesn’t fit your mold for ole chrome dome doesn’t mean it’s a bad toy.  I mean, it doesn’t fit MY mold for Cobra Commander either, but the toy itself is still a whole lot of fun, in my mind.  A little on the Darth Vader side, but still fun.   Other fans must agree with me as well, as the figure has already sold out at Big Bad Toy Store, and I’ve seen many complaints on the forums about folks not being able to find him.  Check out the links and galleries hosted below.

COBRA Commander

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Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes

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