At free comic day coming up in a couple of months, IDW has promised to launch a new book based on the Marvel continuity after it ended with issue #155. With the immortal Larry Hama penning the book, it sounded like a dream come true for Marvel fans, and now Newsrama has posted a very nice 5-page preview.
I’ve been hopping around online and I’m already seeing some serious negative buzz. I really don’t get it. Have people already forgotten how campy and over-the-top the Marvel series was at the point of it’s end? I dunno… I wasn’t bowled over by the 5-page preview at all, but I do think it definitely continued the tone of the Marvel series as it came to its end. Certainly I would prefer it to come back down a bit and be a bit more serious as the series goes on, but this does seem pretty faithful to the 90’s era Marvel book. We’ll see how it all goes. I’ve mirrored the preview below.
Every year for the past few years, JoeCustoms member Kamakura has gone above and beyond the normal fan interaction, and has actually produced a convention exclusive figure that he sells on his own at the annual convention. Restricted mainly to JoeCustoms members, they retail for $30.00 and sell out FAST.
This year we’re getting a special treat…with a very nice 3 3/4″ version of everyone’s favorite Sigma 6 character, Lt. Stone! The final version will have a semi-translucent green robotic arm, and while the parts choices are not something you’d typically think of, they work very nicely together.
Check out the image below, and if you’re a JoeCustoms member, hit up this thread to stake your claim! I can’t wait.
Cobra Island – February 26, 2010 – Today, Cobra Commander has announced that Cobracon 2010 will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island from April 29th to May 2nd. Cobra wants to make sure that the fans of Cobra do not confuse this show with GIJoecon 2010, also being held in Providence, Rhode Island from April 29th to May 2nd. No, CobraCon will be FAR more exciting!!!
Unlike last year’s convention (apologies again for the unexpected exposure of mind control gas at the Saturday Night Dinner event), this year’s CobraCon promises a smooth and relatively danger free show, complete with a special appearance by Black Major and his trusty comrades, the Red Shadows. Along with special guests, art contests, an invasion of Hasbro’s headquarters, panels and seminars featuring Hasbro and other Cobra supporters, this year’s convention is THE show to attend!
So what are you waiting for! Just head on over to our convention site now and sign up for the Cobra event of a lifetime. NOW! Cobraaaaaaaaaaa! www.CobraCon.com. Be sure to click the page to see our latest CobraCon video! About COBRA
For over 25 years, Cobra has been the leading international criminal organization, offering the whole of humanity the finest in criminal espionage, homicidal clones, doomsday scenarios and an alternative to the decadent and foolish governance of so-called ‘democracy.’ Located on Cobra Island and any number of small towns near you, Cobra reaches more people than any rival organization; with attacks on G.I. Joe and the many countries they help defend such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit our convention site. To view our competitors site (which we recently “acquired”) visit www.gijoeclub.com. Comments? Please direct email to Tomax.
The latest Sideshow Collectibles newsletter has been sent out, and there’s some exciting news for G.I. Joe fans! Check out all the news tidbits below:
A special preview of Beachhead has been posted! He will go for pre-order with the March 4th newsletter, so get yourself on that mailing list now!
Snake Eyes vs. the Red Ninjas statue is up for pre-order. You can currently order both the Sideshow Exclusive or the Standard Release. The Sideshow Exclusive comes with an exclusive swappable “Commando” style head!
The Sideshow 12″ Flint figure has been given the QTVR treatment, meaning you can do a full 360 degree turnaround and zoom of the figure and his gear. Check him out in full detail, then decide whether you want to pick up the in stock standard version or get on the wait list for the Sideshow Exclusive.