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G.I. Joe: Renegades marathon on 12/30 and what else to expect for 2010

So the G.I. Joe: Renegades era has begun, and seems to have begun with a bang.  General consensus among the fandom seems to indicate folks are excited about G.I. Joe: Renegades and while reaction is based on some very early and very small samples, people seem enthusiastic about its potential.
But what about the rest of 2010?  What can we expect?
Well, using some online TV Listings sites, I compiled a short, but sweet episode guide that has been posted on the sidebar of my G.I. Joe: Renegades Superpage.
According to that guide, new G.I. Joe: Renegades episodes are expected to continue at least through December 24th.
The Hub has also sent along a press release mentioning that there will be a G.I. Joe: Renegades marathon on December 30th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  That time slot will accommodate 6 episodes, which leaves me wondering what about Episode 7?
At this point, it’s unknown when more episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades will air after the Christmas Eve showing and subsequent December 30th marathon.  One thing that we do know is that after the 5-Part mini-series, Transformers: Prime will not air again until February, 2011.  Does the same fate await G.I. Joe: Renegades?  Time will tell.
Personally, I much prefer the fact that G.I. Joe is doing an episode per week through the end of the year…then even if there is a gap, it’s only about a one-month gap.  Prime, on the other hand, airs until this Friday, and then disappears for at least 8 weeks if not longer.
One thing I do know is that the debut of Renegades has sparked a lot of excitement in certain corners of the fandom, and some great conversation.  I know there are plenty of folks who disagree, but I like having this new continuity to spark interest in the fandom once again.  It’s refreshing after a lot of the same conversations over the past few years.

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Information revealed about Episode 6 of G.I. Joe: Renegades

So we just finished checking out Episodes 1 and 2, and here we are finding out stuff about Episode 6!  Yeesh.
Thanks goes out, once again, to fellow Renegades nutcase kennywr22, who hit up the familiar website and dug out the following Renegades intel about Episode 6 (Homecoming, Part 1):

“Duke goes home to protect his family from Cobra; the team infiltrates Cobra’s Christmas party.”

We heard rumors before the show started that Michael Bell and B.J. Ward (Sunbow’s Duke and Scarlett) would be doing the voices for Duke’s parents…this looks like where we’ll hear them.
Homecoming (Part 1) is currently slated to air along with Part 2 on Christmas Eve.

Cobra Commander will don a battle helmet in G.I. Joe: Renegades

Many folks have been complaining about the look of Cobra Commander in the new G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series, and I can certainly understand why.  With that bizarre Phantom of the Opera half-mask thing going on, it’s a little confusing to tell exactly what attaches to what or why he’s wearing it.
At this point, my guess is that he’s got some sort of disfigurement, but who knows for sure?
However, thanks to Clem over on (who just happens to be Clement Sauve, the main designer for G.I. Joe: Renegades) we now know that Cobra Commander WILL wear a more armored “battle helmet” of sorts during the animated series.  The exact quote is as follows:

“There is indeed 2 masks, more precisely the one you’ve seen on the show and the helmet shown in the image from the game that everyone’s been posting.”

So, indeed, there is something to look forward to.  For folks wondering what mask he’s talking about, this would be it: