With the information yesterday that the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention will feature a paradrop with a Kre-O KreOn figure, and not a traditional G.I. Joe figure, some folks figured that meant there would be a convention exclusive Kre-On figure used.
IDW Limited, a new high-end collectible service from comic publisher IDW Publishing has already revealed some offerings, but had not yet dipped their toes into the G.I. Joe universe. Until now.
IDW Publishing has announced their official run of IDW Limited G.I. Joe offerings (as we originally saw revealed on the Leaky Suit Brigade) and have even opened up pre-orders for these items. The first pre-order is related to the IDW Complete Collection, featuring runs of the Marvel comics on chronological order! You can pre-order these items on IDW’s Website, and view the video and associated press release below!
DW LIMITED SAYS “YO” TO G.I. JOE
Mar 28, 2013 10:27:39 AM
IDW Limited Announces First G.I. JOE Title to Get Limited Treatment
G.I. JOE: COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1 Will Be Released in Deluxe Hardcover Limited Edition with More G.I. JOE Books to Follow.
Today IDW Limited announced its plans to release the first in a squad of limited -edition G.I. JOE offerings under license from Hasbro and based on its iconic G.I. JOE brand. Starting with G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1(www.idwlimited.com/series/gijoe), IDW Limited will be preparing several fan-favorites for deployment. Featuring a blend of original art from classic artists and modern fan-favorites, these books are the elite of the elite when it comes to collectability and presentation.
The Black Label edition (limited to 50 copies) of G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1 will be paired with original art from one of the most recognizable artists in G.I. JOE publishing history,Herb Trimpe. Trimpe is widely known for his run on the title during the ‘80s, much of which is collected in these pages ,and he’s brought his timeless style back to this book in the form of full-color original art pieces.
“G.I. JOE is a book that’s close to my heart,” said Trimpe. “It’s great to see how IDW’s handled the title. Their run’s been excellent, and when they decided to launch this limited line collecting the early work that we all worked so hard on, I was thrilled to be chosen to provide art for this special edition. G.I. JOE is a timeless tradition, and drawing these pieces took me back to a different time, when I was a fan and artist who loved these characters deeply.”
Fans of G.I. JOE will have two tiers to choose from when ordering this title. The Red Label is limited to 250 copies and signed by Larry Hama and Herb Trimpe. Presented in a special cover and custom slipcase, the book will collect more than 300 pages of Trimpe andHama’s historic run on the series. That’s sixteen issues collected in a way designed to introduce new fans into the series and reward long-time fans with proper reading order and collection. The 50-copy Black Label will feature original art from Trimpe and a limited-edition tray case to house the book.
This is the first of a robust line of G.I. JOE offerings scheduled for the coming months. Look out for G.I. JOE: COBRA, THE LAST LAUGH,DANGER GIRL/G.I. JOE and G.I. JOE: IDW COLLECTION soon. The talent roster for these books ranges from John Royle to Russ Heathto Mike Hawthorne, with signatures from several key writers. There’s never been a better time to say “Yo!”
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW:
G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00; BLACK- $300 300 pages; 11” x 7”; hardcover)
Over the past 40 days we’ve all been thoroughly enjoying Twitziller’s “40 Reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great”… well, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has finally opened in theaters across the world, and now Twitziller is offering GeneralsJoes readers a full sized “40 Reasons” Poster!
This massive compilation is being hosted on GeneralsJoes for free download. You can “right-click” and “save as” right here, or the smaller image below. It’s an awesome image to see all collected together.
So, the cool guys at the Cold Slither Podcast Tweeted out a link to one of my old articles covering the history of Roadblock for folks who needed to bone up on their G.I. Joe history before catching G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
That kicked a reminder at me that maybe I should get that post back up on top since G.I. Joe: Retaliation has officially opened and there might be people wondering just who this Roadblock dude is. You can see the original post right here, but I’ve also reposted it at the Read the Rest of the Story link below.
A short while ago, a few of us on the What’s on Joe Mind podcast were fortunate enough to get Dave Tree on our show. Dave had the distinction of being able to get to a screening of G.I. Joe: Retaliation nearly two weeks before official release, and was right on the show with a terrific report about the film.
Unfortunately, the information was embargoed, so the Podcast couldn’t launch until March 27th. The special edition went live on that day thanks to the heroic efforts of Gary, but with my work and web schedule I hadn’t had a chance to post an update about it until now. This was a fantastic special edition with Dave breaking down the film piece-by-piece.
BEWARE – HEAVY SPOILERS ARE IN THIS PODCAST
Dave literally goes through the entire film and talks about events in the movie. So for folks who don’t want spoilers, you’re gonna want to avoid this one. Still some terrific insight. Check it out on Podbean, or the embedded players below.
We’re not kidding. If you listen to this and you don’t like spoilers BEFORE you see the movie, then its YOUR fault. We recorded this a few weeks ago just hours after our man in the UK, Dave Tree, got to see an advance preview of GI Joe Retaliation. While the details were fresh in his mind, he joined Justin and Gary to give his full, no holds barred report of the film. You patiently waited THREE years since Rise of Cobra AND on top of that, ANOTHER NINE MONTH delay so they can convert it to 3D. Now it is OUR time and OUR turn. Is everything better in 3D? Find out next, in this monumental and landmark special edition of WOJM! Oh, and thanks to Jon Chu for the intro!
What’s On Joe Mind and GeneralsJoes London Premiere Coverage