IDW Publishing has dropped some very cool news with the announcement of a new ongoing title spinning out of their “Revolution” event happening now!
Once Revolution wraps, a brand new ongoing title “Revolutionaries” will make its debit featuring a unique combination of characters from the various Hasbro franchises working in concert with each other. Comic Book Resources dropped the scoop yesterday, with IDW sending out an official press release today.
So why is this exciting? Well, Revolutionaries will feature some serious connective tissue to all manners of G.I. Joe continuity, including Action Man, a new character named Mayday, as well as some other really cool news. According to John Barber:
Well, the first issue reprints — for the first time — the Joe Kubert “Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles” G.I. Joe mini-comics. That’s a set of characters I don’t really have a personal connection with, those came out while I was, let’s say, between ages where I was into G.I. Joe toys. I don’t know what people think of those characters, but it’s really bonkers stuff. I mean, they had little in-pack comics and they got Joe Kubert to write, draw, color and letter them. The legendary Joe Kubert! The premise of Sgt. Savage is pretty nuts, but within that storyline is a group called I.R.O.N. — the International Robotic Operations Network — who show up in issue one of “Revolutionaries.” Meanwhile, in “G.I. Joe Extreme,” there was the Iron Klaw, and in “Action Force” there was Baron Ironblood. Is there a connection?!?
He also mentions that an event in Kalistan is what kicks off the whole Revolutionaries title, and any G.I. Joe fan worth their salt knows Kalistan was the country that Iron Klaw ruled while secretly also creating the insidious terrorist organization called S.K.A.R.
Sounds like some very cool side elements being brought into this world. Check out the article on CBR for some more great insight and the full press release is below.
Revolution Paves Way For Revolutionaries
Revolution Paves Way For Revolutionaries
A New Team of Hasbro Characters Unite To Form REVOLUTIONARIES
San Diego, CA (September 1, 2016) – REVOLUTION was only the beginning! Once the dust settles on Revolution, IDW’s groundbreaking event series that catapulted a new comic book universe into existence, heroes and villains will rise from the ashes to form new alliances and take on even greater challenges in this brave new comic world.
REVOLUTIONARIES will be born.
A G.I. Joe, a man of action, and a few Cybertronians thrown in for good measure, will form the basis of a team unlike any ever conceived before.
REVOLUTIONARIES, the latest addition to the first wave of post-Revolution titles, will further explore and shape the fledgling comic universe which encompasses TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, ROM, MICRONAUTS, ACTION MAN, and M.A.S.K.: MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND.
This series will reunite Revolution writer John Barber and artist Fico Ossio and will team characters from every corner of this action-packed series, showcasing a full slate of mind-blowing guest stars, including both old favorites and exciting new additions. In addition to the regular players of Action Man, Blackrock (Transformers), Mayday (G.I. Joe), and Kup (Transformers), Revolutionaries will feature a rotating cast of teammates, opening the door for dream team-ups from issue to issue. These Revolutionaries will band together over the course of the unraveling central storyline, a mysterious plot, that serves as the backbone throughout the series.
Join the REVOLUTION on September 14 when the debut issue arrives and prepare for the next stage of evolution with REVOLUTIONARIES this December.
Any kid who collected G.I. Joe in the 80s was probably intimately familiar with Micro Machines as well, and apparently there’s a mobile game out that mimics the feel of those classic Micro Machines video games based on the tiny car toy line.
Well, according to a YouTube video and the app entry on the Apple Store, the latest update features seven classic G.I. Joe vehicles!
At this point the game appears to be for ios only (BOOOOO)… check out the YouTube video below and the description afterwards. Thanks to skinny for the scoop!
Published on Aug 25, 2016
G.I. JOE UPDATE: Take to the tracks in seven classic G.I. JOE combat vehicles. Dominate the desks in the H.I.S.S. Tank, try arena combat in the Cobra RAGE or take on toy town with all-conquering Rolling Thunder. As well as a whole new set of vehicles to collect, we’ve a brand new track: ARMY ACTION. Race through a track strewn with plastic soldiers and tanks, avoid the downdrafts of military choppers and, if you survive, take on the minefield – YES, a literal minefield!
The legendary MICRO MACHINES gameplay returns in this all-new multiplayer combat racer from Codemasters!
This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings.
MASSIVE RACING ON A MICRO SCALE!
Race across 17 fun-filled tracks including breakfast tables, desktops, pool tables and kitchen sinks in a vast array of tiny, but powerful, MICRO MACHINES.
Original creators, Codemasters, have lovingly updated the classic MICRO MACHINES gameplay for mobile devices. All the rivalry, excitement, humor and fun of the games that first appeared in the 1990’s is back!
COLLECT THEM ALL!
Assemble your collection of all 70 vehicles from hot rods to muscle cars, fire trucks, police cars, sports cars, tanks, hovercraft and loads more.
BATTLE WITH NERF!
For the FIRST TIME ever MICRO MACHINES features awesome battle arenas. Pick up real NERF blasters to take down the competition and rule the arena!
LOCK AND LOAD
Enter one of the 3 event types and equip your vehicles with one of the 60+ upgrades from shields to flame throwers, axes and shrink rays.
BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION
Represent your country in solo and Facebook leaderboards or join your friends, work colleagues or team mates and take on the world together!
JOIN OUR CLUB
Join or create your very own MICRO MACHINES club, make your mark on world leaderboards and compete each week to win great prizes and unlock cool customisations.