Although technically we’ve moved on from the Death of Snake Eyes arc, with this new arc being entitled COBRA Rising, the threads of Snake Eyes’ demise are still fully entwined throughout this second installment.
It makes for a surprisingly poignant next step in the Marvel G.I. Joe history where we’re looking towards the future, but still paying fond remembrance to the past. All while another silent, disfigured guy in a Snake Eyes uniform is milling around. Kinda odd, but in a way, it fits that “death of a major comic character” template we’ve grown so used to over the past several years.
I’ve already covered a couple of the selections from the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 3-Packs (namely Leatherneck and Destro) thanks to some early samples, but now that these have hit retail, I’ve filled in the holes.
Check out the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links below to check them out!
Many folks have been waiting and watching for information about the Revolmini line, which promises a new take on some familiar characters, in a scale closely matching what most G.I. Joe fans love.
Just last week, Big Bad Toy Store got the first Micro figure in stock, and it’s non other than Metal Gear Solid’s main protagonist, Solid Snake, a fact that made me quite happy. Needless to say, I bought it, and I’ve now posted a review in my Miscellaneous Reviews section.
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The landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was the big story what seems like just a few weeks ago, so I was surprised to see the next issue already slated for release this past Wednesday. I was quite pleasantly surprised, I should say, simply because while I enjoyed issue #200, I didn’t feel like it presented an impactful closure to the current story, and I was hoping to see how things continued to evolve.
As it turns out, issue #201 seems like more of a set up issue, but it’s still a quite enjoyable one. Check out the full review after the jump.
As a collective, Marvel G.I. Joe fans have been hotly anticipating this huge release for quite a while now, and finally that day has arrived! Larry Hama and SL Gallant have teamed up to bring G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 to Joe fans everywhere, and it also marks Gallant as the longest running artist in the book’s history! That seems unbelievable, but it’s true.
Personally, I couldn’t be happier. Gallant has a great artistic style, and is able to infuse character and dramatic action, while also being very faithful in the representation of realistic elements like weapons and vehicles. It’s a critical mixture of skills that not many artists can capture. Gallant does it perfectly. I couldn’t be more pleased that he now has this landmark to his name, and I am greatly looking forward to his continuing run on this great book.
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And just like that, GeneralsJoes has caught up on the backlog of reviews! Some free time during the holidays allowed me to go back through the last three Figure Subscription Service shipments and get all caught up on hold over reviews for the first half of FSS 2.0.
Wow…it’s half over already?
Crazy. The amazing thing is, we’ve gotten some nice figures in the first three shipments, but I haven’t even gotten my hands on a few of the figures I’ve been most looking forward to, like Dragonsky, Keel Haul, Big Bear, and of course Cesspool! That means the next three shipments are going to be full of winners. I’m really looking forward to it.
Until then, check out my G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page, or hit the links directly below.
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