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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW's G.I. Joe #27

So last month when I reviewed Issue #26, I praised the art and the overall story, but was disappointed that this particular story was put where it was.  A cool and fun tale, but it didn’t serve well as the culminating issue of a two-year long story arc.
I agreed to give Dixon one more chance to surprise me, and with Issue #27 hitting this week, it’s time to say whether he pulled it off.
Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full review.

G.I. Joe stop motion video adventure continues on YouTube

This series has been a whole hell of a lot of fun.
While I will admit the stop motion was a bit rough at some earlier parts of VisorHUNgary’s work, he has absolutely hit his stride, and this latest stuff is really great.  He has posted the latest installment of his Rise of Cobra era stop motion animation on YouTube.  I am amazed at how well he does this.  Some great special effects, seamless animation.  Pure excellence.
His latest installment in “G.I. Joe: Cobra 3” is Chapter 3, but I’m embedding parts 1 – 3 just so you don’t miss anything.  Impressive.  Keep in mind, this is the third part of his Cobra adventure, so you should check out his channel to watch everything you might have missed.

Please check out his full YouTube Channel as well, he’s got a bunch more great stuff there.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe #26

Over the past couple of weeks, much of the attention of the internet world has been on G.I. Joe: Cobra (and rightfully so).  It seems somewhat strange to have G.I. Joe’s flagship title somewhat lost in the shuffle, especially when it promises to end with a pretty large bang.
Snake Eyes and Helix find themselves in Station 0, neck deep in Cobra.  How can they fight their way out?  Read the full review after the jump.

Quick review of Operation: HISS Webisode #1

Heh…in the last post I mentioned a month was a long time to wait for a follow up to a 5 minute webisode.  Turns out, the action itself only took just over 3 minutes.  Overall impression?  About what you’d expect for a direct-to-website feature catered to kids.  It’s done in CGI animation, purely computer models, and they looked like they were pulled from the cut scenes of the console game (which isn’t necessarily a good thing).  Some choppy animation, some stilted voice acting, and nothing that will really make the long time fans go crazy.  Definitely not G.I. Joe’s best side.
I still kinda dig seeing the movie universe further explored (especially since it would appear it’s vanishing entirely from store shelves with this G.I. Joe “reboot” this fall), but the end result did not blow my skirt up, which is really saying something when coming from this fanboy.  Regardless, I’ll be waiting the first Friday of every month just to see what’s next.
On the positive side, we did get some cool intel when the credits rolled!  I’ve mirrored some screen shots below, including a shot of the voice credits, which indicate that some other characters will be appearing in the series like Recondo, Helix, and Snow Job!  I’ll check out further installments just for that.
A fun way to spend a few minutes, but don’t expect Beast Wars or Starship Troopers…  the gallery is below.

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Little preview from the upcoming comic that comes with the video game

Another little tidbit I got in my box of goodies was a comic book that looks to be the one that comes with the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game.  There are only seven pages of new story in it, and these pages were also featured in Issue #1 of the Rise of  COBRA movie adaptation, but I haven’t seen much chatter about it, so I figured I’d bring some attention to it.  Maybe it’s just because I love the Marvel Comics character “Taskmaster” so much, but Helix is really resonating with me.  I love the character, I love her look, and I really like the concept a lot.  She’s apparently going to be a fairly core component of the upcoming video game (which really excites me), but I hope she kind of indoctrinates into the regular IDW universe as well.  Perhaps the Helix special being released in August will touch on that a bit.

The story basically involves General Hawk giving Duke a rundown of her abilities as we watch some video of her in action…then he finishes the story by saying that they believe COBRA has her, which I would imagine leads directly into the video game itself.

Here are some of the panels below…a pretty good read, even for only a few pages.

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