Okay, now that my brain has stopped exploding from the combination of awesome witnessed in this preview, I can write a little post about it.
CBR sat down and chatted with Larry Hama about his run on G.I. Joe comics, and looked towards March and the release of G.I. Joe #200. We get a little insight into what to expect with this landmark issue, but best of all, a few preview pages are shown including the best image I’ve ever seen:
SL Gallant + G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero + Sigma 6 themed Cobra Commander.
My soul is smiling.
Check out the whole article right here, and brace yourself for some great images of a Cobra army of HISS Tanks preparing to face off against the G.I. Joe team with some truly great old school vibe to it. I’ve mirrored one image below, but the rest are over at CBR.
Some folks may consider this a spoiler, so I will preface this by saying continue reading if you want. I don’t think it’s a significant spoiler, but it concerns the character of Firefly in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film. A recent issue of Total Film magazine featured an article on G.I. Joe: Retaliation. They spoke with Jon Chu, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ray Stevenson. Comic Book Movie was kind enough to get this information out there and posted on their site.
Click the read the rest of the story link below for the full (potential spoiler-ish) details:
This may very well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any Sigma 6 collectors out there. As Sigma 6 aficionados know, the Adventure Team series of figures was canceled after the first wave, but some very low quantities of the Dusty pre-production sample have been found in the wild. By “very low”, I mean three. Out of those three, one of them has been listed on eBay.
Check out the auction right here. This is a great, very rare and limited pre-production item. Check it out.
This is not my auction, by the way, just bringing some attention to a great Sigma 6 historical item that might appeal to some folks out there.
So did you think 2012 was a slow year for G.I. Joe? While the fine folks behind the What’s on Joe Mind Podcast did drop down their recording schedule a bit to accommodate a slow trickle of Joe news, there were still many exciting G.I. Joe events to talk about.
From animated voice actors to movie news and toy reports, What’s on Joe Mind covered the gamut of G.I. Joe news and events for the year.
Even with a much slower recording schedule in the back half of 2012, it was tough to pick out 12 isolated episodes, but with Gary and Mike’s help, somehow I made due.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full list!
Whether or not you’ve supported The Hero Project on Kickstarter, it’s pretty inarguable that their interaction with the public has provided some terrific enlightenment into the world of toy design and production. They came on What’s on Joe Mind and spoke about it, and have also provided numerous updates via their Kickstarter page and through emails.
The latest update is no exception, which has also been mirrored to their Tumblr where they talk about the thought processes and work gone into conceptualizing, designing, and hopefully manufacturing Rama, their first offering in the Hero Project.
Definitely check it out right here, you won’t regret it.