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Well, not holy crap because of his name, because it’s pretty likely you’ve never heard of him before.  I know I hadn’t.  But if you’re a self-respecting geek, you’ve no doubt seen some of his work.  His name is Henry Gilroy, and the guys at the Terror Drome confirmed at SDCC that he is one of the lead writers for G.I. Joe: Renegades.
So why is this important?  Why is it a “Holy Crap” moment?  Check out his resume:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series (Writer)
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • Transformers: Animated (The Sound and the Fury)
  • Bionicle
  • The Tick
  • The Adventures of Batman and Robin
  • Batman: The Animated Series

Uhhh yeah.  I think Renegades is in pretty good hands.  As I’ve already covered in this post, we’ve got some very experienced veterans involved here, and experienced veterans with a great background.  Some of the folks who worked on some of the greatest animated series in the past 15 years now have their hands in G.I. Joe, and I think that can only be a good thing.  I can understand how some of the art and character designs might be a turn off to the adult Joe fan, but I still think we need to give the actual content a try before we prepare to write it off.