Thanks to Twitter user The Snackist for letting us know that Amazon.com is currently having a huge sale on its G.I. Joe (and other ) DVD’s! Many of them are at rock bottom prices.
If you haven’t caught up on your G.I. Joe media recently, this is a great chance to grab some DVD’s and back up to date. G.I. Joe: Resolute, G.I. Joe: Renegades, DiC, and Sunbow are all on sale. Check out some of the links below!
Lots of great G.I. Joe themed trade paperback collections, comics, and other media as well. Check it out!
Also, the Amazon shop in general has some great DVD/Blu-Ray deals today… might be worth checking out.
So, the cool guys at the Cold Slither Podcast Tweeted out a link to one of my old articles covering the history of Roadblock for folks who needed to bone up on their G.I. Joe history before catching G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
That kicked a reminder at me that maybe I should get that post back up on top since G.I. Joe: Retaliation has officially opened and there might be people wondering just who this Roadblock dude is. You can see the original post right here, but I’ve also reposted it at the Read the Rest of the Story link below.
Even if you’re not an IDW fan, I really hope you’re spending some time at Robert Atkin’s blog, because he has been knocking it out of the park recently with some great insight and preview artwork for his upcoming stint on Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. But as good as his posts have been, they almost pale in comparison to what he released today.
Again, this is all from a comic artist point of view, but this is an amazing look into the process of designing a G.I. Joe character and it’s pretty astounding just how much thought and behind the scenes detail work goes into it. Atkins spends two fairly long blog posts going into pretty much every angle and every part of the inspiration for the updated uniform for Snake Eyes in the IDW comic. Part G.I. Joe: Resolute, part G.I. Joe: Renegades, and part real world military, Atkins does some incredible documenting of the build up to this Snake Eyes design.
It is really, really awesome. Even if you’re not big into comics, or big into IDW, this is the kind of thought process that most folks use when creating these figures, and I cannot thank Robert enough for spending some time outlining it. Some great art, some great ideas, and it’s really terrific seeing the process fleshed out like this.
Check out the links below to get the whole lowdown on the updated IDW Snake Eyes design!
So for a while I was talking up this fantastic gathering of fellow geek bloggers who had all joined together to form The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, with big thanks to Cool and Collected for headlining the whole thing. Unfortunately the past few weeks have kind of been a whirlwind, especially with the Retaliation figure reveals, so I’d missed out on submitting my tale with the rest of the League. I was a bit bummed, but once I saw this week’s topic, I just knew I had to contribute.
The topic of this week’s League mission is the following:
“What media announcement had you throwing fist pumps and doing roundhouse kicks in the air? Did the final result live up to your dreams?”
Now, as usual, I’ve got a distinct G.I. Joe twist to this one. Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to check it out.
My only regret about the following article is that Monte didn’t write it for me. 😀
In all seriousness, ever since G.I. Joe: Renegades appeared comparisons have been rampant (unfair as they might be) between Resolute and Renegades. Which was better? Really thinking about it, the comparisons are ridiculous, considering they were both designed for completely different purposes and entirely separate audiences…how can an episodic animated series written for 7 – 10 year olds be realistically compared to a high-octane 60 minute superficial feature designed to resonate with the violent tendencies of 30-something year old fanboys? Seems like a ludicrous comparison to make, but many folks made it, just the same.
Think about it for a minute…would you expect the syndicated Robocop cartoon to match the visceral brutality of the R-rated film? Of course not. It’s for kids. I think the same can be said of Renegades.
Still, the comparisons are out there, and they will be made endlessly, so I might as well put some focus on one of the better thought out ones I’ve read. Monte Williams, big friend of GeneralsJoes has decided to have his say, and it’s a fantastic one. Eloquent as always, well research and well written, you can check it out on Autobotic Asphyxiation.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that I agree with him. Another nice one, Monte, thanks for sharing.