Tomorrow brings us 3 new issues to pick up from IDW!
GI Joe #5
HOMEFRONT reaches its explosive conclusion-and we do mean explosive: If BARONESS can't hold the city of Warrenton, no one will! And the fate of the entire G.I. JOE team rests in the hands of its newest -- and most inexperienced- member, HASHTAG. What will she decide?
Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Cobra character YOU'VE been clamoring for since he first appeared!
GI Joe A Real American Hero #191
G.I. JOE goes to the jungle! LADY JAYE's team is led into the jungles of southeast Asia for a mission that will pit G.I. JOE against an enemy they thought long gone: MAJOR BLUDD! Will fortune smile on LADY JAYE and her team or will the ruthless mercenary gain the upper hand? It's kill or be killed in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #191!
GI Joe Cobra Files #3
SNAKES AND TIGERS! FLINT's plan to trap the team's new, elusive enemy may be crazy enough to work: offering up a target too irresistible to pass up, he thinks they can draw their opponents out. But when things start going south-fast-it's up to CHAMELEON to salvage the mission. Will she put the team in danger in order finish the job?
Interestingly enough, all of the figures are shown with blank stands(seems like the same stands that came with the Amazon 4 pack) while Storm Shadow is pictured with an alternate unmasked head from the Paris Pursuit Storm Shadow figure. With these figures appearing up for auction now, it might not be much longer before these arrive to retailers in the US. Read on to check out the new images!
EDIT: An auction for Ultimate Snake Eyes has turned up, images have been attached! It appears that the head sculpt used is from the GI Joe Retaliation Ninja Duel Snake Eyes in lieu of the new head sculpt that was shown previously at JoeCon/Toy Fair.
Credit: Fire_Fly & Shadowwarrior of the Hiss Tank Forums!
Thanks to HISSTANK.com board member GILTYONE for posting up images of his COMBAT MEDIC DOC custom. Graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency at Johns Hopkins. Hoped for a guarantee of a G.I. Joe assignment upon enlistment. Told flatly that the Army made no such deals. Doc enlisted anyway and achieved his goal through ordinary channels. Graduated Airborne School, Mountaineering School, and Desert Training Unit.
We just received a Press Release from Hasbro regarding their presence at the International Licensing Expo 2013 (June 18th to June 20th). In the release there is zero mention of G.I. Joe.
According to the PR, the following Hasbro Brands will "take center stage" at the International Licensing Expo 2013:
My Little Pony
Littlest Pet Shop
Magic: The Gathering
Hasbro's iconic TRANSFORMERS brand has become one of the most successful brand franchises of the 21st century and features the heroic AUTOBOTS and the villainous DECEPTICONS engaged in an epic battle on multiple storytelling platforms, including film, television, digital gaming, publishing and theme parks. Hasbro and its licensees provide the avid TRANSFORMERS fan base with high value, age-appropriate merchandise including digital gaming, toys, apparel, sporting goods and more. DeNA and Hasbro recently announced the launch of TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, an action card battle game based on the TRANSFORMERS franchise, which is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play for Android devices. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D, currently open in Singapore and Hollywood, will officially open on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Universal Studios Orlando. The thrill ride is a mind-blowing, action-packed experience that pushes the limits of technology to place guests in the middle of a larger-than-life battle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS.
In 2014 Paramount Pictures will release the fourth installment of the hit "TRANSFORMERS" movie series on June 27th. Based on the Hasbro property, "TRANSFORMERS 4" is directed by Michael Bay and re-unites the filmmaking team from the hit franchise featuring new AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS and cast members including actors Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Li Bingbing and Sophia Myles.
For the complete Press Release, take a look after the jump.
Thanks to HISSTANK.com board member heymilt for posting up images of his custom G.I. Joe Modern Era V.A.M.P. MK-II. The V.A.M.P. Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicle hunts for COBRA in the thick jungle. The ultra-stabilizing suspension system smoothly neutralizes the toughest terrain imaginable. This makes it easy for the team to swiftly get close enough to COBRA forces to stop them with the capture claw or blast them with the laser rifle!
Check out all of the new G.I. Joe Modern Era V.A.M.P. MK-II custom images after the jump.
Hooray for Saturday! What are your plans? Me, I plan on enjoying a frosty beverage, maybe give the car a good wash and then enjoy another issue of Yo Kreo! A Kre-O G.I.Joe web comic created by forum member KingStalin, of course!
In Issue #7 entitled Where's Max?, Rock & Roll runs in to Spearhead and Repeater but wait....where's Max? Should they check around the G.I.Joe HQ? Checkpoint Alpha? Order's droppings? Wait, what?
Don't forget, if you've missed any Yo Kreo comic strips, you can always check out past issues on Yo Kreo!
Join us after the jump to check out the issue and to sound off on the HissTank forums!
We have just updated our G.I.Joe Database with new images of the G.I. Joe FSS Cover Girl. "People realize I'm more than just a pretty face when they bring in a busted up vehicle and I give it back to them running smoothly and ready for battle"
Cover Girl 2013 - G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary / Modern Cover Girl is not only a highly-skilled mechanic, she is also responsible for piloting vehicles to transport personnel and cargo for the G.I. Joe team. Proficient with operating all vehicle-mounted weapon systems to protect the convoy, she can also perform vehicle self-recovery as well as provide cover fire while expediting field repairs during battlefield emergencies.
Check out all of the Cover Girl FSS images after the jump.
In September, IDW will be releasing variant covers for their comics, including GI Joe A Real American Hero #194, which features an animated style cover by Jim Rugg. Here's the press release:
This September, IDW Gets Animated!
Prepare for your favorite IDW comics to get a little more animated than usual this September! All month long, IDW will be publishing special “IDW GETS ANIMATED” variant covers rendered in vein of classic cartoons! Ever wondered what The X-Files’ Mulder and Scully would look like as colorful, hijinks-having monster chasers? Ever wanted to see the mighty Judge Dredd as a rubber-jointed 70’s warrior? OF COURSE YOU HAVE!
Luckily for you, intrepid reader, so have we! This September only, eager fans will be able to find the following titles with special “IDW GETS ANIMATED” variant covers:
While the content of the books will be the same, these variant covers are going to be a vivid blast of cartoon madness. It’s going to be a fun month to say the least, so fans are urged to drop their local comic shop a line and reserve their copies now!
Read on to check out the Sunbow-inspired goodness!
Thanks to HISSTANK.com boards member Wyo for posting up his custom Scalper: The Enemy custom.
Scalping, in the context of toy collecting, refers to the practice of deliberately buying multiples of the same toy with the intention of creating an artificial scarcity. Subsequently, the scalper will sell the toys again for a price much higher than the original store price.
Check out all the Cobra Scalper images after the jump.
Wanted to let everyone know that the official HissTank.com fan page on Facebook has been updated to include a semi-real-time stream of news directly from the Tank, right in the page wall. This means that Tank news will show up in your "Recent Activity" listing on your phone or on your main Facebook page when you log in, allowing you to keep up with and jump over to HissTank whenever you see something you are interested in.
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G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL.1 - RED LABEL Instock and Shipping Out!
There is just something about picking up this G.I. JOE: The Complete Collection Vol.1 in IDW Limited Red Label format, that sits well with my collecting senses. From the very second you pull the copy from it's container, the scent of fresh ink, giving it that new car smell. The very posh red satin ribbon bookmark, accompanied by the killer cloth treatment on the cover, it just gives you a feel for quality, and craftsmanship in a book, that you just do not see in the comic book industry.
This Red Label edition of G.I. JOE: The Complete Collection Vol.1 comes with a full-color illustration by series artist Herb Trimpe. The book is signed by Trimpe, and Larry Hama and hand-numbered to 250. This collection of classic G.I. Joe tales has been packaged and presented in beautiful hand-assembled casing and re-imagined covers.
• Limited to 250 copies
• Limited-edition, custom-designed slipcase
• Mounted signature page signed by Larry Hama & Herb Trimpe
• Exclusive canvas cover only available through this IDW Limited release
• Vellum title-page overlay
• New end pages
• Collects issues 1-12 of the original Real American Hero series as well as the bonus feature – Hot Potato
• Stamped with the IDW Limited Red Foil Imprint
• Red satin ribbon bookmark
Recently HISS Tank.com had a chance to sit down with well know author Mark Bellomo to discuss his work on G.I. Joe: The Complete Collection, the full run of original Real American Hero, Special Missions, and Yearbook tales, placed in proper reading order and collected in handsome hardcover volumes.
"I was eleven years old when G.I. Joe #1 was released, and I remember reading and re-reading and re-re-reading the wonderfully oversized Treasury Edition reprint of #1 at least 500 times until the pages fell apart in my hands; this is NO exaggeration. I have memorized nearly every word of the first issue. The comic speaks to me like no other before or since; I therefore have a vested interest in seeing this project succeed."
To read the full G.I. Joe: The Complete Collection interview with Mark Bellomo click the title bar.
Many of you came onto this site with the launch of the GI Joe 25th Anniversary toyline. However before that, there were a few incarnations of GI Joe that you might not have known about, such as GI Joe Valor Vs Venom.
There was an abundance of ninjas towards the later half of VvV, and today we look at a custom take on 1 particular ninja. Bad Sociologist(whose paint apps are often said to be very very similar to production quality, as if painted by Hasbro themselves), has posted a few images of his Custom Tiger Claw 2.0. Tiger Claw was Snake Eyes' 2nd apprentice from the "new sculpt"(2002-06) era of 3-3/4" figures. Tiger Claw was only sold in a Target exclusive Ninja Battle set. Hasbro has yet to make a new, modernized version..
...so it's nice to see a nod to the VvV days, especially to 1 of the more obscure ninjas. Read on to check out Bad Sociologist's Custom Tiger Claw 2.0!