G.I.Joe Future NOIR review

noirrosterG.I.Joe Future Noir is one of those obscure alternate takes that almost every property has, that many wouldn’t even know existed.  Idw published the small manga sized black and white trade paper back in 2011.

it featured a young team of Joes  who are sent on a mission by General Hawk. Duke commands a squad consisting of of Scarlet, Roadblock, Sci-fi (with an interesting twist) and a rookie by the name of Helix.  Don’t worry, they met Snake-Eyes along the way.

The first thing you may notice is some of the unusual members on the roster. Sci-fi is no longer the laser trooper from the ARAH days, but instead is a cyborg who serves as pilot, and general computer/support for the team. His face bears a resemblance to Gambit, and his later body part switcheroo reminds me of 90’s era bad comic cyborgs. UPDATE: I initially didn’t see any ties to the classic Sci-Fi here, but Joe Nation’s Casey pointed out that Star Brigade Sci-Fi (v4) had bat like hand attachments and  had been re-assigned to be a pilot.

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G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, and True Blood Comic Apps removed from the IOS Store.

20140206-003150.jpgCredit to Diana of the G.I.Joe Discussion Group on Facebook.

What does this mean for the future of the brands? at least in comic form?  I can’t speak to True Blood for certain, Doctor Who appears to be going strong on the small screen, but Joe appears to have no presence at toy fair, and Hasbro isn’t presenting anything at Joe con, we know of no design team for Joe, and recently one Joe comic ended (Costa’s Cobra Files)

Hama’s G.I.Joe a Real American Hero seems to be well loved by fans, infact it seems to have gained steam after early concerns over the return of the brain wave scanner, and accidental inclusion of the dead character Sneak Peek.

My not so educated Guess? G.I.Joe isn’t going anywhere, neither is Doctor Who, but the focus on them will be smaller, possibly going down to only 2 or less books a moth, and with less being produced IDW simply  may not feel they need to have a dedicated app for them.

Your thoughts?

Image straight from my iphone and the app below, for more details.

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The the first 3.75 Inch Joe Podcast is now Live.

334inchjoeDan Klingensmith, the man behind the cool customized Toddler cars I shared a few weeks ago, and more importantly the upcoming Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero book. has released his first episode in a new ongoing podcast series.

3.75 Inch Joe will focus on the designers and creators at Hasbro and allow them to tell their stories, talk about the G.I.Joe brand, and the Toy industry in general.

Listen to the first episode HERE which features. Kirk Bozigian, former VP of Boys Toys at Hasbro as well as Greg Berndtson, former Design Director of G.I.Joe.

Stay Tuned for more as Dan has already agreed to share info about his upcoming book in an interview with Nerdversity (our official podcast if you didn’t notice from the banner!)

-revsears.

Minecraft Monday: Twilight forest mod spotlight

creeperrburstinSo far on Minecraft Monday’s we have highlighted rollercoasters that recreate movies, this time it’s all minecraft, but still a work of art. This mod features bosses, new mobs, and one of the most useful new items i’ve ever seen (in the queen glow worm)   I’m a 360 player, and this video only fuels the dream of mods on a console that so many of us gamers have had in regards to many of our favorite games.   check out the video below and if you have a minecraft video you want us to spotlight let us know in the comments below or our forums. -revsears.