Casey Talks "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

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  1. Primal

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  2. Kickback

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    No offense ... but that looks like shyte.

    "We want to focus on a core group of characters" = "Hasbro said we need to focus on the characters that are going to be toys" ... and "Cobra Commander not being around is part of the story!" = "Hasbro isn't releasing Cobra Commander in the new Elite line, so we can't use him."
     
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    The art reminds me of Defex.
    EDIT: Just check, it's the same artist.

    Anyway, here's a 5 page preview for Elite #0

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    Still not liking it. *shrug*
     
  5. Wingwolf77

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    No different that what is going on with the new Transformers. Hasbro seems to be calling all the shots again. And they don't want to lose the old fans, so they try and sell it like it's just like the 80's brand.
     
  6. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    The Gijoe Comics been Shitty since Issue 27

    Issue 25, Snake eyes Catches a GRENADE in the chest., and in issue 27 he is kicking the Crap out of a Ninja master.. All this after Brandon Jerwa PROMISED not to over used him. He has Since been the Sole Reason for 3 mini series, and the Entire Run of the main book bar a few issues.


    Jerwa= Fanboy Hack. Should have Atleast moved Chuck Dixon over from Reloaded Series when they Canned that just as it was getting good..

    They make this HUGE fucking deal about Chuck dixon coming to Write there books. He comes on in issue 10, and then they Shitcan it at Issue 14.
     
  7. centurian

    centurian Recovering Energon Abuser

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    I bought every issue of the devil's due Joe run - but I'm not sure I'm going to even bother with this. Joe Colton' back from the dead and they've gone and turned shipwreck into a hobo - but at least he looks more womanly than scarlet does there!

    I'm sorry but the last story arc was shit - and I can't honestly see this as being any better.

    I know they intended this re-launch to be a jump on point for new readers - but I think I may well be jumping off. As far as GI Joe goes - I think I've lost the faith.
     
  8. ginrai

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    I dont think thats Joe colton. I think thats some one all new.
     
  9. centurian

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    The president calls him Colton on page 4 and then Joseph on page 5.

    With all due respect to Joe Colton fans - I was begining to quite like sur.. General Rey.
     
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    hmm so storm shadow's back with the joes...
    is this a decision by hasbro? they look so confused, first he's a cobra ninja, then gi joe, then cobra again, then back to gi joe? i mean seriously now...
     
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    No Hasbro wants him to stay a Cobra last i heard.

    I think its just More Fanwankiness on DDPs part.
     
  12. Edge

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    well i picked up the 25 cent issue today and i dont think it was that bad from what i read. But i never really read the previous series so from a new guys point of view looks rather intresting.
     
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    Yea, I spent a shiny quarter on this and have to say, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. However it also didn't seem that promising. here's why...

    SPOILER

    - Hawk is going insane with rage against CC. He wants Duke to be his mole on the team so he knows what's going on as well as making it their mission to find CC.
    - Flint is also insane from the death of Lady jaye. Almost killed a Viper.
    - Storm Shadow is on the team? When did he turn good?
    - Sipwreck looks like a bum.

    The only good thing is seeing Joe Colton as acting general of the squad. A squad of 7. Which I think bites. I want to see beachhead, Rock n Roll, and the rest. Not just Flint, Duke, Scarlett, SS, Snake-Eyes, Roadblock. A team of the consistantly overused players. YAWN
     
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    But did they explain how Joe Colton survived ? But then they Brought back Vance wingfeild.. a man we saw get Shot IN PANEL in issue 4 of the marvel series.
     
  15. Wreckgar

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    Joe was said to be critically shot but survived. They mention this in the last issue of the previous series.
     
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    ahh Ive not read either of them.. Ive made up my mind not to read the series again until Hawk is back walking.
     
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    In my opinion the image/devils due series has done pretty much nothing but piss on my favorite characters. Though i like how destro was handed in the series from time to time.
     
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    I deliberate haven't picked up the issue 0 out of protest of how frigging bad the last story arc was.

    I've also deliberately avioded the spolier just in case I do pick it up at some point.

    In not geting this, am I just cutting my nose of to smite my face? Or does it have any redemable features?

    I'm still no sold on the idea of this "relaunch" - but if someone can shine a glimmer of hope my way I might be willing to part with 20p.
     
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    well.. Quite frankly no.

    From most of the people i talked to at my comic shop, Theyve been alienated by the Disgusting display in the last arc of Killing off anyone jerwa could get his hands on.

    I think killing Lady jaye was just the straw that broke the camels back. This " Relaunch" Could actually loose them customers, becuase now that its not a continueing number, People dont feel the need to keep buying it even if its not very good.
     
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    So they went mental and killed everyone last time around? That's never a good idea. Despite that I think from the previews it looks pretty good, I've never really followed GI Joe at all and it looks like an interesting jump on point. Although I'm confused as to why Storm Shadow is listed as a good guy. I always thought he was a baddie.
     

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