Devils Due loses G.I. Joe license

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  1. DevilzFan

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    http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3319

    I'm torn.

    I really REALLY liked the early DD stuff, but once they "relaunched" with America's Elite, it really turned me off.

    Looks like IDW is the frontrunner to pick up the license, which makes me sad, as I haven't cared for IDW's TF stuff at all.
     
  2. Wreckgar

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    Well that's it for Devil's Due
     
  3. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Lame.
     
  4. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    Great now the joes series will get a new continuity...(insert sarcasm). I liked that the series picked up after the great marvel series but if the new company starts from scratch I don't see myself getting onboard. Unless they can get some major talent(J Scott Campbell!!) and a very, very good story count me out. I think this will kill DD, I mean Hack slash can't save the ship from sinking...but I hope I'm wrong as I love the DD guys!
     
  5. a person

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    Oh well. I hope IDW does a good job.
     
  6. ErechOveraker

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    DDP still has the D&D/Elf books, that sell pretty well, but yeah, not a good thing for the company, who were already having some internal problems, especially with paying talent in full lately.

    This should be a fun week then.
     
  7. j3

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    Awww, I've rather been enjoying WW3. I guess they'll be going out on this event then. I wonder what the next guys will do with it.
     
  8. DevilzFan

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    My real issue is that a new company is almost certainly going to ignore what DD did completely. I'm not ready for a whole new continuity. I don't know that I can support a whole new "re imagining" of G.I. Joe again.
     
  9. Omnius

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    If IDW get it, I sense another TF/Joe cross-over!
     
  10. Bryan

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    Haven't followed it in a while...was Larry Hama still writing it?

    And wonder if this is going to be part of a push for GI Joe similar to the one TF got with the movie.
     
  11. Smasher

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    I haven't read any of them -I just don't collect comics like I used to, but from what I saw of it I liked.

    I think they did a great job with the Transformers crossovers.
     
  12. Lord Of Tetris

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    As someone who has only read the GI Joe/TF crossovers from Devil's Due, I gotta say I enjoyed it. I would really enjoy IDW doing to GI Joe essentially what it has done for Transformers.

    That said, I can imagine doing it that way would betray long-time followers of the DD continuity.
     
  13. General Tekno

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    I can see why Joe fans would be upset.

    Whereas us Transformers fans are USED to different continuities, the GI Joe comics have had a storyline running since the 80s that's still going.
     
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    While it's disapointing for DD and they've done a really good job, I'd be interested and excited to see what IDW would do. I hope DD can wrap up the story in a nice way. But IDW and a fresh start would probably get me collecting G.I. Joe again on a regular basis, especially if it meant Lady Jaye was no longer dead.
     
  15. ckhtiger

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    if idw reboots the continuity, I'm done with joe comics. I just finished reading all of the marvel series a few weeks ago, and have just started the image/dd line. I'm only up to arah 15 or so, but am thoroughly enjoying the fact that it all stays true to the history, regardless of the publisher. it's crap like this that made me stop collecting books in the first place. you get into a routine of a book, enjoying the story, and expecting it month after month, only to have it cancelled. gah!
     
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    Seconded, if IDW or whoever get the licence reboots I'm done with Joe comics witch would be a shame as I have been reading them since Trucial Abysmia. Well at least DD had a great run and did some cool stuff like the Declassified books. I think it would be a huge mistake to reboot as the strong comic book Joe contiuity is one of it's bigest selling points(imo).
     
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    Didn't DD try to reboot with G.I. Joe Reloaded or something like that?
     
  18. giga-galvatron

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    Yea they did and it tanked... Ima gonna miss the DD on the books. They handled the rich history of the Joes pretty well
     
  19. Shipley

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    A continuity reboot might mean I'll start reading.
    Thats right.

    I like GI Joe and certainly read my fair shake of comics, but its been 25 years. and after some of the complaints I've heard about recent DD plot turns, and even how DD did the comic in the beginning, a new publisher would be able to start from scratch without living with the stuff you can't undo; namely the death of key characters.

    I'm not saying for sure it would be better, but a fresh start would let me jump on the book without feeling like I should be reading thousands of back issues to keep up.

    they did, and I really liked it up until the cancelled it.
     
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    I've been reading GI Joe comics for damn near as long than I've been reading TF comics. If they reboot, I'm out.
     

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