This one is kinda sad.
Yes, that’s right, I made a video. So… what are you reading this text for? I’m not going to write what the video is about. I want you to actually watch it.
This isn’t exactly something I’m aiming to make a habit out of, in terms of reviewing the comics, but I wanted to check out this new ‘reboot’ of the G.I. Joe comics and figured I’d share some thoughts.
I was big into the comics as a kid. They very much shaped my love for G.I. Joe and the characters. I was a big fan of the reboot a few years ago, too. The biggest standout was the Chuckles storyline.
As the comics got a little too colorful and strayed away from the grounded military thread, I drifted off from reading them. Guessing others did, too.
But IDW (and Hasbro, quite honestly) have been making quite a thing out to this ‘one universe’ concept and their Revolution storyline (the precursor to some elaborate film franchise they’re hoping for, I understand). G.I. Joe, Transformers, a few others, they all share this one universe now.
I may or may not keep reading the new Joe comics, not 100% on that yet, but I will admit the artwork had me a little intrigued. So, I grabbed the first issue.
Do I or don’t I?
I’ve been a little torn on this. Picked up this KRE-O G.I. Joe set about a year ago. It’s the “Outpost Defense” set featuring Beachhead and Storm Shadow. I think it’s pretty cool, but just am not certain if I should actually open it.
Blowtorch has some helpful advice for kids who set a fire in their kitchen. (This is actually the first time I realized that Hasbro had posted these PSAs on YouTube a year ago.)