Buzz Dixon’s long-lost Sunbow-inspired story “The Most Dangerous Man in the World” is now available as a G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds tale!
Flash backwards in time for a moment. It’s 1986 and the pre-production for the second season of the classic Sunbow G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero tv series is in full swing. Story editor Buzz Dixon pitches an idea to Hasbro– a story called “the Most Dangerous Man in the World” that delves into the mysterious origins of Cobra. Hasbro approved the story and things looked rosy for it to be developed into an episode Suddenly the folks in Pawtucket threw the animation team a curve ball in the form of Serpentor. His very existence causes this story to be rendered null and void. Reluctantly, Buzz scraps the idea for the story and ultimately, that should have been the end for “the Most Dangerous Man in the World.” Or was it…
Flash forward to June 9, 2014, when the announcement of G.I. Joe on Kindle Worlds caused Buzz to consider something — the resurrection of this now lost episode of G.I. Joe!
The wait is over! The classic Sunbow-inspired lost G.I. Joe story “The Most Dangerous Man in the World” is now available on Kindle Worlds for a whopping $3.99. Rather than read as a continuation of a cartoon episode this is a novella inspired by the Sunbow series. There are some tonal differences but there are also a myriad of references to classic episodes and bits of G.I. Joe lore. It’s a rolicking read that will take Joe fans on a roller coaster ride of thrills and chills as they attempt to discover the identity of a man whose very existence can shake the foundation of Cobra to its serpetine core.
I’m the first to admit it– this is a very slow news period for anything related to G.I. Joe right now. Aside from new FSS figure drops from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, we’re in a slump until Joe Con 2016 next month. However, yesterday the folks at Hasbro dropped a new article on Hasbro Pulse that pulls back the curtain on the development of the forthcoming fans’ choice Stiletto figure, originally created by author Bill Nedrow.
The Hasbro Kindle Worlds Poll for a new 2016 G.I. Joe is now open! Hurry over to the article on Hasbro Pulse and cast your vote for one of FOUR exciting fan-created characters through Monday November 9, 2015!
Before you vote, we’ve collected links to the stories featuring each of the four Kindle Worlds characters. Check ’em out below, read the stories, and then cast your vote for your favorite character.
Here’s the official details on the contest including thoughts from brand manager Mark Weber: Continue reading →
In my haste this morning to post the links to the complete Sunbow series sale I missed another bit of G.I. Joe animation that is on an ever deeper clearance– the DiC G.I. Joe series is also getting the close-out treatment. With low stock remaining, the two volumes of the second G.I. Joe animated series are 70% off. Continue reading →
Do you miss having the Sunbow G.I. Joe Complete Series on your favorite streaming service? Well, now you can pick up the classic animated cartoon saga for 50% off!
That’s right, it’s every single episode of the classic G.I. Joe Complete Series that ran from September 1983 to November 1986 in first-run syndication. All 95 episodes are presented in this single slim pack case collection; everything from Fatal Fluffies to Cold Slither to Excalibur to the window cleaning services of “The Viper.” Even better, it’s in a nice case that stores better than the previous footlocker edition. Continue reading →
By now, many of you are probably familiar with Amazon.com’s Kindle Worlds program. In a nutshell, it is a platform that allows authors to write and publish short-stories and novels based upon their favorite copyrighted works.
It was just over a year ago that Amazon announced that G.I. Joe was now part of the Kindle Worlds program and in the intervening months publication of Joe fiction saw solid growth. Predictably, however, the selection was heavily dominated by the A Real American Hero era with novels featuring the further adventures of characters such as Duke, Scarlett, and Snake Eyes. However, when one considers the history of G.I. Joe there were many eras that were left untouched and neglected. Until now.
UPDATE: The Renegades pack is once again BACK in STOCK but this seems to change daily.(5/11/2012)
Mondays… the nemesis of most individuals seldom brings good news. However, this Monday might be a bit different for Joe fans.
Amazon.com has listed BOTH of their exclusive 4 packs as “in stock” as of this morning with a list price of $39.99. Sadly, that’s essentially high retail price for each of the figures but there are some advantages. In the case of Retaliation the pack provides a means for Joe fans to get their hands on the figures well before the official end-of-May release day. For Retaliation fans, it’s a chance to get different deco’s of 3 primary characters and an all new 4th character in the form of the Red Ninja!
These jets are normally $39.99 at the Toys R Us store near me. At this price, I can snag 2 for the price of one– and possibly even toss the extra into the Toys For Tots bin. At this price, I’ve no idea how much longer Amazon is going to keep discounting them but if you are looking for a few more jets to fill up the deck of the USS Flagg or merely wish to fill the ceiling of your Joe room with a flying armada, this is the time to buy!
If you’ve not pulled the trigger yet and picked up one for nostalgia’s sake, this might be the time to add to your Joe air wing now! This is about $13.00 LESS than the jet is currently priced at my local TRU.