Guardians of the Galaxy Showings Start TONIGHT!

Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the advantages of owning your own website is you can talk about whatever you want.  So, in taking a break from G.I. Joe for a moment, I’m here to talk about the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Early screenings for the film start tonight and this particular admin cannot wait!  Seriously, 7:00pm CST is so incredibly far away right now!

For those of you who have been living in a cave and haven’t heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s the latest installment in the insanely awesome Marvel Cinematic Universe.  However, instead of focusing on Earth where the action has been dominated by the Avengers, director James Gunn is taking the audience out into space and is following the actions of Star Lord, a human from earth who has no idea what his place in the universe is.  However, with the help of a talking gun-toting raccoon, a brawling tree with a heart of gold, a maniac bent on revenge, and the deadliest assassin in the galaxy, he’s about to confront his destiny head-on, all while jamming out to some 1970’s AM rock-n-roll. C’mon, what’s NOT to love?  It’s like Farscape with the budget of Star Wars!

The film’s based on the incarnation of the team that formed up in 2008 and promises to be one heck of a ride.  In fact, over at RottenTomatoes.com, the film’s rating (at the time I’m writing this) is holding steady at 91% fresh.  (6 “rotten” reviews out of a total of 67 posted thus far.)

So, if you’re tired of reading about the current state of G.I. Joe and want to “get away from it all”, check out the Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend.  I know I will.  (Possibly multiple times!)

You’re welcome…

G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Coverage from Toy Fair 2014 Begins Saturday

toy fair 2014

 

Next week the International Toy Fair in New York City begins! This Saturday at 1pm EST, Hasbro will be holding an advance Entertainment Brand Preview Event which is slated to feature the latest in Marvel, Transformers, Star Wars, and My Little Pony brands and is scheduled to include a spotlight on the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary. In partnership with The Breaux Show, JBL will bring you coverage of the event beginning Saturday evening.

What can fans expect to see from Hasbro commemorating a half century of “America’s Movable Fighting Man”?  At this point no one knows but hopefully Saturday will offer some insight into what plans, if any, the folks in Pawtucket have in store for fans and collectors everywhere.

Keep your eyes peeled to this page or any of the following links to see coverage as it goes live:

In the meantime, check out these two articles that offer some speculation as to what might lie ahead for the brand.

Captain America: First Avenger on DVD today!

No, Captain America hasn’t been rolled into the G.I. Joe brand– but today is the release date for one of the best and most fun super hero movies I’ve seen in a good long while.  Captain America: First Avenger drops into stores today in both DVD and BLU-Ray versions.  If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned comic movie where the hero is an example to all, this is the film for you.

Plus, the figure line is practically in scale with the new Joes!  Who doesn’t want to see Cap leading a group of Steel Brigade troopers through a door to bust some Cobra heads?

Here’s the official press release:

 

MARVEL’S RENOWNED SUPER HERO LEADS THE CHARGE ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD ARMED WITH EXPLOSIVE
BONUS FEATURES

CAPTAIN AMERICA

THE FIRST AVENGER

Action-Packed Adventure Debuts October 25, 2011 in a 3-Disc Set Featuring

Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD, and in a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Over an Hour of Exciting Bonus Material, Including an Exclusive Look into Marvel’s The Avengers

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 21, 2011) – Marvel Studios and
Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011.  Called “the best superhero movie ever” (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, earning over $350 million at the Global Box Office.  When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.  Loaded with fantastic action, stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring hero imbued with courage, humanity and an unbreakable spirit, CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger transports viewers into a world of daring exploits and excitement.  Starring Chris Evans in the title role, the film features an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as Marvel’s Ultimate Villain, Red Skull, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.

The CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger three-disc set includes the film on
Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and in high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy.  The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy.  Both sets boast over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material including an original Marvel short film, an exclusive sneak peek into the ultimate Super Hero team, Marvel’s The Avengers, six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and much more.

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Classic G.I. Joe vol. 9 hits stores today!

IDW continues its series of trade paperbacks collecting the original Marvel series with the release of vol #9.

Classic G.I. Joe volume 9

Classic G.I. Joe volume 9

Available this Wednesday, September 1st

Completely re-colored and re-mastered, and collected into trade paperback for the first time! The adventures of America’s elite soldiers continue in issues #81–90 of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO. Includes stories “Plots and Tracts,” “Roadpig,” “Assault on Castle Destro,” “Recurring Themes,” and more.

You won’t want to miss this!

Larry Hama (w) • Marshall Rogers, Ron Wagner, Tony Salmons, MD Bright (a) • Jonboy Meyers (c)

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 232 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-706-1

I don’t know about most fans out there but I was ecstatic when IDW continued the reprints that Marvel started several years ago.    Hopefully the series will sell well enough that I’ll be able to post that “Volume 15 has been released” in just a few years.   Plus, that new cover kicks all sorts of snake tail!!

New Avengers cartoon trailer = WOW!

It’s not often that I abuse my admin status around here to post things that have nothing to do with GIJoe but today is one of those times.  This trailer is pure awesomeness wrapped in maple-flavored bacon!  Seriously– so much coolness I don’t know where to begin!

Here’s the synopsis from Disney XD:

Featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE HULK! When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time traveling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters or mad robots bent on the total destruction of humanity, when the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero has the power to save the world, when there is no hope left…the AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! All-new The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series from Marvel Animation premiering on Disney XD this fall!

Just watch it for yourself…

Source: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=video&show_id=382116