G.I. Joe Resolute is back on shelves of Walmart stores!
The micro series debuted on Cartoon Network’s website back in 2009 as a series of 10 minute webisodes. Penned by writer Warren Ellis, Resolute took a decided darker tone with the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythos that included the off-screen deaths of several core characters. It also featured what may be the first definitive animated footage of G.I. Joe characters using weapons that fired actual bullets! (Yes, I realize that there are shots in Sunbow that show shell casings but the weapon’s discharge is still indicated to be laser beams.)
G.I. Joe Resolute spawned a few action figures and then POOF! It was gone! Whatever the intent behind the project was it certainly wasn’t a long-term marketing push.
In more recent years, it has been en vogue in some sections of the fandom to downplay Resolute as anything but quality entertainment. Many fans compare it (somewhat unfairly) to G.I. Joe Renegades, a weekly series that aired for one season the fledgling Hub network.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I walked into a local Walmart store and saw G.I. Joe Resolute DVD’s on the shelves in the electronics department. Not only that but these discs were priced at a whopping $5.00!
For the fans who missed out on obtaining a tangible copy of Resolute the first time around, this is your chance! Run out and snag your own copy of this action-packed 60 minute feature today!
Sound off? What did YOU think of Resolute? Love it? Hate it? Did you want more?
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