Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cobra Civil War

Thursday January 11, Cobra entered a civil war.  The IDW comic book title G.I. Joe started a year long story arc entitled The Cobra Civil War spreading across three different titles. The titles are G.I. Joe, Cobra, and G.I. Joe: Snake eyes. Each title tells the story of the civil war through the different factions eyes and how they cope with it. It was kicked off by the murder of Cobra Commander by an unknown assassin causing the Cobra Army to break into chaos. With the death of CC the army has no leadership and are without a true leader. The Cobra hierarchy came up with a way to decide who will become the new commander by having a destruction contest. The person who does the most damage to the G.I. Joe team becomes the new leader.
The contestants are: The Baroness, Krake, Major Bludd, Khalikhan, Oda Satori, Tomax, and Dr. Vargas, each bringing their own style of destruction. Most just kill as many Joes as possible, while others try to do interior damage by hurting the good name of the team itself. Many Fans of the Original G.I. Joe comic series which ended in 1994 are thrilled to see the new publishers take on their old favorite. "I love that IDW is taking G.I. Joe in a new direction by actually killing off popular characters." said Shawn Aubrey. "I like my stories dark and brutal." IDW is changing the way fans enjoy their favorite anti terrorist organization by death, betrayal, and execution. The original series was intended mainly for a child audience and contained very little death of characters. Fans love that G.I. Joe is back in comic format after the hiatus it recently had. The original series ended in the mid nighties followed by a relaunch in the early 2000s and ran for a good seven years. The new series picked up in 2008 and was a complete reboot of the property. "I am very happy to see G.I. Joe as a comic book again, I've collected them since i was around 7 years old and i hope to keep collecting them until i am 70." said Jon Rocca about his heroes.
Here is a link to the scoreboard for the candidates for Cobra Commander .

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


As many of you know I am a huge fan of the toy line G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, have been since I was a little collector. I recently began collecting again and my collection is ever growing. Recently I added 4 new Joes to my collection. Topside the naval assault seaman, Airborne the helicopter assault trooper, Dial Tone the communications specialist, and Gung Ho the tough as nails Cajun marine. My favorite character out of the four has to be Dial Tone. His character design is a step above the others and he is from OREGON, Hell yea!
More Pics of the collections and better reviews to come.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Space Slopera

FoundationFoundation by Isaac Asimov

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I tried i really did. I read the first 100 pages but just couldn't slog through this book. I love sci-fi but this is what you would call hard Sci-fi which i guess i'm really not that into. Give me spaceships with guns a blazing and hot alien chicks and I'll finish the book in one sitting. This book is about a bunch of old scientists and mathmaticians sitting around trying to solve problems BORING!

I love Asimov's robot series, and he is one of my favorite authors of all time but i am displeased with this series. Hard to believe it won the only Hugo Award for best series of all time. This series actually beat out LOTR for that award, yea right.

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Parranoyable, I never heard of that!

Parranoyable is a term i coined which means a paranormal entity that annoys you. The concept came to be late one night at my good friends Shawn's townhouse. It was a mistake he accidentally merged the words annoying and paranormal. We had a good laugh, and immediatley turned it into a screenplay. Here is the end result a cheap 10 minute college movie about an annoying ghost.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Lost World (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book started out strong but fizzled out towards the end. It was supposed to be a book staring the boisterous Professor Challenger but instead became a book staring the boring reporter Malone. Most of the book I was waiting for Challenger or even Lord John to be the vocal point but got stuck reading about Malone. The main dissapointment for me was a book with a dinosaur on it's cover has very little dinosaurs in it!

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