Defending Our Myths and Heroes!

Here’s something that I thought was pretty cool at first glance, but when I read their “Our Story” page, I knew this was something special that I had to share!  The site is called Defending Our Myths and Heroes, and they sell artwork based on our favorite shows and video games from childhood!

However, that’s not why I realized I had to share this page.  I’ll let the artist take it from here!

How We Got Started

In 2012 I became aware of four individuals who were diagnosed with different types of cancer.  All four of these gentlemen were professional firefighters, but more importantly they were friends.  I knew of a fund raising event that was being thrown in their honor.  I wanted to contribute, so I drew a picture of three Transformers who transformed into different pieces of fire apparatus and offered it in a silent auction.  The piece raised a significant amount of money for these gentlemen, so I decided to continue with these sorts of efforts.  In 2013 I started DMH (Defending Our Myths And Heroes) with my goal being to represent the beloved mythologies of my childhood authentically, and give back to our modern day heroes.  My promise is that no less than 10% of our profits will be donated to our modern day heroes.  In 2013 we donated to the NFFF (National Fallen Firefighters Foundations), in 2014 we donated to C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors), and we have yet to finalize the charity for 2015.
So if you want to support a great cause, check out their site!  You can find great art like the Cobra image above, Mortal Kombat:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
and many more awesome characters from our childhood!
But wait there’s more!  Not only do they sell art prints!  They sell mugs and coasters, and blankets!
Tell me you wouldn’t love to sleep, safe and sound, knowing the Dinobots are there to protect you from monsters?!
And don’t forget to check them out on Facebook: Defending Our Myths and Heroes!

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Oktopolis at Phoenix Comicon!

Brian Miller, a.k.a. Oktopolis, announced that he’ll be attending the Phoenix Comicon!

Come see me at Phoenix Comicon along with a bunch of my friends. It’s going to be a party on isle 4100!
Brett Booth—The Flash: 4134
Bret Blevins: 4137
Justin Chung & Victoria Paege—Topps, Star Wars,: 4128
Joe Corroney—Star Wars & Star Trek: 4135
Franchesco!: 4140
John Layman: 4142
Brian Miller (Oktopolis)—Star Wars, GI Joe, Doctor Who: 4133
Todd Nauck: 4132
Norm Rapmund—The Flash: 4136
Ethan Van Sciver—Convergence: 4138

Check out Brian Miller’s website, Oktopolis for a look at his work, and don’t forget to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Oktpolis at Phoenix Comicon discussion!

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GI Joe A Real American Hero Now Available On Vimeo

Not too long ago, we reported that [url=]G.I.Joe A Real American Hero and G.I.Joe Renegades are coming to Vimeo[/url]. That wait ends now, as G.I.Joe ARAH is now available!

In case you don’t have the set on DVD, for $40.00 you can download the entire ARAH series, which you can both stream and permanently download all of the episodes for your personal collection. How can you beat that? Check it out below, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215 “Carded Snake Eyes” Variant Cover!

More Great Art posted a preorder for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215 “Carded Snake Eyes” variant cover on their website!

GI Joe: Real American Hero #215 Action Figure Cover
Artist: Atkins, Robert
“The Death of Snake Eyes,” Part 4. As a hero falls, a new one must rise to take his place. G.I. JOE mourns Snake Eyes and prepares for what comes next…Cover by Robert Atkins & Elias Chatzoudis.

This is a pre order book drops on June 24th.

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Confirmation of no G.I.Joe Panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015

Today, Hasbro confirmed that there will be no G.I.Joe Panel at SDCC 2015. This should not come as much of a surprise, as Hasbro had released the full G.I.Joe lineup for 2015 at JoeCon 2015, which was held last month. The good news here is that we know that there’s something in the works for G.I.Joe, we’ll just have to wait until Toy Fair 2016 to find out what that something is.

That said, the lineup presented at JoeCon will be present at SDCC, so we should have our first look at new packaging and art. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

[url=]SDCC 2015 G.I.Joe Discussion – CobraIsland[/url]

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She Took on Cobra!

My birthday was last month, and our very own C.I.A.D. surprized me with this beautiful poster, illustrated by Brian Miller, also known as Oktopolis!

Today I finally got a frame for the poster, and I hung it on my wall.  I thought you all might enjoy having a look at it!


As you can see, it’s a beautiful work of art that evokes the old school style of movie posters, rendered in four colors with Lady Jaye in the foreground, and Scarlett and Cover Girl in the background!

There’s a strong girl power element to this poster, which celebrates the involvement of women, in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero television and comics, as strong leaders and tough soldiers!

Once again, I’d like to thank C.I.A.D. for sending this poster to me, and to Oktopolis for the beautiful job that he did.

And if you’d like to purchase a copy of She Took on Cobra, check out Brian Miller’s website, Oktopolis!  You can also check out other posters there, as well as on the Oktopolis Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram!

Oktopolis discussion!

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Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, Issue 5!

IDW Publishing posted a preview of the fifth issue of Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra!

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 (of 5)Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

SNAKE EYES faces down against STORM SHADOW and must choose between G.I. JOE and COBRA… before they both turn against the ninja commando!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Sgt. Slaughter!

Our very own ska_lives posted images of his custom Sgt. Slaughter whom he designed to be more in line with the way he looked during the 80’s!

So All of the customs of the Sarge make him insanely buff. Dude was the round mound of pound, to repurpose Sir Charles’ nickname, in his wrestling heyday. That being said, and this has been a long time coming, I decided to make one that was a bit more accurate body-wise. Big thanks to Ian for the hook up on the legs which helped me finish this guy.

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