Free Comic Book Day is Today, May 2, 2015!

Hey Islanders! Time to turn off the T.V., step away from the PC and head on out to your local comic book shop. Why? Well, because it’s FCBD, of course! FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) 2015 is today, Saturday, May 2nd! Time to head out to your local comic book shop to celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

With 50+ titles available, there’s definitely something for everyone at FCBD! You can see what stores are participating in your area by using the [url=http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator]Free Comic Book Day Store Locator[/url]. You can also check out all the titles that will be available for free today by checking out the [url=http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981]FCBD Comic Book List[/url].

So what are you waiting for? Get out to your local comic book shop now!

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Oktopolis at ACME-Arizona Mini Comic Expo!

Brian Miller, a.k.a. Oktopolis, announced that he will be at the Arizona Mini Comic Expo!

I’ll be sketching and have prints for sale SATURDAY and SUNDAY atACME – Arizona Comic Mini Expo for Free Comic Book Day weekend. See you there!

Be sure to hit up Oktopolis’s website, Instagram page, Twitter page, and Facebook page for a look at his awesome work, and don’t forget to hit up ACME on Facebook for details about the show!

Oktopolis at ACME discussion!

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5th Shipment From G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 3.0 Is Now Arriving!

The time is here, Cobra Island faithful…Time to run to your mailboxes as the 5th wave of figures from the GIJCC Figure Subscription Service has begun to arrive! There are only 4 figures left to go (well, 5, if you include the Bonus Figure):

  • Big Ben
  • Bombstrike
  • Crimson Guard Immortal
  • Night Creeper Leader
  • Bonus Figure

Do you want to know who is included in the 5th wave? Well then continue reading to join us on the island and find out who made it to the 5th shipment of FSS 3.0! 

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Boss Fight Studio Factory Visit!

Boss Fight Studio‘s Erik and Dave recently traveled to Hong Kong to visit the factory that’s producing their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures!

Thanks to Justin from GeneralsJoes we’ve got a look at some of the molds and test pieces!

We’ve all heard vague references to those Asian factories which actually are the cogs that produce the toys that we all love so much. But rarely do we get a real first hand glimpse of what they look like and what goes on there.

Well, Erik and Dave from Boss Fight Studio are paying a visit to Hong Kong, checking out the factory that’s making the Vitruvian HACKS action figures, and has sent along some fantastic images of their experience! In those images we see some great early examples of Vitruvian HACKS parts and pieces, as well as a glimpse of a never before seen abdomen piece to connect a mail body with the Gorgon snake tail!

Super cool.

Check out all these great images below, drool alongside with me and then start running circles around the room because you can’t wait until these are released. TEASE FIGHT STUDIO GO!

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Operation Decoy!

We’ve got some awesome cover artwork from the G.I. Joe: Operation Decoy coloring book, thanks to 3DJoes!

3DJoes is currently working on a book with painted G.I. Joe artwork from 1982-1983:

I’m working on a book that collects all of the 1982-1983 painted art of G.I. Joe and came across this beauty!

This incredible Earl Norem illustration adorned the cover of “Operation Decoy” (a Super-Size Coloring Book released in 1983).

Here’s more incredible art from Earl Norem:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earl-Norem-Art/47732237276?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_stream

Operation Decoy cover art discussion!

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Fleet by ska_lives!

Tonight we’ve got another awesome figure from ska_lives!  Check out G.I. Joe‘s newest recruit, Fleet!

Codename: FLEET
RN: Miles Coletrane
Specialty: Scouting and Recon specialist

Known for his fleet foootedness when running track in college, Fleet joined the military to see the world. He made a name for himself doing old fashioned scouting and recon. He went where the drones could not see, and returned without the enemy knowing any different.
His abilities gained the attention of Spirit Iron-Knife during a routine Joe recruit scouting. Fleet was immediately tapped for a spot on the team. He has made a name for himself among Data-Vipers as a ghost or non-entity, something that just isn’t there. They do not realize that this “ghost” is a person, they just believe it is a hiccup in their drone recordings.

“The kid could run across Arakkis and not attract the worm!” – Breaker

Check out The Ska customs catch up montage!! for more awesome figures!

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The Joe Report sits down with Derryl Depreist!

Our Friends at Patches of Pride who publish The Joe Report recently got a chance to have a One on One sit down with Hasbro Global Marketing VP Derryl Depreist!!

The Joe Report which is dedicated to the fandom and support for the rich history of G.I.Joe 12in and it’s classic heritage not only addressed that but also was able to give us a great glimpse into the man himself and what motivates Derryl Depreist to make G.I.Joe all that he can even if the future of 12in scale doesn’t rest with Hasbro!

A Small Excerpt …

‘My long answer to a short question is… As passionate as the 12-inch fans are—and I’m one of them, because my story’s built on 12-inch, I came to Hasbro to take over the GIjOE line, I have launched many lines internally—it’s (unfortunately) a small but passionate business; not big enough to sustain.

Our focus now is Joe-Cobra. That’s not to say Joe-Cobra couldn’t be 12-inch, but the days of a kind of generic GIjOE and razor/blades phenomenon or Timeless Collection stuff are in the past.”

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Rank and File on Sale Worldwide!

Our Esteemed Friend Mr. James Kavanaugh, aka KuuKuuSon has updated the availability of the New Rank and File Guide! This magnificent catalog of detailed resources for Modern Era Joes is now available to be bought on its own and shipped World Wide!

The Rank & File Guide is NOW available world wide!
The time is finally here and the Rank & File Guide Vol. 1 is now available as a stand alone option. Vol. 1 is $20 plus shipping (U.S. or International). Domestic default shipping is Media Rate and International shipping default is First-Class Mail International. Email rahc.guide@gmail.com for special instructions and additional rates may apply. The R.A.H.C. Guide is also still available and combo rates are available for both guides. Visit: www.rahcguide.com to place your order today.
Order now, supplies are severely limited and supplies have been moving fast!

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