Cobra Island Invades East Coast Comic Con 2018

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the 2018 East Coast Comic Con. Among those in attendance were the great Larry Hama, Michael Golden, Mike Zeck, Mark Pingitore (of G.I. Jokes fame) and many more talented people who have worked on our beloved G.I. Joe over the years.

It was quite a fun atmosphere with friendly fans. I was able to secure the “Great Lakes Comic Con” Variant of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #224 and have it signed in person by both Writer Larry Hama and Cover Artist Mike Zeck. I also got some awesome prints signed by Mike Zeck and Michael Golden. I met a fantastic artist and bought a couple of amazing G.I. Joe/Cobra Prints from artist George Vega.

There were tons of dealers with more comics than you could imagine. Unfortunately for me, I have been in search of a couple of series that don’t fall into the Superhero genre, so they were impossible to find at this convention. If you were looking for Superhero books though, this was the place. I saw books from the 1940’s right up through to today, along with pages of original comic book art for sale.

The TV Celebrity guests included the cast of “Starsky and Hutch“, Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the 1960’s Batman), David Yost (The Original Blue Power Ranger) and some famous TV Cars, like the Batmobile, The Munster Mobile and a few screen-used Gran Torino’s from “Starsky and Hutch”.

The lines for most signings were quite reasonable. The only line that was absolutely insane was that of Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos. With the villain shattering box office records in this past weekend’s release of “Avengers: Infinity War”, that was no surprise.

To sum it all up, it was a fantastic day full of fun, meeting other fans, meeting creators and just hanging out with many like-minded individuals. I can’t recommend the experience enough.

We’ve gathered a gallery of images from the event, so make sure to read more below to see first hand shots from the Convention. Get in in the #ECCC2018 discussion in progress on the Cobra Island Forums. 

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st

It’s time! Can you believe it?! JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay & Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Action Force SAS Beaver By ROMA Collectibles

Yesterday we brought you word of a pair of customs being offered by ROMA Collectibles exclusively at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show. The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail, Action Force SAS Beaver!

An older, wiser and more grizzled veteran, coming out of retirement for one last mission: To bring Count DuSang in for justice. Just like in the 80s, Beaver comes equipped with his trusty yellow life vest and Silent Attack Kayak, to steer the waterways and clean up the awful mess that is the Red Shadow plague.

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Red Shadows Count DuSang By Roma Collectibles

Now on to some lighter news – JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is less than a week away! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday hype for the show was building and now it’s finally here! 

Over the last few months, we’ve shared word on all the amazing exclusives available at the event. Well, better make some more room on that shelf and add more scratch to that wallet, as Roma Collectibles has revealed that they’ll be offering a pair of exclusives at JoeFest!

The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail. Find out who he is tomorrow! 

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Just Two Weeks Away

There’s just over two weeks to go until JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Art Prints Revealed

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show  is excited to announce two exclusive art prints by attending freelance and Marvel artist Jason Mark Sobol, who will have these at his table this April 21!.

The artwork is based on two exclusive action figures by JoeFest Toy & Comic Show and Scorched Earth Creations. Get them early as they will surely disappear quickly. Tickets available now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets

Hope to see you at the show! Will you be in attendance? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Announces Special Guest Robert Atkins

JoeFest is proud to share that G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins will be a featured guest artist at the inaugural JoeFest Toy and Comic Show in Augusta GA this April 21st, 2018!

He is taking pre-orders for commissions and will be available the day of the show for sketches and autographs. He will also habe an exclusive JoeFest numbered and signed print only available in Augusta! Get your tickets and prints now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets

Are you excited to meet Robert Atkins? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Super Toy Show – Ft. Lauderdale FL January 20 – 21 2018

The Super Toy Show returns to Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 20 – 21, 2018! Our good friend, Mr. Irving Santiago, always provides a TON of vintage G.I.Joe toys at the show, so bring your wallet! 

Guests at this year’s show include the legendary Mr. Ron Rudat, alongside The Finest who will be on hand to support the event and raise funds for our Vets! Make sure to check out the event’s facebook page here: Super Toy Show – Ft. Lauderdale FL January 20 – 21 2018

Make sure to also head over to the Task Force 27 Facebook page and give it a like! Will we see you at the show? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Assembly Required – Des Moines, Iowa November 4, 2017

Codename: Iowa is proud to announce the 7th annual Iowa G.I. Joe and Action Force Convention, Assembly Required! The event will be held at the John and Mary PappaJohn Education Center in Des Moines on November 4th. Not only will you get to rub elbows with your fellow Joe fans, but there will be Cosplayers, Vendors, Activities & More! For all of you Customizers out there, get your paint brushes ready! Here are the official rules for the custom contest: 

  • 2 entries per category.
  • Voted on by attendees via ballot.
  • Winning entries receive swank trophy and sweet, sweet prizes.

Categories include:

  • FIGURES
  • VEHICLES
  • KIDS (13 and under figure, vehicle, kre-o)

Please note – Entries need to be Joe related or made from Joe parts.

In addition, as part of Codename: Iowa‘s continuing mission to engage new generations with the property, they’ll have a kids custom station, where kids can create their very own vintage style custom figure that they get to take home with them!

Promotion for the event is in full swing, with a collection of minimalist and Action Force style banners that we’ve collected below. Will you be attending this year’s event? Let us know on the Cobra Island Forums

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2018 JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Steel Battalion Trooper

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show, being held on April 21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful Augusta Ga, is proud to announce an exclusive custom figure by Swizzlesticks Customs and Anthony Montanarella! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come, but for now, check out the first shared image of the JoeFest Exclusive Iron Battalion Trooper!

 

Will you be heading to JoeFest? If not, will you be chasing after the Iron Battalion Trooper on eBay? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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