JLW515 Custom Snake Eyes

JLW515 Customs stopped by to show us another awesome custom in his G.I. Joe Revisited series for us to see on our forums.

This one is one guy everyone knows, Snake Eyes. This is based on his original “commando” look with a twist.

Alright, well, been busy for the past couple of weeks. Here is my custom “Class of 1982” Snake Eyes.

I really like the whole “Commando” side of SE better than the “Ninja” aspect. I like to think that his ninja training takes a back seat to his military training. There was a Marvel issue where Hawk is depicted with a black shirt and green pants. I always thought this would be a cool look for SE sort of blending both his ninja and commando together (“I’m a little bit country; I’m a little bit rock-n-roll”).

The lighting kind of sucks on this picture, but I painted the legs of Retaliation Dojo Snake Eyes. I based the camo pattern off of a 1980s Army camo uniform. I just free-hand painted the three colors (green, brown, tan) layered over each other.

I gave him Resolute Beach Head’s web gear with a second knife, again channeling that ninja aspect more to a military style, and a Valor v Venom UZI because I like the folding stock.

I do have a second version of this style of SE that I need to photograph that has the black, ribbed shirt with MTF Spec-Ops pants.

You can check out the rest of the pictures and let JLW515 know what you think by visiting the thread on our forums here.

Don’t forget to check out all his customs on his blog G.I. Joe Revisited.

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“Kunoichi” Fan Film

Forum member skinny stopped by to let us know about a new video he worked on, featuring some familiar looking characters.

From skinny:

Victoria Lee, myself, and a whole bunch of stunt performers including Amanda “Kick it like Cass” put together this short film featuring a woman warrior.
Shot and edited by Chazz Menendez

You can go check out the video on YouTube and leave them your feedback and talk about it on our forums here.

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Tom Waltz Shares More From The Top Secret GI Joe Project

Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing has shared yet another amazing piece of art from the upcoming “Top Secret” G.I. Joe Project.

Stop by our forums and discuss all the images released so far for this “Top Secret” Project.

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Volume 20 – 5 Page Preview Now Available

It’s a #TwoforTuesday here on Cobra Island, as we have another fantastic preview to share with your courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing! For this second installment, we get to check out G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Volume 20! This volume encompasses the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc and is a MUST HAVE for any G.I.Joe Fan! Check it out – 

While opposing forces–both good and evil–battle to control the young ninja, Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES! Collects issues #246–250.

Larry Hama (Author) • Netho Diaz (Artist, Cover Artist) • Thiago Gomes (Inker) • Milen Parvanov (Colorist)

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol 20 to your collection? Check out the preview, then sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Tom Waltz shares Snake Eyes artwork from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 255 – Special Missions 5

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this fantastic piece of Snake Eyes artwork by Mr. Harvey Tolibao. Harvey will be the artist for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #255 – Special Missions part 5. 

The appearance of everyone’s favorite silent Ninja Commando makes sense, as this particular issue is centered around none other than Scarlett! 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to add this issue to our collection! You can get in on the conversation already in progress after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Paramount Pictures Places Snake Eyes Spinoff Movie Into Development

Big News for the G.I.Joe World – The Hollywood Reporter has shared word that Snake Eyes, the Ninja Commando from G.I.Joe, is set to get his own Spinoff movie! 

From THR: 

Paramount Pictures has thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring the commando into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in talks to pen the script. Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toyline. Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toyline, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Are you excited for this proposed Snake Eyes movie? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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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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Prime 1 Studio G.I.Joe Snake Eyes Statue Now Available For Preorder at Sideshow

Last week, we brought you word that the Prime 1 Studio Storm Shadow Statue was now available for preorder at Sideshow. Now we bring you word on another Statue that was first announced way back in 2016, the G.I.Joe Snake Eyes Statue from Prime 1 Studio! Word has come in from Sideshow that this amazing piece based on the artwork of Robert Atkins is now available for pre-order. It’s limited to only 350 pieces and will run you $699.99 USD. Here’s the scoop: 

“Move with the wind, and you will never be heard.”

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Snake Eyes from G.I. JOE. One of the few mysterious and most dangerous members of the G.I. JOE Team, Snake-Eyes served as a recon ranger in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All that can be said after that stint is he went on a long sabbatical, most believe it was in Japan. We know his fighting skills have become more efficient and deadly. Rumors surfaced that when he was recruited into the JOE Team by Hawk, he was hunting rabbits at the time… with his bare hands. Snake Eyes is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero franchise, having appeared in every series of the franchise since its inception.

The Snake Eyes Statue Features – 

  • Stands approximately 26 inches tall 
  • One (1) right-hand handgun
  • One (1) right-hand katana
  • One (1) left-hand uzi
  • One (1) left-hand katana
  • Snake Eyes’ close companion Timber

This piece is expected to ship between August – September 2018. We’ve mirrored a gallery of nearly 20 images of this amazing statue, so make sure to read more below to check them out. Will you be adding this new Snake Eyes statue from Prime 1 Studio to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums.

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Custom Modern Era Marvel Legends Scale G.I.Joe Figures By K and L Customs

Woah, talk about a labor of love! K&L customs has hit not just one, but FIVE home runs right out of the park with their custom Modern Era Marvel Legends scale G.I.Joe offerings! That’s right, an entire assortment of figures in 6″ scale, something that quite a few Joe fans have been requesting for quite a long time. 

K&L’s amazing assortment of figures includes: 

  • Duke
  • Scarlett
  • Snake Eyes
  • Lady Jaye
  • Flint

The amount of detail in these figures is staggering. I can’t even begin to imagine the blood, sweat & tears that went in to these creations, but I sure am glad we get to check them out! K&L shared over 40 images of these killer pieces that you for sure should check out after the break below. What are your thoughts on K&L Customs’ Modern Era Marvel Legends Scale G.I.Joe Figures? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Covers and Panels from IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero

Mr. Tom Waltz, Editor Extraordinaire at IDW Publishing, has set Twitter on FIRE over the last 24 hours, sharing a collection of amazing artwork from IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

First up, Tom shared an exquisite cover for ARAH #257. The cover depict Ace  showing off his aerial skills over a squadron of Cobra Night Ravens. That wasn’t the only cover shared, as we also get a look at the Retailer Incentive cover for ARAH #256! This RI Cover is chock full of characters from Dawn Moreno to Low Light! 

Covers weren’t the only pieces that Tom shared, as we also got to feast our eyes on panels from the upcoming Special Missions Arc, including ARAH #251 featuring Stalker, ARAH #252 featuring the Baroness and ARAH #253 featuring Duke! 

Get ready, folks, as there’s a whole bunch of awesome inbound from IDW. Which of these issues are you most excited for? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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