History Franchise / GIJoe

15th Jan '17 11:18:42 PM DustSnitch
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* BadAss (overloaded with 'em)
6th Jan '17 8:13:23 PM nombretomado
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** There's also the fact that Shipwreck's voice obviously sounds like JackNicholson's US Navy sailor character in ''TheLastDetail''.

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** There's also the fact that Shipwreck's voice obviously sounds like JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's US Navy sailor character in ''TheLastDetail''.
6th Jan '17 5:12:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue''. In 2001, Devil's Due Publishing (a spinoff of ImageComics) acquired the comic rights to ''G.I. Joe'' and launched a new series, set in the same continuity as the Marvel Comic. They published an ongoing title - once again called ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'', but later relaunched as ''G.I. Joe: America's Elite'' - and several miniseries exploring the backstories of the characters. Devil's Due lost the comic rights to IDW Publishing in 2008, and their final issue was printed that July. All of these books have since been declared CanonDiscontinuity and are now known as the "Disavowed" comics.

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* ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue''. In 2001, Devil's Due Publishing (a spinoff of ImageComics) Creator/ImageComics) acquired the comic rights to ''G.I. Joe'' and launched a new series, set in the same continuity as the Marvel Comic. They published an ongoing title - once again called ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'', but later relaunched as ''G.I. Joe: America's Elite'' - and several miniseries exploring the backstories of the characters. Devil's Due lost the comic rights to IDW Publishing in 2008, and their final issue was printed that July. All of these books have since been declared CanonDiscontinuity and are now known as the "Disavowed" comics.
3rd Jan '17 10:28:57 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/SGTSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', a 1994 30-minute animated special starring [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica a World War II soldier given superhuman abilities and awakened in modern times]] to fight alongside the Joes. A corresponding toyline (with figures in the 4.5" scale rather than the traditional 3.75" scale) was made, but very short-lived.
** This eventually led into ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', a 1995 series about a new Joe team being formed to fight the masked dictator Iron Klaw and his evil SKAR organization. Embracing the visual style of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, the series ran for two seasons and ended in 1997.
* ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue. In 2001, Devil's Due Publishing (a spinoff of ImageComics) acquired the comic rights to ''G.I. Joe'' and launched a new series, set in the same continuity as the Marvel Comic. They published an ongoing title - once again called ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'', but later relaunched as ''G.I. Joe: America's Elite'' - and several miniseries exploring the backstories of the characters. Devil's Due lost the comic rights to IDW Publishing in 2008, and their final issue was printed that July. All of these books have since been declared CanonDiscontinuity and are now known as the "Disavowed" comics.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SGTSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles]]'', a 1994 30-minute animated special starring [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica a World War II soldier given superhuman abilities and awakened in modern times]] to fight alongside the Joes. A corresponding toyline (with figures in the 4.5" scale rather than the traditional 3.75" scale) was made, but very short-lived.
** * This eventually led into ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', a 1995 series about a new Joe team being formed to fight the masked dictator Iron Klaw and his evil SKAR organization. Embracing the visual style of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, the series ran for two seasons and ended in 1997.
* ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue.''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue''. In 2001, Devil's Due Publishing (a spinoff of ImageComics) acquired the comic rights to ''G.I. Joe'' and launched a new series, set in the same continuity as the Marvel Comic. They published an ongoing title - once again called ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'', but later relaunched as ''G.I. Joe: America's Elite'' - and several miniseries exploring the backstories of the characters. Devil's Due lost the comic rights to IDW Publishing in 2008, and their final issue was printed that July. All of these books have since been declared CanonDiscontinuity and are now known as the "Disavowed" comics.



* ComicBook/GIJoeIDW. As mentioned above, IDW acquired the comic rights to the franchise in 2008 and began publishing their own comics in 2009. This time, instead of continuing the Marvel/Devil's Due storyline, IDW opted to start over from the beginning and create a brand new canon. They are currently publishing three ongoing titles in the new continuity (''G.I. Joe'', ''Snake Eyes'', and ''Cobra'') and a second, Larry Hama-penned [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroIDW revival of the original Marvel series]] set in the same continuity and picked up exactly where Vol. 1 had left off.

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* ComicBook/GIJoeIDW.''ComicBook/GIJoeIDW''. As mentioned above, IDW acquired the comic rights to the franchise in 2008 and began publishing their own comics in 2009. This time, instead of continuing the Marvel/Devil's Due storyline, IDW opted to start over from the beginning and create a brand new canon. They are currently publishing three ongoing titles in the new continuity (''G.I. Joe'', ''Snake Eyes'', and ''Cobra'') and a second, Larry Hama-penned [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroIDW revival of the original Marvel series]] set in the same continuity and picked up exactly where Vol. 1 had left off.



** ComicBook/TransformersVsGIJoe: [=IDW's=] {{crossover}} series between ''G.I. Joe'' and ''Transformers''.
** ComicBook/Revolution2016: [=IDW's=] miniseries that will establish the worlds of ''G.I. Joe'', ''Transformers'', as well as ''Action Man'', ''ROM'', ''Micronauts'', and ''M.A.S.K.'' as being [[SharedUniverse one and the same]].

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** ComicBook/TransformersVsGIJoe: ''ComicBook/TransformersVsGIJoe'': [=IDW's=] {{crossover}} series between ''G.I. Joe'' and ''Transformers''.
** ComicBook/Revolution2016: ''ComicBook/Revolution2016'': [=IDW's=] miniseries that will establish the worlds of ''G.I. Joe'', ''Transformers'', as well as ''Action Man'', ''ROM'', ''Micronauts'', and ''M.A.S.K.'' as being [[SharedUniverse one and the same]].
28th Nov '16 12:58:31 AM rmctagg09
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* NobleSavage: Inuit mercenary Kwinn
* NobodyCanDie: While the comics averted this, the animated series mostly played this straight.
** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of that universe's Steeler. The writers subtly killed off the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
** Originally, Hasbro wanted Duke to be killed in ''TheMovie'' from the mortal wound from Serpentor's snake-spear. However, the scheduling between this movie and Transformers (where Optimus Prime suffered the same fate[[note]]The other franchise in Hasbro's 1986-87 movie blitz, ''My Little Pony'', didn't, obviously, lend itself to bloodshed of that type.[[/note]]) ended up being released first. When Hasbro saw the intense backlash from kids and parents over Prime's death, Hasbro went into an immediate about face and demanded that Duke ''not'' die. Since the film had already been completed, the best that the production staff could do was to call in the voice cast to make an emergency voiceover, recasting the celebration over having defeated Cobra's plot into a celebration that Duke had pulled out of his coma.
*** This afforded Buzz Dixon a CrowningMomentOfFunny 25 years later, as, in the commentary track for the Blu-Ray release, he mercilessly deadpan quoted from [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the dead parrot sketch]] to explain what was intended to happen.
** The only character to undoubtedly die in the cartoon was the drug lord Headman, who overdosed on the drugs he was selling at the end of the "Greatest Evil" two-parter written to cash-in on the "War on Drug" hysteria.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-DrfFJAgw There's even a line]] in the animated movie's opening that says they (The Joes) "NeverSayDie".


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* NobleSavage: Inuit mercenary Kwinn
* NobodyCanDie: While the comics averted this, the animated series mostly played this straight.
** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of that universe's Steeler. The writers subtly killed off the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
** Originally, Hasbro wanted Duke to be killed in ''TheMovie'' from the mortal wound from Serpentor's snake-spear. However, the scheduling between this movie and Transformers (where Optimus Prime suffered the same fate[[note]]The other franchise in Hasbro's 1986-87 movie blitz, ''My Little Pony'', didn't, obviously, lend itself to bloodshed of that type.[[/note]]) ended up being released first. When Hasbro saw the intense backlash from kids and parents over Prime's death, Hasbro went into an immediate about face and demanded that Duke ''not'' die. Since the film had already been completed, the best that the production staff could do was to call in the voice cast to make an emergency voiceover, recasting the celebration over having defeated Cobra's plot into a celebration that Duke had pulled out of his coma.
*** This afforded Buzz Dixon a CrowningMomentOfFunny 25 years later, as, in the commentary track for the Blu-Ray release, he mercilessly deadpan quoted from [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus the dead parrot sketch]] to explain what was intended to happen.
** The only character to undoubtedly die in the cartoon was the drug lord Headman, who overdosed on the drugs he was selling at the end of the "Greatest Evil" two-parter written to cash-in on the "War on Drug" hysteria.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-DrfFJAgw There's even a line]] in the animated movie's opening that says they (The Joes) "NeverSayDie".
* NocturnalMooks: Cobra's Night Vipers are [[EliteMooks elite troops]] that live windowless barracks with no interior lights and are constantly trained in stealth and darkness, almost never seeing the time of day. Their helmets have built in night vision and sound enhancing capabilities, and their suits as a whole are made to make them invisible to radar. However, they do have a weakness of being easily blinded if someone manages to shine a bright light into their face, as a result of living in complete darkness.
2nd Nov '16 7:25:46 AM buckmana
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* ThirdPartyStopsAttack: In issue #15 "Red-Eye To Miami" Snake Eyes, Doctor Venom and Kwinn escape from crazed mercenaries in Sierra Gordo aboard an old but functional Lancaster bomber. During the flight, Dr Venom tries to drop Snake Eyes out the bomb bay doors, but fails. An angry Kwinn then lifts Dr Venom over his head and is about to throw him to his doom. Snake Eyes puts a hand on Kwinn's elbow, belaying the execution, because Venom is the only one who can land the damaged aircraft safely. Fridge Brilliance because as a mute, Snake Eyes can only communicate through gestures.
3rd Sep '16 7:40:25 AM Anddrix
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** As of 2016, the IDW comics are part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.

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** As of 2016, the IDW comics are part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse.ComicBook/HasbroComicUniverse.
29th Aug '16 8:06:54 AM dangerdan97
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-->'''[[CaptainObvious Narrator]]''': Remember--only G.I. Joe is G.I. Joe! This was actually justified however--at the time, they were trying to actively market the toy against similar, competing toys that began to come out after G.I. Joe began.

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-->'''[[CaptainObvious Narrator]]''': Remember--only G.I. Joe is G.I. Joe! This Joe!
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was actually justified however--at the time, they were trying to actively market the toy against similar, competing toys that began to come out after G.I. Joe began.
9th Aug '16 3:34:33 PM Saurubiker
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* CanonDiscontinuity: As a result of IDW Publishing renewing the storyline of the original Marvel Comics series from where the final issue left off, the Devil's Due run is now considered an alternate universe known as the "Disavowed" continuity.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: As a result of After obtaining the ''G.I. Joe'' comic license, IDW Publishing renewing the storyline of the original Marvel Comics series from where the final issue left off, declared the Devil's Due run is now considered an alternate universe known as to be non-canon and proceeded to producetheir own continuation of Marvel's original comic book (in addition to doing their own continuity reboot), resuming numbering from where Marvel left off with issue #155.5. The newer collected editions of Devil's Due run are published under the "Disavowed" continuity.''G.I. Joe: Disavowed'' branding to indicate their non-canon status.
9th Aug '16 3:16:54 PM Saurubiker
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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains after the fact), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of her world's Steeler. It was a subtle way of killing off actual Joes without having them die on-screen.

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** The closest the series ever came to killing off a bunch of Joes was in the "Worlds Without End" two-parter, where {{alternate universe}} versions of Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt died during a failed battle against Cobra (we see their skeleton remains after the fact), in a mass grave), so their counterparts from the regular universe decided to remain there and help out that world's Baroness, who is secretly a Joe sympathizer and the lover of her world's that universe's Steeler. It was a subtle way of killing The writers subtly killed off actual the three Joes without actually having them die on-screen.on-screen, as they never appeared again for the rest of the Sunbow run.
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