Public Service Announcement: Those classic G.I. Joe internet videos are now in HD

Humanity continues to prove itself an endless font of shittiness and dubious behavior, particularly on the internet. Accordingly, there’s a surprising amount of solace to be found in the fact that a group of dedicated folks continue to curate a series of goofball fake G.I. Joe public service announcements with the…

Michael Chabon and Brian K. Vaughn to help create Hasbro’s shared movie universe

Once you get past the knee-jerk nausea that comes with yet another shared cinematic universe and actually absorbs the details, Hasbro’s planned multi-property multi-film project is actually surprisingly interesting. The toy and board game company’s Allspark Pictures film label and Paramount Pictures have assembled an…

G.I. Joe: Deviations makes Cobra Commander’s victory a laughing matter

This past March, IDW released a series of “Deviations” one-shots for assorted licensed comics, offering What If?-style stories detailing how these characters’ lives would change if one key element was altered. What if the Ghostbusters never crossed streams in their fight against the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? What if…

In the 1980s, G.I. Joe fought “Cobra” instead of communism (but also communism)

“If we’re going to have toys to teach our children about war, why not have them really true to life? Why not have a G.I. Joe who bleeds when his body is punctured by shrapnel, or screams when anyone of his 21 movable parts are blown off, or vomits at the smell of burning flesh after a napalm attack?” -a concerned…

Paramount hopes you remember Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K., and ROM, launches new shared universe

The shared cinematic universe is a major studio’s wet dream. Each film acts as a commercial for another movie in the series, but you don’t necessarily have to pay the same cast members to come back for each one. They’re like sequels and prequels, but not really, and it’s even better if they’re based on some sort of…

Springfield, Illinois swears allegiance to Cobra Commander, declares war on G.I. Joes

It’s fairly common knowledge that politicians in Illinois have a tendency to do whatever they want, even if it’s not necessarily what one would consider “legal.” It’s like House Of Cards, except everybody realizes their elected officials are evil and they don’t really care because it’s usually harmless. That’s all…

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