G.I. Joe: Resolute On DVD (Plus Free Comic Offer)

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Did you catch G.I. Joe: Resolute when it aired on Cartoon Network?  Hasbro is releasing a DVD for it on November 3, 2009.  G.I. Joe: Resolute showed us a grittier version of the Joes versus Cobra.  If you pre-order it at Amazon before its release date, you can also get a free downloadable comic that won't be offered elsewhere.
Here's the premise for Resolute:

G.I. Joe is a highly trained, classified special operations unit composed of men and women from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don't even exist. Few know the truth – that G.I. Joe fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defense against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is there. In G.I. Joe: Resolute, the raging battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra Commander has never been more intense. Every life is at stake... and even the good guys can die. All games end today…Now you know... and knowing is half the battle.

It has a running time of sixty minutes.  Amazon has it for only $13.99.  Check out a couple sample pages from the comic.  G.I. Joe: Resolute is nothing like the previous versions of the cartoons.


Here's a trailer you can check out:
And check out these cool storyboards that were sent over courtesy of Paramount:
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#1 Posted by goldenkey (2920 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it any good, or was it hokey.  Basicly did people die in it.
#2 Posted by G-Man (19481 posts) - - Show Bio

I@goldenkey: I watched some online (and maybe even embedded some here).  I think Cartoon Network was showing them on their site as well at the time.  What I saw was pretty cool.  Completely different than the original cartoon.  A little more realistic.  Less corny.

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#3 Posted by GeekVariety (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Resolute was amazing goldenkey. It was everything you could imagine GIJOE could have been if the 80's censors let people get killed. There are so many moments when you will literally lose your breath at what happens cause youll be like "HOLY CRAP DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!" 
Its amazing, i wont spoil anything for you but it really is awesome. Hell it was written by Warren Ellis the man who brought credibility back to the Punisher so you know its gotta be good.

#4 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (18976 posts) - - Show Bio

About time, that series was amazing
#5 Posted by G-Man (19481 posts) - - Show Bio

Paramount sent over a video clip and storyboards.  Check out the original post!

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#6 Edited by FoxxFireArt (3409 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if in the old school G.I. Joe storyboards you can actually read the instructions that say, "Despite all the gun fire no one can hit anything, but unmanned vehicles. Also, drivers must abandon a vehicle before it's even shot."?

#7 Edited by grifter78 (225 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't say enough good things about this.  It made the live action movie that much harder to forgive after seeing how bad ass G.I. Joe could really be with this offering.  Check it out.  I promise your jaw will drop several times.  The fight between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes is brutal.
And yes, people die.

#8 Posted by GeekVariety (11 posts) - - Show Bio

grifter pretty much anytime snake eyes is on screen is a jaw dropper, especially the first time we see him!!!!! HOLY LORD!!!!

#9 Posted by Amazing Weird (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie isn't Cheasy, but the music to this trailer sure was....

#10 Posted by Jotham (4512 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, man. This movie was great. If you like G.I. Joe, or think you might like it you have to get this. I was sitting through the credits, stunned at how great it was and I saw it was written by Warren Ellis. Warren Ellis wrote this movie.

#11 Posted by Jotham (4512 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, yeah I forgot. My one complaint is it's a Duke/Scarlett movie. So if you were a fan of the comics or Snake Eyes, it might tick you off. Other than that though, it's great.

#12 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (261 posts) - - Show Bio

This is pretty cool, didn't know about it! Shame that the comic isn't physical, and that the series won't be released on Blu-ray.

#13 Posted by waruikumo (357 posts) - - Show Bio
@grifter78 said:
"It made the live action movie that much harder to forgive "
Heh, I still refuse to acknowledge the existence of the movie. My inner child screams bloody murder when i get close to netflixing it. And I think i had every toy between 1987 and 1993
#14 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

I went to buy this and my Hastings could not even find it on their computer to order it. >_>

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