Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Status of #200

All right, so I'm a few days late to wish you all a Merry Christmas and too early to wish you a Happy New Year, so how about this?  "I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year."  There we go.  Still got it.

I wasn't able to make a new seasonal issue this year, what with the animation and all, so here are all of the Christmas/New Year A25U comics I could remember.  Enjoy!

Oh, and keep scrolling down for news on #200, too.

Here's the very first Christmas issue, from way back in 2008.  Appropriately enough, I posted it late, too.  Click on the image below to check out the comic, #19 "Special Occasions":
Christmas 2008

There was no New Year's issue that year, but the Christmas 2009 issue proved to be one of the most important of the entire series.  It started a subplot that lasted for the entirety of 2010!  Check out #71 "Merry Cobramas" by clicking on this image:
Christmas 2009

There was a New Year's comic for the first time that year, posted on 31 December, 2009.  It was called "G.I. Joe: Resolutions," which wasn't very clever, and still isn't:
New Year 2010

For Christmas 2010, I'd decided to break out the custom Cover Girl figure my buddy D.Chan had made for me and try a new pairing.  Decide for yourself if it works in #121 "That Time Of Year":

Christmas 2010

New Year 2011 saw the Cobra Commander back in power in #122 "The Big Broadcast of 2011":
New Year 2011

The Cobra Commander was also the star of 2011's Christmas issue, #170 "And To All A Good Night":
Christmas 2011

New Year 2012 began a new story, one that introduced two original characters (each created and whose figures were custom made by D.Chan -- thanks again, man!).  Stinger Driver Roy (who first appeared in #172) and Meredith, the sassy redhead from Cobra "Supplier Relations" would work against Clutch in their story arc, but it began with her getting her drank on in #171 "Dropping The Ball!":
New Year 2012

Right, so, about #200. It's going to be an animated short, but nothing like #100, which was just a cut-to-sound. This one is much more ambitious, with sound effects and even voices. Yep, a full talkie!  And it even features a guest writer, sort of.  I'll try to have it ready by mid-January, but I'm still not sure if I'll be able to make that release window.

I took on a much bigger project than I had expected and I should have planned this out better.  Had I not encountered those technical issues in the summer, I would've been able to finish it during my break, but as it spilled into my final university semester, it unfortunately had to take a back seat to studying, papers, and exams, not that that is any excuse for not keeping you guys up to speed with updates and previews.  Thanks again for your continued patience and support, and speaking of previews, here are a couple new stills and the ones from last time:

So, Season's Greetings and whatnot, and stay tuned for a bright 2013 and the return of Ages 25 & Up with an animated short for #200.

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