Jude Terror wrote:Nothing aggravates me more than the fact that they're doing this. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the GI Joe continuity, and the only reason they're doing it, regardless of what their press release says, is so that they can try to cash in on the movie with a younger audience who never read the old books. The problem with that is that no one gives a flying fuck about GI Joe other than the people who were fans in the eighties and early nineties. Those are the people who are going to see the movie, and those are the people who are going to read the book, and those people don't want to read a fucking reboot. Also, the movie is going to stink. This lack of respect for the Joe comic continuity, of which I've invested nearly twenty years in collecting, really, really pisses me off.
I think IDW is going to be quite surprised that's the way most people feel. I read the Comic-Con panel and everybody was just slurping Larry Hama -- they really didn't question the relaunch. I can't see this working, but there were some readers that didn't care about the Spider-Man reboot; they kept reading. I can only hope that the IDW relaunch fails, and they reboot the series from where DD left off.
It would be too weird to see Lady Jaye alive again, General Hawk un-paralyzed, or Snake Eye's origin changed. Devils Due crafted Snake Eye's origin pretty well and seamlessly meshed it with continuity. This is the easiest decision ever and IDW is failing.