JOE DECLASSIFIED NEWSLETTER RE: THE RED SHADOWS

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JOE DECLASSIFIED NEWSLETTER RE: THE RED SHADOWS

Postby jamarmiller » 16 Aug 2009 00:00

Okay so this was in a free Newsletter at the con called JOE DECLASSIFIED, I got the info from Joesightings.com

here is the one part that would be of interest to RED SHADOW FANS

This is Mike O Sullivan talking about his memories on the whole WORLD WAR III story

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- The Red Shadows. Call us stubborn. We really wanted a chance to make them viable and a third party in the struggle between Cobra and the Joes. The first story with them didn't sit so well with us, and we were really hoping for a chance to redeem them. This was a start. Bringing Eden back was the first step of what ended up not happening. No doubt many fans would be happy we didn't, but I still think there was potential there that wasn't able to be fulfilled in any of their stories. Ah, well. . . Best laid plans, and all that. We ended up just letting them fade out after Eden served her purpose as a foil for Storm Shadow and Destro. After that, we just let them return to the sidelines, plotting and scheming away…
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Postby Red Laser » 16 Aug 2009 00:46

So they could have done more with the Shadows but they let them "fade out" ok nice to know. At least now we know what happened.
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Postby DAMartin » 16 Aug 2009 05:46

and knowing is half the battle ;-)
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Re: JOE DECLASSIFIED NEWSLETTER RE: THE RED SHADOWS

Postby The Baron » 18 Aug 2009 20:42

Such a shame it didn't work out.

It would be interesting to know more of what they had planned. I personally want to know if the choice to revamp the Red Shadows came as a result of the BFTB archives.
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Postby The UK GIJoe » 29 Jan 2010 14:15

To be honest I had a feeling that the Red Shadows story would fade into the distance- just like the Serpentor Arc with the Coil :-x A throughly enjoyable story which was superb but then fizzled to a pop.What about Overlord? he'll take charge of the Coil & make them a huge threat like the Red Shadows.Yet again Hasbro you've messed up big time!!!
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Postby Draven » 19 Mar 2010 17:57

No doubt many fans would be happy we didn't

Yup. I didn't like the DDP take on the Red Shadows at all.
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Re: JOE DECLASSIFIED NEWSLETTER RE: THE RED SHADOWS

Postby jamarmiller » 19 Mar 2010 20:10

lol ya ya ya ya LOL

I think had they made some very small tweaks to the idea, and would have gone with Brandon Jerwas original idea ( and time frame ) most people would have liked them. as it stands it is very split.

HOWEVER I Do credit DDP with helping BIG TIME with the RED SHADOW REVIVAL we are seeing today.

had it not been for the DDP RED SHADOW story I would have never come here, It was there story that got me hooked on the RED SHADOWS so I do appreciate it!

good to see you here Draven! I know your a big fan of the foreign guys from Hisstank and Yojoe.com

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