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Yo Joe! G.I. Joe Getting Webisodes

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That sound you hear is an entire generation of nerds bursting at the seams with the news that their beloved ’80s childhood cartoon, G.I. Joe, is coming back as an animated web series.

The series is called G.I. Joe Resolute (was G.I. Joe Stay the Course too obvious?) and instead of running around, spouting kid-friendly safety tips in PSAs, these cartoon soldiers will be aimed at a more adult audience. It’s written by comics legend Warren Ellis and will feature people actually dying this time.

The series debuts in first quarter of 2009 on the G.I. Joe web site. (Which leaves plenty of time to promote the live action movie coming out.) The series will have 10 five-minute episodes, and it will be capped off with a 10-minute finale.

To get you ready, relive those kiddie PSAs that were remixed for a NSFW generation: