IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Launches Tomorrow

Heads Up, Cobra Island! Don’t forget that tomorrow, IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero will be available at your favorite comic book shop! Issue #251 kicks off a 5 book story arc, Special Missions. Here’s the scoop from IDW – 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251—Cover A: Alex Sanchez / Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • Alex Sanchez  (a & c) • John Royle (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 1 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing stories in “Special Missions”—one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters and artists to draw them! In this issue, artist Alex Sanchez (Max Ride: First Flight) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s Ranger extraordinaire: STALKER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • “Special Missions” will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255!

Each issue will feature a 1/10 retailer incentive cover featuring the sketch artwork by Larry Hama upon which each individual story is based! Are you excited for the start of the Special Missions Arc? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

Read moreIDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Launches Tomorrow

The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Countdown

The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign starting to reach the final countdown, with 4 days left to go in the campaign. It’s been funded and just under $3,000 shy of hitting its stretch goal! 

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

Read moreThe Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Countdown

G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Payload Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the Eighth reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe Defiant Shuttle Pilot, Greg “Blizzard” Natale! 

G.I. JOE DEFIANT SHUTTLE PILOT  Code Name: PAYLOAD
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, MMU backpack,  control arms x 2, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Payload to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

Read moreG.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Payload Preview

More Wayward Goat Collectibles MARV Modular Armored Range Vehicle Images Revealed

Our friend Mr. Greg Bridgeman of Wayward Goat Collectibles has shared another pair of images of his M.A.R.V., a Modular Armored Range Vehicle in 1:18 scale. The first promotional image is of the M.A.R.V. in full 3D Rendering. The second image is of the “canvas” covering for the rear of the 4” scale Modular Armored Range Vehicle. A lot of extra detailing was added so this plastic part will look like fabric. Check’em out – 

This piece is set to hit Kickstarter late Summer/Early Fall 2018, so start saving! Will you be getting in on this new vehicle campaign from Wayward Goat once it launches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums.

Read moreMore Wayward Goat Collectibles MARV Modular Armored Range Vehicle Images Revealed

Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe, Cobra and Dreadnok Female Offerings From Phweeps Customs

Over the last pair of months, we’ve had a blast sharing the awesome Femme Fatale gender swapped Modern Era customs from Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery . These fantastic “what if” pieces from Phweep give us a glance at what some of our favorite G.I.Joe and Cobra characters would look like if they were female. 

Today we’re not sharing one, but SEVEN amazing Female cross over customs! We’ve gathered galleries of: 

  • G.I.Joe Backblast 
  • G.I.Joe Beach Head
  • G.I.Joe Chuckles
  • G.I.Joe Law & Order
  • Cobra Viper
  • Dreadnok Gnawgahyde
  • Dreadnok Road Pig

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 60 images for you to check out, so make sure to read more below to feast your eyes on these phenomenal customs. Any one of these Femme Fatales would make a welcome addition to your G.I.Joe collection, so If you’d like to add any or all of these awesome Ladies to your Front Lines, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook. What are your thoughts on these awesome custom creations? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

Read moreCustom Modern Era G.I.Joe, Cobra and Dreadnok Female Offerings From Phweeps Customs

Robert Atkins announces run of G.I.Joe sketches for Sketchaday

Via the Robert Atkins Art Instagram page comes word that Robert is taking part of a fun art initiative called Sketchaday (#Sketchaday), where, you guessed it, artists share a new sketch a day! 

For day 2, he shared this fantastic sketch of the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor! Robert noted that he’s going to do a run of G.I.Joe pieces to kick off the project, but there will be other cool properties coming soon as well! If you’re not already, make sure to follow Robert Atkins Art on Instagram to check out the daily sketches that hell be sharing alongside his students. You can also search for hash tags #scadseqa #ratkins to check out more! 

What are your thoughts on this Serpentor Sketch from Robert Atkins? Excited to hear about his run of G.I.Joe Sketches for #sketchaday? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

Read moreRobert Atkins announces run of G.I.Joe sketches for Sketchaday

Marauder Task Force WWII US Navy FMF Navy Corpsman Gear Designs Revealed

Heads Up! Marauder Gun-Runners has revealed the final Marauder Task Force WWII US Navy FMF Navy Corpsman Gear Designs! The pair of images was sent to backers via Kickstarter, but were also shared by our good friend Marauder Ruben on Instagram. Here’s the scoop from MJ – 

Here are the final sculpt designs for the MTF Navy Corpsman gear.  The sculpts are done and we will share prototype images soon (along with British, Russians and the Panzer Grenadier).    Yes, we know it is not historically accurate for British soldiers to carry a wounded Marine…but remember: it is YOUR MTF world and you can do WHATEVER you want!

It won’t be long before we’re able to add these awesome figures to our collections. Are you excited about these US Navy FMF Navy Corpsman Gear Designs? Sound off on Cobra Island Forums!

Read moreMarauder Task Force WWII US Navy FMF Navy Corpsman Gear Designs Revealed

Zica Toys Shares Sectaurs Final Card Art Design

The Zica Toys Facebook Page has been updated with what is noted as the final card art for their upcoming Sectaurs offerings. The image gives us a look at the card art for Dargon, General Spydrax and Zak. 

Zica Toys does note that other than some missing text, these images pretty much represent the final design. We think they look pretty sharp! What say you? 

Get in on the conversation in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

Read moreZica Toys Shares Sectaurs Final Card Art Design

Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign Update

The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign from Boss Fight Studio is galloping right along! (see what we did there?!) In case you weren’t aware, the campaign has already reached funding and is just over $15,000 from reaching its first Stretch Goal! 

Not only are we close to unlocking the Basic Steed, Socks, the campaign is only 9 backers away from 500, the number needed to unlock Sugar Skull! Exclusively for Kickstarter backers and intricately detailed with a Dia De Muertos deco and colorful details, Sugar Skull celebrates the Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuati. Properly proportioned horse standing the equivalent of 16 tiny hands tall and featuring 32 points of articulation, modular construction for easy customization and a display stand for dynamic posing.  

There’s Steeds, Kits and more to get in on, so make sure to head over to the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! We’re talking all about the Mighty Steeds campaign here on the boards, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress! 

Read moreBoss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign Update

G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Greg Blizzard Natale Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the seventh reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe Arctic Attack Soldier, Greg “Blizzard” Natale! 

G.I. JOE ARCTIC ATTACK SOLDIER – Code Name: GREG “BLIZZARD” NATALE
(Inspired by the 1988 action figure.) Includes: removable arctic coat, sniper rifle, backpack,  skis x 2, ski poles x 2, boot cleats x 2, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Blizzard to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

Read moreG.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Greg Blizzard Natale Preview