There’s a couple of fantastic new goals that have been added to the latest Eagle Force Pulp Novella Kickstarter campaign from The Drawn Word. Lee Fine, aka The Cat, must deal with both the R.I.O.T. Direktor and Baron Von Chill, in Lee Fine’s latest adventure, Face the Night!
If you weren’t aware, the campaign has not only hit its funding goal, but has surpassed its first stretch goal, giving us an additional Eagle Force: MEGA story! So, with all of that said, let’s get in to the REALLY good stuff!
For you card collectors, a Sketch Card level was added that features both the Cat and Face cards! Go at it! Or, maybe you’d rather be immortalized in print? Well in that case, you can be at the mercy of Baron Von Chill II! Anyone who wants to pledge an additional $25/$50 gets to be a lab rat for Baron Von Chill in the MEGA short story. Here’s how to get in:
Increase your pledge by $25 to not make it through alive!
Increase your pledge by $50 to get mutated!
Be sure to email Chris (TheDrawnWord) and let him know that’s what your pledge is for.
So what are you waiting for? Go get your pledge in, or for many of us, increase your pledge and be a part of Eagle Force history! We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums , so join us after the break to get in on the fun!
This past Thursday, John Royle shared the Retailer Incentive cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe #249. Needless to say, it’s beautiful! This issue will lead us in to the oversized issue #250 and the conclusion of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc! Here’s what John shared on the cover:
My upcoming G.I.Joe Rah issue 249 cover with logo, one of my personal favourites so far, really had a ball drawing this one with a bit of a homage to Drew Struzan’s beautiful montage style movie posters. Great Inks Jagdish and cool colours James Offredi #gijoe #cobra #gijoecobra #johnroyleart #idwpublishing #hasbro #art #draw #comic #comiccover #coverart #cover #gijoecover #variant #ink #variantcover #lineart #wip #workinprogress #army #retailerincentive #baroness #zartan #flint #beachhead #ladyjaye #thebaroness #comicart #comicartist #comiccon
Are you excited to add this RI cover of G.I.Joe #249 to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
IDW Publishing has released their January 2018 solicitations. Included are a handful of G.I.Joe offerings that are sure to make their way in to everyone’s pull list. January also brings us a special 2nd printing of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #246 – Dawn of the Arashikage part 1! Our friend Netho Diaz noted that if this release sells out at well, he’ll share a special sneak peek at the special oversized issue, G.I.Joe #250! Coming this month are –
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247— Cover A: Netho Diaz
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)
“Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part Two! Opposing forces threaten to tear Dawn Moreno apart at the seams as she fights her own internal battle for control of her mind. Whose memories will win out in the end—her own… or Snake-Eyes’?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Second part of a bombastic five-issue arc that ends in a very special over-sized issue #250!
• The birth (and re-birth) of an all-new Snake-Eyes!
• Perfect jumping-on point for new fans!
• Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!
• Variant cover by John Royle!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 19
Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant (a) • John Royle & Jagdish Kumar (c)
Picking up where the classic comic series left off, longtime fans can continue following the adventures of their favorite characters from the legendary toy line of the 1980s. It’s a showdown in Springfield as deadly and disparate forces converge in the search for the mysterious ninja, Dawn! Meanwhile, JOEs, Cobra, and Blue Ninjas all collide in Darklonia! And, just when things seem back to normal for the Joes—well, as normal as things can get for our heroes—nefarious forces once again plot their doom! Who will step up this time to face off against the latest threat to justice, freedom, and liberty? Collects issues #241–245.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-121-2
· Advance solicited for February release!
· Larry Hama helped define what it means for ’80s kids to be a “Real American Hero”—and his comic book series continues!
Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook
John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Sina Grace, & Various (w) • Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Paolo Villanelli & Various (a) • Marcelo Borstelmann (c)
From the pages of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Action Man, and Revolutionaries comes the ultimate guide to the heroic and villainous champions of Hasbro! The new post-Revolution universe’s biggest movers and shakers from Acroyear to Zarana are all here with detailed bios and astonishing art by today’s top talent! Plus, three back-up stories that expand upon the new lore of the shared universe; fantastic spreads of the bases of G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and the Micronauts; and if you look closely, hints of things to come!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-099-4
• From today’s top creative talent!
• Advance solicited for December release!
Join us after the break to discuss all of IDW Publishing’s January 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations right here on the Cobra Island Forums!
The latest Eagle Force Pulp Novella from The Drawn Word is now live on Kickstarter! Lee Fine, aka The Cat, must deal with both the R.I.O.T. Direktor and Baron Von Chill, as the world grows more dire…
In Lee Fine’s latest adventure, Face the Night, he comes face to face with a monstrous legend–
Then, the figure fully emerges from the shadows, and the assassin screams in terror.
All Vito can make out is orange hair as the hitman’s scream of shock turns into several ones of pain, punctuated by the sound of breaking bones.
Triumphant, the orange-haired figure stands over what’s left of the assassin, gloved fists clenched by its side. Suddenly, it has turned to face Vito. Green skin, white eyes encircled with dark circles, and a rictus-like grin with dripping fangs coming out from under the top lip. “Be cool, Vito,” this…face says. “And get out of town.”
It’s 1980 and Lee Fine has finally become comfortable with the life of a secret operator. Fine’s world does, however, continue to change, as Baron Von Chill rises to prominence in diplomatic circles and the mysterious Direktor continues his nefarious plans.
Amidst all of it, The Cat encounters a crimefighter from the past, who has a link to a covert military group in World War II. Face the Night brings the world closer to where it needs an Eagle Force. Read it here first.
Adventures in Poor Taste has shared and exclusive preview of IDW Publishing‘s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247. The march to issue #250 continues, with the Dawn of the Arashikage story line in full swing. Here’s the scoop –
“Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part Two! Opposing forces threaten to tear Dawn Moreno apart at the seams as she fights her own internal battle for control of her mind. Whose memories will win out in the end–her own… or Snake-Eyes’?
Second part of a bombastic five-issue arc that ends in a very special over-sized issue #250!
The birth (and re-birth) of an all-new Snake-Eyes!
Perfect jumping-on point for new fans!
Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!
Variant cover by John Royle!
We’ve mirrored the preview from Adventures in Poor Taste here on Cobra Island, so make sure to read more below to check it out. What are your thoughts on “Dawn of the Arashikage” so far? Join in on the discussion already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
It is September of 2016, and the Cuban operative formerly known as Flashpoint has been in possession of Doctor Venom’s deadly viruses for years. Now, the time has finally come for him to take his revenge. Only one man stands a chance of stopping him: Sightline of the G.I. Joe team. However, with Crimson Asp working to recover what Cobra lost so long ago, will he be able to put a stop to Doctor Venom’s legacy once and for all?
Head on over to Amazon and purchase the exciting conclusion to the Contamination Legacy series! If you haven’t had the opportunity to review previously releases, not to worry, we have you covered – You can view Bill’s entire catalog of offerings on Amazon here:
JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is excited to announce Marauder Gun-Runners will be a featured vendor at our April 21 2018 in Augusta Ga! They will have those purple NJCC figures in stock and will have package deals on figures and accessories! Come out early for the best selection!
First up, Netho shared the brilliant image that we used for our story – The image is that of the cover for the special oversized G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #250. This issue boasts 40 pages and is the conclusion of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” storyline.
The awesome didn’t stop there though! Tom then shared a panel from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #248, noting that the issue has been sent to the printer! This is a special “silent issue” and sure to be another classic, just like issue #21. Check it out –
Are you as excited as we are for these two issues? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Hollywood Reporter has just shared details that should excite G.I.Joe fans – There’s a release date slated for the next G.I.Joe movie! THR noted that today was chock full of release dates from Paramount. Here’s a snippet of intel from the full article –
A film simply titled G.I. Joe will hit theaters March 27, 2020. The studio previously released two films based on the Hasbro property — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). 2020 will be a Hasbro year, as the studio has set Micronauts to open seven months later on Oct. 16, 2020. The toy property follows a race of Alien warriors from an alternate dimension that’s microscopic. Paramount also carved out a July 23, 2021 date for Dungeons & Dragons, based on the table top roll playing game, and set aside Oct. 1, 2021 for an untitled Hasbro event film.
The article goes on to discuss the shared universe under the Allspark banner, so make sure to head over to THR and give it a read! There you have it, folks. Set your targets on March 27, 2020, as that’s what our favorite Modern Army Action Figure is set to hit the silver screen once more!
Are you excited about what this new G.I.Joe movie may bring? Get in on the speculation with us on the Cobra Island Forums! We salute our own Mainframe77 for the heads up!