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!
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!
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!
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing fame shared a page from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #247 “Dawn of the Arashikage” Part 2. As Tom put it, this issue will come “smashing into comic book stores on January 3, 2018, guns a’blazin’!!”
The sneak preview gives us a look at a page depicting the original Snake Eyes in action. As Dawn Moreno now shares those memories, is this a flashback sequence? Perhaps a story being told by another team member? Only time will tell!
January 3rd will be here before you know it! For now, join in on the speculation with us here on the Cobra Island Forums!
Netho Diaz has been doing an amazing job keeping fans of G.I.Joe excited through his shares of artwork on his Twitter account. Today was absolutely no different, as the “Mic Drop” came about 2 hours ago as Netho shared the opening scene from G.I.Joe #248!
The scene shows Dawn Moreno with Uzis in hand, the bodies of her fallen Red Ninja foe around her, Arshikage banner tattered in the background. What really sticks out to me the most about this piece is that it’s “so Snake Eyes”, yet is uniquely Dawn…which is fitting of the character, no?
Don’t forget, Issue #248 is a silent issue which just increases the level of awesome tenfold. Are you excited to add this issue to your collection? Get in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Earlier today, Mr. Tom Waltz shared word via twitter of exciting news for the G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero title! IDW Publishing has shared a dispatch noting that issues #244, #245 and #246 have all sold out with a second printing on the way! Here’s the scoop from IDW:
San Diego, CA (December 5, 2017) – Who is DAWN MORENO? She’s the new SNAKE-EYES and break-out character of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! Scripted by legendary G.I. JOE writer Larry Hama, with art by incoming artist Netho Diaz (Aquaman), issue #246 marks the beginning of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” storyline, which sees Dawn, a Mexican-American teenager, take on the mantle of Snake-Eyes, one of the most iconic members of the G.I. Joe team. This pivotal issue in Hama’s long-running G.I. Joe saga has now sold out at the distributor level, as have the preceding issues #244 (featuring Dawn’s first appearance in costume) and #245 (Dawn’s first cover appearance in costume as Snake-Eyes).
Dawn Moreno, who debuted in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #226, was once a gifted high school athlete whose unique physical abilities drew the attention of Cobra Commander. The Cobra elite put Dawn under intense experimentation, accidentally implanting the memories of the original (and now deceased) Snake-Eyes into Dawn’s fragile teenage mind. Now, as a haunted Dawn struggles against visions of a dark past that does not truly belong to her, Snake-Eyes’ longtime ninja comrades from the Arashikage Clan have joined together to help Dawn overcome the waking nightmare her young life has become… “As I recently told our readers, Dawn Moreno is a fascinating character who provides me with a brand-new canvas to paint on,” said Hama. “With the original Snake-Eyes’ memories implanted into her young mind, Dawn gives me a whole new way of looking at character qualities (both her own and those of Snake-Eyes) that isn’t bogged down by accumulated continuity with a new character, who can voice things that were always left unsaid.” Issue #226 featuring Dawn’s first appearance is sold out, but fans can jump on board with G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Volume 16, which collects that issue and marks the beginning of her journey to becoming Snake-Eyes. To meet demand, a second printing of issue #246 will be rushed to the printer, featuring the special Netho Diaz cover art seen here.
Thanks to our friends from 3D Joes for the heads up on this briefing from Mr. Larry Hama that was sent to Comic Book Retailers regarding the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc. Starting in issue #246 and culminating in a special over-sized issue #250, this new arc teams the Master, Larry Hama, with the amazing art stylings of Netho Diaz!
Make sure to add these issues to your pull list, as this arc is going to be one that G.I.Joe fans won’t want to miss! Will you be adding the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
“Dawn of the Arishikage,” Part One! Whileopposing forces—both good and evil—battle to control the young ninja girl Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE-EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES!