Wonderworld Comics GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive G.I.Joe 252 Pre Order Now Available

Great news for those of you that won’t be able to make it to GIJoeCon 2018. WONDERWORLD Comics has shared word that their GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive print of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252 is now available for pre-order!

This variant features a brilliant cover by Artist Extraordinaire Adam Riches! It’s exclusive to GI Joe Con 2018 in Chattanooga at the WONDERWORLD Comics booth. The back features an all new designed Cobra logo by Adam with blank cover for sketches. Submissions will also be taken for CBCS Comics if anyone is interested (make sure to reach out to WONDERWORLD for more details).

Price is $15 at the show but Pre-Orders (webpage and eBay) are set at $19.99 ea.  You can get yours here –  WONDERWORLD Comics: Pre-Orders Page

Will you be adding this awesome variant to your G.I.Joe Comic Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz shares Snake Eyes artwork from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 255 – Special Missions 5

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this fantastic piece of Snake Eyes artwork by Mr. Harvey Tolibao. Harvey will be the artist for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #255 – Special Missions part 5. 

The appearance of everyone’s favorite silent Ninja Commando makes sense, as this particular issue is centered around none other than Scarlett! 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to add this issue to our collection! You can get in on the conversation already in progress after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #257 Retailer Incentive Cover Sneak Peek

Today we have a sneak peak at the Retailer Incentive Cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #257, from IDW Publishing, shared by Tom Waltz.

@TomWaltz:
#GIJoe A Real American Hero #257 Retailer Incentive cover sneak peek by @JSIandDESIGN! Fast movers INCOMING! @IDWPublishing JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

You can check it out on Mr. Waltz’s twitter here: @TomWaltz

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Adam Riches Special exclusive Baroness variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252

Adam Riches let us know that a special variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252 will be released at JoeCon.

Attention G.I. Joe fans!
I’m excited to announce the release of a special exclusive Baroness variant cover for IDW Publishing’s G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #252, I’ve created in collaboration with WONDERWORLD COMICS, to be released at GIJoeCon (Official) (June 21-24) in Chattanooga, TN!

For those of you unable to attend JoeCon, it is my understanding WonderWorld will be offering a limited number of pre-sale copies for non-attendees (details on that as soon as I have them). Of course, if you are attending JoeCon (you really should be), both myself and Larry Hama will be in attendance to sign copies throughout the show, and bonus: The back cover features a brand-new COBRA logo blank, just begging to be sketched on. 😉
See ya in Chattanooga

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Special Missions 5 Page Preview

G.I.Joe A Real American Her #251 from IDW Publishing drops tomorrow and with it, the start of Special Missions! CobraIsland.com is pleased to bring you a 5 page preview of this awesome new book featuring the G.I.Joe Green Beret, Stalker! Here’s the scoop: 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251

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

“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!

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #251 – Special Missions to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Builds Hype for IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Special Missions on Twitter

If you’re not following Mr. Tom Waltz on Twitter, then you don’t know what you’re missing, as this Gentleman knows how to build HYPE! Just yesterday he shared 3 amazing pieces, all pertaining to the upcoming Special Missions story arch starting with IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #251. 

While we’re on the topic of #251, I’d like to issue a retraction and off an apology – This past Tuesday I noted that Issue #251 should be on stands on the 25th (yesterday). Please note that  this information was not correct; Issue #251 will be available next week, May 2nd. Apologies for any confusion and/or inconvenience I may have caused. 

Now, back to Special Missions! Tom shared 2 pages from upcoming issues, along with an announcement regarding the cover of issue #255, the special oversized conclusion of the Special Missions arc. Here’s the scoop:

  • In issue #251, Special Missions #1, prepare to give and take fire with Stalker! As noted above, this issue will be on stands May 2nd. 
  • In Issue #252, Special Missions Part 2, the Baroness means business (and then some!) 
  • Issue #255 will have a special Retailer Incentive Cover, a Tri-Fold (gatefold) cover featuring a Plethora of Cobra Baddies! 

As if the Special Missions news wasn’t enough to get you going, Tom also shared some ARAH Goodness in the form of a Top Secret G.I.Joe project coming in September! Keep an eye out for the announcement from IDW Publishing and of course right here on the Island. 

That 255 Tri-Fold <3 We can’t wait to add the Special Missions story arc to our collection, but this special project coming in September has us all sorts of excited! What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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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!

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IDW Publishing’s July 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations Now Available

The July 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The first month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #254,  part 4 of the Special Missions Story Arc, with a focus on Destro! July also brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man TPB! Here’s the scoop: 

G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #254 – Cover A: Ferreira / Cover B: John Royle

MAY180642 / MAY180643 – (W) Larry Hama (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) John Royle

“Special Missions”, Part 4 (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 different artists to draw them! This issue, Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s weapons master extraordinaire: DESTRO!

  • In Shops: Jul 25, 2018
  • SRP: $3.99

G. I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man TP

MAY180645 – (W) Ryan Ferrier (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) John Cassaday

The greatest American heroes go face-to-face with the most dangerous living weapon… Steve Austin! It’s a showdown between ’70s icons-kung-fu grip vs. bionic eye!

Hacked by COBRA, the Six Million Dollar Man has the JOEs in his sights. World peace hangs by a thread and Cobra Commander holds the world’s infrastructure in his venomous clutches! Do the JOEs stand a chance against the bionic man, or is he simply better, faster, stronger?

  • In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
  • SRP: $15.99

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Tom Waltz Shares Covers and Panels from IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero

Mr. Tom Waltz, Editor Extraordinaire at IDW Publishing, has set Twitter on FIRE over the last 24 hours, sharing a collection of amazing artwork from IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

First up, Tom shared an exquisite cover for ARAH #257. The cover depict Ace  showing off his aerial skills over a squadron of Cobra Night Ravens. That wasn’t the only cover shared, as we also get a look at the Retailer Incentive cover for ARAH #256! This RI Cover is chock full of characters from Dawn Moreno to Low Light! 

Covers weren’t the only pieces that Tom shared, as we also got to feast our eyes on panels from the upcoming Special Missions Arc, including ARAH #251 featuring Stalker, ARAH #252 featuring the Baroness and ARAH #253 featuring Duke! 

Get ready, folks, as there’s a whole bunch of awesome inbound from IDW. Which of these issues are you most excited for? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle shares Work in Progress of IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 257

Today via his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a work in progress at his cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #257. The cover features General Hawk, Outback and Rock & Roll (v2) with a transport soaring overhead. From John – 

More work in progress on my next G.I.JOE 257 cover, great Inks Jagdish and now with Wonderful James offredi for his colours , I really enjoyed drawing Hawk and Rock n Roll as I’ve not drawn them on a cover before! 😃 Outback always good to draw! 

What are your thoughts on this cover so far? Get in on the discussion after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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