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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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster Art by Will Meugniot

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season One promo poster, created by Mr. Will Meugniot. Mr.  Meugniot is an American writer, storyboard and comics artist, film producer and director, best known for his work on animated shows. He’s worked on so many favorites, from Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars to Exo Squad, Batman to X-Men..and of course G.I.Joe. 

Yesterday, Mr. Meugniot shared this brilliant pencil comp alongside the finished G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Season one Promo poster. He notes that the finished art turned up in a lot of places, including Entertainment Weekly. He’d been asked to design the promo as a painted piece like the original Transformers poster, hence all the shading that you see. At the last minute, Sunbow decided that they’d rather do the piece as an “inked drawing” instead. Neither he nor Mr. Russ Heath had the time do complete the inking task, so the team in Ink & Paint had to sort it out – and did a remarkably good Job. 

Thanks to sites like 3DJoes, pieces like this are being preserved for future generations of fans to enjoy. Many thanks to Mr. Meugniot for sharing this piece of G.I.Joe history! You can share your thoughts on this Sunbow G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Season One Promo Poster art after the break, right here 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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Custom Modern Era Satin and her Dolls by Just Ian Customs

Here’s an awesome set of customs making the rounds the ‘net, and rightfully so! From Just Ian Customs comes this amazing set of customs based on the Pyramid of Darkness story arc from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

In Pyramid of Darkness, our heroes Snake Eyes and Shipwreck, accompanied by their faithful companions Timber & Polly, find themselves in the thick of Cobra Country with no way out. Enter Satin, a performer who just might have a way to get them to safety…well, if their up to it, that is. 

Ian has done an incredible job capturing the likeness in each of these custom creations, as the entire set looks like it just jumped off of the screen. What are your thoughts on Ian’s Satin and her Dolls from The Pyramid of Darkness? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show airs Tomorrow Night at 6pm CST

On this week’s episode of Just Another G.I.Joe ShowMike and Fred have gone AWOL, so Rick and Dakota from the Cybercast Podcast are stepping in to talk Joe!

The topics for the show are IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe a Real American Hero and FSS 8 from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club, so make sure to keep it locked to the Just Another G.I.Joe Show YouTube Channel tomorrow at 7pm EST/6 CST. 

After the show, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress! 

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The Washington Post Talks G.I.Joe and Dawn Moreno with Larry Hama

There’s a new article in the Washington Post that focuses on Dawn Moreno, the new Snake Eyes from IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! David Betancourt sat down with the godfather of G.I.Joe, Larry Hama, to discuss the smash hit of the new character. From the article – 

“There is definitely a lot of power in donning the mantle. If Dawn had been just another female ninja, nobody would have cared. It’s the whole idea of Snake Eyes living on inside her that makes her stand out enough for readers to give her continuity a try,” Hama said. “Once their eyes are on the page, you have to present a character they can get into, and a story line to back it all up. Otherwise, it’s just a gimmick like an alternate cover or an imaginary story.”

You can read the piece in its entirety here: ‘G. I. Joe’s’ Latina Snake Eyes is a hit with fans and her creator

Thanks go to Tom Waltz for the heads up! What are your thoughts on the article? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Panel Update – 3DJoes and Kirk Bozigian Present Live Action Commercials

Wow, how’s this for some fantastic news to share on a Friday morning? Carson of 3DJoes has shared some exciting news via the 3DJoes Facebook Page – 

3DJoes and Mr. Kirk Bozigian have once again joined forces to share word of unseen footage from the “first live action G.I.Joe movie”! Kirk Bozigian and Carson will be premiering this heretofore unseen footage at Joe Con! Stay tuned for the panel announcement and time. A collection of 8mm film is currently begin digitized, giving us our first behind-the-scenes footage from the 1991 live action G.I.Joe commercials!

To help get you hyped, check out this mash up video created by Brooklyn Basement Studios. Using live action toy commercial footage and audio clips from the animated series, this trailer imagines the battle of the REAL AMERICAN HEROES vs COBRA in a whole new way!

Make sure to check out their Joe Con 2018 panel and see what magic these 27 year old tapes hold! Are you as excited as we are to check out this footage? Share your excitement with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Stalker By OreoBuilder Customs

Check out this amazing custom Modern Era rendition of the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker by Oreobuilder Customs! Here’s the scoop from OB: 

I never had Stalker when I was a kid. None of my friends had the figure either, and he did not figure prominently in any of the few early Marvel issues that I had (5, 11, 12 and 24) so my only early knowledge of the character was through the Sunbow series and the catalogs. As such, when I was collecting and playing with Joes in the early years, Stalker did not really register on my radar. Later, when I was a bit older and just getting out of Joes, I received a copy of Special Missions 17 for Halloween. In the issue, Stalker leads a small team of Joes on a raid of a corporate building. It was only when I started collecting as an adult and I read the whole Marvel run that I developed an appreciation for the character.

For my custom, I stuck close to my established recipe for the other OG13. The Marauder MTF head oozes Stalker in my opinion. The colors match the vintage version as closely as possible as well.

  • Head, hands, beret: Marauder MTF
  • Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
  • Arms, legs: DG Duke
  • Web gear: 25th Snake Eyes
  • Weapon: Vintage Stalker
  • Collar: POC Steel Brigade

What’s your take on OB’s vision of Stalker? Pretty flawless if you ask me! Sound off on this custom after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Anniversary Edition Launches Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Get hyped, G.I.Joe fans! In celebration of the release of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250, IDW Publishing is taking us on a special trip back to where it all started in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1! America’s elite counter-terrorist strike force—code-named G.I. JOE—is the most fearsome rapid-deployment team of all and stands ready to fight—anywhere, any time… any way!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1: Anniversary Edition

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe & Bob McLeod (a) • Guy Dorian Sr. & Sal Buscema (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • To help celebrate the 250th issue of I. Joe: A Real American Hero, read the story that started it all!
  • Reprinting the classic comic!

Will you be adding the Anniversary Edition of G.I.Joe to your collection tomorrow? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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