Black Major 2018 Spotlight: Snow Serpent Night Viper!

Our week coverage of the 2018 Black Major production line marches on!! This week we are focusing on the 2018 production of the beautiful Night Viper variants currently available. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused and the Major is not only leading the way but also the benchmark. The Island salutes the Black Major and all of his Comrades in Arms such as The Black Major’s Hand and his amazing design team who help make these toys a reality and help bring them to our collections! We offer this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Night Viper: Snow Serpent Night Viper!!

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Black Major 2018 Release Spotlight: Night Viper OG ReDeux!

Our week coverage of the 2018 Black Major production line marches on!! This week we are focusing on the 2018 production of the beautiful Night Viper variants currently available. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused and the Major is not only leading the way but also the benchmark. The Island salutes the Black Major and all of his Comrades in Arms such as The Black Major’s Hand and his amazing design team who help make these toys a reality and help bring them to our collections! We offer this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Night Viper: OG Redeux!!

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Black Major 2018 Release Spotlight: Alley Night Viper!

There seems like no time more appropriate to kick off our week coverage of the 2018 Black Major production line than on Back Friday!! This week we are focusing on the 2018 production of the beautiful Night Viper variants currently available. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused and the Major is not only leading the way but also the benchmark. The Island salutes the Black Major and all of his Comrades in Arms such as The Black Major’s Hand and his amazing design team who help make these toys a reality and help bring them to our collections! We offer this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Alley Night Viper:Urban Assualt!!

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Forgotten Figures – 1995 Sea Wolf

The great folks over at Forgotten Figures have posted a nice article detailing one particularly forgotten vehicle from 1995.

The vehicle in question is the Sea Wolf, an arctic repaint of the original 1984 G.I. Joe Whale Hovercraft.

It’s always amazing to see these ideas from Hasbro that never came to fruition, but when it’s something like this, it’s also quite frustrating, considering the place the Whale has in the hearts of many collectors and fans.

You can check out the entire article by clicking here.

What do you think about this unproduced piece? Sound off in our forums and let us know!

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Volume 20 – 5 Page Preview Now Available

It’s a #TwoforTuesday here on Cobra Island, as we have another fantastic preview to share with your courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing! For this second installment, we get to check out G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Volume 20! This volume encompasses the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc and is a MUST HAVE for any G.I.Joe Fan! Check it out – 

While opposing forces–both good and evil–battle to control the young ninja, 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! Collects issues #246–250.

Larry Hama (Author) • Netho Diaz (Artist, Cover Artist) • Thiago Gomes (Inker) • Milen Parvanov (Colorist)

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol 20 to your collection? Check out the preview, then sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 252 Special Missions 5 Page Preview

G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252 – Special Missions part 2 from IDW Publishing drops tomorrow!  CobraIsland.com is pleased to bring you a 5 page preview of this awesome new book featuring the Cobra Intelligence Officer, the Baroness! Check it out – 

“Special Missions,” Part 2 (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? This issue, artist David Messina (ROM, Star Trek) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: BARONESS!

Larry Hama (Author) • David Messina (Artist, Cover Artist) • John Royle (Cover Artist) • Jagdish Kumar (Cover Artist) • Elisabetta D’Amico (Inker) • Alessandra Alexakis (Colorist)

Judging from this preview, this issue is going to be awesome! Will you be adding it to your collection? Sound off after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz shares more Amazing Art from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Special Missions

Tom Waltz has lit Twitter ablaze this afternoon, sharing more amazing artwork from IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #254 and #255!

The images shared pair Destro from Special Missions part 4 alongside Scarlett from Special Missions part 5. Tom called the pairing “The storm vs. the calm before the storm.” If you couldn’t tell from this pair of images, Netho diaz, J Brown, Harvey Tolibao and Luis Delgado are KILLING IT! From Tom on Twitter: 

A Real American Hero #254 Part 4 ( ) side by side with #255 Part 5 ( ). The storm vs. the calm before the storm. JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

Are you as excited as we are to add these two issues to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – 1998 G.I.Joe The Real American Hero Collection Torpedo

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look back at Torpedo, courtesy of Forgotten Figures

In 1998, the G.I.Joe Navy Assault Unit 3 pack was released as part of “The Real American Hero Collection” and included Torpedo, Wet-Suit and Shipwreck. The oddity here is that Torpedo is Wet-Suit..but Wet-Suit is Wet-Suit? Let’s defer to the expert on this: 

To this point, though, this profile is about Wet Suit. But, the character profile is Torpedo. The reason for that is one of the great introductions of the 1998 line was molds being renamed. Thunderwing is the most obvious example. But, this figure mold originally used for Wet Suit became Torpedo. In 1997, the original Torpedo was released with a repainted Cobra Night Landing. For the 1998 Navy Seal set, Hasbro wanted the big three divers in the vintage line. Shipwreck was released as a repaint of his under-rated 1994 mold. Wet Suit, deservedly, was released with his original mold. This left Torpedo. As 1997’s were still on the shelf when this wave was rolling out, using the same mold as the prior year made little sense. So, Hasbro commandeered the 1992 Wet Suit and renamed him Torpedo for this set.

Make sure to check out Forgotten Figures for even more great G.I.Joe reviews! Do you have a 1998 Wet..er…Torpedo in your vintage collection? Join in on the conversation after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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

The August 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The last month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #255,  part 5 of the Special Missions Story Arc, with a focus on Scarlett! August also brings us G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1! Here’s the scoop: 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255 — Cover A: Harvey Tolibao — Cover B: SL Gallant — SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c) • SL Gallant (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 5 (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, Harvey Tolibao (Dungeons and Dragons) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s fiery field commander without equal: SCARLETT!

  • Special oversized issue celebrating 100 issues of I. Joe: A Real American Hero at IDW Publishing!
  • Special trifold cover!
  • Variant covers by Larry Hama, and John Royle!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

This omnibus edition collects the first 12 issues of the Marvel Comics run, introducing classic characters such as Hawk, Scarlett, Stalker, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Baroness, The Oktober Guard, and more. Follow along as Cobra wreaks havoc around the world and The JOEs thwart them at every turn.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 288 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-321-6

  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • The comic book adventures of the 1980s phenomenon that stormed toy-store shelves begins here!

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Will you be adding these issues to your G.I.Joe Comic Book Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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