Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters by Phweeps Customs

In the recent past, we’ve shared quite of a few amazing female cross over customs from Phweep’s Custom Gallery. Well, Femme Fatales isn’t Phweep’s only specialty, as illustrated by these amazing Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters! 

Low-Light and Ambush look spot on to their vintage ARAH counterparts and make me wish we would’ve received something fun like this at retail, especially with Jurassic World fever hitting once again! 

Make sure to follow Phweep’s Custom Gallery for more awesome work just like this! What’s your take on Phweep’s custom Dino Hunters? 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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3DJoes Presents Joes Anatomy Stop Motion Video

A new episode of “Joe’s Anatomy” has been posted by 3DJoes.com to the 3DJoes.com Facebook page 

In this episode of Joes’ Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….

Joes' Anatomy

In this episode of Joes' Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….——–­——————————–Written, Produced, and Directed by Carson Mataxis & Joe GoldstonSet design and animation by Joe Goldston (http://toypalace.weebly.com/gi-joe-toys-for-sale.html)Sound design and editing by Carson Mataxis (http://www.3DJoes.com)Voices by:Jad BeanJoe GoldstonCarson MataxisJoy MataxisKevin SilvaGeoff Zeger——–­——————————–This film was shot with a Canon T2i using Dragonframe stop-motion capture software and a lot of patience. The set was constructed from scratch by Joe Goldston. Some props were constructed from scratch (like the vending machines), and the rest were purchased from the Marauder "Gun-Runners" (http://www.marauderinc.com/).——–­——————————–A BIG thank you to Hasbro and Larry Hama, for the countless G.I. Joe memories!Special Thanks toJulian ThompsonJad BeanKevin Silva

Posted by 3DJoes.com – dedicated to preserving the sculpt and package art of GIJoe on Monday, May 14, 2018

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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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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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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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