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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Limited Stock of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #246 Exclusive Cover and Art Left

As of the time of this post, there are only 2 of IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #246 Exclusive Cover & Art sets left! The set includes: 

  • Limited-Edition Variant of G.I. Joe Real American Hero 246 featuring cover art by Netho Diaz
  • Signed by legendary G.I. Joe writer, Larry Hama
  • Featuring an original sketch from series artist, Netho Diaz
  • Only 2 of 40 left available!

“Dawn of the Arishikage,” Part One! 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 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!

The pictured hand-drawn artwork is a representative example. Netho Diaz has drawn 40 uniquely different, completely original pieces of art for this project. The artwork you receive is one of a kind and may not match the image shown in this photograph.

Will you be adding this exclusive Cover & Art set to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom G.I.Joe Dawn Moreno Snake Eyes by Phweeps GI Joe Custom Gallery

Are you ready for some Friday afternoon custom awesomeness? Check out this amazing custom G.I.Joe Dawn Moreno Snake Eyes created by Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery. For those of you that follow customs, then you’re already familiar with Phweep, as his work is a constant source of custom excellence. 

This custom Dawn Moreno (commission piece) looks like it jumped right out of Netho Diaz‘s are portfolio! Check it out – 

Isn’t she magnificent? If you’d like to add her to your collection, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom Dawn Moreno Snake Eyes? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero February Previews

Love is in the air and IDW Publishing wants to give you the gift of the Arashikage this Valentine’s Day! Set for releases tomorrow are a pair of books that you won’t want to miss! 

G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #248 – Dawn of the Arashikage part 3 drops tomorrow! Dawn Moreno’s ultimate identity crisis continues as she battles to maintain her sanity against the dark memories of the original Snake-Eyes that haunt her every waking moment!

Alongside ARAH #248 is G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE! When villains have become the new heroes, to what lengths must the former heroes go to save a world that doesn’t even want their help? Does the world really need G.I. JOE? This TPB is a must have for any G.I.Joe Comic collection! 

We have the full scoop on both titles, so make sure to read on below to check it out. Will you be adding these books to your reading pile? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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AIPT Exclusive Preview of IDW Publishing’s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247

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! 

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Tom Waltz and Netho Diaz Share Teasers From IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 248 and 250

Netho Diaz and Tom Waltz set twitter ON FIRE today for G.I.Joe fans, sharing peeks from two upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero!

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

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Custom Storm Shadow by ska_lives

The hits keep coming from ska_lives!  His latest figure is a fresh look at the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Storm Shadow!

I finally got around to finishing this guy. I have had this figure sorted and ready for months, but I was just too lazy to finish some of the smaller bits of finishing to call him complete. Finally, however, I have.
I decided to actually tie my own Alpine harness using book binding thread instead of painting the plastic one that comes with the figure. Afterwards I painted the wooden shin guards as I have in the past to make them look more like wood. The rest was just painting some details to match, and stringing the bow.
I made this head and hood combo way back during the summer, and had been painting up a scratch built body for it, however, even using krylon fusion on the body for a nice even white, it wasnt adhering, so I put him on the back burner until the 50th model dropped. Once that happened, I just moved my work over to its core build.
Since this is going into my personal collection, I doubt ill go back and touch up some of the grey paint on the hood, but if I were to put it on the market I do need to make it a bit more even in tone.

Anywho, I hope you dig the changes.

Recipe
Head: Ret. Ult Storm Shadow
Body: 50th Storm Shadow

Accessories
Hood: Resolute Storm Shadow
BP: 50th Storm Shadow
Sword: DG Storm Shadow
Bow: 50th Storm Shadow w/ string
Arrow: 50th Storm Shadow
Climbing Axe: 50th Snow Job
Claw: 50th Storm Shadow
Misc Ninja Accessories (not pictured (in BP)): Ret. Ult. Storm Shadow
Alpine Rope Coil: Book Binding Thread
pouches: ROC Red Ninja harness

Be sure to check out more photos of the Storm Shadow and let ska_lives know what you think in the Storm Shadow discussion!

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