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 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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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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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Cover Sketches By Larry Hama

Over on Facebook, Mr. Larry Hama has shared a handful of sketches that represent his versions of upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! Issues #151 through #155 represent the “Special Missions” story arc, with a focus on a primary character. The sketches shared include:

  • Stalker
  • Scarlett
  • Destro and his Despoiler
  • Duke and Roadblock

Special Missions kicks off soon, so get ready! What are your thoughts on Larry’s sketches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250 Preview

The folks at Newsarama have shared a 5 page preview of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #250. This special oversized issue brings us the conclusion of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc and it’s bound to be explosive! The New Snake Eyes squares off against Storm Shadow on March 28th!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #250
Cover A: Netho Diaz
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)

“Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part 5! Here it is—the conclusion to the latest explosive chapter in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lore! Dawn Moreno has battled dangerous enemies and her own inner demons as the ghost of Snake-Eyes threatens to possess her mind and soul. Will she survive the psychic onslaught, or be lost to the dark memories of the mysterious ninja for all time? Find out in this special oversized milestone issue!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

  • The birth (and rebirth) of an all-new Snake-Eyes!
  • A landmark oversized issue!
  • Variant covers by John Royle and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you excited to add the finale to the Dawn of the Arashikage storyline to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishings Scarletts Strike Force 3 Preview

We have a preview of the final issue of IDW Publishing‘s “Scarlett’s Strike Force” available for your viewing pleasure. This issue brings and end to the Stitterson era at IDW, which has been met with many opinions from both sides of the discussion. That said, let’s get to it! – 

It’s the third bombastic issue and the fun’s just getting started, sports fans! But that’s how it goes when you mix ninjas, talking robots, elite soldiers, maniacal despots, magical snake rituals… and so much more… into what people are calling The Best Action Comic Ever! By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter X G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons).

  • Variant cover by Fico Ossio!
  • Featuring all stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra!

Are you interested in picking up Scarlett’s Strike Force #3, or will you be skipping it all together? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing’s February 2018 G.I.Joe Previews Now Available

We’ve received the latest Previews from our friends at IDW Publishing. There’s 3 G.I.Joe related titles to pick up this week: 

  • Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 – Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it’s only the second issue
  • Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE’s greatest enemy! 
  • Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions – Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! 

We have a full breakdown of each title, so make sure to read more below to check it out. Will you be adding any or all of these titles to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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The IDW March 2018 G. I. Joe Solicitations are here

IDW has released their solicitations  for their March 2018 releases. Coming in March are:

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover A: Diaz

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover B: Shearer

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

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #2 – Cover A: Sayger

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #2 – Cover B: Marques

Read moreThe IDW March 2018 G. I. Joe Solicitations are here

IDW Publishing January 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations

IDW Publishing has sent out word on their solicitations for January 2018. Included for G.I.Joe are 4 different offerings – 

  • G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #248 – Cover A: Diaz / Cover B: Royle
  • G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero TP Volume 19
  • Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 – Cover A: Randolph / Cover B: Daniel
  • Transformers G. I. Joe: First Strike TP

Read more below to check out a cover and breakdown of each issue, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss IDW’s January 2018 G.I.Joe titles!

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TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE Exclusive Collection Now On Indiegogo!

By way of Indiegogo comes an amazing new collection of Transformers vs. G.I.Joe offerings from IDW Publishing! G.I. Joe & the Transformers clash in this exclusive IGG variant signed by artist Livio Ramondelli!

Your toybox comes alive in IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE: First Strike! Featuring an incredible Indiegogo-exclusive signed cover from long-time Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli, and with add-ons ranging from rare enamel pins to gorgeous posters, this campaign is for every fan who saw recess as an opportunity to wage war between the Transformers and G.I. Joe!

See the Transformers and G.I. Joe like you’ve never seen them before! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace. Cobra is invading Cybertron, and only G.I. Joe and the Transformers can save the two worlds! In addition to Livio’s Indiegogo-exclusive cover, the campaign is offering sets of limited-edition variant covers, including an convention exclusive! For you completists, there’s bundles of all 10 stunning covers to add to your collection!

With 7 different tiers, there really is something for everyone. Read more below to see a full breakdown of what’s available in the campaign, then go get your contribution in! Once you’re done there, come join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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