Top Secret No More

Artist Netho Diaz and Editor Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing have revealed the long teased “Top Secret” comic.

It’s the introduction of Agent Helix to the A Real American Hero Universe.

From Netho Diaz:

I’m gonna do another GIJOE arc introducing Helix to ARAh universe in the first Dawn mission. Here’s the official solicitation and my Cover for the first BOMBASTIC issue!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Netho Diaz—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier (w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Netho Diaz (c)

“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey—and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.

Bullet points:
• The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
• The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
• Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
• A great jumping on point for new readers!
• Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
• Variant covers by Luca Pizzari and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you going to add this book to your collection? Let us know in the forums!

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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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Tom Waltz Shares Covers and Panels from IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero

Mr. Tom Waltz, Editor Extraordinaire at IDW Publishing, has set Twitter on FIRE over the last 24 hours, sharing a collection of amazing artwork from IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

First up, Tom shared an exquisite cover for ARAH #257. The cover depict Ace  showing off his aerial skills over a squadron of Cobra Night Ravens. That wasn’t the only cover shared, as we also get a look at the Retailer Incentive cover for ARAH #256! This RI Cover is chock full of characters from Dawn Moreno to Low Light! 

Covers weren’t the only pieces that Tom shared, as we also got to feast our eyes on panels from the upcoming Special Missions Arc, including ARAH #251 featuring Stalker, ARAH #252 featuring the Baroness and ARAH #253 featuring Duke! 

Get ready, folks, as there’s a whole bunch of awesome inbound from IDW. Which of these issues are you most excited for? Let us know 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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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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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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IDW Publishing’s June 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations Now Available

The June 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The first month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253,  part 3 of the Special Missions Story Arc. with a focus on Duke! June also brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol. 20, a TPB that collects G.I.Joe Issues #246 – #250, the full “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc! 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #253—Cover A: Brian Shearer / Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • Brian Shearer (a & c) • John Royle (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 3 (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, longtime G.I. Joe alum Brian Shearer joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s intrepid first sergeant without equal: DUKE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 20

Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)

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.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-257-8

  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • The complete smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc!

Are you excited for what’s coming our way in June? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress 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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Netho Diaz G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Artwork Available on ComiConArt.com

Netho Diaz has shared word that artwork from his amazing run on IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero is now available on ComiConArt.com! That’s right, now YOU can own a piece of G.I.Joe history by adding a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection! The assortment is large and includes: 

11″ x 17″ Pencils

  • $110 1 character, no background
  • $140 1 character, partial background
  • $170 1 character, full background
  • Add $60 for each additional character

11″ x 17″ Inks

  • $160 1 character, no background
  • $210 1 character, partial background
  • $250 1 character, full background
  • Add $90 for each additional character

Netho notes that there are pages as low as $50! There’s Covers, Pinups, Pages from G.I.Joe #248 & #249 (Dawn of the Arashikage 3 & 4) and more! We’ve mirrored a small sampling of work here, but make sure to head over to ComiConArt to see the full assortment as it’s selling out FAST! Are you going to add a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection? Sound off after the break right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Cover For IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this awesome cover for the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, the special over sized issue #250! This issue brings us to the end of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc and needless to say, it’s been an amazing ride so far, so we can’t wait to see what this issue brings! The Cover depicts both versions of Snake Eyes alongside Stalker and Scarlett, perched upon what appears to be an upgraded version of the G.I.Joe Chimera. From Tom – 

A little : A Real American Hero #250 cover goodness from ! Part 5 of 5 is almost ready to go to the printer, folks! It’s gonna be one helluva arc finale!

On behalf of all Cobra Island inhabitants, we congratulate IDW, Tom, Larry, Netho, Milen, John and everyone we may have missed on the success! As Tom noted, it’s been one helluva arc! Are you excited to read #250? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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