Collecting the art of G.I.I.Joe Double Boxed Slipcase Now Shipping

What a great surprise from Carson & 3DJoes.com! Today via the 3DJoes Instagram Account, word was shared that the Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe (1982-1994) double boxed slipcase is shipping now as a free bonus to all Vol.5 & Vol. 6 Kickstarter backers and will also be available to attendees at GIJoeCon 2018

Carson’s generosity knows no bounds! On behalf of all of us here on CobraIsland.com, we salute 3DJoes.com and all that Carson does for our community! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped, or did you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 Now Shipping

Heads up, Cobra Island! Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 from 3DJoes is now shipping! For those that contributed to the Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 Kickstarter Campaign, we were given the option of shipping Volume 5 now, or having Volume 5 ship later when Volume 6 and the slipcover ship (later this year). 

If you opted to have volume 5 shipped now rather than later, then keep it locked on those mailboxes as there’s a whole lot of awesome on its way to you! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped now, or are you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Exterior Slipcase Revealed

Over on the 3DJoes Facebook Page, Carson has shared a bit of awesome for your Monday morning –  The exterior slipcase that will be released alongside Volume 6 of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe”. 

The slipcase features art by Hector Garrido, Earl Norem, Ron Rudat, Paul Alexander, and Dave Dorman! Now your volumes of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe” will have a place to call home that is as brilliant as they are! 

What are your thoughts on this newly revealed slipcase? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Earl Norem Passed Away

A short time ago, we reported that 3D Joes is working on a book of G.I. Joe artwork from 1982-1983, and one of the headlining works of art was the cover to Operation Decoy.

Sadly He-Man World reports that the artist for the Operation Decoy cover, Earl Norem passed away on Friday.  He was 91 years old.

Earl Norem (April 17, 1924–June 19, 2015) was an amazing artist and a master illustrator. His legendary artwork was featured in a variety of comics and magazines, including the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Magazine. During his time as an artist for Marvel Comics, he worked on Tales of the Zombie,The Savage Sword of Conan, Marvel Preview, Monsters Unleashed, Planet of the Apes, Rampaging Hulk, The Silver Surfer, and storybooks featuring Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and The Transformers. He also illustrated trading cards and comic covers forMars Attacks.

For fans of He-Man and She-Ra, Earl Norem helped make childhood in the 1980s awesome. He will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Earl Norem.

Earl Norem discussion

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Operation Decoy!

We’ve got some awesome cover artwork from the G.I. Joe: Operation Decoy coloring book, thanks to 3DJoes!

3DJoes is currently working on a book with painted G.I. Joe artwork from 1982-1983:

I’m working on a book that collects all of the 1982-1983 painted art of G.I. Joe and came across this beauty!

This incredible Earl Norem illustration adorned the cover of “Operation Decoy” (a Super-Size Coloring Book released in 1983).

Here’s more incredible art from Earl Norem:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earl-Norem-Art/47732237276?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_stream

Operation Decoy cover art discussion!

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