This past Thursday, John Royle shared the Retailer Incentive cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe #249. Needless to say, it’s beautiful! This issue will lead us in to the oversized issue #250 and the conclusion of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc! Here’s what John shared on the cover:
My upcoming G.I.Joe Rah issue 249 cover with logo, one of my personal favourites so far, really had a ball drawing this one with a bit of a homage to Drew Struzan’s beautiful montage style movie posters. Great Inks Jagdish and cool colours James Offredi #gijoe #cobra #gijoecobra #johnroyleart #idwpublishing #hasbro #art #draw #comic #comiccover #coverart #cover #gijoecover #variant #ink #variantcover #lineart #wip #workinprogress #army #retailerincentive #baroness #zartan #flint #beachhead #ladyjaye #thebaroness #comicart #comicartist #comiccon
Are you excited to add this RI cover of G.I.Joe #249 to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
On tonight’s live episode of Just Another G.I.Joe Show, Mike & Fred welcome Terry Dizard, Administrator of YoJoe.com. Make sure to tune in at 6pm Central to join in on the fun!
Have any questions that you’d like to ask Terry or the Dynamic Duo? Make sure to tune in and get in on the live viewer chat! We’re talking all about it on the boards, so join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Word has come in from our friends at Just Another G.I.Joe Show that the Third wave of figures from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 are now arriving! We won’t spoil the surprise for you here on the Cobra Island Front Page, but with that said..
***WARNING*** – Spoilers head in our associated discussion thread!
Want to know who’s in the Third shipment? Then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress, but again, be warned, there’s spoilers ahead!
The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared word of their 2018 Membership Incentive figures. The update includes details on Rock N’ Roll, alongside their 12″ offering, the Black & White TV Edition figure! Here’s the scoop –
12-INCH G.I. JOE BLACK & WHITE TV EDITION:
Back in 1964 when 12″ G.I. JOE debuted, most children first saw the iconic action figure in shades of gray on their home black and white TV set. Now for the first time, the G.I. JOE Collectors’ Club captures that early experience of G.I. JOE before we saw the toys on retail shelves! Beginning with the 2018 Membership figure (box and accessories sold separately), you can collect all four of the Black and White TV Edition 12″ G.I. JOE action figures! These figures will be a VERY limited edition!
3 3/4-INCH GATLING GUNNER ROCK ‘N ROLL:
This 3 3/4″ modern era update of ROCK ‘N ROLL (V2)… inspired by his 1989 action figure with uniform colors based on his Marvel comic appearance and animation model design. Our club exclusive release features a NEW head sculpt, removable harness, submachine gun, ammo belt, backpack and re-tooled double-barrel gatling gun. It will be mailed in a polybag that includes file card, weapons and figure stand.
Make sure you’re an active member by March 16th for the final year of the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. You will receive monthly issues of the Club Magazine, access to Club Store Exclusives including the FSS (Figure Subscription Service), Discounts for the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, and your choice of either a FREE 3 3/4″ or 12″ G.I. Joe action figure as listed above!
What figure will you be adding to your collection? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
2018 GI Joe 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive Vehicle with Figure Set: Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD Vehicle w/ Dreadnok Mechanic Heartwrencher Figure
The Dreadnoks use this specially designed armored strike vehicle to clear a path for their raids on military installations. It features two opening gull-wing doors and four ground-to-air rockets.
Heartwrencher is one of the few women to become a member of the Dreadnok’s gang. This former mechanic and chop shop operator has an appropriate nickname, since she is often seen wielding a large wrench as a combat weapon. When she’s behind the wheel of the Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD vehicle, the G.I. Joe team better clear the skies, because her ground-to-air rockets are going to bring the BOOM!
FINAL PRODUCT MAY VARY FROM THE IMAGES SHOWN HERE.
Order is billed at the time the order is placed.
THIS ITEM HAS TO BE ORDERED BY ITSELF IT CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS OR ORDERS. Delivery roughly March/April 2018.
To change any addresses on pre-orders please contact our office at 817-448-9863 ext.0. You can also email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you be adding the Dreadnok Stinger and Heartwrencher to your modern era G.I.Joe collection? Join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
User Scarface1346 asked in our forums, What are your top 10 G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra, 30th, and Renegades figures?
Some of our members have chimed in with their choices for Top 10. What’s yours? Were you a fan of new updates to classic figures, or did you like the brand new characters? Let us know either on the forums or on Facebook!
IDW Publishing has released their January 2018 solicitations. Included are a handful of G.I.Joe offerings that are sure to make their way in to everyone’s pull list. January also brings us a special 2nd printing of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #246 – Dawn of the Arashikage part 1! Our friend Netho Diaz noted that if this release sells out at well, he’ll share a special sneak peek at the special oversized issue, G.I.Joe #250! Coming this month are –
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247— Cover A: Netho Diaz
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)
“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’?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• 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!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 19
Larry Hama (w) • S.L. Gallant (a) • John Royle & Jagdish Kumar (c)
Picking up where the classic comic series left off, longtime fans can continue following the adventures of their favorite characters from the legendary toy line of the 1980s. It’s a showdown in Springfield as deadly and disparate forces converge in the search for the mysterious ninja, Dawn! Meanwhile, JOEs, Cobra, and Blue Ninjas all collide in Darklonia! And, just when things seem back to normal for the Joes—well, as normal as things can get for our heroes—nefarious forces once again plot their doom! Who will step up this time to face off against the latest threat to justice, freedom, and liberty? Collects issues #241–245.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-121-2
· Advance solicited for February release!
· Larry Hama helped define what it means for ’80s kids to be a “Real American Hero”—and his comic book series continues!
Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook
John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Sina Grace, & Various (w) • Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Paolo Villanelli & Various (a) • Marcelo Borstelmann (c)
From the pages of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Action Man, and Revolutionaries comes the ultimate guide to the heroic and villainous champions of Hasbro! The new post-Revolution universe’s biggest movers and shakers from Acroyear to Zarana are all here with detailed bios and astonishing art by today’s top talent! Plus, three back-up stories that expand upon the new lore of the shared universe; fantastic spreads of the bases of G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and the Micronauts; and if you look closely, hints of things to come!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-099-4
• From today’s top creative talent!
• Advance solicited for December release!
Join us after the break to discuss all of IDW Publishing’s January 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations right here on the Cobra Island Forums!
It’s done! We did it! With your help 3D Joes will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero painted art released from 1982-1994 in the United States!
So now that Volumes five, six and the slip cover have been funded, what’s next? The money raised above goal will go to two places:
Volume 6 (1993-1994) needs more great art, and it won’t be cheap! (more on that below)
Volume 3 (1986-1987) will be reprinted to fill all Kickstarter orders and keep these books in print for G.I.Joe fans both old and new
Carson shared a full breakdown that you can read after the break below. Included in the breakdown are details on what volume 6 will include and fans are gonna love it! There will be 20 pages of unreleased and international art in Volume 6. We realize this will only be a drop in the bucket relative to all of the art created around the world to support our favorite toy line, but it will be an interesting cross-sectional survey and hopefully it will inspire some of you to collect international Joes. To give you an idea of what we’ll see, check out this out –
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!
It is September of 2016, and the Cuban operative formerly known as Flashpoint has been in possession of Doctor Venom’s deadly viruses for years. Now, the time has finally come for him to take his revenge. Only one man stands a chance of stopping him: Sightline of the G.I. Joe team. However, with Crimson Asp working to recover what Cobra lost so long ago, will he be able to put a stop to Doctor Venom’s legacy once and for all?
Head on over to Amazon and purchase the exciting conclusion to the Contamination Legacy series! If you haven’t had the opportunity to review previously releases, not to worry, we have you covered – You can view Bill’s entire catalog of offerings on Amazon here: