Custom Modern Era Female Nemesis Enforcer By Phweeps Customs

Our good friend Phweep has been hitting home run after home run and his latest piece is no different! Via Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery comes this absolutely amazing Female Nemesis Enforcer! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep. We’ve collected a gallery of images for you to feast your eyes on, so check’em out – 

She’d make a welcome addition to any Cobra-La collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Nemesis Enforcer? 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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G.I.Joe Collectors Club April 2018 Magazine Now Arriving

Thanks to our friend Jason Luckey for the heads up that the April 2018 issue of the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Magazine is now hitting mailboxes.

The latest issue features the upcoming Slaughters Marauders Hardball figure from the GIJoeCon 2018 convention box set. Are you looking forward to receiving this issue? Share your thoughts with us right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I. Jokes Series 2 Die-cut Sticker Set By Mark Pingitore Launches April 26, 2018

At the tail end of last year, we brought you word on Mark Pingitore’s G.I. Joke series, which includes a set of die-cut sticker trading cards. The G.I. Jokes Series 1 Die-cut Sticker Set will now be receiving a wave mate, as Mark has announced that G.I.Jokes Series 2 will debut on Thursday, April 26, 2018! 

Mark has also shared word that a selection of 11×17 Mini Posters are now available! There are three to start, more to come. Each one is signed and numbered out of 50. The initial selection includes Commandin’ Brandon, who is pictured alongside a pair of teasers from Series 2 above. 

We can’t wait to add Series 2 to our collection! What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle shares Work in Progress of IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 257

Today via his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a work in progress at his cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #257. The cover features General Hawk, Outback and Rock & Roll (v2) with a transport soaring overhead. From John – 

More work in progress on my next G.I.JOE 257 cover, great Inks Jagdish and now with Wonderful James offredi for his colours , I really enjoyed drawing Hawk and Rock n Roll as I’ve not drawn them on a cover before! 😃 Outback always good to draw! 

What are your thoughts on this cover so far? Get in on the discussion after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Update

 The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign! With just under 3 weeks to go, it’s already surpassed 50% of its funding goal! As such, Brian has added a new stretch goal – When the campaign hits $10K USD, backers can/will receive: 

  • Addition of a Tutorial Section!
  • A Bonus Comic Inside!
  • The Commission Rewards will include one additional character! 

Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LASTMURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer. There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:

  • Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
  • 9×12 Inked Sketch
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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G.I.JOE Season 3.1 – A Kindle Worlds Tribute to Sunbow

Mr. Gene Kendall, a blogger and contributor to comics/entertainment site CBR, stopped by to share word of his latest project currently available on Kindle Worlds

Gene has been a fan of JOE for essentially his entire life and has completed his prose tribute to the Sunbow canon a few weeks ago. It’s available here (he’d love to hear your thoughts and would appreciate any reviews): G.I. JOE: Season 3.1 (Kindle Worlds) Kindle Edition

Gene shared a synopsis on the board; Here’s a small taste – 

Am I arrogant enough to believe this is what one of theanimated series’ writers would’ve done with a prose novel? Nope, but I think if this were published as a cheap paperback circa 1987, it’d be pretty entertaining. G. I. Joe works best when finding a balance between earnestness and irony, so this became as much of a guide when writing as my imposed rules. The story embraces some of the absurdity of the brand, but never dwells on it.

Head on over to Kindle Worlds and add G.I. JOE: Season 3.1 (Kindle Worlds) Kindle Edition to your reading list! Once you’re done, join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forumsto share your thoughts with Gene directly! 

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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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GIJoeCon 2018 Panel Update – 3DJoes and Kirk Bozigian Present Live Action Commercials

Wow, how’s this for some fantastic news to share on a Friday morning? Carson of 3DJoes has shared some exciting news via the 3DJoes Facebook Page – 

3DJoes and Mr. Kirk Bozigian have once again joined forces to share word of unseen footage from the “first live action G.I.Joe movie”! Kirk Bozigian and Carson will be premiering this heretofore unseen footage at Joe Con! Stay tuned for the panel announcement and time. A collection of 8mm film is currently begin digitized, giving us our first behind-the-scenes footage from the 1991 live action G.I.Joe commercials!

To help get you hyped, check out this mash up video created by Brooklyn Basement Studios. Using live action toy commercial footage and audio clips from the animated series, this trailer imagines the battle of the REAL AMERICAN HEROES vs COBRA in a whole new way!

Make sure to check out their Joe Con 2018 panel and see what magic these 27 year old tapes hold! Are you as excited as we are to check out this footage? Share your excitement with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Stalker By OreoBuilder Customs

Check out this amazing custom Modern Era rendition of the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker by Oreobuilder Customs! Here’s the scoop from OB: 

I never had Stalker when I was a kid. None of my friends had the figure either, and he did not figure prominently in any of the few early Marvel issues that I had (5, 11, 12 and 24) so my only early knowledge of the character was through the Sunbow series and the catalogs. As such, when I was collecting and playing with Joes in the early years, Stalker did not really register on my radar. Later, when I was a bit older and just getting out of Joes, I received a copy of Special Missions 17 for Halloween. In the issue, Stalker leads a small team of Joes on a raid of a corporate building. It was only when I started collecting as an adult and I read the whole Marvel run that I developed an appreciation for the character.

For my custom, I stuck close to my established recipe for the other OG13. The Marauder MTF head oozes Stalker in my opinion. The colors match the vintage version as closely as possible as well.

  • Head, hands, beret: Marauder MTF
  • Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
  • Arms, legs: DG Duke
  • Web gear: 25th Snake Eyes
  • Weapon: Vintage Stalker
  • Collar: POC Steel Brigade

What’s your take on OB’s vision of Stalker? Pretty flawless if you ask me! Sound off on this custom after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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