Wonderworld Comics GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive G.I.Joe 252 Pre Order Now Available

Great news for those of you that won’t be able to make it to GIJoeCon 2018. WONDERWORLD Comics has shared word that their GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive print of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252 is now available for pre-order!

This variant features a brilliant cover by Artist Extraordinaire Adam Riches! It’s exclusive to GI Joe Con 2018 in Chattanooga at the WONDERWORLD Comics booth. The back features an all new designed Cobra logo by Adam with blank cover for sketches. Submissions will also be taken for CBCS Comics if anyone is interested (make sure to reach out to WONDERWORLD for more details).

Price is $15 at the show but Pre-Orders (webpage and eBay) are set at $19.99 ea.  You can get yours here –  WONDERWORLD Comics: Pre-Orders Page

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters by Phweeps Customs

In the recent past, we’ve shared quite of a few amazing female cross over customs from Phweep’s Custom Gallery. Well, Femme Fatales isn’t Phweep’s only specialty, as illustrated by these amazing Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters! 

Low-Light and Ambush look spot on to their vintage ARAH counterparts and make me wish we would’ve received something fun like this at retail, especially with Jurassic World fever hitting once again! 

Make sure to follow Phweep’s Custom Gallery for more awesome work just like this! What’s your take on Phweep’s custom Dino Hunters? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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3DJoes.com Presents Vintage 1987 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog Images

Our good friend Carson from 3DJoes.com has shared another album containing image scans of Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogs! This week, we get to feast our eyes on the 1987 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog!

Every year toy companies come together to show off their upcoming toys to toy retailers. They create catalogs for these retailers and oftentimes the toys shown in these catalogs are pre-production models. Collected for your viewing pleasure so far:

We’ve only shared a few images here to whet your appetite, so make sure to have a look at each Hasbro’s Toy Fair catalog (linked above) and leave your insights in the comments. These catalog images and your commentary will be added to 3DJoes.com! Carson will be rolling out a new catalog every Friday, showcasing a different year all the way through 1994, so make sure to keep it locked to the 3DJoes.com Facebook Page

What differences did you notice? What were some of your favorite images collected so far? Share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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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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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 Offerings Now Available in Club Store

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out an e-mail blast advising members that remaining pieces from FSS 6 are now available in the Club Store! Please note that these offerings are limited to (2) per Membership. Please also note that some cards may have some slight creasing and bends. 

Up for grabs are: 

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Special Missions 5 Page Preview

G.I.Joe A Real American Her #251 from IDW Publishing drops tomorrow and with it, the start of Special Missions! CobraIsland.com is pleased to bring you a 5 page preview of this awesome new book featuring the G.I.Joe Green Beret, Stalker! Here’s the scoop: 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251

Larry Hama (w) • Alex Sanchez  (a & cover a) • John Royle (cover b)

“Special Missions,” Part 1 (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 artists to draw them! In this issue, artist Alex Sanchez (Max Ride: First Flight) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s Ranger extraordinaire: STALKER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

  • “Special Missions” will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255!
  • Each issue will feature a 1/10 retailer incentive cover featuring the sketch artwork by Larry Hama upon which each individual story is based!

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #251 – Special Missions to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Launches Tomorrow

Heads Up, Cobra Island! Don’t forget that tomorrow, IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero will be available at your favorite comic book shop! Issue #251 kicks off a 5 book story arc, Special Missions. Here’s the scoop from IDW – 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251—Cover A: Alex Sanchez / Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • Alex Sanchez  (a & c) • John Royle (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 1 (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 artists to draw them! In this issue, artist Alex Sanchez (Max Ride: First Flight) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s Ranger extraordinaire: STALKER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • “Special Missions” will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255!

Each issue will feature a 1/10 retailer incentive cover featuring the sketch artwork by Larry Hama upon which each individual story is based! Are you excited for the start of the Special Missions Arc? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Rock n Roll v2 Photo Gallery

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Figure, Rock ‘n Roll v2 has arrived and it’s one bittersweet gallery to share with you. The final figure from the GIJCC is one that many fans have been looking forward to for quite some time (myself included). 

Rock ‘n Roll is a mixture of his 1989 namesake & the “Concept Case” figure revealed in what now feels like ages ago. Now, as you know, he only comes with one of his signature handheld gatling guns, so you may want to hit eBay and pick up a second; Keep in mind though, the colors are different, with the Club’s offering being a darker gray than the original. 

We’ve put together a gallery of over 40 images of R ‘n R to check out after the break so make sure to read more below, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress!

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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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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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