G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 Shipment 4 Now Arriving

Word has come in from our friends at Just Another G.I.Joe Show that the Fourth 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 4th shipment? Then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress, but again, be warned, there’s spoilers ahead! 

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IDW Publishing’s February 2018 G.I.Joe Previews Now Available

We’ve received the latest Previews from our friends at IDW Publishing. There’s 3 G.I.Joe related titles to pick up this week: 

  • Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 – Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it’s only the second issue
  • Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE’s greatest enemy! 
  • Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions – Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! 

We have a full breakdown of each title, so make sure to read more below to check it out. Will you be adding any or all of these titles to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Early Marvel G.I.Joe Concept Drawings by Herb Trimpe

On Superbowl Sunday, the G.I.Joe Museum on Facebook delighted fans with a series of Early concept drawings by Herb Trimpe in the Marvel comic run. The images come courtesy of an awesome intern who made copies that were saved. There’s a few fan favorite characters included in the assortment…not to mention some rare gems like a look at Snake Eyes’ face. 

We’ve mirrored the gallery below, but make sure to head on over to the G.I.Joe Museum to check out other awesome offerings such as this one. Read on to check out early artwork of – Flash, Grand Slam, Breaker, Zap, Clutch, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Grunt, Rock ‘n Roll and Cover Girl. 

What are your thoughts on these early concept drawings? Let us know on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Scioli’s Acclaimed Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Series Gets Deluxe Package

Tom Scioli has shared an awesome bit of news on his Facebook Page – Mr. Scioli’s acclaimeed Transformers vs. G.I.Joe series is getting a deluxe package! The info was originally posted on IDW Publishing‘s website. Here’s the scoop – 

The fan-favorite mashup of toy box essentials, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE were given a unique, critically acclaimed comic book series published by IDW that took readers by surprise. In a series unlike anything that had come before it, Tom Scioli’s unique storytelling brought the elaborate settings and battles of childhood imaginations to the comic page. Now, at last, the complete series is available in a deluxe hardcover collection; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection.

Heavily influenced by the “king of comics,” Jack Kirby, Scoili’s sense of design and aesthetic along with Transformers veteran co-writer John Barber won over critics and fans alike; with CBR calling it “Truly unlike anything else on stands right now, Barber and Scioli have made Transformers vs. G.I. Joe one of the most fascinating books on shelves today.”

Collecting all 13 issues of the maxi-series along with the debut #0 issue appearing on Free Comic Book Day 2015, plus the bonkers Transformers vs. G.I. Joe The Movie Adaptation, this hardcover collection has it all. Back matter includes page-by-page commentary by Scoili and Barber for each issue, along with a complete cover gallery!

“It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked,” says Scioli. “There’s blood on those pages. I gave everything I had to give. Go from T.H.E. P.I.T. to Cybertron and back again. Read the comic that inspired the movie! I’m already nostalgic for it and you will be, too!”

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection is available now using ISBN: 978-1631408601. Will you be adding it to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle Shares Teaser Image of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 253

By way of his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a brilliant teaser of his cover for G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253 from IDW Publishing! The issue is part 3 in a 5 issue arc entitled “Special Missions”, with this particular issue being focused on none other that Conrad Hauser, aka Duke! 

We’ll bring you more info has it’s released, but for now, share your thoughts on this brilliant piece of artwork with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Issue 248 Preview

Thanks to our friend Netho Diaz for the heads up on a preview of the upcoming Silent Issue of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero from IDW Publishing

In “Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part 3!, Dawn Moreno’s ultimate identity crisis continues as she battles to maintain her sanity against the dark memories of the original Snake-Eyes that haunt her every waking moment! We’ve mirrored the 5 page preview here on the Island, so make sure to read more below to check it out. Will you be picking up ARAH 248 next month? We know we will! Join in on the discussion after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Update – Archived Items Sale

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word that it has begun added archived item to it’s storefront. Here’s the scoop – 

We are going back through the club archives and thinning everything down to just what I am keeping in my collection.

This means we have started putting in the club store items you may not have seen for a long time. Some will be retail, some will be exclusives.  This will go on for several months until we comb through the entire warehouse.  Please note that for some of these, there is only one.  Other items may have a higher quantity.  Most of them are less than three. 

These items will also come with a letter that it is from the Collectors’ Club Archives and it will be embossed with the Hassenfeld Bros Inc. Corporate seal from 1926 (which is a cool mento itself).  

Make sure you check out the store every few days to see what we have added. Currently there are over 50 items that have been uploaded.

Item posted so far include Sigma 6, Valor vs Venom and more. Make sure head on over to the G.I.Joe Club Store to check it out first hand, then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to let us know if you picked up anything for your collection. 

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Virtual Tour: Michael Mercy 80’s Toy Museum Part 6 – 25th Anniversary Collection

Michael Mercy is back with another installment in his Virtual Tour Series, showcasing his 80’s Toy Museum! Part 6 introduces us to his 25th Anniversary collection and it’s all sorts of awesome! Check it out below – 

Get in on the discussion this latest installment right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing’s April 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations Now Available

The April 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! Included are G.I.Joe vs the Six Million Dollar Man #3, alongside G.I.Joe #251. 

What’s special about ARAH #251 is the start of a new arc named “Special Missions”. The arc 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! Check out the details below! – 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #3—Cover A: David Messina / Cover B: Jerry Ordway

Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • David Messina (c)

The Cobra-controlled Six Million Dollar Man clutches Hawk and the Joes in his indomitable grip while Scarlett and her team continue an impossible ascent to Cobra Commander’s throne room. Though all hope seems lost for the Real American Heroes, an incredible blast from the past could be the Joes’ secret to overcoming the odds of evil.

  • A cross-company crossover like no other, where ‘80s nostalgia meets modern-day mayhem!
  • Kung-Fu Grip or a Bionic Eye?! Now you can have both!
  • Variant cover by Michael Adams!

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!

Looks like things aren’t slowing down even a bit for G.I.Joe! Are you excited for what’s coming our way in April? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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John Royle and Tom Waltz Tease IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 252 Featuring The Baroness

Today, by way of Twitter, John Royle shared this amazing cover for IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252, featuring none other than The Baroness! Shortly thereafter, Tom Waltz also shared the masterpiece, so we knew we wanted to share it with you, the Cobra Island faithful! Check it out – 

How awesome is that?! We’re not even to issue #248 yet and already can’t wait for 252! What are your thoughts on this cover? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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