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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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe Slipcase Concepts and More International Art

With just over a day to go, the team at 3D Joes wanted to say THANK YOU to every single backer! The latest campaign has received more pledges this time around than ever before, and they are thrilled that they will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of painted A Real American Hero art!

3D Joes has  been working on slipcase ideas, and they want your input! Please head over to 3D Joes and let’em know which of these designs you prefer: 

  • To the Rescue
  • 1985 Catalog Cover
  • Artwork Collage

Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle Shares Cover for IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 249

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!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 Shipment 3 Now Arriving

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! 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Figures Announcement

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!

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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.

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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

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher and Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 Preorder Now Available

Our friends from Just Another G.I.Joe Show stopped by to give us the heads up that the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher and Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 are now available for pre-order! Here’s the scoop from the Club – 

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 karen@funpubinc.com or angie@funpubinc.com.

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

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January 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations from IDW Publishing

 

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!

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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5, 6 and Slipcase are a GO

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 – 

Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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