Happy Birthday To Mr. Larry Hama!

We couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the man who helped shape many of our imaginations, that man being none other than Mr. Larry Hama! Larry’s career is chock full of accomplishments. Here’s a brief passage from his [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama]Wiki Page[/url] –

Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon. He currently writes for IDW Publishing, working on the continuing stories of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.

On behalf of everyone here at CobraIsland.com, we wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Hama! Yo Joe!

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IDWs Transformers vs G.I. Joe 7 Preview

Check out this preview of IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I.Joe #7 thanks to the folks over at Comicosity! There are 7 pages included in the preview, so make sure to join us here on Cobra Island to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest issue!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215 “Carded Snake Eyes” Variant Cover!

More Great Art posted a preorder for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215 “Carded Snake Eyes” variant cover on their website!

GI Joe: Real American Hero #215 Action Figure Cover
Artist: Atkins, Robert
$14.99
“The Death of Snake Eyes,” Part 4. As a hero falls, a new one must rise to take his place. G.I. JOE mourns Snake Eyes and prepares for what comes next…Cover by Robert Atkins & Elias Chatzoudis.

This is a pre order book drops on June 24th.

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Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, Issue 5!

IDW Publishing posted a preview of the fifth issue of Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra!

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 (of 5)Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

SNAKE EYES faces down against STORM SHADOW and must choose between G.I. JOE and COBRA… before they both turn against the ninja commando!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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IDW April 29th Releases PLUS GiJoe #8 Preview

This week IDW offers a bountiful trip to your local comics shop with the following releases!

Among those is G.I.Joe #8!
[QUOTE]Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
The war of intel and secrets reaches dangerous new heights as Scarlet’s G.I. Joe team goes deeper undercover in a country run by Cobra.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99[/QUOTE]

Check out The List of Releases Below and take a quick peek at the first few pages of G.I.Joe#8!

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Congrats IDW!!! 11 Eisner Award Nominations!

The prestigious Eisner Awards have recognized and nominated IDW Publishing for Awards across several categories.

Establishing in 1988 after the Kirby Awards were discontinued, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards or the closet thing to the Grammys or Oscars that an industry that provides us with so much entertainment achieves.

IDW’s 11 nominations came in through 9 different categories!!

“We’re once again very gratified to get this notice for our books,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “Our nominations this year are a great sampling of the breadth and diversity of the kinds of books we publish here. We work very hard to produce the highest quality books in every category we are in and these nominations in themselves are much appreciated.”

 

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