Top Secret No More

Artist Netho Diaz and Editor Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing have revealed the long teased “Top Secret” comic.

It’s the introduction of Agent Helix to the A Real American Hero Universe.

From Netho Diaz:

I’m gonna do another GIJOE arc introducing Helix to ARAh universe in the first Dawn mission. Here’s the official solicitation and my Cover for the first BOMBASTIC issue!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Netho Diaz—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier (w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Netho Diaz (c)

“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey—and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.

Bullet points:
• The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
• The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
• Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
• A great jumping on point for new readers!
• Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
• Variant covers by Luca Pizzari and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you going to add this book to your collection? Let us know in the forums!

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Another Top Secret Image from IDW and Tom Waltz

These breadcrumbs that Tom Waltz and IDW Publishing keep dropping to tease #TopSecret keep getting more delicious!!

What do you think all these #TopSecret images could mean? Let us know in the forums!

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Yet Another Top Secret Image from Tom Waltz

Thanks to our forum member ucsf for letting us know that Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing has shared with us yet another amazing piece of art from the upcoming “Top Secret” G.I. Joe Project.

Stop by our forums and discuss all the images released so far for this “Top Secret” Project.

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Tom Waltz Shares More From The Top Secret GI Joe Project

Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing has shared yet another amazing piece of art from the upcoming “Top Secret” G.I. Joe Project.

Stop by our forums and discuss all the images released so far for this “Top Secret” Project.

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Tom Waltz Shares More Incredible Artwork From Upcoming Top Secret G.I.Joe Project

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – If you aren’t following Mr. Tom Waltz on Twitter, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Mr. Waltz has continuously set the G.I.Joe World on Twitter ablaze with his posts and his most recent is no different! 

About two weeks ago, Mr. Waltz began sharing artwork of the G.I.Joe Covert Operations Specialist, Helix! No details other than “Top Secret” have been shared. We can only assume that this G.I.Joe Femme Fatale will be featured in an upcoming IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero book and needless to say, we can’t wait to pick it up! 

We’ll bring you more details as they’re released, but until then, share your thoughts with us on this “Top Secret” Helix artwork after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz shares more Amazing Art from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Special Missions

Tom Waltz has lit Twitter ablaze this afternoon, sharing more amazing artwork from IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #254 and #255!

The images shared pair Destro from Special Missions part 4 alongside Scarlett from Special Missions part 5. Tom called the pairing “The storm vs. the calm before the storm.” If you couldn’t tell from this pair of images, Netho diaz, J Brown, Harvey Tolibao and Luis Delgado are KILLING IT! From Tom on Twitter: 

A Real American Hero #254 Part 4 ( ) side by side with #255 Part 5 ( ). The storm vs. the calm before the storm. JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

Are you as excited as we are to add these two issues to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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

The August 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The last month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #255,  part 5 of the Special Missions Story Arc, with a focus on Scarlett! August also brings us G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1! Here’s the scoop: 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255 — Cover A: Harvey Tolibao — Cover B: SL Gallant — SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c) • SL Gallant (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 5 (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 different artists to draw them! This issue, Harvey Tolibao (Dungeons and Dragons) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s fiery field commander without equal: SCARLETT!

  • Special oversized issue celebrating 100 issues of I. Joe: A Real American Hero at IDW Publishing!
  • Special trifold cover!
  • Variant covers by Larry Hama, and John Royle!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1

Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

This omnibus edition collects the first 12 issues of the Marvel Comics run, introducing classic characters such as Hawk, Scarlett, Stalker, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Baroness, The Oktober Guard, and more. Follow along as Cobra wreaks havoc around the world and The JOEs thwart them at every turn.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 288 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-321-6

  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • The comic book adventures of the 1980s phenomenon that stormed toy-store shelves begins here!

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Will you be adding these issues to your G.I.Joe Comic Book Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Surveys Are Inbound

For those of you that got in on the Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign, it’s time to start checking those inboxes as Brian has sent out surveys! Here’s where you’ll confirm your shipping address and also let Brian know what kind of awesome goodies you want. For example, Brian needs to know what character you’d like sketched in the back of the book and what you would like for your commissions (if applicable). 

The book has been sent off to the printer, so get your survey completed ASAP so that Brian can get to work! 

We’re talking all about it on the boards, so make sure to join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums  for discussion in progress! 

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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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