There’s a new article in the Washington Post that focuses on Dawn Moreno, the new Snake Eyes from IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! David Betancourt sat down with the godfather of G.I.Joe, Larry Hama, to discuss the smash hit of the new character. From the article –
“There is definitely a lot of power in donning the mantle. If Dawn had been just another female ninja, nobody would have cared. It’s the whole idea of Snake Eyes living on inside her that makes her stand out enough for readers to give her continuity a try,” Hama said. “Once their eyes are on the page, you have to present a character they can get into, and a story line to back it all up. Otherwise, it’s just a gimmick like an alternate cover or an imaginary story.”
Over on Facebook, Mr. Larry Hama has shared a handful of sketches that represent his versions of upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! Issues #151 through #155 represent the “Special Missions” story arc, with a focus on a primary character. The sketches shared include:
Destro and his Despoiler
Duke and Roadblock
Special Missions kicks off soon, so get ready! What are your thoughts on Larry’s sketches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Limited-Edition Variant of G.I. Joe Real American Hero 246 featuring cover art by Netho Diaz
Signed by legendary G.I. Joe writer, Larry Hama
Featuring an original sketch from series artist, Netho Diaz
Only 2 of 40 left available!
“Dawn of the Arishikage,” Part One! While opposing forces—both good and evil—battle to control the young ninja Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE-EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES!
The pictured hand-drawn artwork is a representative example. Netho Diaz has drawn 40 uniquely different, completely original pieces of art for this project. The artwork you receive is one of a kind and may not match the image shown in this photograph.
Will you be adding this exclusive Cover & Art set to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Want to add an original sketch from Larry Hama to your G.I.Joe collection? Well then you’re in luck! Mr. Hama has put another pair of fantastic sketches (pictured here) on his eBay account for your bidding pleasure! Up for bid are:
Both sketches are original pencil drawings on 8 1/2 X 11″ two-ply card stock and are signed and dated by Larry Hama. Will you be throwing your hat in to the ring and bidding on either the B.A.T. or Tommy Sketch? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The June 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The first month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253, part 3 of the Special Missions Story Arc. with a focus on Duke! June also brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol. 20, a TPB that collects G.I.Joe Issues #246 – #250, the full “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #253—Cover A: Brian Shearer / Cover B: John Royle
Larry Hama (w) • Brian Shearer (a & c) • John Royle (c)
“Special Missions,” Part 3 (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, longtime G.I. Joe alum Brian Shearer joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s intrepid first sergeant without equal: DUKE!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 20
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)
While opposing forces–both good and evil–battle to control the young ninja, Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES! Collects issues #246–250.
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this awesome page from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, the start of the Special Missions Arc, #251! This issue features the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker as he deals with demonds from his past. From Tom –
Great news for those of you heading out to JOELANTA this weekend! Mr. Larry Hama will be in attendance and has announced that he’s opening up pre-orders for sketches!
He will be at the show this weekend all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. If you’d like to get a pre-order in, make sure to reach out to Larry today as the cut off is tonight (Tuesday, March 6th). You can reach out to Larry here: Larry “been faking it all my life” Hama on Facebook
The show kicks off next weekend, March 9,10,11th 2018. General Admission Sat 10th 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11th 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is Adults $10 / Kids (12 and under) $8 per day – under 5 Free. In related news, Mr. Hama has another unclaimed sketch up on his eBay account, so go check it out and claim it for yourself!
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this awesome cover for the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, the special over sized issue #250! This issue brings us to the end of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc and needless to say, it’s been an amazing ride so far, so we can’t wait to see what this issue brings! The Cover depicts both versions of Snake Eyes alongside Stalker and Scarlett, perched upon what appears to be an upgraded version of the G.I.Joe Chimera. From Tom –
On behalf of all Cobra Island inhabitants, we congratulate IDW, Tom, Larry, Netho, Milen, John and everyone we may have missed on the success! As Tom noted, it’s been one helluva arc! Are you excited to read #250? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Want to add an original sketch from Larry Hama to your G.I.Joe collection? Well then you’re in luck! Mr. Hama has the fantastic Duke sketch pictured here available via his eBay account for your bidding pleasure!
The sketch is an original pencil drawing on 8 1/2 X 11″ two-ply card stock. This was an unclaimed con sketch that Larry ended up noodling on and adding detail when he had nothing else going on at the con. The piece is signed and dated by Larry Hama.
Will you be throwing your hat in to the ring and bidding on this awesome Duke Sketch? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared a fantastic 2 page spread from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, #251. This issue kicks off the “Special Missions” arc, with its first story focused on none other than Stalker! From Tom –
I know I speak for many of us when I say that we’re beyond excited to dive in to the new Special Missions story line! What about you? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!