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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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe a Real American Hero Volume 20 – 5 Page Preview Now Available

It’s a #TwoforTuesday here on Cobra Island, as we have another fantastic preview to share with your courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing! For this second installment, we get to check out G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Volume 20! This volume encompasses the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc and is a MUST HAVE for any G.I.Joe Fan! Check it out – 

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.

Larry Hama (Author) • Netho Diaz (Artist, Cover Artist) • Thiago Gomes (Inker) • Milen Parvanov (Colorist)

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol 20 to your collection? Check out the preview, then sound off 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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Limited Stock of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #246 Exclusive Cover and Art Left

As of the time of this post, there are only 2 of IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #246 Exclusive Cover & Art sets left! The set includes: 

  • 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!

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Netho Diaz G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Artwork Available on ComiConArt.com

Netho Diaz has shared word that artwork from his amazing run on IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero is now available on ComiConArt.com! That’s right, now YOU can own a piece of G.I.Joe history by adding a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection! The assortment is large and includes: 

11″ x 17″ Pencils

  • $110 1 character, no background
  • $140 1 character, partial background
  • $170 1 character, full background
  • Add $60 for each additional character

11″ x 17″ Inks

  • $160 1 character, no background
  • $210 1 character, partial background
  • $250 1 character, full background
  • Add $90 for each additional character

Netho notes that there are pages as low as $50! There’s Covers, Pinups, Pages from G.I.Joe #248 & #249 (Dawn of the Arashikage 3 & 4) and more! We’ve mirrored a small sampling of work here, but make sure to head over to ComiConArt to see the full assortment as it’s selling out FAST! Are you going to add a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection? Sound off after the break right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Cover For IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250

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 – 

A little : A Real American Hero #250 cover goodness from ! Part 5 of 5 is almost ready to go to the printer, folks! It’s gonna be one helluva arc finale!

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

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Tom Waltz Shares Page Spread From IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250

Mr. Tom Waltz sure knows how to get your blood pumping! Today via Twitter, Tom shared a fantastic 2 page spread from the upcoming oversized issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, #250. This issue brings us to the end of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” arc and needless to say, it’s been an amazing ride! From Tom – 

When the -possessed battles in : A Real American Hero #250, did you really believe we could keep out of the fight?! comes to an EXPLOSIVE finale in March! JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

Larry & Netho have been a knockout combination so I know I speak for many of us when I say that we’re beyond excited to get this issue in hand! What about you? Share your thoughts 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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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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AIPT Exclusive Preview of IDW Publishing’s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247

Adventures in Poor Taste has shared and exclusive preview of IDW Publishing‘s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #247. The march to issue #250 continues, with the Dawn of the Arashikage story line in full swing. Here’s the scoop – 

“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’?

  • 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!

We’ve mirrored the preview from Adventures in Poor Taste here on Cobra Island, so make sure to read more below to check it out. What are your thoughts on “Dawn of the Arashikage” so far? Join in on the discussion already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! 

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