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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IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Launches Tomorrow

Heads Up, Cobra Island! Don’t forget that tomorrow, IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero will be available at your favorite comic book shop! Issue #251 kicks off a 5 book story arc, Special Missions. Here’s the scoop from IDW – 

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! Are you excited for the start of the Special Missions Arc? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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

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.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-257-8

  • Advance solicited for July release!
  • The complete smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc!

Are you excited for what’s coming our way in June? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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

The May 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! Included are G.I.Joe vs the Six Million Dollar Man #4, alongside G.I.Joe #252. 

ARAH #252 continues the all new “Special Missions” Arc; 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! – 

MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252—Cover A: David Messina / Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • David Messina (a & c) • John Royle (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 2 (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? This issue, artist David Messina (ROM, Star Trek) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: BARONESS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #4—Cover A: Marcelo Ferreira / Cover B: Kenneth Loh

Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c) • Kenneth Loh (c)

As Cobra’s plan for global terror begins to crumble under the foot of G.I. Joe’s powerful new teammate, the Six Million Dollar Man becomes the world’s deadliest ticking time bomb! With Cobra Commander’s hand over the detonator, Scarlett and her team must make a final, violent race to his throne room.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Action figure variant cover by Michael Adams!

Looks like things aren’t slowing down even a bit for G.I.Joe! Are you excited for what’s coming our way in May? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero February Previews

Love is in the air and IDW Publishing wants to give you the gift of the Arashikage this Valentine’s Day! Set for releases tomorrow are a pair of books that you won’t want to miss! 

G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #248 – Dawn of the Arashikage part 3 drops tomorrow! 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!

Alongside ARAH #248 is G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE! When villains have become the new heroes, to what lengths must the former heroes go to save a world that doesn’t even want their help? Does the world really need G.I. JOE? This TPB is a must have for any G.I.Joe Comic collection! 

We have the full scoop on both titles, so make sure to read on below to check it out. Will you be adding these books to your reading pile? Sound off 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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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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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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Netho Diaz Shares IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 248 Opening Scene

Netho Diaz has been doing an amazing job keeping fans of G.I.Joe excited through his shares of artwork on his Twitter account. Today was absolutely no different, as the “Mic Drop” came about 2 hours ago as Netho shared the opening scene from G.I.Joe #248!

The scene shows Dawn Moreno with Uzis in hand, the bodies of her fallen Red Ninja foe around her, Arshikage banner tattered in the background. What really sticks out to me the most about this piece is that it’s “so Snake Eyes”, yet is uniquely Dawn…which is fitting of the character, no?

Don’t forget, Issue #248 is a silent issue which just increases the level of awesome tenfold. Are you excited to add this issue to your collection? Get in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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John Royle Shares Sneak Peek of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe RAH 249 Variant Cover

By way of John Royle’s Instagram Account comes this fantastic Sneak Peek of the variant cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe RAH #249. John also gave us a close up of the Baroness in all her Glory! 

The cover is stunning, showcasing so many G.I.Joe fan favorites – Flint, Lady Jaye, Beachhead, Zartan, the Baroness, Cobra Rattler, Cobra Viper and more. John notes that he really had a ball drawing this one with a bit of a homage to Drew Struzan’s beautiful montage style movie posters. Great Inks by Jagdish and cool colors from James Offred. 

Will you be adding this variant cover of G.I.Joe #249 to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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