Tom Waltz shares Snake Eyes artwork from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 255 – Special Missions 5

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this fantastic piece of Snake Eyes artwork by Mr. Harvey Tolibao. Harvey will be the artist for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #255 – Special Missions part 5. 

The appearance of everyone’s favorite silent Ninja Commando makes sense, as this particular issue is centered around none other than Scarlett! 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to add this issue to our collection! You can get in on the conversation already in progress after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Paramount Pictures Places Snake Eyes Spinoff Movie Into Development

Big News for the G.I.Joe World – The Hollywood Reporter has shared word that Snake Eyes, the Ninja Commando from G.I.Joe, is set to get his own Spinoff movie! 

From THR: 

Paramount Pictures has thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring the commando into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in talks to pen the script. Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toyline. Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toyline, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Are you excited for this proposed Snake Eyes movie? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Invades East Coast Comic Con 2018

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the 2018 East Coast Comic Con. Among those in attendance were the great Larry Hama, Michael Golden, Mike Zeck, Mark Pingitore (of G.I. Jokes fame) and many more talented people who have worked on our beloved G.I. Joe over the years.

It was quite a fun atmosphere with friendly fans. I was able to secure the “Great Lakes Comic Con” Variant of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #224 and have it signed in person by both Writer Larry Hama and Cover Artist Mike Zeck. I also got some awesome prints signed by Mike Zeck and Michael Golden. I met a fantastic artist and bought a couple of amazing G.I. Joe/Cobra Prints from artist George Vega.

There were tons of dealers with more comics than you could imagine. Unfortunately for me, I have been in search of a couple of series that don’t fall into the Superhero genre, so they were impossible to find at this convention. If you were looking for Superhero books though, this was the place. I saw books from the 1940’s right up through to today, along with pages of original comic book art for sale.

The TV Celebrity guests included the cast of “Starsky and Hutch“, Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the 1960’s Batman), David Yost (The Original Blue Power Ranger) and some famous TV Cars, like the Batmobile, The Munster Mobile and a few screen-used Gran Torino’s from “Starsky and Hutch”.

The lines for most signings were quite reasonable. The only line that was absolutely insane was that of Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos. With the villain shattering box office records in this past weekend’s release of “Avengers: Infinity War”, that was no surprise.

To sum it all up, it was a fantastic day full of fun, meeting other fans, meeting creators and just hanging out with many like-minded individuals. I can’t recommend the experience enough.

We’ve gathered a gallery of images from the event, so make sure to read more below to see first hand shots from the Convention. Get in in the #ECCC2018 discussion in progress on the Cobra Island Forums. 

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Prime 1 Studio G.I.Joe Snake Eyes Statue Now Available For Preorder at Sideshow

Last week, we brought you word that the Prime 1 Studio Storm Shadow Statue was now available for preorder at Sideshow. Now we bring you word on another Statue that was first announced way back in 2016, the G.I.Joe Snake Eyes Statue from Prime 1 Studio! Word has come in from Sideshow that this amazing piece based on the artwork of Robert Atkins is now available for pre-order. It’s limited to only 350 pieces and will run you $699.99 USD. Here’s the scoop: 

“Move with the wind, and you will never be heard.”

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Snake Eyes from G.I. JOE. One of the few mysterious and most dangerous members of the G.I. JOE Team, Snake-Eyes served as a recon ranger in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All that can be said after that stint is he went on a long sabbatical, most believe it was in Japan. We know his fighting skills have become more efficient and deadly. Rumors surfaced that when he was recruited into the JOE Team by Hawk, he was hunting rabbits at the time… with his bare hands. Snake Eyes is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero franchise, having appeared in every series of the franchise since its inception.

The Snake Eyes Statue Features – 

  • Stands approximately 26 inches tall 
  • One (1) right-hand handgun
  • One (1) right-hand katana
  • One (1) left-hand uzi
  • One (1) left-hand katana
  • Snake Eyes’ close companion Timber

This piece is expected to ship between August – September 2018. We’ve mirrored a gallery of nearly 20 images of this amazing statue, so make sure to read more below to check them out. Will you be adding this new Snake Eyes statue from Prime 1 Studio to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums.

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Custom Modern Era Marvel Legends Scale G.I.Joe Figures By K and L Customs

Woah, talk about a labor of love! K&L customs has hit not just one, but FIVE home runs right out of the park with their custom Modern Era Marvel Legends scale G.I.Joe offerings! That’s right, an entire assortment of figures in 6″ scale, something that quite a few Joe fans have been requesting for quite a long time. 

K&L’s amazing assortment of figures includes: 

  • Duke
  • Scarlett
  • Snake Eyes
  • Lady Jaye
  • Flint

The amount of detail in these figures is staggering. I can’t even begin to imagine the blood, sweat & tears that went in to these creations, but I sure am glad we get to check them out! K&L shared over 40 images of these killer pieces that you for sure should check out after the break below. What are your thoughts on K&L Customs’ Modern Era Marvel Legends Scale G.I.Joe Figures? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Covers and Panels from IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero

Mr. Tom Waltz, Editor Extraordinaire at IDW Publishing, has set Twitter on FIRE over the last 24 hours, sharing a collection of amazing artwork from IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

First up, Tom shared an exquisite cover for ARAH #257. The cover depict Ace  showing off his aerial skills over a squadron of Cobra Night Ravens. That wasn’t the only cover shared, as we also get a look at the Retailer Incentive cover for ARAH #256! This RI Cover is chock full of characters from Dawn Moreno to Low Light! 

Covers weren’t the only pieces that Tom shared, as we also got to feast our eyes on panels from the upcoming Special Missions Arc, including ARAH #251 featuring Stalker, ARAH #252 featuring the Baroness and ARAH #253 featuring Duke! 

Get ready, folks, as there’s a whole bunch of awesome inbound from IDW. Which of these issues are you most excited for? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era Satin and her Dolls by Just Ian Customs

Here’s an awesome set of customs making the rounds the ‘net, and rightfully so! From Just Ian Customs comes this amazing set of customs based on the Pyramid of Darkness story arc from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

In Pyramid of Darkness, our heroes Snake Eyes and Shipwreck, accompanied by their faithful companions Timber & Polly, find themselves in the thick of Cobra Country with no way out. Enter Satin, a performer who just might have a way to get them to safety…well, if their up to it, that is. 

Ian has done an incredible job capturing the likeness in each of these custom creations, as the entire set looks like it just jumped off of the screen. What are your thoughts on Ian’s Satin and her Dolls from The Pyramid of Darkness? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Washington Post Talks G.I.Joe and Dawn Moreno with Larry Hama

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.”

You can read the piece in its entirety here: ‘G. I. Joe’s’ Latina Snake Eyes is a hit with fans and her creator

Thanks go to Tom Waltz for the heads up! What are your thoughts on the article? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero For The Nintendo Entertainment System

For this #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the 1991 G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System! 

Way back in 1991 (can you believe that was 27 years ago?!), Taxan published G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Based on Joes from that era, G.I.Joe was a “Run and Gun” style game where you could play as Blizzard, Captain Grid-Iron, Duke, Rock & Roll, and Snake Eyes. Below is a full playthrough of the game, Courtesy of Heroes of Xanadu on YouTube

Did you own G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for NES? What were your thoughts of the game? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250 Preview

The folks at Newsarama have shared a 5 page preview of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #250. This special oversized issue brings us the conclusion of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc and it’s bound to be explosive! The New Snake Eyes squares off against Storm Shadow on March 28th!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #250
Cover A: Netho Diaz
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)

“Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part 5! Here it is—the conclusion to the latest explosive chapter in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero lore! Dawn Moreno has battled dangerous enemies and her own inner demons as the ghost of Snake-Eyes threatens to possess her mind and soul. Will she survive the psychic onslaught, or be lost to the dark memories of the mysterious ninja for all time? Find out in this special oversized milestone issue!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

  • The birth (and rebirth) of an all-new Snake-Eyes!
  • A landmark oversized issue!
  • Variant covers by John Royle and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you excited to add the finale to the Dawn of the Arashikage storyline to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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