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!
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.”
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!
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!
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!
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.
It’s here! The first pre-order from the new Fury Force series of 5.5″ Custom Resin Figures from Popprolific and HotGToys is now live!
POPprolific is proud to team up with Hammer of The Gods Toys to bring you the Shadow Masters sword brother: The Silent Master, a hand made Limited Edition 5.5″ Resin Figure! Each figure comes in a Zoloworld clamshell with a vintage style card insert. This pre-order will go live March 17, 2018 and end on March 31, 2018. After the pre-order period ends, we’ll go back to our respective laboratories and start cranking out these pieces. These figures will start shipping the second week of May.
Silenced, after the permanent loss of his vocal cords during an aircraft explosion on a military tour of Southeast Asia, the reclusive and mysterious Silent Master is a dangerous commando and master of at least 12 forms of martial arts. He is a force of nature with the effortlessness and destructive power of a gust of wind.
Figure Includes: Uzi , 2 swords
Not only is the Silent Master now available for Pre-Order, but a special Accessory Pack (#1), is now available for pre-order as well! The accessories packs will be a mix of resin casted replacement parts for vintage figures and newly sculpted items from our new Fury Force series and Masters of Martial Arts series. The intention for this set is to add another level of display for your figures. The head that comes with this pack is compatible with the Silent Master release, or with a little TLC you can convert your favorite vintage figure to a Silent Master…This set comes with the Test Pilot head only, there is NO action figure body with the set. These packs will start shipping the second week of May.
Pack Includes: Silent Master Test Pilot head, Pistol, Zapper, Rifle
Hammer of the Gods Toys (HotGToys) and Popprolific have shared a promo poster for their 5.5″ Fury Force, an assortment of Heroes and Villains modeled after your favorite Modern Army Action Figure! The poster gives us a breakdown of character names. Included are –
The Pre-Order for these super limited boutique style offerings will be this coming Saturday, March 17th! Make sure to keep it locked on Popprolific on Instagram and HotGToys on Instagram and Facebook for more details! Will you be adding these amazing Fury Force figures to your collection once they become available? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Are you ready for some Friday afternoon custom awesomeness? Check out this amazing custom G.I.Joe Dawn Moreno Snake Eyes created by Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery. For those of you that follow customs, then you’re already familiar with Phweep, as his work is a constant source of custom excellence.
This custom Dawn Moreno (commission piece) looks like it jumped right out of Netho Diaz‘s are portfolio! Check it out –
Isn’t she magnificent? If you’d like to add her to your collection, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom Dawn Moreno Snake Eyes? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
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!