IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries, Vol. 2: Power and Glory Preview

We have a preview of IDW Publishing‘s Revolutionaries Vol. 2: Power and Glory to share with you! Here’s the scoop – 

The team-up of the year continues as the TRANSFORMERS’ Kup and Blackrock, G.I. JOE’s Mayday, and Action Man join forces with the likes of Optimus Prime, Sgt. Savage, and more to unravel the secrets of the newly-formed shared universe.

Continuing the adventures of the first volume of Revolutionaries, the team has the Talisman, a mysterious object with fantastic powers that dates back to when Transformers first visited the Earth. Now they just need to figure out why their enemies want it so badly! It’s a jam-packed action-adventure that’s full of twists, turns and a little bit of time-travel as our heroes make powerful allies from the past in hopes of saving their present! Featuring the talents of Hasbro-expert writer, John Barber, who artfully weaves the backstory of the entire universe closer and introduces fan-favorite characters and stories to a much larger audience! Also featuring the talents of master artists like Fico OssioGuido GuidiAgnes Garbowska, and Ron Joseph! Bridging the gap between the first major Hasbro event, Revolution, and the newest crossover, First Strike!

Collects issues #5–8.

  • Revolutionaries, Vol. 2: Power and Glory
    John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio, Ron Joseph, Agnes Garboska, & Guido Guidi (a) • Pierre Droal (c)
    TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-015-4

You can check out the full preview by reading more below. Will you be adding this new TPB to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing First Strike #6 Full Preview From Newsarama

The folks at Newsarama have shared the a 6 page preview IDW Publishing’s Cross Over Event, First Strike #6. Check it out –

Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

War for the Core! Deep within Cybertron, the ultimate weapon to kill all Transformers is about to be activated! Meanwhile, Elita One plans to stop the weapon—by killing every human on Cybertron! Either way, looks like some species on Cybertron is going down unless Optimus Prime and Scarlett can save the day…

  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The Hasbro comic book crossover event of 2017 is here!
  • The wild ride ends here! Who will live? Who will die? What will happen to Cybertron?
  • Expect both a satisfying conclusion and the start of a whole new era!
  • Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!

Read more below to check out the preview, then join us after the break to discuss First Strike #6 on the Cobra Island Forums

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TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE Exclusive Collection Now On Indiegogo!

By way of Indiegogo comes an amazing new collection of Transformers vs. G.I.Joe offerings from IDW Publishing! G.I. Joe & the Transformers clash in this exclusive IGG variant signed by artist Livio Ramondelli!

Your toybox comes alive in IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE: First Strike! Featuring an incredible Indiegogo-exclusive signed cover from long-time Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli, and with add-ons ranging from rare enamel pins to gorgeous posters, this campaign is for every fan who saw recess as an opportunity to wage war between the Transformers and G.I. Joe!

See the Transformers and G.I. Joe like you’ve never seen them before! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace. Cobra is invading Cybertron, and only G.I. Joe and the Transformers can save the two worlds! In addition to Livio’s Indiegogo-exclusive cover, the campaign is offering sets of limited-edition variant covers, including an convention exclusive! For you completists, there’s bundles of all 10 stunning covers to add to your collection!

With 7 different tiers, there really is something for everyone. Read more below to see a full breakdown of what’s available in the campaign, then go get your contribution in! Once you’re done there, come join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime Coming Soon From TFC Toys!

Although Cobra Island is of course G.I.Joe-centric, this is news we’re positive you don’t want to miss out on. This past weekend at TFCon, the team at TFC Toys announced that they’ll soon be releasing a “Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime” based on Don Figueroa’s artwork! Thanks to @OscarFung0912, we have a images from the event that show a gray model of the upcoming release that you can check out by reading more below. 

What are your thoughts? Will you be adding this awesome new figure to your G.I.Joe/Transformer crossover collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Swindle

Swindle Wants to Know . . .

“Bro, do you even lift?”

I picked up Combiner Wars Swindle last night, and I took a few pictures.

When I first saw Swindle on the shelf I had a mixed opinion of the figure.  The one I really wanted was Brawl, to tell you the truth, but this was the only one they had on shelves.  I wasn’t a fan of the Rook mold to be honest, but G1 Swindle is one of the figures I had as a kid.  Also the figure was a lot bulkier than I thought Swindle should be.  The original figure had scrawny arms.

This guy’s been clearly hitting the gym lately.  He’s a regular beefcake!

All in all I’m glad I picked up the figure.  The proper hands are a VAST improvement over Rook!  The hole in front of the fist was . . . interesting, but I prefer my figures to be able to hold their weapons the right way.

Speaking of weapons, Swindle comes with the same hand/foot/gun that rook came with. There’s a hole in the palm section that allows you to mount it on top of his vehicle mode, but it also allows you to combine it with his main gun!

All in all Swindle is a pretty awesome figure.  Maybe a little beefier than I expected, but a great addition to my Decepticon ranks!

I’d recommend him, even if you’re not planning on picking up the rest of the Combaticons.  Hell, I’m not.  Well probably Brawl, but not the other three.

You can check out larger images in the Swindle gallery on Cobra Island’s Google+ page!

Discuss the Combiner Wars Swindle figure here!

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Transformers vs G.I. Joe Issue 10 Preview

Thanks to Comics Alliance we have a preview of Transformers vs G.I. Joe #10 from IDW Publishing!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10
Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
· Boom!
· BOOM!
· BOOOOOOOM!

Transformers vs G.I. Joe issue 10 discussion!

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IDW Solicits: February 2016!

IDW Publishing released solicits for their February 2016 G.I. Joe books!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)—GEM OF THE MONTH

 

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Mike Choi (c)

On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)8-Bit Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Matt Waite (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Toy Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Blank Sketch Variant (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by CoreyLewis!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 Complete Box Set

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Choi, Villanelli, Waite, Riches, Blank Sketch (c)

Want to collect all the covers, but don’t have the time to chase them down? Buy the entire set, which comes in a collectible box! Includes all five covers from Mike Choi, Paolo Villanelli, Matt Waite, Adam Riches, and a blank sketch cover, to boot!

FC • 40 pages x 5 • $24.99

Bullet points:

  • A titanic tussle between the World Warriors and the Real American Heroes!
  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6

Chuck Dixon, Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Agustin Padilla (a) • Adam Gorham (c)

G.I. JOE: THE IDW COLLECTION presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading order. Volume 6 depicts the beginning of the epic storyline “Cobra Civil War.” Cobra Commander is dead, and a deadly competition ensues within the organization to find a new leader that places the JOEs squarely in their sites. Collects G.I. JOE Series Two #0–4, Cobra #1–4, and Snake Eyes #1–4.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 324 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-533-4

Bullet points:

  • The best way to catch up on G.I. JOE!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11

 

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

ESCAPE FROM PRIMUS! With Earth no more, the G.I. JOE team battles to make CYBERTRON their new home—but MEGATRON has something to say about that. Hint: it’s “no, I’m not going to let you do that.” Plus: the secret history of DUKE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Tom Neely (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The most intense crossover in comics history races toward the destruction of another planet!
  • Nothing is sacred, and nothing is safe!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Valentine’s Day Card Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part of IDW’s big Valentine’s Day promotion!
  • COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE!
  • The biggest G.I. JOE storyline comes to an epic conclusion in this special 24-page story!

IDW February G.I. Joe books discussion!

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G.I.Joe vs Transformers New Crossover Figures By Fun Publications Inc

Today at BotCon 2015, The Transformers Collectors Club (run by Fun Publications, Inc, who also run the G.I.Joe Collectors Club) announced new G.I.Joe vs Transformers figures that will be available to Club members. The new crossover figures are Rodimus and Arcee who were featured in the Transformers episode “Only Human”.

Both figures will be based off of G.I.Joe components (you can see that Arcee uses Bombstrike’s head) and will be available next year. Also shown alongside these new offerings were figures we were aware that were on their way – The Club exclusive G.I.Joe vs Transformers Old Snake with Stealth B.A.T. (Battle Android Trooper) x2 and Marissa Faireborn (Flint & Lady Jayes daughter) with Afterbreaker (Afterburner, a Technobot).

We’ve mirrored a few images here for your review, but make sure to check out the amazing coverage of #BotCon2015 across the ‘net (places like TFW2005.com) for more images and information.

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Vimeo Killed the Radio Star!

Now’s the chance to own a digital copy of every episode of the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon!  For $40, you can purchase the entire series to stream any time or download to your own personal devices!  That comes out to about 42 cents per episode!
But wait there’s more!  You can also buy every episode of Transformers Generation 1!
So grab your popcorn and download your copy of these great shows today!
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