A sneak peek at the Amazon exclusive Iron Klaw/Crimson Trooper comic

Many Joefans likely flocked to Amazon.com to pre-order G.I. Joe: Resolute so they could check out the exclusive unreleased Resolute comic that was available for download with the purchase.  GeneralsJoes was among that crowd, and I’m posting a little sneak peek at some of the panels in the comic.  I was really pleasently surprised at the book, to be honest…it was written very crisply, with a lot more adult-oriented action than some of the previous releases.  The coolest thing is, it gives some insight into the Iron Klaw Troopers and Crimson Troopers.  By looking at the panels in the book, it would appear that the Iron Klaw Troopers are meant to be the “cream of the crop” of Cobra troops, even above the esteemed elite Crimson Guard.  Heavily utilizing the Iron Klaw look from G.I. Joe: Extreme, they actually mesh into the Cobra hierarchy very well.

As for the Crimson Troopers…at first they appear to simply be offshoots of the Crimson Guard, but at one point, the Iron Klaw Trooper hands one of them a tactical vest, updated helmet, and parachute which almost look to have a strong Resolute Trooper influence.  Actually, in one of the panels, the Crimson Trooper looks like it was probably a Resolute Trooper from the neck down with a cool newly sculpted helmet for the head.

Frankly…this is a big bummer, considering this never got released.  This could have been a great Resolute Crimson Guard, and I am a humongous fan of the Resolute Trooper tooling.  The comic issue shows the Crimson Troopers going through a rigorous  training exercise designed to weed out the ineffective and incapable.  At the end, one Crimson Trooper remains and we get a glimpse of just how intense Cobra’s training program is.  A pretty cool shift, and unlike many of the other Resolute comics, this one actually seems like it could mesh into the Resolute universe fairly well.  Check out the mirrored images below.

8 thoughts on “A sneak peek at the Amazon exclusive Iron Klaw/Crimson Trooper comic

  1. Ugh. I really wanted them to play up the character as being Iron Klaw. I think I am glad this thing didn’t get released. I want the figure, but I want it presented properly.

  2. so cool to see an Iron Klaw toy and him in a comic but ya its a bit disappointing to see him as a trooper and not as a Individual, bit mistake hasbro

  3. The ‘Crimson Trooper’ honestly seems kind of lame. It’s just the red Resolute Trooper from the 5 pack with a Crimson Guard head.

  4. I thought it was great, but then again I love any G.I. Joe comics where COBRA’s ranks are the stars.

  5. Hasbro really needs to make these comics available in the printed form. Maybe we should ask this during the Hasbro Q&A. Also, Iron Klaw really needs to be released.

  6. Just found this. Very cool. Iron Klaw is great. What’s wrong with him being a Trooper? Extreme is set in the future. This would have been a great tie in. Much like Bobba Fett from Star Wars is wearing the armor of a long gone warrior race, Iron Klaw in the Extreme verse could have been the last of the Iron Klaw troopers. Maybe he is even the last of all of Cobra. So much potential. I would love to see this as an online exclusive or maybe even when POC debuts it could be a store exclusive. Love to get my hands on this comic. Cool! THanks Justin!!

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