IDW G.I. Joe release solicitations for December, 2012

IDW Publishing has revealed the following G.I. Joe titles, which are slated to be released in December, 2012.  The next installments of G.I. Joe, Cobra, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, as well as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero are the expected ones, as well as some collected volumes, too.

Does anyone else actually remember a time when there weren’t G.I. Joe comics on shelves?  Seems like so long ago, I hope we don’t take this for granted.  Great stuff coming up by IDW.

Check out the full range of solicitations by clicking the Read the Rest of the Story link below.

G.I. JOE #20

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Ken Loh (c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES hurtles toward its shocking conclusion! SERPENTOR’S FANG BRIGADE closes in on the Arashikage refuge deep in the jungle. HELIX and SNAKE EYES battle for their lives surrounded on all sides by warring foes. The G.I. JOE team rides to the rescue—but will they find a battlefield or a graveyard?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Cover:

Dave Wilkins interconnected cover!

Bullet points:

  • TARGET: SNAKE EYES CONTINUES!
  • SNAKE EYES versus G.I. JOE!

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a & c)

TARGET: SNAKE EYES ends the only way it can—in the mano y mano, ninja to ninja battle that G.I. JOE fans have been waiting for! SNAKE EYES versus STORM SHADOW in a fight to the end—with the fate of the Arashikage clan at stake.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

 Dave Wilkins interconnected cover!

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE versus SNAKE EYES versus STORM SHADOW!
  • Leads in to next month’s shocker!

Cobra #20

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)

OKTOBER IS BURNING! The covert G.I. JOE team is in for the fight of their lives as they go toe-to-toe against the OKTOBER GUARD! But who are they? Where did they come from? And what do they want? The answers will shock you—but we can tell you that MAJOR BLUDD is looking for retribution!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Joe Eisma & Juan Castro variant cover!

Bullet points:

  • The OKTOBER GUARD are here—and they want to take down G.I. Joe!
  • The biggest story COBRA has ever told!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #185

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant  (a) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (c)

Things are finally coming to a head between DARKLON and DESTRO! With the two adversaries confronting each other for the first time in years, things could get out of control—fast! Meanwhile, G.I. JOE is in trouble: CLUTCH and ROCK N’ ROLL are trapped in COBRA’s new HQ and a new mission in Benzheen takes a turn for the worse! The villains reign supreme in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #185!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, Vol. 1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea DiVito (c)

SNAKE EYES returns to Japan to re-join the Arashikage clan and team up with STORM SHADOW. Their target: the new COBRA COMMANDER! Will the most dangerous JOE turn his back on his loyalties and his friends just to bring down the new COBRA leader?

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-419-9

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #13–17.

G.I. JOE/Transformers, Vol. 2

Josh Blaylock & Dan Jolley (w) • Mike S. Miller, E.J. Su, Tim Seeley, Emiliano Santalucia, & Guido Guidi (a) • Mike S. Miller (c)

COBRA gains control of giant, transforming robots and uses them in their attacks. In response, the United States military forms an elite group of soldiers, G.I. JOE. COBRA COMMANDER, MEGATRON, HAWK, BUMBLEBEE, OPTIMUS PRIME, and more do battle.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 248 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-535-6

Bullet points:

  • Collects all 10 issues of G.I. JOE vs The Transformers and G.I. JOE vs The Transformers II.
  • Psyche-Out

    I do remember the dark ages between Marvel and Devil’s Due, when there were no GI Joe comics on the shelves. I am very thankful now and am very impressed with IDW’s GI Joe universe.

  • Other

    Wow… more of Snake Eyes and Helix teaming up and Scarlett being shown as a woman who goes from one guy to the next… as always, Chunk has nothing new, nothing great, and nothing original to write