Large images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation calendar – the Special Ops mystery revealed!

The 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation calendar went on sale last week, and GeneralsJoes has received it in the mail!  While all of the months images have been revealed in the past, I’ve got some much larger images presented in this post.  The character selection is odd to say the least with no Duke or Flint, but we did get Mouse, Clutch, and the mysterious “Special Ops”.

Many of us were wondering who this “Special Ops” character was, and I believe I’ve got the answer.  One look at this image and it certainly seems to be Ryan Hansen underneath the camouflage body armor.  Hansen was previously rumored to be playing Grunt in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, so either the Grunt character got re-named (which isn’t a surprise, I seem to remember there being some trademark issues with the generic “Grunt” code name) or they just decided to use this “Special Ops” moniker as a way around it.

Regardless, I’ve mirrored a number of the month images below, including the aforementioned Special Ops, Mouse (played by Joseph Mazzello) and Clutch (reportedly played by Jim Palmer, according to IMDB).

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for February, 2013

The next evolution of G.I. Joe comics is upon us, and the solicitations for February, 2013 reflect this new shift.  With no new monthly Cobra or Snake Eyes titles, the IDW universe officially moves on to 2013 and beyond with the first issues of  Special Missions and the Cobra Files hitting in March and April respectively.

Check out what we can expect from the new G.I. Joe #1 as well as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #187 after the jump.

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