Over the past several years, I don’t think I’ve talked to anyone who isn’t a fan of the IDW Publishing Cobra series. This landmark comic, kicked off a couple of years ago by Mike Costa, Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, showed readers that G.I. Joe could get dark and gritty in a way that it really never had before. The film noir writing and artistic style blended together perfectly with a nearly flawless granular look at a single undercover G.I. Joe agent trapped behind enemy lines.
If Brandon Jerwa brought Chuckles to the public consciousness with his work on the Devils’ Due Frontline book, Costa, Gage, and Fuso permanently etched him into the G.I. Joe mythology, weaving a fascinating and intriguing tale of how a single agent worked his way within the vicious underbelly of Cobra and nearly brought the operation to its knees.
Amazon.com has a pre-order posted for a fantastic looking hardcover, listing December 17th as the release date. Christos Gage has been pretty public on Twitter, and he suspects these hardcover editions will be under-ordered….so if you even think you might want this book. Pre-order it. Click the banner below to grab this great edition at a great price, and support GeneralsJoes.com while you’re at it. It is currently at a fantastic price as well, saving you nearly $25 off of the cover price!
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Without much new merchandise to swoon over, it’s important to get familiar with G.I. Joe’s history as well as some of the cooler offshoots of the G.I. Joe brand, and the latest episode of the JDSO Podcast does that in spades! We get some awesome insight about the Jurassic Park line that may or may not ever come to pass as well as some great intel about shared parts between G.I. Joe, Stargate, James Bond Jr, and many other toylines of the 80’s and 90’s.
Also, one of the rarest pieces of the late 90’s comes to light with a great look at the Desert Headquarters exclusive figures that were slated to come out in ’98, but were lost to the “sands of time” so to speak.
Check out the latest episode on the JDSO Podbean page, and make sure you hit JoeDeClassified.com to see all the fantastic images to go along with the episode details. This is one you don’t want to miss!
Good friend of GeneralsJoes and writer for USA Today Brian Truitt took some time to speak with Chuck Dixon, current writer of IDW’s G.I. Joe title, and the guy who is going to be headlining the G.I. Joe: Special Missions title next year.
As the flagship G.I. Joe title retools slightly for a more public face in 2013, the Special Missions title will focus on the more specialized, military operations on a much smaller scale. With Scarlett and Mainframe as two team leaders, we get a peek at the nitty gritty G.I. Joe world that we all know and love.
Along with this interview, preview pages were also posted, showing a peek into the intial release of Special Missions. So far we’re looking good! Check out the USA Today interview right here, and the preview pages below.