So, 2012 was obviously a strange year for G.I. Joe. I’ve never seen a year be so eventful and uneventful all at the same time. There was a constant stream of news, information, and chewy nuggets of discussion, but at the end of the day (year?) there was really little change in the status quo, or some might argue a negative change in status quo. How is that even possible?
So, anyway… 2013 is the next year standing before us, and I think we’re all hoping it ends up better than the last, at least from a G.I. Joe perspective. With some fantastic product revealed at last year’s JoeCon, with Toy Fair only a couple of short months away, with the apparently successful Figure Subscription Service experiment, and with the brand branching out with third party companies like Hot Toys, things are certainly looking more positive.
While G.I. Joe news was a roller coaster this year, the dedication, interaction, and support that I receive from the online G.I. Joe community has done nothing but grown stronger, and I thank you all for visiting the site, supporting the site, and interacting with me here and on Twitter. The Joe community is awesome, and I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to interact with so many of you.
Thanks for a great 2012, and here’s looking ahead to an even better 2013. Happy New Year.
After a small Christmas hiatus, IDW is hitting G.I. Joe full steam ahead with two exciting new issues hitting comic stores on Wednesday! Even with the New Years Day holiday coming at us, we’ve got previews up for these two issues, Danger Girl/G.I. Joe #5 and Cobra #20. Just from the previews these two issues look like such polar opposites within the scope of the G.I. Joe framework, but they both look like a whole lot of fun.
Check out the preview pages below.
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
Joe Eisma & Juan Castro variant cover!
The OKTOBER GUARD are here—and they want to take down G.I. Joe!
The biggest story COBRA has ever told!
Danger Girl / G.I. JOE
Andy Hartnell (w) • John Royle (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)
The two most incredible covert action teams the world has ever known—so covert, in fact, that neither knows the other exists—are meeting for the first time ever! Repeat: Danger Girl and G.I. JOE, together. Spies! Girls! Ninjas! COBRA!
(Text appears to be from the TPB Solicitation, the preview above is for issue #5)