IDW Solicitations for G.I. Joe titles in April, 2013 – New stuff ahoy!

From the looks of the solicitation list, April is going to be the first gung ho month of the IDW G.I. Joe revamp, with all three titles hitting in that particular month.  Tons of exclusive covers, lots happening in every title.  Not to mention the Hama Real American Hero title is bringing in some very familiar faces.

We get some background into Duke’s history this month, and it occurs to me that this is something that was lacking a bit in the mainstream G.I. Joe title previously.  Sure, we got quite a bit of backstory for the team itself, but do we even really know who these people are?  Why should we care about them?  What are their motivations?  I’m looking forward to seeing a little bit more depth to these characters.  Maybe a smaller cast of characters will help drive that.

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G.I. JOE #3

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

CHOOSE YOUR PATH! You become DUKE, leader of the G.I. JOE team, as he begins his journey to become a Real American Hero! You make the life or death decisions! Or—is Duke just being tortured horrifically at the hands of the Baroness, and this is way of dealing with it—a never-ending branching series of “Might Have Beens?” Or… is it both?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey, co-creator of the Comic Book History of Comics!   

Bullet points:

  • The new direction continues!
  • Everybody will be talking about the most innovative G.I. Joe comic since the silent issue!
  • The origin of Duke!

 

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett and her Special Missions team rush to the heart of a perfect storm to retrieve a prize of forty billion (with a B!) of COBRA funds lying in the ocean deep. The only trouble is that the Baroness is already on the scene with a cutthroat crew of her own to reclaim the booty for COBRA!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            “Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” variant cover by Jim Rugg!   

Bullet points:

  • The missions get deadlier!
  • A new milestone in the Scarlett/Mainframe relationship!
  • Ties into the first G.I. JOE story arc!

 

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1—SPOTLIGHT

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Michael Lark, Fuso (c)

A SNAKE IN THEIR MIDST! Her name is CHAMELEON—and she used to be a COBRA agent. Now she’s made her way into the G.I. JOE team—the honest way. But even with the best of intentions, does she have what it takes to fight on the side of the angels? FLINT thinks she does, and he’s willing to gamble the lives of this teammates on her… Unfortunately, with the Crimson Twin called TOMAX pulling the strings, no bet is a sure thing.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            “CobraGraphic” variant cover by Tom Whalen!

             wraparound variant cover by Jamal Igle, featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

Bullet points:

  • The third big launch in the new direction of G.I. JOE comics!
  • Can a Cobra agent become a hero?
  • “Mike Costa’s Cobra is one of the best comics being published today”—Brian K. Vaughan

 

G.I. JOE: The Cobra Files #1—Subscription Variant

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A variant Baroness cover by Brandon Peterson! Only for loyal subscription box customers!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE takes to the high seas to stop the BLACK MAJOR from eliminating the hostages aboard an oil survey ship. Can SCARLETT, STALKER, TORPEDO, GUNG-HO and BEACH HEAD storm the ship and get the hostages to safety? G.I. JOE is in for choppy waters in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

G.I JOE: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2

Larry Hama & Steven Grant (w) • Mike Vosburg, Geof Isherwood, Larry Hama, Russ Heath, & Frank Springer (a) • N/A (c)

G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION presents the full run of original A REAL AMERICAN HERO stories, placed into proper reading order with subsequent series, like Special Missions. Volume 2 contains issues #13–25 along with extras such as character file cards and an introduction by Mark W. Bellomo that sheds light on the creation of the series.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-619-3

Offered Again!

G.I. JOE: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 HC • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-396-3

 

G.I. JOE: TALES FROM THE COBRA WARS—SPOTLIGHT

Max Brooks, Chuck Dixon, Matt Forbeck, Jon McGoran, Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya (w) • Gabriele Dell’Otto (c)

GI JOE: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baroness―they’re all here as the ongoing war between GI JOE and COBRA is depicted from every angle. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today’s leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.

TPB • BW • $8.99 • 320 Pages • 4” x 7” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-664-3

Bullet points:

• All-original prose stories by some of today’s most notable authors!

• Superstar author Max Brooks (World War Z, G.I. JOE: Hearts and Minds) edits the collection and contributes a G.I. JOE story!

 

G.I. JOE: Cobra: Oktober Guard

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso & Werther Dell’Edera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

Who is the OKTOBER GUARD? The deadliest group of elite killers and assassins ever faced by G.I. JOE or COBRA! But with the main G.I. JOE force focused on tracking down SNAKE EYES, it’s all up to FLINT and the covert G.I. JOE squad to step in—and take them down!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-618-6

G.I. JOE/Transformers, Vol. 3

Tim Seeley (w) • Joe Ng, James Raiz, Alex Milne, & Andrew Wildman (a) • Brendan Cahill (c)

The G.I. JOE vs The Transformers saga continues as the AUTOBOTS return to earth and with the help of G.I. JOE plan on destroying all Cybertronian technology. But Serpentor has other objectives.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 208 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-620-9

Bullet points:

• Collects “Art of War” and the following series “Black Horizon.”

Offered Again!

G.I JOE/Transformers, Vol. 1 TPB • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-352-9

G.I JOE/Transformers, Vol. 2 TPB • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-535-6

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