IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for August, 2013

IDW has released the solicitation information for titles upcoming in August, 2013, including the latest installments of G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Cobra Files, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.  We have Zartan, the Dreadnoks, and some very ominous tidings for the Larry Hama penned title, just look at the TV screen in the cover if you doubt that.

Also on deck is the release of Volume 3 of the Marvel Complete Collection and the first trade paperback for the new G.I. Joe series.

Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below for full solicitation information.

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More information about G.I. Joe: Battleground Mobile Game courtesy of Kotaku

Just recently DeNA announced their joint collaboration with Hasbro to produce the upcoming mobile game G.I. Joe: Battleground.  I revealed yesterday that Robert Atkins would be providing artwork for this upcoming game, and now Kotaku had a chance to speak with David Phan, a producer of the upcoming game.

This interview reveals for sure that G.I. Joe: Battleground is a Trading Card based combat/strategy game, and even directs us to a game with a similar engine, Blood Brothers, also by DeNA.

According to Phan, the ultimate goal of DeNA is to get collectible cards representing every character (or toy) released in the original line, and heck, the article even name drops Hit & Run.  You won’t get a frown out of me on that one.  Check out the article on Kotaku.com.

Details emerge about Zartan’s return to the IDW G.I. Joe universe

When we last saw Zartan in the IDW G.I. Joe storyline, he was on board an airplane as it crashed in the Australian wilderness…there had been no real sign of a hood or eye black, and besides his uncanny ability to mimick the appearance of others (a great genetic experiment that was actually a highlight of IDW’s backstories in my opinion) he bore little real resemblance to the Zartan we knew and loved.

Well, that’s apparently all changing with the July release of G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5, which brings Zartan as well as the Dreadnoks back to the forefront, and Zartan looks might familiar this time around.

Newsarama spoke with both Chuck Dixon and Will Rosado about Special Missions #5, and the details are revealed right here.

From the sounds of things, the Dreadnoks in IDW’s world are pretty nasty little buggers.  Not so much the comic relief as they were in other G.I. Joe universes.  I’m kind of looking forward to see where they’re going with this.  Again, check out Newsarama for the latest info.