Top 10 G.I. Joe News Stories of 2015

At any given time throughout 2015 it felt like a pretty slow news year for G.I. Joe, but as always, when you stop and look back, suddenly things don’t look quite so small.

Granted G.I. Joe product at retail was pretty much focused to a singular burst in late summer as the 50th Anniversary exploded, then faded, even though we got Convention product and FSS figures earlier in the year. With all that being said, it still feels like there were plenty of “banner moments” in G.I. Joe news for the year that was.

News was breaking right up until the last moment, and I’m actually a bit worried that if I post this prior to December 31st I might end up missing something!

Click the “read more” link below to check out the full list!

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #222 and Transformers vs G.I. Joe #10

Two new G.I. Joe issues from IDW Publishing hit comic shops tomorrow as the COBRA World Order continues in A Real American Hero #222 and the capers of the Transformers and G.I. Joe dive further into strangeness in Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #10.  Check out the previews below!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #222: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

Cobra finally insinuates itself into the highest positions in the US government, while G.I. Joe approaches the highest powers in the pentagon for aid in the fight. But help comes from an unexpected ally that reveals the true nature of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA WORLD ORDER comes to a head—COBRA’S true plan is finally revealed!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Boom!
  • BOOM!
  • BOOOOOOOM!

IDW G.I. Joe title Solicitations for March, 2016

We’re neck deep in COBRA World Order, but still looking ahead to March to see where G.I. Joe might be next!  Check out all of the latest G.I. Joe oriented solicitation info from IDW below!

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G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—GEM OF THE MONTH

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a & c)

In a world… where COBRA rules the planet! COBRA COMMANDER’s forces have won, the entire planet Earth now submits to COBRA rule… but the burdens of ruling over billions of people make COBRA COMMANDER anxious to the good old days. And he decides there’s just one group that can bring chaos back to this totalitarian order: G.I. JOE!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—Subscription Variant

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a) • Brian Shearer (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Extra-length one-shot!
  • Find out what happens in a world… where COBRA turns the table on G.I. JOE… but they can’t wait to bring them back!
  • Part of IDW’s Deviations 5-week event!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. Joe believes it can rest easy after stopping the COBRA WORLD ORDER… but they must now face a war at home as Cobra Commander amasses followers and maneuvers his hidden agents in order to turn the US into a COBRA NATION!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1—Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new storyline will see G.I. JOE fighting on their home turf!
  • THE COBRA NATION WILL RISE UP!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 14

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant  (a) • Paul Pope (c)

G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE, in “Cobra World Order!” Collects the prelude issue #0 and issues #219–221.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 100 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-554-9

Bullet points:

  • The beginning of a new G.I. JOE epic tale!

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)

The second day of the tournament pitting Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE begins! Destro and M. Bison team up to provide Cobra with the ultimate weapon… but Guile, Snake Eyes, Ryu and Storm Shadow have a plan of their own to stop the Shadaloo tyrant. The World Warrior tournament heats up for the Street Fighter team and G.I. JOE alike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!
  • Variant cover by Matthew Waite!

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Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #221

COBRA World Order continues, and it’s like a vintage fan’s dream come true…cameos galore from some great old school characters.

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits Wednesday, there’s a preview for this upcoming issue below.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

G.I. Joe begins to probe the depths of Cobra’s malevolent plan, but as intrigue after intrigue continues to stack up, even the Real American Heroes will hardly be prepared for Cobra Commander’s next move!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE will not be prepared for the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #220

Can I just reiterate how much I love SL Gallant’s artwork on this book?  Even during this short preview I have such an awesome feeling of nostalgia.  Great stuff.

Part Two of the COBRA World Order is in stores this Wednesday.  Check out the preview below, but more importantly, get to your local comic shop and BUY IT on Wednesday!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Once G.I. Joe uncovers more about Cobra’s sinister plot, the villainous organization goes to ground and consolidates its forces. Cobra’s Master Plan is set to begin and G.I. Joe will not be prepared for the epic scale of the coming caranage!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA WORLD ORDER heats up!

Street Fighter x G.I. Joe highlights IDW February Solicitations

IDW Publishing has released their February solicitations list, including G.I. Joe related titles, and highlighting that list is a new Street Fighter x G.I. Joe series.

Originally announced during New York ComicCon, it appears that the first issue will hit next February. Comic Book Resources has a nice rundown on what to expect, and you can check out the solicitation details below.

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)—GEM OF THE MONTH

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Mike Choi (c)

On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)8-Bit Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Matt Waite (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Toy Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Blank Sketch Variant (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Corey Lewis!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 Complete Box Set

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Choi, Villanelli, Waite, Riches, Blank Sketch (c)

Want to collect all the covers, but don’t have the time to chase them down? Buy the entire set, which comes in a collectible box! Includes all five covers from Mike Choi, Paolo Villanelli, Matt Waite, Adam Riches, and a blank sketch cover, to boot!

FC • 40 pages x 5 • $24.99

Bullet points:

  • A titanic tussle between the World Warriors and the Real American Heroes!
  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!

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G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6

Chuck Dixon, Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Agustin Padilla (a) • Adam Gorham (c)

G.I. JOE: THE IDW COLLECTION presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading order. Volume 6 depicts the beginning of the epic storyline “Cobra Civil War.” Cobra Commander is dead, and a deadly competition ensues within the organization to find a new leader that places the JOEs squarely in their sites. Collects G.I. JOE Series Two #0–4, Cobra #1–4, and Snake Eyes #1–4.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 324 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-533-4

Bullet points:

  • The best way to catch up on G.I. JOE!

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

ESCAPE FROM PRIMUS! With Earth no more, the G.I. JOE team battles to make CYBERTRON their new home—but MEGATRON has something to say about that. Hint: it’s “no, I’m not going to let you do that.” Plus: the secret history of DUKE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Tom Neely (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The most intense crossover in comics history races toward the destruction of another planet!
  • Nothing is sacred, and nothing is safe!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Valentine’s Day Card Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part of IDW’s big Valentine’s Day promotion!
  • COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE!
  • The biggest G.I. JOE storyline comes to an epic conclusion in this special 24-page story!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #219 Preview

It’s new comic day, and IDW Publishing is hitting us with G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #219!  That’s right, the COBRA World Order starts today!

Check out the preview of this latest issue below, and get ready for a wild ride.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #219: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

As suspicious Cobra activity flares up around the globe, Hawk leads a strike team to try and get to the bottom of the sinister organization’s latest plot. But the deeper G.I. Joe digs, the more chilling Cobra’s master plan becomes…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Bullet points:

  • COBRA WORLD ORDER begins—G.I. Joe beware!

IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for January, 2016

The COBRA World Order continues into 2016 and IDW Publishing has released their list of January solicitations.  Check them out, with cover images, below.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

The Sleepers Awaken! COBRA’s covert agents, situated all over the world, activate and prepare to bring about the Cobra World Order. G.I. JOE scrambles to take them down—but it may just be too late!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA’s sleepers rise up—and enact the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

Snake in the Grass! Just when G.I. JOE thinks its safe, COBRA reveals another layer to the Cobra World Order, as a close ally is revealed as a traitor. Can G.I. JOE survive this betrayal?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. Joe cannot escape the true grasp of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

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Classic G.I. JOE, Vol. 17

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant, Ron Wagner (a) • Chris Madden (c)

Larry Hama picks up the original storyline from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero. Iceberg and his team are sent to the North Polar Icecap while Mainframe and Joe Colton battle against Firefly and Crystal Ball. Also, Flint, Lady Jaye, and Heavy Duty face an elusive and long-thought dead foe. Collects issues #166–175.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 244 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-506-8

Bullet points:

  • The original Real American Hero storyline continues!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero “Cobra World Order” Prelude Five-Page Preview

We’re on the cusp of the next G.I. Joe event, with the COBRA World Order getting ready to kick off! I’d say if you’re reading this page, you probably have a decent idea of where things have been prior to this point, but as a “jumping on” place, IDW is releasing the COBRA World Order Prelude, which outlines all of the converging storylines as we lead into this event, and brings readers up to speed on the current G.I. Joe mythology.

This issue hits stands tomorrow, check out the five page preview below

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Paul Pope (c)

It’s zero hour for Real American Hero! This table-setter leads into a mammoth 6-part bi-weekly event kicking off with next month’s RAH #219 and #220! G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • A perfect jumping on point for G.I. Joe fans, new and old!
  • Covers from Paul Pope, Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez!
  • The 7-part COBRA WORLD ORDER starts here and comnitnues in next month’s now- bi-weekly RAH!
  • Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Month promotion!

Comic Book Resources talks to Larry Hama about COBRA World Order

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero moved us only incrementally closer to the new COBRA World Order, but by the looks of it, things are going to start heating up real soon.

Comic Book Resources spoke with writer Larry Hama about the upcoming COBRA World Order storyline and debuted some tantalizing new preview pages.  Check out the article right here, and take a peek at the mirrored preview pages below.