Solicitations for IDW’s G.I. Joe titles – October, 2014

IDW Publishing has released the solicitation information for upcoming G.I. Joe related titles for October! This includes the 6th volume of the “Complete Collection” as well as Real American Hero #207 and the new G.I. Joe #2! Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe hits their 4th issue that month as well. Check out the solicitation information below.

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G.I. Joe #2

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. Joe #2—Subscription Variant

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
  • The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
  • Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #207

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

Crimson Guard members have been infiltrating the nation for months now… and Cobra Commander prepares to spring his plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

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

Larry Hama (w) • Rod Whigham, Herb Trimpe, Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck, Dennis Janke, Todd McFarlane, Marshall Rogers (a) • N/A (c)

G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION presents the full run of original G.I. JOE comics in proper reading order. Includes an introduction by Mark W. Bellomo, issue notes, and vehicle profiles.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-124-4

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #54–61 of A REAL AMERICAN HERO, #3–5 of SPECIAL MISSIONS, and YEARBOOK #3.

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Transformers VS G.I. JOE #4

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

THE WAR AT HOME! But whose home—and whose war?! Interstellar war has never been so cosmic! The G.I. JOE team faces the TRANSFORMERS—on Earth and Cybertron. Plus—just in time for Halloween… meet the OCTOBER GUARD!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Transformers VS G.I. Joe #4—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Riley Rossmo (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Bullet points:

  • The biggest crossover the cosmos has ever faced JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER!!!
  • Ask your retailer about the Tom Scioli connecting variant cover! Connects with the variants for #2 & #3 creating one big piece!

New in hand images of G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary

The time is coming near! First we got a peek at the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary product on eBay, and now they’ve started appearing overseas. Courtesy of ACToys via HISSTank.com more in hand images for the upcoming G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary. Some of the images show some more detailed paintwork and quality control than the eBay images showed, though Lady Jaye’s eyes are still looking a bit sloppy. Thankfully, the camouflage on Leatherneck looks to be a bit better, with some on his legs, even if none appears above the waist.

Check out the images below, and start getting ready… looks like retail offerings are coming real soon!

I will fully admit I haven’t been all that riled up about the 50th Anniversary offerings, but at least some of them are looking pretty nice, especially Leatherneck and Destro. Even Beachhead is a good sight better than the original 25th Anniversary version. Cool to see some more in hand images, and nice to see battle stands and file cards making a triumphant return.

Big thanks to ACToys and HISS Tank for the info!

Eight hours left! Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter – NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED!

We all asked, and Boss Fight Studio answered!

With just eight short hours to go in this already landmark action figure Kickstarter campaign, the folks from Boss Fight Studio have unleashed three more vicious blows to our wallets! As we blew past the initial top mark of $325,000, four extra stretch goals were added, and as we approach blowing past the final one of those, they have hit us with three more!

That’s right, HACKS fans… we’ve got three more exciting stretch goals – the “Conjured Wraith” at $360K, the “Blood Red Armor” at $375K, and last, but certainly not least, the Underworld Queen at $400K!!

Can we get this thing to $400,000? This amazing Kickstarter event has already broken records for action figure Kickstarters, the only question now is, how far can this go? If you haven’t pledged yet, take this opportunity to jump on board! If you have pledged and want to add glow in the dark skeletons to your pledge, DO IT NOW. Let’s ride this train fast right until the end! Eight hours left. The “All In” pledge can now get over FORTY figures for just over $10 apiece! That is INSANE.

Also, don’t forget to attend the exciting virtual Boss Fight Studio “After Party” tonight on FacebookTwitter, and even in their Kickstarter Comments page. This is going to be a very exciting ride. Check out the images of these latest stretch goals below.

G.I. Joe: Battleground “Arise Maximus Arise Part II” is live!

I’ve been woefully behind the eight ball in getting these Battleground updates posted, but I happened to see it come through tonight, and saw that the focus for this latest event is Valor Vs. Venom! That’s something I can definitely get behind. Check out the details of the latest event below.

Deep in the Terror Drome labs, Dr. Mindbender holds General Clayton “Hawk” Abernathy prisoner—a subject of Mindbender’s torturous, venom-fuelled evilution program, and the basis for his ultimate creation…

Desperate to save his General, Beachhead leads a contingent of G.I. JOE Troopers against the Enemy’s HQ, but Cobra’s army of V-troop Swamp Rats, not to mention Zandar and Scrap-Iron, stand in their way. Will the Joes reach Mindbender’s labs in time, or will the mad doctor’s vision of the supreme V-troop overlord be realized? You don’t want to miss the reward cards in this exciting Takedown event, Arise, Maximus, Arise (Part 2), on now!

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Three pages from upcoming Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 by IDW

Thanks to Entertainment News International for cluing us in to the fact that Apple’s iBook Store has posted a few pages from the upcoming first issue of Transformers vs. G.I. Joe by John Barber and Tom Scioli. I know it’s a style that isn’t for everyone, but I didn’t mind the #0 issue, and actually these three pages look pretty fun. I’m feeling some serious early Mike Vosberg vibes and that’s a fun thing.

Check out the three pages below.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. “Ghosts of the Battlefield” unlocked – Accessory sets coming up!

It’s a truly exciting time for folks following the Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter campaign. The “Days Remaining” have officially converted to “Hours Remaining” (a relief, I’m sure for folks who are tired of seeing it everywhere) and the next stretch goals on the docket are accessory packs!

Unlocked late last night was the “Ghosts of the Battlefield” Two Pack, an exciting set of Glow in the Dark warriors who are arch enemies, trapped in an endless “undead” world. Now, for folks who have gone “All In” we have some great accessory sets for all the ‘Blanks’ you’ve now amassed.

The great thing is, too, once the first Accessory Set is unlocked, it’s only a $5K gap between them so expect stretch goals to fall quickly as we ramp up towards STONE FIST!! Who knows, we may see other exciting stretch goals revealed within the last few days as well.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign right here and we are in the HOME STRETCH!

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Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits comic shops tomorrow, and IDW Publishing has released an action packed preview! Check out the details below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

TORPEDO leads a dangerous G.I. JOE rescue mission in Olliestan, and the odds are stacked against the team—will they make the evac in time before they get overwhelmed? A tense game of cat-and-mouse continues in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant cover by Larry Hama!

Darkness Falls Episode 14 – Beware the Adder!

The G.I. Joe team has broken into the Cobra temple in two fronts, and battles rage throughout the complex.  While the main brunt of the G.I. Joe force blasts through the front door, a small recon team infiltrates through hidden passageways…but they run into unexpected resistance, and quickly learn… to Beware the Adder!

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the episode link below.

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First in hand G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary samples hit eBay

An indication that items are soon to be hitting retail, and overseas seller has posted some auctions for the upcoming G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary product. Every item from Wave 1 (and from Wave 2) are listed for sale, but the more key points are the close up images we have of in hand product. In some cases these overseas sellers get carded samples and open them for sale, so it can be assumed that these are pretty close to production samples. There are certainly some interesting elements to look at with these images.

The vehicle sets have not appeared yet, but the 2 packs and 3 pack images can be seen below.

Thanks to these images there are some clear expectations… the biggest change right off the bat is that Leatherneck appears to be missing his camouflage paint deco. The Cobra Viper is also missing some paint deco on the grenades.

Changes like this are pretty normal throughout the production process, but what is a bit more concerning is an overall “soft” look to some finer details like Lady Jaye’s and Low Light’s eyes.

Granted, these were likely a single sample out of many, so don’t necessarily expect them all to look like this. Early hands on samples are always fun to dissect when they first appear. Check out the full run of auction items on eBay.com.