Thank you for all of your support!

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has bought Welcome to Wolf Squad available at the Kindle Worlds store. The reaction has been fantastic! I am humbled and thankful to everyone, truly.

Anyone who has purchased and read the novella, please consider writing a quick review if you would. Good reviews help would-be readers find the book and provide good feedback to me as well.

When I wrote Welcome to Wolf Squad over ten days last week I never anticipated the positive response I would get, and the reaction has inspired me to dive whole hog into more G.I. Joe fiction. I hope to have some exciting news in that regard in a little while.

Until then, though, if enjoy Welcome to Wolf Squad as well as The Price of Peace trilogy please consider writing a few reviews and thank you all!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2016 Incentive Mike Power the Atomic Man!

Ohh, man.  While Pythona is convincing me to remain a 3 3/4″ themed member of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club in 2016, I can confirm without hesitation that I will be also purchasing Mike Power.  As most folks know, I love me some science-fiction mixed in with my G.I. Joe, and it doesn’t get much better than the Atomic Man!  With an actual LED eye and clear bionic limbs, this 12″ figure looks BOSS.  Of course now, if I pick him up, suddenly I’m going to feel like I have to go back and get all these other Adventure Team figures, too…  must… resist.

Anyway, check out the first revealed images below as well as the press release.  Good looking stuff!

NEW from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club for 2016!

 

In 2015, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club offered the first ever GLOW-IN-THE-DARK 12” G.I. Joe action figure! Doctor Isotope is his name, and he is the membership incentive figure for G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club this year. Anyone who had an active Club membership on March 16 of 2015 received Dr. Isotope in the mail at no additional cost. This unique figure is a villain bent on power and destruction, but as we all know, every great villain needs a strong hero to stand against him!

 

For 2016, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is raising the bar once again by offering a new version of the Classic 1970s figure – MIKE POWER THE ATOMIC MAN, a 12” inch figure which featured clear limbs and an eye that could be made to “blink” by blocking and unblocking the plastic pipe which carried light from the circle on top of the figure’s head to his right eye.

 

The NEW Atomic Man from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club will feature kung fu grip hands, clear legs, a clear arm and an ALL-NEW head design which will include an electronic LED light up eye activated by tugging on his Adventure Team dog tag! The figure will come dressed in tee shirt, shorts, and white shoes based on the RARE vintage uniform from the Secret Mountain Outpost for Atomic Man produced in the 1970s. To add to the fun there will be an accessory uniform set for Atomic Man available for separate purchase!

 

To get the NEW Electronic Mike Power Atomic Man 12” figure, be sure to join the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club by March 16, 2016. With the NEW Atomic Man as a member of the Adventure Team, evil (and Doctor Isotope) won’t stand a chance!

For more information regarding Mike Power, G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club benefits and to JOIN the Club, be sure to visit Gijoeclub.com today!

Entertainment Earth processing 50th Anniversary Pre-Orders

I’m hearing rumblings that online retailer Entertainment Earth is starting to process some of their 50th Anniversary pre-orders!  Great news!

Check out their latest stock of G.I. Joe related product.

Order G.I. Joe Desert Duel Vehicles with Action Figures Exclusive from Entertainment Earth!

Order G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 3 Case from Entertainment Earth!

Check out all of their great G.I. Joe releases, including pre-orders for the Gentle Giant figures and more at Entertainment Earth!

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Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216

The Death of Snake Eyes is behind us, and the Cobra World Order looms large…so what happens now?

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216 is comic shops this Wednesday, and you can check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA RISING! As G.I. Joe continues to mourn the loss of one of their greatest members, Cobra consolidates its power and brings long-departed villains back into the fold…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • Part of EC Comics cover month! Homage cover by Andy Suriano!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

Also coming to comic shops on Wednesday is the trade paperback for the second half of Karen Traviss’ run on G.I. Joe,  The Fall of G.I. Joe.

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for October, 2015

We heard all about the Cobra World Order at San Diego ComicCon, but it looks like in October we’ll start getting a first hand look.  Check out the solicitations for G.I. Joe books from IDW in October to get the lowdown!

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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

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—Francesco Francavilla Variant

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—Phil Jimenez Variant

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude —Artist’s Edition Blank Sketch Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Blank Sketch (c)

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!

New Kindle Worlds Novella – Welcome to Wolf Squad!

I’ll admit, I geeked out just a little bit during the GeneralsJoes Q & A when designer John Violette mentioned the Wolf Squad.  I geeked out so much I immediately started writing a new G.I. Joe Novella, my first fan fiction since my Dio-Story universe ended!

Fans who are familiar with the line up for the upcoming 50th Anniversary assortment in 2015 will find a lot in common here.  Using the mentioned “Wolf Squad” as an inspiration, I crafted an exciting story pitting Joes against Cobras with the characters and vehicles from this upcoming line.

It’s a Novella and it’s available on Kindle Worlds now!  Check it out!
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Any reference to Wolf Squad here is my own take on the idea, nothing endorsed by Hasbro…and this is a “stand alone” story, though may end up being somewhat of a spring board into something…we’ll see.  :)

Enjoy!

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q & A at ComicCon

During the chaos of San Diego ComicCon, friend of GeneralsJoes Chris Polansky took some time to stop by the  Hasbro booth and spoke with Mark Weber, Derryl DePriest, and John Violette about their roles in the latest iteration of G.I. Joe.  They talk 50th Anniversary, IDW Comics, Kre-O, and all sorts of other topics.  It was a great conversation, which I’ve transcribed below.  Big thanks to Chris for taking the time out of his trip to help out. Enjoy!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews the ComicCon Crimson Strike Boxed Set

Last week I posted a review for the ComicCon Kre-O Slaughter Marauders boxed set, and this week I’m following up an exciting SDCC with a review of the exclusive Crimson Strike boxed set with the Cobra Scythe w/ AVAC & Alley-Viper Officer vs. the G.I. Joe CHIMERA w/ Steeler & Grunt.  They’re two pretty fun pieces of a cool looking set that you’ll only find at San Diego ComicCon and HasbroToyShop.

Check out the 50th Anniversary Review Page, or the direct links below.

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THE COBRA WORLD ORDER STARTS THIS OCTOBER FOR G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO

Today in conjunction with San Diego ComicCon, IDW Publishing has announced the latest big event for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe.  This October begins the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

The COBRA WORLD ORDER
Starts This October
For
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero 
The Master Plan Is Set

San Diego, CA (July 11, 2015) – This October, it’s zero hour for A Real American Hero! 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!

Written by the man who started it all, G.I. JOE comics legend Larry Hama, this table-setter leads into a mammoth 8-part bi-weekly event, kicking off with G.I. JOE: ARAH #219 and #220! Art duties for this arc will be in the very capable hands of S.L. Gallant who has become a fan-favorite for his attention to detail and accurate portrayals of classic G.I. JOE vehicles and characters.

“What we have seen of Cobra’s plans in G.I. JOE: ARAH to date is just the tip of the iceberg,” said series writer, Hama. “Other players in the Cobra periphery—like Destro and Zartan—are making their moves so as to be in on whatever benefits accrue from Cobra Commander’s master plot. Meanwhile, Hawk leads an international team around the globe to uncover the details of this sinister conspiracy.”

The Prelude issue will boast covers by some of the hottest artists working in the industry today; with Paul Popeleading the charge on the standard cover and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez. And it doesn’t end there; this issue is also part of IDW’s celebrated Artist’s Edition Month with a variant by Stephen Mooney as well as a Blank Sketch variant.

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Whether you are a longtime fan or new to this world, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude is the prefect jumping on point for all.

“After the Death of Snake Eyes, I didn’t think Larry would come up with something that could top a story like that… but the more we talked about COBRA WORLD ORDER and the more details he gave me about COBRA’s momentous scheme, the more I saw this as a perfect event: something accessible to new readers that still pays off years of worldbuilding and storytelling in G.I. JOE: ARAH. Fans—new and old alike—are gonna be blown away!” said IDW editor, Carlos Guzman.

The 8-part COBRA WORLD ORDER starts here and will continue in the following months’ now bi-weekly G.I. JOE: ARAH! Don’t miss it!

Ladies and gentlemen…we have a BILLY!

It’s been nearly 30 years since he first appeared in the Marvel Comics, a young member of the Cobra youth. He evolved quite a bit since his first appearance, attempting to assassinate his own father, Cobra Commander, losing limbs in a rocket attack from Scrap Iron, and eventually falling under the tutelage of Storm Shadow.

Throughout the years, Billy has become one of the most critical pieces of the G.I. Joe comic book mythology, yet he has never had his own action figure.

Until now.

The Collectors Club revealed their final FSS IV installment today, and it’s none other than Billy himself, for the first time ever. Representing his commando look from the Devils’ Due comics (YES) Billy looks pretty darn good. A very basic build with an exciting new head sculpt, but I think it works remarkably well. This will fill a big hole in comic fans’ collections.

Check out the mirrored image below, and don’t forget to hit up GIJoeClub.com by midnight on July 15th to sign up for FSS IV!

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Now that Billy has been revealed, check out the full line up below!