Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe #14, RAH #179, and Cobra Command Volume 1

A big week for G.I. Joe comics this week with not only G.I. Joe #14, but also Real American Hero #179, and Volume 1 of the Cobra Command series all hitting on Wednesday!  I’ve got previews for all three books below.

G.I. JOE #14

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Will Rosado, Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

“Deep Terror, part 2!”

Under-staffed, under water, and under the gun! The new stripped-down Joe team battles a very public Cobra as Dr. Mindbender drills on the ocean floor—but what’s he looking for? And how will Scarlett and her team escape?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover

Bullet points:

  • An all-new direction for G.I. JOE!

G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero #179

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Gallant (c)

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! The Blue Ninja Clan begins its final assualt on Cobra’s homebase, and Cobra Commander, Baroness, Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett and Stalker are all caught in the fray! This is the explosive conclusion to the Blue Ninja saga that you’ve all been waiting for. Things will never be the same for G.I. Joe and Cobra after G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #179, don’t miss it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

G.I. JOE: Cobra Command, Vol. 1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins (c)

The Cobra Civil War is over but there’s no risk of a peace outbreak. “Cobra Command” starts here as the new Cobra Commander kicks off his reign with total war as he invades a sovereign nation with all the military might under his power.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-221-8

Bullet points:

• Includes issues #9 of all three ongoing series of G.I. JOE, Cobra, and Snake Eyes, as well as G.I. JOE #10.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Cobra #11 – Cobra Command ends here!

Once again running about a week behind, but I just can’t help it with all of the IDW awesomeness that comic stores are getting hit with on a weekly basis!  To this point I believe I have reviewed every installment of the Cobra Command series, and here is a helpful little rundown of all of those reviews:

I’ll be honest, it’s been a great ride, but obviously every story arc is only as good as the last memory of it.  So how does Cobra Command shake out?  Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the details.

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Five Page preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe #12

Cobra Command is officially over, but the ramifications will be felt for a long time.  The beginning of a new age of the G.I. Joe team starts here and now!  Check out the 5 page preview below, and be sure to scoop this issue up at your local comic store on Wednesday.

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Will Rosado, Steve Ellis (c)

COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It’s a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of COBRA COMMAND, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! Who will lead the Joes into this new, deadlier, downsized future? SCARLETT leads and op into one of the wildest wildernesses on the planet to uncover a COBRA facility that threatens the very balance of the universe as we enter… DEEP TERROR!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Black & White Will Rosado cover!

Bullet points:

  • In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!
  • The JOEs face a new villain—a slashed operating budget!
  • Who will lead the JOEs?!

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe #11

Yes, I know I’m a bit behind the 8 ball on this one, time has been tight…  but I figured I couldn’t very well review Snake Eyes #11, covering Cobra Command Part 8 unless I covered Cobra Command Part 7 first!

That’s how much I’m enjoying this storyline…trying to make every effort to review every part of it.

Go ahead and click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to check out the full review.

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Five Page preview for IDW’s Snake Eyes #11

Tomorrow is Wednesday, which any self-respecting geek knows is “new comic day” and the new G.I. Joe comic hitting local comic shops tomorrow is Snake Eyes #11!  Part 8 of Cobra Command, we’re nearing the end of this great 9-part series, and things are heating up.

Check out the 5 page preview below.

Snake Eyes Ongoing #11

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)

The Commander demands satisfaction! COBRA’s war on a helpless sovereign nation roars toward its conclusion. Snake Eyes is alone against the Red Ninjas led by Storm Shadow in the Temple of the Bells as weapons of mass destruction fall over Nanzhao. The Joes are in jeopardy at a border crossing against a squadron of B.A.T.s. Storm Shadow offers Snake Eyes a devil’s deal; the key to the heart of COBRA. Will the most dangerous Joe accept?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

David Williams interconnected cover!

Bullet points:                                                                                             

  • PART 8 of Cobra Command!

Five Page Previews for Real American Hero #176 and G.I. Joe #11

One thing IDW has done a fantastic job of with their G.I. Joe titles is making sure we have a G.I. Joe presence almost every week at the comic store, and this week is no exception!  The always impressive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits on Wednesday as well as the second “season” of G.I. Joe.

Cobra Command and the Blue Ninja saga both rage on, and you can see 5-Page previews for both titles from IDW below.

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #11

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)

The Commander demands annihilation! COBRA’s horrific war escalates and the Joes are fighting for their lives in the killing fields. The new Cobra Commander unleashes weapons of unimaginable horror in a scorched earth strategy that will turn the Southeast Asian country of Nanzhao into a lifeless wasteland. Will the Joes stand or run? You already know the answer to that one, don’t you?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Variant David Williams interconnected cover!

Bullet points:

  • PART 7 of Cobra Command!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #176

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Gallant (c)

It’s pure pandemonium, as three sides rush to track down the leader of the Blue Ninja menace. Can Cobra Commander, Snake Eyes and Baroness find a way to aid each other in their quest for vengeance? Or will their animosity toward each other give their common enemy the upper hand? Tension runs high as the Blue Ninja threat escalates in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #176!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Larry Hama variant sketch cover cover!

IDW Publishing posts gallery of Wilkins G.I. Joe covers

Wow…you know, I’ve been impressed by Dave Wilkins’ G.I. Joe covers throughout the Cobra Command series, but somehow seeing them all together like this makes it even more impressive.  Over on Twitter today, both The Real Jose Gon and The Terror Drome remarked how cool the covers were, and IDW took it to heart.

They posted a very cool Tumblr update that showcases all of the covers in one central place.  They ROCK.  As I said, I’ve enjoyed them, but seeing them all collected together is even cooler.  His artistic style is really unique and he manages to really bring out the characters nicely.

I’ve mirrored a few of the images below, but you should definitely hit up IDW’s Tumblr post to see them all.  It’s worth your time.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s Cobra #10

Another week, another installment in the Cobra Command multi-part adventure.  IDW continues to use the same art team along with their regular compliment of writers to carry the story along and maintain a great sense of unity even as it hops from title to title.  The results so far have been excellent, in my opinion.

What I really love about how the Cobra title is treating this story is that they are staying very much in continuity and sticking with the format, but you can definitely smell the Cobra vibe as you read the pages.  This issue is no different.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW Snake Eyes #10

I ran a bit behind last week getting the IDW reviews posted, but I don’t intend to make that mistake this week, especially as Cobra Command continues on and we finally get at least a little bit of interaction between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

I’m the last person to complain about a lack of ninja conflict within the G.I. Joe universe, but IDW has really been dragging out the whole Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow dynamic.  Apparently they’re moving closer to a resolution here as Snake Eyes wades neck deep into Red Ninja territory.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra #9

Pretty much since day one, IDW’s Cobra title has been very unique among the other G.I. Joe titles.  It had a very distinct writing style and an even more unique art style, which immediately brought it out of the “high octane” action world and into a crime noir episodic world.

So what was going to happen when IDW brought Cobra into the more mainstream style?  Well, it loses some of its unique charm, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad issue.  Click the Read the Rest of this Entry link below for the details.

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