Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #7

It seems like just yesterday that we were getting a new “Season” of G.I. Joe from IDW Publishing, and here we are, seven issues deep and things are already moving at a breakneck pace. The issue hits local comic shops tomorrow, but you can see the first few pages right now.

G.I. Joe #7
Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)
COBRA TAKES MANHATTAN! It was inevitable once the G.I. JOE team relocated that COBRA COMMANDER would put the Big Apple squarely in his sights. But the BARONESS and DESTRO are cooking up some schemes of their own… the question is: will those schemes make them allies to DUKE and company?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Steve Kurth returns—and so does the BARONESS!
· The hot new direction continues!
· Variant cover by Ryan Dunlavey!

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe (Season 3) #4

Fred Van Lente’s G.I. Joe title continues full steam ahead, and issue #4 hits comic shops today.   Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #4

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

HOMEFRONT! DOC has only precious minutes to save a teammate’s life as the forces of COBRA close in—and her injuries prevent her from performing the operation herself. Is another G.I. JOE member ready for a crash course in battlefield surgery? Plus: Can ROADBLOCK & Co. convince the people of Warrenton to turn against COBRA? All this and the return of SCRAP IRON! WHO DOESN’T LOVE SCRAP IRON?!!?

 *2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Variant Covers:

             G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey, co-creator of the Comic Book History of Comics!

Bullet points:

  • EVERYBODY LOVES SCRAP IRON!
  • The smash hit of 2013 blasts its way to new heights!

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) Issue #3

The latest season of IDW’s G.I. Joe title is cruising along, with Fred Van Lente on the writing duties as he makes great strides building this G.I. Joe universe.  We’re already getting some backstory that has been previously unrevealed…but are the memories real, or manufactured?

It’s an interesting look into Duke’s background, though some questions remain.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full review.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s G.I. Joe #2 (Season 3)

I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “season” breakdown when it comes to comics, but it does help keep things straight, especially when three major restructurings have happened over the past few years.  Considering IDW has been keeping the same continuity, the only way things can really be divided is by “Season” so in that regard I think it makes sense.

Issue #1 worked towards building this new “universe” so to speak, and now that G.I. Joe is in the thick of it, this issue serves to continue moving the story along a bit, while also trying to build some of these new personalities.

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Previews of IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #2 and Special Missions #1

The next step in the IDW G.I. Joe universe is officially under way, as we are two issues deep into the main G.I. Joe title, and getting our first taste of Special Missions.  These two issues hit your local comic shops on Wednesday, but you can check out the previews for them right here!

G.I. JOE #2

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

HOMEFRONT! The G.I. Joe team battles Cobra to the death on American soil! COVERL GIRL, DOC, and the newest member, HASHTAG (yes, HASHTAG) have been separated from the rest and have to fight their way through hundreds of kill-crazy COBRA sympathizers—with a teammate’s life hanging in the balance! Plus: The BARONESS has DUKE in her clutches. So why isn’t DESTRO happy about that?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, co-creators of the Comic Book History of Comics!

Bullet points:

  • The new direction continues!
  • More action, more drama—more G.I. Joe vs. Cobra than you can handle!
  • Will the new G.I. Joe team survive their first mission?

G.I. JOE: Special Missions #1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)

A NEW BEGINNING! The legendary team of Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy lead the G.I. Joe team undercover and into action! The BARONESS tries to get back into COBRA’s good graces—and it’s up to SCARLETT to assemble a team to take the villainess down!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

• “Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” cover by Jim Rugg!

• Wraparound cover by Jamal Igle featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

Bullet points:

  • The second big launch in the new direction of G.I. Joe comics!
  • Scarlett! Beach Head! Mainframe! Tripwire! Hard Drive! Iceberg! Stalker!
  • Ties in to the first G.I. Joe story arc!

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW’s G.I. Joe #1 (Season 3)

Officially announced during NYCC last year, this next generation of G.I. Joe comics from IDW promised to shake things up and go in some different directions.  Numerous interviews with series writer Fred VanLente promised some out of the box ideas and a significant evolution to what has been going on in years prior.

Previously a top secret special missions force where the members were officially deceased, the G.I. Joe team was to become a publicity darling, taking the battle to Cobra in front of TV cameras, and even in front of an embedded blogger.  How exactly was this going to work?

Well, we’re all about to find out!  G.I. Joe #1 hit comic stores this Wednesday, and with the hubbub surrounding it, I wanted to get the review done pronto.  Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full review.

Be warned, with the comic hitting stores tomorrow, there will be some spoilers below.  I tried to keep them to a minimum, but I do reveal some story details.  Proceed at your own risk!

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Preview for IDW’s next generation of G.I. Joe – Season 3 Issue #1

The time has come!

With Fred VanLente and Steve Kurth behind the wheel, the G.I. Joe universe is surging forward and a slightly different direction.  Hitting comic shops on Wednesday, check out your first look at this new book below!

G.I. JOE #1

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

YO JOE! The truth is out: the world knows the G.I. JOE team is real. Now Duke leads his squad directly into the public eye, confronting COBRA on American soil! The best of the best just got better, as Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth lead the charge and we roll out one new G.I. Joe title a month for the next three months!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

  • G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, co-creators of the Comic Book History of Comics!
  • Wraparound cover by Jamal Igle featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

Bullet points:

  • The biggest, most radical relaunch of G.I. JOE comics since IDW got the license!
  • Bigger action, bigger thrills, bigger stories!
  • Great jumping-on point for the entire G.I. JOE line of comics!
  • Superstar writer Fred Van Lente (Hercules, Archer & Armstrong) joins hot artist Steve Kurth (Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences, Ultimate Iron Man)