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!

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!

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: ARAH #214

With the gut wrenching events of last month’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue, you know there has to be some kind of follow up.

And a follow up there is.  Check out the full review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214 below, and if you want to check out my review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213 to prepare yourself, click here.

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe ARAH #214 and Transformers vs G.I. Joe #7

With the numbers of G.I. Joe titles going down, it’s a rare thing that we get two issues in a single week featuring G.I. Joe, but we get that this week with A Real American Hero #214 and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #7.

A Real American Hero deals with the aftermath of Snake Eyes’ death in what appears to be a very somber and understated way, though anything can change after the first five pages…

Check out the previews and descriptions below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The end of the road for SNAKE EYES… The events of this issue will change G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • THE DEATH OF A HERO!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

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

THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • If you’ve ever liked anything, you’ll love this!
  • If you’ve never liked anything—this will be the first thing you love!
  • Variant Cover by Kody Chamerlain!

3D Joes new Kickstarter celebrates the birth of A Real American Hero with art collection

Carson from 3DJoes made quite the splash in the G.I. Joe community pretty quickly a few years ago, when he used the landmark technology within Arqspin to launch a fantastic G.I. Joe fansite celebrating the look and feel of the 80’s marketing masterpiece.

In order to help fund the site, he’s spun that off into posters and other items, and now he’s getting into the book business.

He’s already discussed a non-profit endeavor to bring a hardbound book of all the exciting artwork from 1982 – 1983 to collector hands, but at a cost of around $200, that can be a tough pill for Joe fans to swallow.

Enter Kickstarter.

Knowing that the hardbound book would be a difficult enticement, even when no profit is involved, Carson has enlisted the help of Kickstarter to launch a soft cover version of the book at a greatly reduced price. Containing the great content of the hardcover, but at a more palatable price range, the Kickstarter launched this morning, and has already gathered in over half of the required funds to launch.

Get on board this train early, it’s only rolling for two weeks.

Check out the Kickstarter right here, and as always, check out 3DJoes.com to see your favorite figures from all angles.

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The time is now – All Sunbow G.I. Joe: ARAH Episodes Online NOW!

We’ve heard the news…  Vimeo and Hasbro have reached an agreement to post all of the G.I. Joe animation online, and IT HAS BEGUN.

Starting immediately, the entirety of the Sunbow classic animated series will be online for your viewing pleasure, able to be purchased by episode, or by entire series.  Check out the trailer below, and get ready to relive your youth!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on Vimeo

YO JOE!

Robert Atkins and IDW team up for awesome action figure variant covers

Exciting news for folks who love the aesthetic of a carded G.I. Joe figure, but don’t quite have a few thousand bucks in the bank to scatter them across your walls.

Robert Atkins is teaming up with IDW to produce an exciting carded figure variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215!

There is really neat artwork on the front and the back, replicating an old school carded G.I. Joe figure.  This is what Robert has to say:

“A new exclusive line of variant GI JOE covers has just been released! The first of the line is this Snake Eyes carded figure cover. Check out MORE Great ART and their website to purchase the exclusive limited cover. Signed covers should be available soon, or Robert Atkins will be at Heroes Con and NYCC to sign books this year! Special discounted pricing on books is available if you order now through June 13th.”

Check out MoreGreatArt.com to pre-order a copy now, and be on the look out for some more great updates.
Also, there is a good possibility Atkins and IDW will want to do more of these and they want some fan input… so what five figures would you like to see on the covers of IDW Comic Books like this one?  Spread the word and share your opinions!  Check out the images below.

Solicitations for IDW G.I. Joe titles for July, 2015

Another quiet month for G.I. Joe solicitations as we just see G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216 alongside the collected volume of G.I. Joe by Karen Traviss.  From what I hear, IDW does have some plans going forward, I can’t wait to hear more.  Until then, check out what we can expect for July, 2015.

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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

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #216—EC Comics Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Andy Suriano (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

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

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G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE, Vol. 2

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

What can the G.I. JOE team do to combat a COBRA the world views as heroes? Political intrigue collides head-on with military action as the darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds! Collects issues #5–8.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-355-2

Bullet points:

  • “Tense political thrills.” –UnleashTheFanboy.com

Offered Again!

G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE, Vol. 1 • FC • $17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-220-3

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213

So, here we are…in case it wasn’t evident by the image of the grim

reaper on the cover, this is where it happens. Where the “Death of
Snake Eyes” comes to a head.

Spoiler territory in this review, so be prepared.

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