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!

Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #203

The world of G.I. Joe continues rolling this month with Issue #203 from IDW Publishing!  It should be hitting comic stores tomorrow, check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #203

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

While G.I. JOE continues to adjust to their new circumstances, COBRA COMMANDER begins making his play to unite COBRA. However, his serpentine plot has many twists and turns, and with ZARTAN, DESTRO and BARONESS in the mix, the results may be unexpected—and dangerous! All the pieces fall into place in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #203!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Larry Hama sketch variant cover!

Also coming this week is the G.I. Joe: Origins Omnibus!  Collecting the first 12 issues of G.I. Joe: Origins, find out how the team got its start.

G.I. JOE: Origins Omnibus, Vol. 1

Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, J.T. Krul, Marc Andreyko (w) • Mike Hawthorne, Tom Feister, Agustin Padilla, Rick Ketcham, Alex Cal, Andrea Mutti, Klaus Scherwinski, Ben Templesmith (a) • Andrea Di Vito (c)

A new era calls for a new type of fighting force. It’s a time of wars fought in city streets and back alleys, not on open battlefields. Read from the beginning, as the team known as G.I. JOE, is formed to deal with this new breed of warfare.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 296 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-61377-867-8

Bullet points:

  • Collects issues #0–12 of G.I. JOE: Origins.

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for August, 2014

Remember all that agonizing lead up time to issue #200 of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero?  Can you believe we’re posting solicitations for issue #205 already?  Time flies, huh?

Apparently August is still too early for the “Fall of G.I. Joe”, so we see the aforementioned #205 along with the second issue of Transformers and G.I. Joe.  Check out the full solicitations list after the jump.

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Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202

Wow, is it time for another issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero already?  Not that I’m complaining, I’m always excited about more Hama and Gallant gracing the pages of my favorite book.

It should be hitting comic shops tomorrow, check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

With two new G.I. JOE headquarters active and ready to go, the Real American Hero team can tackle more threats than ever before! But after COBRA’s failed takeover of the Pit, the villainous organization takes a new tact and prepares for a new direction. Will G.I. JOE be up to the task of taking down the leaner, meaner COBRA? Find out in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A perfect jumping-on point to this classic series!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

GeneralsJoes reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #201

The landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was the big story what seems like just a few weeks ago, so I was surprised to see the next issue already slated for release this past Wednesday.  I was quite pleasantly surprised, I should say, simply because while I enjoyed issue #200, I didn’t feel like it presented an impactful closure to the current story, and I was hoping to see how things continued to evolve.

As it turns out, issue #201 seems like more of a set up issue, but it’s still a quite enjoyable one.  Check out the full review after the jump.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200

As a collective, Marvel G.I. Joe fans have been hotly anticipating this huge release for quite a while now, and finally that day has arrived!  Larry Hama and SL Gallant have teamed up to bring G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 to Joe fans everywhere, and it also marks Gallant as the longest running artist in the book’s history!  That seems unbelievable, but it’s true.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier.  Gallant has a great artistic style, and is able to infuse character and dramatic action, while also being very faithful in the representation of realistic elements like weapons and vehicles.  It’s a critical mixture of skills that not many artists can capture.  Gallant does it perfectly.  I couldn’t be more pleased that he now has this landmark to his name, and I am greatly looking forward to his continuing run on this great book.

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Awesome education about the world of toy production

If you’re a G.I. Joe fan on Facebook, but are not a member of the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group, you are really missing out on some great insight.

Some really fun conversations can be had there, but aside from that, we also get some really great perspective about toy making in general.

Today Gary “Gyre Viper” Head posted a fantastic conversation with a former Hasbro employee who gave him a terrific run down of how certain elements of toy production are performed, and even went through a rough timeline from concept to tooling and production.  These are some great insights into that magical world of toy building that have been somewhat lost in the ether of corporate oversight and management.  This is where the magic happened, and if you’re a toy fan, you owe yourself to check this stuff out.

Hit up this thread on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group to see some great detail on the making of a vehicle from the Real American Hero line.  You’ll feel better for it after wards!

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Audio posted for Planet ComicCon G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Panel!

Shame on me!  I missed the email notification, but Rob from Joe A Day posted the audio from the Planet ComicCon G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary panel that he told us all about a short while ago.

Appearing on the panel with him are the infamous Twitziller and Brian from Codename: Iowa.  A really great trio of hardcore G.I. Joe fans who represented the brand very well.

Check out the audio at Joe A Day.com and enjoy the panel!  Kudos to these guys for spreading the word of the G.I. Joe brand!

JoeADay.com – Planet ComicCon Audio

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G.I. Joe Solicitations from IDW Publishing – May, 2014

We’re on the verge of some huge events in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200, and with Paul Allor wrapping up his run on G.I. Joe, what’s up next for our American Heroes?

Turns out… not a whole heck of a lot.  :(

May solicitations have hit from IDW Publishing, and we have one title on the list.  G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202 throws us back into the RAH world, but as of this moment, there doesn’t appear to be a main IDW-verse G.I. Joe title on the list.  We knew that Paul Allor’s run would last for four issues (which should wrap in April) but there is currently no apparent heir to that G.I. Joe throne.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a plan in place, but apparently that plan will not involve the month of May.

I’ve reached out to IDW to see if I can figure out what’s up, but until I get a response, check out the solicitations for May, 2014 after the jump.

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and Special Missions #12

Relish new comic day tomorrow, G.I. Joe fans, as it might be one of the last times we get a “Two for One” G.I. Joe comic day.  With Cobra already gone and Special Missions wrapping up in April, pretty soon we’ll be down to just the flagship title and A Real American Hero (with Scioli’s Transformers and G.I. Joe coming in a short bit).  So soak this in while you can.

Brace yourself, too, as the race to Real American Hero #200 heats up with one more step towards the big G.I. Joe vs. Cobra showdown!  Check out previews for these two issues below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN! G.I. JOE has escaped the situation in Sierra Gordo intact… but COBRA has taken over their headquarters! That means only one thing: it’s time for a head-to-head confrontation between America’s best and the villainous COBRA COMMANDER’s forces. Join the battle in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and prepare for everything to change in next month’s landmark issue #200!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • ONLY 1 ISSUE LEFT UNTIL G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)

DESTRO MUST DIE part three! It’s a three-way showdown between the JOEs, COPPERBACK and a mysterious Mark II B.A.T. in an abandoned town from the old Soviet Union. And HELIX is here to tip the balance. The search for DESTRO continues and the noose around the villainous highlander begins to tighten!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring back a fan-favorite character!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!