Solicitations for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe titles November, 2015

IDW Publishing has released their solicitation information for November, 2015, including TWO issues of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! This is a great thing for us RAH fans.

COBRA World Order kicks off, check out the solicit info below.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #219: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 1
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
As suspicious Cobra activity flares up around the globe, Hawk leads a strike team to try and get to the bottom of the sinister organization’s latest plot. But the deeper G.I. Joe digs, the more chilling Cobra’s master plan becomes…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #219: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 1—Toy Cover Subscription Variant
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· COBRA WORLD ORDER begins—G.I. Joe beware!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
Once G.I. Joe uncovers more about Cobra’s sinister plot, the villainous organization goes to ground and consolidates its forces. Cobra’s Master Plan is set to begin and G.I. Joe will not be prepared for the epic scale of the coming caranage!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2— Toy Cover Subscription Variant
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· COBRA WORLD ORDER heats up!

Review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Although technically we’ve moved on from the Death of Snake Eyes arc, with this new arc being entitled COBRA Rising, the threads of Snake Eyes’ demise are still fully entwined throughout this second installment.

It makes for a surprisingly poignant next step in the Marvel G.I. Joe history where we’re looking towards the future, but still paying fond remembrance to the past.  All while another silent, disfigured guy in a Snake Eyes uniform is milling around.  Kinda odd, but in a way, it fits that “death of a major comic character” template we’ve grown so used to over the past several years.

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Preview of IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Larry Hama continues to try and push us past the Death of Snake Eyes story, though as one would imagine, an event like that tends to linger on in the hearts and minds of characters within the book and outside the book.

COBRA Rising is our next arc, and part two hits Wednesday, moving the story forward…check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

COBRA RISING! Cobra’s latest operation brings the fight to G.I. Joe’s turf…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new SNAKE EYES brings revenge to COBRA’s doorstep!

 

Toy Fair video from the 90th Toy Fair is a nostalgia atom bomb

Where have these videos been all my life?!

Over in the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook, Jared has posted a few links to some videos on YouTube taking a peek at the Toy Fair events of years past, including the 90th Toy Fair from…  1993!

It is an amazing dance back in time as we see some great mid 90s G.I. Joe product, remember how damn prolific Playmates Toys was back then, and see a bunch of great toys that I have ZERO recollection of.

Seriously that TMNT vehicle that snags the Foot Soldier in the first few minutes is amazing.  Why do I not know what that thing is?

Check out the video below  as well as the Sgt. Savage presentation from 1994 and make sure to poke around that YouTube channel for some more good stuff.

First, I need to know, though… WHAT IS THIS AND WHY DON’T I HAVE IT?

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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!

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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