IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for April, 2014 reveals no more Special Missions

Wow, sad news for fans of Chuck Dixon’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions title as apparently after April, 2014, IDW Publishing will no longer be producing the title.  That leaves the main G.I. Joe title as the only “IDW” continuity G.I. Joe ongoing title still telling the story of this new G.I. Joe and Cobra conflict.

It brings to mind the question of how well these books are selling and if there’s enough fan demand to continue bringing IDW’s G.I. Joe to local comic stores on a monthly basis.

Paul Allor continues his work on the flagship title while we deal with the ramifications of issue #200 in the Real American Hero universe.  Check out the full solicitation list below.

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Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Special Missions #9

New comic day tomorrow, which means a new G.I. Joe comic, and this week we’ve got the latest installment in the Special Missions series!  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #9

Chuck Dixon (w) • Jamal Igle (a) • Igle, Paul Gulacy (c)

BILDOCKER’S DAY OFF! The Special Mission Unit’s expert conniver and master scrounger wants to prove he’s got as much right to be G.I. JOE as anyone else. BILDOCKER and DIAL-TONE take off on a road trip to the Florida Everglades to cut a deal with one of his shady contacts. But what they find out in the swamp is a weapon of mass destruction auction run by COBRA! Can BILDOCKER talk himself and DIAL-TONE out of becoming gator bait?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The SPECIAL MISSIONS team heads to the Everglades!
  • Variant cover by S L Gallant!

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: Special Missions 5

New comic day is tomorrow and we celebrate the return of Zartan in the newest issue of G.I. Joe: Special Missions by IDW Publishing! Check out the preview below to get a hint at what to expect!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5

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

The DREADNOKS return! When a COBRA satellite drops form spacer to crash in the Australian outback, Scarlett and the Special Missions team enter the race to retrieve it. They face not only the near-impossible challenge of finding the space debris in millions of square miles of barren and dangerous wastelands. The murderous, marauding, motorcycle maniacs who call themselves the Dreadnoks are in the neighborhood and led by Zartan!

*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” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

wraparound Zartan design variant cover by Will Rosado!

Bullet points:

  • The return of ZARTAN!

Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions #4

Well, it’s not quite the three issue onslaught we got a couple of weeks ago, but any new comic day with new G.I. Joe to read is a good new comic day.  Check out the preview for G.I. Joe: Special Missions #4 below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #4

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

CRUSH DEPTH concludes! The handpicked G.I. JOE team takes on a hazardous mid-ocean assault in the middle of a violent tropical storm system. Aboard the ship skippered by the BARONESS, a mutiny threatens to wrest control of COBRA’s booty. And dropping right into the middle of this perfect storm is a unit of SERPENTOR’s fanatical Coil assassins. Will the Special Missions team play both sides against the middle or be caught in a deadly vice of intrigue?

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: 6/19/13

Variant Covers:

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

Bullet points:

  • Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring the first op from the G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS team to a bloody close.
  • Three threats converge at once—can G.I. JOE weather this storm?

IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for August, 2013

IDW has released the solicitation information for titles upcoming in August, 2013, including the latest installments of G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Cobra Files, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.  We have Zartan, the Dreadnoks, and some very ominous tidings for the Larry Hama penned title, just look at the TV screen in the cover if you doubt that.

Also on deck is the release of Volume 3 of the Marvel Complete Collection and the first trade paperback for the new G.I. Joe series.

Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below for full solicitation information.

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Previews for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Real American Hero #190 and Special Missions #3

It’s a two-for-one week from IDW Publishing as we get treated to two new issues on one “new comic” day!  The latest installment in Larry Hama’s excellent Real American Hero continuation hits today as does the third issue of the new Dixon/Gulacy Special Missions title.  Two totally different G.I. Joe universes.  Enjoy them both, and check out the preview pages below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3

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

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett, Mainframe, and the Special Missions team are seeing their first operation fall apart as the weather and overwhelming odds thwart them at every turn. Things aren’t any easier for the Baroness as she faces a mutiny from the crew of scurvy dogs she hired to recover COBRA’s loot off the ocean floor. And now Serpentor has taken an interest and that spells mayhem for everyone!

*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” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

Bullet points:

  • The G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS team takes on the missions the world can never know about!
  • All-military action as only comics legends Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy can deliver!
  • Learn the secrets of the BARONESS’ return!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #190

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

EVERYTHING COMES TO HEAD! G.I. JOE’s high seas rescue mission has gone from bad to worse. Now, each team present must regroup and rally in hopes of stopping the BLACK MAJOR and his RED SHADOWS once and for all. The action heats up in G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #190!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Variant Covers:

             Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

IDW Solicitations for July, 2013 have ominous undertones for ARAH G.I. Joe team

No, I don’t mean the title is going to be canceled or anything like that… I just mean that issue #192 sounds like it could be nasty…  Cobra is trying to gain the upper hand and the “mighty shall fall”.  Sounds menacing.

Some interesting tidbits in the rest of the titles as well, from Cover Girl’s back story to an epic conclusion for the first arc of The Cobra Files.  To see the full list of July solicitations for G.I. Joe product, click the Read the Rest of the Story link below.

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Comic Book Resources talks G.I. Joe: Special Missions with Chuck Dixon

Everyone seems pretty vocal about the upcoming G.I. Joe main series revamp in March, but I haven’t heard a whole lot about what people are looking forward to with the Special Missions title.  Comic Book Resources spoke with writer Chuck Dixon about the series, which looks to be pretty heavily infused with the realistic, gritty military action that many of us adult Joe fans are into.

With art by Paul Gulacy, and a team featuring stalwarts like Scarlett, Recondo, Beachhead, Mainframe, Ripcord, and Torpedo, Special Missions is a more down and dirty look at the underbelly of G.I. Joe’s military operations across the world.

The article showcases some great preview pages along with the interview, check it out at Comic Book Resources.  Thanks to Kord on Twitter for the heads up.