Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #7 and Real American Hero #212

A busy G.I. Joe day at the comic shops tomorrow with two issues hitting.  The seventh issue of the mainstream G.I. Joe title lands as well as the next stage in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythology.  Exciting issues for fans both new and old.  Check out the previews below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212—The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE faces a force unlike anything they’ve ever encountered before… and the only way to control it is by reviving Serpentor, the Cobra Emperor himself! But bringing him backs sets into motion drastic events that lead to the death of the original Ninja Commando! The Death of Snake Eyes begins here in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE’S GREATEST VILLAIN RETURNS!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe #7

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Entrenched in a war-torn Eastern European nation, the G.I. JOE team collides with separatists, ex-teammates, locals, and COBRA. Politics collides with boots on the ground in one of the most unforgettable G.I. JOE epics of all time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their redefining run!
  • Hard-hitting, real-world intrigue!

G.I. Joe Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Expo is online

February 28th – March 1st, the Long Beach Comic Expo was held, and one of the panels focused on G.I. Joe animation in the 80s.  The panel featured many of the voice actors who brought our favorite characters to light, and the entire panel is now online.

It’s in full HD and over an hour long, and you’ll feel like you were right in the room.  Check it out below, and thanks to Skinny on Twitter for the heads up.

G.I. Joe and the history of Springfield

It’s interesting to poke fun at the city of Springfield, Illinois giving Cobra Commander the key to their fine city, but the truth is there is a long, established connection between Springfield and Cobra that goes all the way back to the first year of A Real American Hero, 1982.

Interestingly, when Larry Hama chose this mythical “Springfield” as Cobra’s hometown base of operations, he did so for much the same reasons as the Simpsons chose it several years later as their imaginary home town.

I plan on speaking with Larry Hama about G.I. Joe’s relationship with Springfield, and will post that next week, but for now, click the Continue Reading link below to explore a little of Springfield’s history.

After you read it (or before) check out GIJoeCon.com to see how you can go see Cobra in their natural habitat in Springfield, IL!

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The mystery of Springfield…

Hmmm…  not sure what to make of this, but a video just emerged asking “What’s Going on in Springfield, IL”…  and I’ll be honest, I have no idea.

I do recognize former G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins, and any time the town of Springfield is involved, I can’t help but wonder what’s going on.

Check out the video below and I suppose we should be watching for others…

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe (Season 4) #6

The latest issue of G.I. Joe’s main title comes out today, so check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #6

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! COBRA stands tall, but will SCARLETT and her G.I. JOE team manage to turn the tables? Political intrigue collides head-on with military action as the darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their controversial run!
  • Hard-hitting, real-world intrigue!

Sunbow Animation Celebration at the Egyptian Theater March 7th

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss what’s possibly your only opportunity to see G.I. Joe: The Movie in an actual movie theater!

The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles is hosting a special Sunbow Animation Celebration event this Saturday on March 7th with theatrical presentations of both G.I. Joe: The Movie and Transformers: The Movie. Voice actors and creative talent behind both films will be in attendance, including Michael Bell (the voice of Duke), Bill Ratner (the voice of Flint), and many others.

Doors open at 6:30pm and there will be some exciting events in the lobby before the show for G.I. Joe and Transformers fans alike.

Check out more information at DammagedGoods.com and the American Cinematheque website.

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IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for May, 2015

IDW has released their solicitations list for May, 2015, revealing the details of G.I. Joe themed titles for the month.

Curiously, there is no indication of a regular G.I. Joe title release for the month, however both Real American Hero and Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra are present and accounted for.

There’s nothing for Transformers and G.I. Joe either, but I believe that’s a limited series which may be said and done by then. Considering the critical acclaim surrounding it, though, one must wonder if it’s destined to become an ongoing…

Check out the full list of solicitation information after the break.

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Toy Fair 2015 – At least a small bone thrown to Joe fans

It’s early in the Toy Fair weekend, and Hasbro has been the focus so far, but even with G.I. Joe being conspicuously absent from Fan Media Day, we have at least one nice little tidbit of cool news.

Transformers: Combiner Wars has been a huge focus of attention today, and among those announced products is a Legends scale A-10 repaint called “Viper”.

This is something that was leaked previously, and it has been assumed to be an homage to the Cobra Rattler (a pretty obvious one, naturally), but until today it wasn’t clear how much of an homage it was.

Not only is the A-10 blue, but it features the Rattler call sign and actually has a “Winged Cobra” logo on it.

Pretty neat.

Check out the image below, thanks to JasontheDoombot and FakeEyes22 on Twitter.

 

 

Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 4) #5

Karen Traviss has been putting this new G.I. Joe team through the ringer, and she’s not done yet.  Political intrigue and special operations action all come to a head in this fifth issue of IDW’s G.I. Joe title.

Check out the full preview below, and this issue hits stands tomorrow.

G.I. Joe #5

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

FALL OF G.I. JOE! Tensions escalate as new dangers emerge. What can the G.I. JOE team do to combat a COBRA the world views as heroes? As SCARLETT leads the team, former G.I. JOE agent DUKE searches for answers.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • First issue of an all-new arc!