IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #2 (Season 4) Preview

Karen Traviss and Steve Kurth continue the resurgence of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the upcoming second issue below.

G.I. Joe #2

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

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
  • The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
  • Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

Better late than never – GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (S4) #1

The issue hit comic shops a good two weeks ago, and I am ashamedly slow on the draw, but I had to get my opinions of this new G.I. Joe relaunch from IDW Publishing down on digital paper.

I will admit right up front, I was hesitant to embrace this new theme for the comic, not because it seemed out of place, but because it seemed so far “in place”.  In other words, the same themes G.I. Joe has been running with over the past four years.  What could Karen Traviss do differently where others hadn’t yet explored?

As it turns out…  there were some unexplored avenues, and Traviss spanned those waters nicely.

Check out my full review over at YoJoe.com.

European G.I. Joe fans – check those local Burger Kings!

There were some weird snippets coming out a week or two ago regarding some G.I. Joe kids meals toys in foreign countries, but for some reason I kind of let it slip past my radar. But then more and more started popping up. First in Turkey, then in the UK, and finally, now in Norway.

These kids’ meals toys are available at Burger King and feature a “snowmobile” (looking suspiciously like a HISS Tank), a “jet” (resembling a SHARC), and a “vehicle” which doesn’t seem to resemble any single G.I. Joe item, but the driver kinda looks like Snake Eyes.

Some very bizarre, but interesting offerings overseas. Time will tell if they will end up back over here in the states at any point. Check out some great pictures below courtesy of some of the folks from the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook.

YoJoe contributor skinny also found a great YouTube advertisement for the program as well:

Darkness Falls – Episode 28 Toil and Trubble is now online

I was a little late getting last weekend’s update out, so I wanted to make sure this was up right on time.

Episode 28 is now online as G.I. Joe and Cobra smash headlong into each other in a blast of fire and rock…and Cobra has some unexpected tricks up their sleeves.

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link below for the latest update.

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IDW Publishing announces NYCC Exclusive cover for G.I. Joe #1

We are excited to report that IDW Publishing has revealed some NYCC exclusives, including a great exclusive cover to G.I. Joe #1 by none other than fan favorite Robert Atkins! Featuring G.I. Joe’s new field commander, Scarlett, this exclusive edition is available only at NYCC, limited to 300 copies (only 5 per person). They will be selling for $10 apiece.

At the show you can also pick up a blank cover edition of the issue to have your favorite artist draw their own.

Check out the Atkins cover below, and be sure to make your way to NYCC, October 9th – 12th at the Javitz Center in New York City.

Full details can be found in the IDW Publishing NYCC Exclusives Shopping Guide.

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G.I. Joe Season 4 #1 Preview

Tomorrow marks the debut of the fourth “season” of an ongoing G.I. Joe title by IDW Publishing. Unlike what many folks out there are claiming, this is NOT a reboot, it’s simply a jump forward in time and continuation of the last ongoing G.I. Joe title. IDW numbers these series like television seasons, so if you think of this as the fourth season of an ongoing G.I. Joe television show, it falls into place a little better.

Check out the preview below.

G.I. JOE #1 
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force—but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· THE FALL OF G.I. JOE BEGINS! Hard-hitting real world action!
· Bold new era begins with the master of military fiction, Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
· Scarlett commands the G.I. JOE team… but for how long?
· Foil-enhanced cover!
· Variant Cover by David Williams!

Darkness Falls Episode 22 – Blunt Force Solution

Things are looking pretty shakey for the G.I. Joe team!  Caught between Destro and Cobra, as well as in the midst of a sudden zombie outbreak, the Joes must find a way to get through these obstacles and still hit Cobra before Operation: Eclipse goes into effect.

Time is running out!

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly to check out the latest chapter in the GeneralsJoes Dio-Story finale!

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The World will always need G.I. Joe – A new direction by IDW

The World Will Always Need G.I. Joe
Karen Traviss Leads A Bold New Series

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San Diego, CA (August 27, 2014) – Acclaimed British military science-fiction author Karen Traviss reignites the G.I. JOE franchise with an all-new series. Filled with the kind of gritty realism fans of the author have come to expect, this new take on G.I. JOE is guaranteed to please followers of the classic property and comic readers experiencing it for the first time.

The world has changed and so must G.I. JOE—lead by Scarlett, the once-revered G.I. JOE team faces an unthinkable reality where Cobra has become an unlikely peacekeeping taskforce. Utilizing real-world dangers and politics, this is a G.I. JOE comic the likes of which has never been seen.

“Karen understands the world of men and women in the military,” says IDW Senior Editor John Barber. “She gets what their reality is like—which is why she’s held in such high regard by veterans, as well as fans of character-driven action.

Traviss guides an all-star squad of talent on this monthly series starting with fan-favorite artist Steve Kurth on interior art. With a keen eye for design, Jeffery Veregge provides striking covers to the series. The first issue will feature a subscription variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

“When John [Barber] asked me to write the series, it was one of those spooky coincidences,” said Traviss. “I’d literally just finished writing a scene for my new novel, GOING GREY, where two of the characters – vets now serving as private military contractors – discuss whether having G.I. Joe and Action Man as boys, influenced their choice of career. G.I. Joe is still that iconic after 50 years, because it’s about people, and it’s never shied away from the human reality of warfare. I’m genuinely delighted to have the chance to work on the franchise.”

Look for this new series to infiltrate comic shops this September, and follow IDW Publishing on facebook.com/idwpublishing and @idwpublishing for more news and updates!

SuperFanArt extends Hasbro licensing reach to other brands

A short while ago, we had reported that Shapeways 3D Printing system and Hasbro had joined forces to create SuperFanArt, focusing primarily on the My Little Pony brand. Well, SuperFanArt has officially expanded the Shapeways/Hasbro partnership to many other brands, including G.I. Joe!

Check out the details on Shapeways.com, and if you’ve got some 3D Printing and Designing skills, now is the time to take advantage!

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