I’m very sad to report that according to multiple sources, former G.I. Joe comic artist and writer Herb Trimpe has passed away.
Any fan of G.I. Joe has an intimate and immediate connection with Mr. Trimpe, serving as the artist for the beginning of the world-changing G.I. Joe comic series, and playing a role throughout that same series for much of its run.
Even above and beyond that, Mr. Trimpe was the artist that originally brought Wolverine to life and had a long and established comic career.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Trimpe’s family and friends.
The idea of a “Yearbook” or “Annual” seems like almost a thing of the past, especially in the G.I. Joe world, and I was excited to hear that IDW was reviving the concept for the Real American Hero title. Many of those old school yearbooks were some of the coolest stories going on in the Marvel days.
IDW really dives head long into the whole vintage concept here as well, as they comb the historical archives and pull out some really great art talents to bring this story to life.
The end results? Well, you’re just going to have to click the Read the Rest of this Story link below for the full details.
With big thanks to IDW Editor Chris Ryall’s “RyallTime Blog” for giving us a GREAT look at some upcoming art for not just the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual, but also the cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #177.
Going totally old school with artistic geniuses Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Ron Wagner, and Herb Trimpe, even these few pages are like an awesome walk down memory lane. Such great retro art that really suits the G.I. Joe classic universe nicely.
Check out the Ryalltime Blog to see all of these great images, I’ve mirrored only a couple of them below.
The guys at G.I. Joe Review have posted their latest episode of the G.I. Joe Review Podcast, including an interview with Herb Trimpe! Plus the guys review G.I. Joe #50 including the preview of Special Missions.
You can listen to the latest episode via the integrated MP3 player now:
All of the pertinent info (subscription links, discussion links, etc…) can be found below: