Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

Get it while it’s hot!  Issue #14 marks the grand finale of IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions title, which was a rocky replacement for the Snake Eyes solo book that never really seemed to catch on with Joe fans or other readers.

The last issue is hitting comic shops tomorrow, so grab it while you can, and then wait for “The Fall of G.I. Joe” which should be coming later this year.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

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

G.I. JOE—AMBUSHED! When the SPECIAL MISSIONS convoy faces a surprise attack from COBRA troopers and a dangerous sniper, it’s up to LOW LIGHT—G.I. JOE’s own long-range specialist—to turn the tables and get the team out in one piece!

Join the SPECIAL MISSIONS team for one last covert mission!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The end of SPECIAL MISSIONS!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

First tease for upcoming “Fall of G.I. Joe” IDW series coming later this year

Many fans were left wondering what was up with IDW Publishing’s G.I. Joe series when it went missing from solicitation lists posted recently.  I had reached out to Editor in Chief Chris Ryall and got some clarification on that.

Now, over on their Facebook Page, IDW Publishing has let loose the first small teaser for what might be coming later this year.  It’s just a single cover image, and is appropriately called “The Fall of G.I. Joe”.

It’s an intriguing first image, and I know I’m really hoping to hear more as the convention season goes forth.

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Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe #14

Paul Allor’s run on G.I. Joe continues this month, and looks to continue strong as we get back to G.I. Joe’s perspective this month.  With a return of Steve Kurth and a step back towards the more familiar look and  feel of the previous several issues.

See a day in the life of Hashtag as we get a look at her first days on the Joe team and her return to action!  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #14

Paul Allor (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

SIREN’S SONG! The G.I. JOE team goes toe-to-toe with COBRA’s newest agent! SIREN knows all of COBRA’s secrets—and with the eyes of the world on DUKE and the squad, how will they break her spell?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Bullet points:

  • Siren—a student of the darkest recesses of COBRA’s past—strikes!
  • Variant Cover by Freddie Williams II

Clarification on the future of IDW’s main G.I. Joe title

Many folks have seen that the main G.I. Joe title from IDW Publishing has been noticeably absent from recent solicitation lists, and the rumors were circling that the book might be going the way of “Cobra” and “Special Missions”.

I reached out to Chris Ryall, Editor in Chief at IDW Publishing, and received the following reply:

“…the main title and Cobra are taking a small break. But will be back in a big way with a new team for THE FALL OF G.I. JOE. Coming, of course, this fall.”

 

So, this is pretty cool news.  Not only does this indicate that the main G.I. Joe title is going to be returning, but we’re going to be getting another Cobra book as well at some point this fall.

Meanwhile throughout the summer we can focus on A Real American Hero and Transformers and G.I. Joe.  I’m very glad to hear this.  Fred Van Lente’s work on the main title had been pretty fun, and Allor’s two follow ups so far were no exception to that either…  so I’m looking forward to seeing where things pick up this fall.  Mr. Ryall also mentioned that they would be discussing this in more depth soon, so expect more information to come.

Big thanks to him for his response!  For G.I. Joe comics fans, I would also encourage you to visit IDWPublishing.com and share the G.I. Joe comic love.  Make sure you get some letters in there for Postbox: The Pit while you’re at it.

G.I. Joe Solicitations from IDW Publishing – May, 2014

We’re on the verge of some huge events in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200, and with Paul Allor wrapping up his run on G.I. Joe, what’s up next for our American Heroes?

Turns out… not a whole heck of a lot.  :(

May solicitations have hit from IDW Publishing, and we have one title on the list.  G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202 throws us back into the RAH world, but as of this moment, there doesn’t appear to be a main IDW-verse G.I. Joe title on the list.  We knew that Paul Allor’s run would last for four issues (which should wrap in April) but there is currently no apparent heir to that G.I. Joe throne.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a plan in place, but apparently that plan will not involve the month of May.

I’ve reached out to IDW to see if I can figure out what’s up, but until I get a response, check out the solicitations for May, 2014 after the jump.

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and Special Missions #12

Relish new comic day tomorrow, G.I. Joe fans, as it might be one of the last times we get a “Two for One” G.I. Joe comic day.  With Cobra already gone and Special Missions wrapping up in April, pretty soon we’ll be down to just the flagship title and A Real American Hero (with Scioli’s Transformers and G.I. Joe coming in a short bit).  So soak this in while you can.

Brace yourself, too, as the race to Real American Hero #200 heats up with one more step towards the big G.I. Joe vs. Cobra showdown!  Check out previews for these two issues below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN! G.I. JOE has escaped the situation in Sierra Gordo intact… but COBRA has taken over their headquarters! That means only one thing: it’s time for a head-to-head confrontation between America’s best and the villainous COBRA COMMANDER’s forces. Join the battle in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and prepare for everything to change in next month’s landmark issue #200!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • ONLY 1 ISSUE LEFT UNTIL G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #12

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

DESTRO MUST DIE part three! It’s a three-way showdown between the JOEs, COPPERBACK and a mysterious Mark II B.A.T. in an abandoned town from the old Soviet Union. And HELIX is here to tip the balance. The search for DESTRO continues and the noose around the villainous highlander begins to tighten!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring back a fan-favorite character!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

Got any G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero questions for IDW? Check this out!

With the landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero on the way from IDW Publishing, the editorial team is looking to bring back the always exciting Postbox: The Pit letter’s page!

Over on the IDW Publishing forums, editor Carlos Guzman has opened a thread asking for questions to be submitted for the letter’s page for Issue #200, and apparently Larry Hama himself will endeavor to answer them!

Check out the forums right here to contribute.

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #13

If Paul Allor’s work on G.I. Joe Issue #12 is any indication, we’re going to be the lucky ones once Issue #13 hits comic stores tomorrow.  Diving back into the past of the Cobra organization, Allor managed to weave a very interesting historical tale, and nicely develop various different Cobra Commanders from centuries past, even though he only had a few pages to devote to each one.

This next issue continues that look back into the depths of Cobra’s history, and I’m excited to check it out.  Until then, take a peek at the preview below.

G.I. Joe #13

Paul Allor (w) • Robert Atkins, Alex Cal, Chris Evenhuis (p) • Steve Kurth (c)

THE SECRET HISTORY OF COBRA COMMANDER! BARONESS leads COBRA’s newest recruit, the enigmatic SIREN, on a journey through history to the earliest days of COBRA… but what is SIREN’s secret?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The secret history of the COBRA COMMANDER through the ages!
  • Variant Cover by Freddie Williams III!

 

Preview for IDW Publishing Real American Hero #198 and Special Missions #11

Tomorrow for new comic day we get two brand spanking new IDW Publishing G.I. Joe issues! The latest issue in the Chuck Dixon Special Missions saga is joined by Real American Hero #198, ramping up the action through Sierra Lindo all the way to the Pit headquarters in Utah.

Check out the full previews below!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #198
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
The March to RAH #200 Continues! As things heat up in Sierra Gordo, SCARLETT and SNAKE EYES race against the clock to save G.I. JOE’s HQ, The Pit, from the sinister grip of COBRA.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· ONLY 2 ISSUES LEFT UNTIL G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
· Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #11
Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)
Destro Must Die, Part Two! Copperback is on the loose! The Joes recruited the devious diva to lead them to Destro but the hunt turns into a chase across the globe with Destro’s life on the line and a killer new B.A.T. program that will shift the balance of power to Cobra’s favor.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring the action!
· Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

Robert Atkins debuts incredible G.I. Joe/Transformers Cover

We have some pretty big landmarks in both the classic Transformers and G.I. Joe comic continuities coming up with Transformers: Regeneration #100, and of course G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200. To celebrate these two events, IDW Publishing solicited fantastic G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins to develop a double cover to both issues, which take both franchises and slam them together into one awesome image. Over on his blog at Robert Atkins Art, he shows off the rough and final pencils of this cover and the results are, as one might expect, astoundingly awesome.

Check out his progress commentary over on the Robert Atkins Art blog, and take a peek at the final penciled art below.

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