Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits comic shops tomorrow, and IDW Publishing has released an action packed preview! Check out the details below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

TORPEDO leads a dangerous G.I. JOE rescue mission in Olliestan, and the odds are stacked against the team—will they make the evac in time before they get overwhelmed? A tense game of cat-and-mouse continues in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #204!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Variant cover by Larry Hama!

Preview for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202

Wow, is it time for another issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero already?  Not that I’m complaining, I’m always excited about more Hama and Gallant gracing the pages of my favorite book.

It should be hitting comic shops tomorrow, check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

With two new G.I. JOE headquarters active and ready to go, the Real American Hero team can tackle more threats than ever before! But after COBRA’s failed takeover of the Pit, the villainous organization takes a new tact and prepares for a new direction. Will G.I. JOE be up to the task of taking down the leaner, meaner COBRA? Find out in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #202!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A perfect jumping-on point to this classic series!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Silent Interlude 30th Anniversary pre-order on Amazon

It’s tough to argue that probably the most pre-eminent issue of G.I. Joe was issue #21.  The silent issue not only kick-started the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow rivalry, but also redefined the art form of comic story telling, and inspired many others to attempt the same feat (with varying degrees of success).

IDW Publishing is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this landmark comic event with a special “remastered” and oversized edition of this issue:

SILENT INVASION! The story that defined a generation – G.I. Joe #21 – remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored to the highest of contemporary standards. This wordless issue introduced the world to Snake Eye’s mysterious nemesis Storm Shadow and his Arashikage Ninja – and they’ve never looked better. Plus, catch an unprecedented glimpse of Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes, and a look behind the scenes of the comic’s creation – and at its enduring legacy! Contains all-new commentary by Larry Hama!”

The additional commentary by Larry Hama sounds worth the price of admission in and of itself.  Check out the Pre-Order information on Amazon, this looks like a fun one.

GeneralsJoes reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #201

The landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was the big story what seems like just a few weeks ago, so I was surprised to see the next issue already slated for release this past Wednesday.  I was quite pleasantly surprised, I should say, simply because while I enjoyed issue #200, I didn’t feel like it presented an impactful closure to the current story, and I was hoping to see how things continued to evolve.

As it turns out, issue #201 seems like more of a set up issue, but it’s still a quite enjoyable one.  Check out the full review after the jump.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200

As a collective, Marvel G.I. Joe fans have been hotly anticipating this huge release for quite a while now, and finally that day has arrived!  Larry Hama and SL Gallant have teamed up to bring G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 to Joe fans everywhere, and it also marks Gallant as the longest running artist in the book’s history!  That seems unbelievable, but it’s true.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier.  Gallant has a great artistic style, and is able to infuse character and dramatic action, while also being very faithful in the representation of realistic elements like weapons and vehicles.  It’s a critical mixture of skills that not many artists can capture.  Gallant does it perfectly.  I couldn’t be more pleased that he now has this landmark to his name, and I am greatly looking forward to his continuing run on this great book.

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200!

The day is finally here!  After what seems like a forever long wait, the landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero arrives on Wednesday, and in celebration of its arrival, you can check out the preview below.

With Larry Hama on writing duties and SL Gallant continuing his impressive art streak, we see a massive G.I. Joe armored division going head to head with Cobra forces in the Utah desert.

Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200—GEM OF THE MONTH

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Gallant, Herb Trimpe (c)

This is it: the landmark 200th issue in this long-running series! G.I. JOE returns to the Pit, but things are not as they expected at their homebase. HAWK and DUKE prepare to take the team into a new era, as COBRA’s plans and new threats require a fresh approach.  Join the adventure in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 and prepare for the next 200!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:

  • This is it! The landmark 200th issue of A Real American Hero!
  • Extra-sized issue, with bonus content!
  • Variant cover by Larry Hama!
  • Variant Cover by Herb Trimpe!

There’s still time to support Ghost Source Zero

First and foremost, huge props to everyone in the online community who has supported the Kickstarter project Ghost Source Zero!  This fun looking independent film by Marvel G.I. Joe scribe Larry Hama and Mark Cheng hit its funding goal a few days ago, but the more support they get, the more great stuff they can do.

There are 13 hours left in the campaign, so there is still time to lend them a helping financial hand.  Check out the Kickstarter Page, and see the first pilot episode below!

What’s on Joe Mind Interviews Larry Hama & Mark Cheng

I’m sure folks have seen me talk about Ghost Source Zero several times over the past couple of weeks, and a short while ago, myself and the guys from What’s on Joe Mind spent about an hour with both Larry Hama and Mark Cheng talking about this excellent looking series.

The conversation obviously involves discussions about the Kickstarter Campaign, but also dives into Larry Hama’s thought process, and some very interesting insight into his opinions on the current state of theater and television entertainment.  He’s refreshingly open and engaging, and this is the only place you will ever hear him say the words “throbbing sphincter”.  Hey, we’re not the #1 G.I. Joe podcast for nothing.

Hit up our Podbean page, or check it out embedded below.  Then SUPPORT THE KICKSTARTER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.  :)

Larry Hama and Mark Cheng’s Ghost Source Zero – Extra bang for your buck!

This update just in from Larry Hama and Mark Cheng, the brain children behind Ghost Source Zero… for the next THREE DAYS ONLY any contribution will be matched by an especially generous G.I. Joe fan out there.

That’s right, from now until Sunday, anyone who contributes is guaranteed to get their contribution doubled towards the ultimate goal of finishing this great independent feature (up to $5,000).  If you’ve been on the fence about contributing, time to hop off, as this could push even more funds towards this very reachable Kickstarter goal.

Check out the Kickstarter right here, and view the video below.  Let’s all get together and help make Larry Hama and Mark Cheng’s dream a reality!

Reminder – Larry Hama and Mark Cheng’s Ghost Source Zero!

Just wanted to post a reminder as we come within two weeks of the Kickstarter Campaign closing, Larry Hama and Mark Cheng’s fun new project Ghost Source Zero is in the throws of a crazy Kickstarter which has already gained over $40,000 for funding!

But with only 13 days left there’s still a long ways to go, so if you want to see what Hama and Cheng have up their sleeves for the remaining 11 parts, please throw them some support.

The Pilot Episode has been posted already on Machinima, but they need the Kickstarter to go through in order to publish the remaining 11 parts and thus complete the film.  Check out the full Pilot episode below, then please consider supporting the project on Kickstarter.

Thanks!