It’s a two-for-one week from IDW Publishing as we get treated to two new issues on one “new comic” day! The latest installment in Larry Hama’s excellent Real American Hero continuation hits today as does the third issue of the new Dixon/Gulacy Special Missions title. Two totally different G.I. Joe universes. Enjoy them both, and check out the preview pages below.
Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)
CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett, Mainframe, and the Special Missions team are seeing their first operation fall apart as the weather and overwhelming odds thwart them at every turn. Things aren’t any easier for the Baroness as she faces a mutiny from the crew of scurvy dogs she hired to recover COBRA’s loot off the ocean floor. And now Serpentor has taken an interest and that spells mayhem for everyone!
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“Untold Tales of G.I. JOE”variant cover by Jim Rugg!
The G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS team takes on the missions the world can never know about!
All-military action as only comics legends Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy can deliver!
EVERYTHING COMES TO HEAD! G.I. JOE’s high seas rescue mission has gone from bad to worse. Now, each team present must regroup and rally in hopes of stopping the BLACK MAJOR and his RED SHADOWS once and for all. The action heats up in G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #190!
The comic world has changed in many ways over the past several years, and writers have learned to adapt to this new mentality. Writing for the trade, or building stories in a certain way is considerably different now than it was even 15 or 20 years ago. The entire landscape is different.
Someone forgot to tell Larry Hama this.
To read the full review of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189 click the Read the Rest of the Story link below.
While the world is shaking apart in the main IDW universe with some title reconfiguration, the Larry Hama Real American Hero title powers on, and powers on magnificently. Issue #189 continues the excellent Red Shadows storyline. Check out the preview below.
G.I. JOE takes to the high seas to stop the BLACK MAJOR from eliminating the hostages aboard an oil survey ship. Can SCARLETT, STALKER, TORPEDO, GUNG-HO and BEACH HEAD storm the ship and get the hostages to safety? G.I. JOE is in for choppy waters in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189!
IDW Limited, a new high-end collectible service from comic publisher IDW Publishing has already revealed some offerings, but had not yet dipped their toes into the G.I. Joe universe. Until now.
IDW Publishing has announced their official run of IDW Limited G.I. Joe offerings (as we originally saw revealed on the Leaky Suit Brigade) and have even opened up pre-orders for these items. The first pre-order is related to the IDW Complete Collection, featuring runs of the Marvel comics on chronological order! You can pre-order these items on IDW’s Website, and view the video and associated press release below!
DW LIMITED SAYS “YO” TO G.I. JOE
Mar 28, 2013 10:27:39 AM
IDW Limited Announces First G.I. JOE Title to Get Limited Treatment
G.I. JOE: COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1 Will Be Released in Deluxe Hardcover Limited Edition with More G.I. JOE Books to Follow.
Today IDW Limited announced its plans to release the first in a squad of limited -edition G.I. JOE offerings under license from Hasbro and based on its iconic G.I. JOE brand. Starting with G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1(www.idwlimited.com/series/gijoe), IDW Limited will be preparing several fan-favorites for deployment. Featuring a blend of original art from classic artists and modern fan-favorites, these books are the elite of the elite when it comes to collectability and presentation.
The Black Label edition (limited to 50 copies) of G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol. 1 will be paired with original art from one of the most recognizable artists in G.I. JOE publishing history,Herb Trimpe. Trimpe is widely known for his run on the title during the ‘80s, much of which is collected in these pages ,and he’s brought his timeless style back to this book in the form of full-color original art pieces.
“G.I. JOE is a book that’s close to my heart,” said Trimpe. “It’s great to see how IDW’s handled the title. Their run’s been excellent, and when they decided to launch this limited line collecting the early work that we all worked so hard on, I was thrilled to be chosen to provide art for this special edition. G.I. JOE is a timeless tradition, and drawing these pieces took me back to a different time, when I was a fan and artist who loved these characters deeply.”
Fans of G.I. JOE will have two tiers to choose from when ordering this title. The Red Label is limited to 250 copies and signed by Larry Hama and Herb Trimpe. Presented in a special cover and custom slipcase, the book will collect more than 300 pages of Trimpe andHama’s historic run on the series. That’s sixteen issues collected in a way designed to introduce new fans into the series and reward long-time fans with proper reading order and collection. The 50-copy Black Label will feature original art from Trimpe and a limited-edition tray case to house the book.
This is the first of a robust line of G.I. JOE offerings scheduled for the coming months. Look out for G.I. JOE: COBRA, THE LAST LAUGH,DANGER GIRL/G.I. JOE and G.I. JOE: IDW COLLECTION soon. The talent roster for these books ranges from John Royle to Russ Heathto Mike Hawthorne, with signatures from several key writers. There’s never been a better time to say “Yo!”
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW:
G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00; BLACK- $300 300 pages; 11” x 7”; hardcover)
There are few people who’s opinions I would respect more on the subject of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero than Larry Hama. As the architect of the entire run of vintage Marvel Comics, and a healthy share of the action figure filecards, Mr. Hama has had his fingers in the G.I. Joe realm for more years than many people have been alive. He’s often said that he based all of these characters off of real people and as such they are like friends and family to him, and he takes their representations pretty seriously.
Larry had a chance to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation tonight, and he has posted his opinion on his Facebook page.
By and large, it sounds like Larry really enjoyed the film. He kindly refrained from posting spoilers, but he spoke about the characters, the plot, and how he felt the cast and crew did taking what were pretty much his personalities and personas and putting them to film. He approved of the actors for the most part, and applauded the “physical action with people” rather than an over-abundance of CGI. It seemed like a very honest, thoughtful, and real perspective on the film.
There will be folks out there who say he’s probably “shilling” for Paramount, but I’ve known Larry for many years. I consider him a friend. That’s really not what he is. He’s very much a “tell it as he feels it” kind of guy, and if this is what he put out there, this is how he feels, and I think many G.I. Joe fans will sleep better over the next 9 days considering the words he put down.
For folks who aren’t on Facebook, or who aren’t Friends with Larry, I’ve pasted the full text of the review after the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below. I think folks should check it out.
I love these solicitations… it’s great to take a look into the future and see what’s coming from IDW Publishing in the coming months, especially with this new “generation” of G.I. Joe, so to speak. IDW Publishing has released their solicitations for June, 2013, which covers some very cool looking books from the G.I. Joe title, Special Missions, Cobra Files, and of course G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Excellent stuff to look forward to. Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to see the full list of solicitations.
With all of the excitement surrounding IDW’s big G.I. Joe relaunch, a title has been a little lost in the shuffle, mostly because it’s the one title that isn’t changing at all. That’s right, 188 issues into it and still going strong, Larry Hama and SL Gallant’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits us this Wednesday (that’s today!) in comic stores everywhere, and as we’ve come to expect every month, does a terrific job continuing on the legacy of a Real American Hero.
Check out the full review after the jump. Be warned… spoilers afoot!
The threat in Benzheen has been averted! G.I. JOE has made it out of their most dangerous mission yet. But it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for America’s elite unit, as Jinx returns from her secret mission with some shocking information. G.I. JOE has to act fast or face the consequences in A Real American Hero #188!
It’s officially the end of the current G.I. Joe “era” at IDW, with Issue #21 of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow retiring the current storylines and planning a new step forward in 2013. Both of these issues hit your local comic shops on Wednesday, check out the previews below… you may want to make sure you’re not eating when you read A Real American Hero, though… someone’s face looks like a roast beef sandwich. #ouch\
Things have gotten dangerous for G.I. JOE in Benzheen: the countdown for the activation of a nuclear warhead has begun and a rescue mission led by LT. FALCON struggles to rescue a team of captured G.I. JOE members. Can the team make it out of the blast radius in time? As the clock ticks down in Benzheen, JINX has been sent on a secret mission by DUKE and HAWK… where old enemies resurface once more!
A “silent” issue in homage to the classic G.I. JOE #21. But this time it’s Storm Shadow in ninja action. He’s survived the massacre of the Arashikage clan and is seeking payback. But he needs to visit the Hard Master before he heads out on the road to vengeance and, possibly, his own destruction. It’s swords and shadows as an era comes to an end.
I can’t quite properly express the joy I have when the newest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero by IDW is released… and that day is right around the corner! Any issue that features old school Falcon, Leatherneck, and Spirit on the cover has got to be a good one. Check out the preview for the latest issue below.
DARKLON has managed to get the best of DESTRO and is going forward on his sale of the stolen nuclear trigger device. But when COLONEL FAROUD, the potential buyer of the device, asks for proof that it works, Darklon is forced to make a drastic choice that may put everyone—G.I. JOE, COBRA and even Darklon himself—in mortal danger! The clock starts ticking in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #186!