G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero “Cobra World Order” Prelude Five-Page Preview

We’re on the cusp of the next G.I. Joe event, with the COBRA World Order getting ready to kick off! I’d say if you’re reading this page, you probably have a decent idea of where things have been prior to this point, but as a “jumping on” place, IDW is releasing the COBRA World Order Prelude, which outlines all of the converging storylines as we lead into this event, and brings readers up to speed on the current G.I. Joe mythology.

This issue hits stands tomorrow, check out the five page preview below

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Paul Pope (c)

It’s zero hour for Real American Hero! This table-setter leads into a mammoth 6-part bi-weekly event kicking off with next month’s RAH #219 and #220! G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:

  • A perfect jumping on point for G.I. Joe fans, new and old!
  • Covers from Paul Pope, Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez!
  • The 7-part COBRA WORLD ORDER starts here and comnitnues in next month’s now- bi-weekly RAH!
  • Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Month promotion!

Comic Book Resources talks to Larry Hama about COBRA World Order

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero moved us only incrementally closer to the new COBRA World Order, but by the looks of it, things are going to start heating up real soon.

Comic Book Resources spoke with writer Larry Hama about the upcoming COBRA World Order storyline and debuted some tantalizing new preview pages.  Check out the article right here, and take a peek at the mirrored preview pages below.

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for December, 2015

IDW Publishing has released their solicitation information for December, 2015 including G.I. Joe related titles like Real American Hero, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, some TPB’s, and Volume 8 of the Complete Collection.

Check out the full solicitation list below and join me in drooling over those great ARAH covers with tons of guest stars!

Click the Continue Reading link below to see the full solicitations list.

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Larry Hama signed stamped cards for sale to support a great cause

01For anyone who isn’t aware, comics professional Seth Kushner passed away earlier this year from complications with Lieukemia.  As it seems these things far too often do, he has left behind a wife and child.  To help support those he has left behind, several comic professionals have come together to design some “stamped cards for sale, with the profits going to the Kushner family.

Larry Hama has also provided signed sketch cards as well.

Check out A Drawn Word for all of the details, or to buy your set to support the Kusher family.  A full press release can be seen below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Graphic NYC Autograph Cards to Benefit Family of Seth Kushner, Photographer and Comix Writer

As a benefit and tribute to the late comic book writer/photographer Seth Kushner, a set of 13 Graphic NYC cards have been published to directly benefit Seth’s wife and son. Published by Hang Dai Editions through Christopher Irving’s The Drawn Word, the cards also feature creator signatures in a limited run.

Irving has decided to offer a limited number online at $15 per unsigned pack, and $25 for a pack with a single creator signature.

“I wanted a way to honor Seth’s work while also showcasing the friendships he cemented with creators during our Graphic NYC project,” Irving says. “I actually started with the intention of 10 cards, but had more creators wanting to participate. I also worked with the printer to find a stock that best replicated that used in our book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics. It’s the most touching tribute I can think of for my old friend, and a great way to benefit his wife, Terra, and son, Jackson.

“It’s also a way to celebrate the release of Seth’s graphic novel memoir Schmuck, which isavailable now for pre-order through Amazon, provided you’re not able to have your local comic shop pre-order it for its September 15 release date.”

Twelve creators are showcased in the set, with the thirteenth a Seth Kushner card, using a photo portrait by Seth’s longtime friend Carlos Molina.

The creators are Neil Gaiman, Becky Cloonan, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Dean Haspiel, Molly Crabapple, Larry Hama, Scott McCloud, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, and Alex Ross. Currently, most of the creator signature packs are available, with Gaiman’s signature only in one of five fully signed packs to be auctioned in the near future.

“Seth would have gotten a real kick out of seeing some of his photographs realized as classic trading cards, the kinds we used to flip and swap during lunchtime in the schoolyard,” says Haspiel. “The only thing missing from this set is a stale stick of bubblegum!”

100% of the proceeds go directly to Terra and Jackson. Only five fully-autographed sets will be auctioned off, with details to come. The Graphic NYC Cards will be sold at the Hang Dai booth at both SPX and the Baltimore Comic Con, along with Hang Dai’s three graphic novel releases by Kushner, Haspiel, and Gregory Benton. Remaining stock, if any, will continue to be sold through Irving’s The Drawn Wordwebsite.

Direct contributions can also be made to the Kushner family through their gofundme page.

Solicitations for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe titles November, 2015

IDW Publishing has released their solicitation information for November, 2015, including TWO issues of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! This is a great thing for us RAH fans.

COBRA World Order kicks off, check out the solicit info below.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #219: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 1
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
As suspicious Cobra activity flares up around the globe, Hawk leads a strike team to try and get to the bottom of the sinister organization’s latest plot. But the deeper G.I. Joe digs, the more chilling Cobra’s master plan becomes…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #219: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 1—Toy Cover Subscription Variant
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· COBRA WORLD ORDER begins—G.I. Joe beware!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
Once G.I. Joe uncovers more about Cobra’s sinister plot, the villainous organization goes to ground and consolidates its forces. Cobra’s Master Plan is set to begin and G.I. Joe will not be prepared for the epic scale of the coming caranage!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2— Toy Cover Subscription Variant
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· COBRA WORLD ORDER heats up!

Review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Although technically we’ve moved on from the Death of Snake Eyes arc, with this new arc being entitled COBRA Rising, the threads of Snake Eyes’ demise are still fully entwined throughout this second installment.

It makes for a surprisingly poignant next step in the Marvel G.I. Joe history where we’re looking towards the future, but still paying fond remembrance to the past.  All while another silent, disfigured guy in a Snake Eyes uniform is milling around.  Kinda odd, but in a way, it fits that “death of a major comic character” template we’ve grown so used to over the past several years.

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Preview of IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Larry Hama continues to try and push us past the Death of Snake Eyes story, though as one would imagine, an event like that tends to linger on in the hearts and minds of characters within the book and outside the book.

COBRA Rising is our next arc, and part two hits Wednesday, moving the story forward…check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217

Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

COBRA RISING! Cobra’s latest operation brings the fight to G.I. Joe’s turf…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new SNAKE EYES brings revenge to COBRA’s doorstep!

 

IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for October, 2015

We heard all about the Cobra World Order at San Diego ComicCon, but it looks like in October we’ll start getting a first hand look.  Check out the solicitations for G.I. Joe books from IDW in October to get the lowdown!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—SPOTLIGHT

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Paul Pope (c)

It’s zero hour for Real American Hero! This table-setter leads into a mammoth 6-part bi-weekly event kicking off with next month’s RAH #219 and #220! G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—Francesco Francavilla Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesca Francavilla (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude—Phil Jimenez Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude —Artist’s Edition Blank Sketch Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Blank Sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Bullet Points:

  • A perfect jumping on point for G.I. Joe fans, new and old!
  • Covers from Paul Pope, Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez!
  • The 7-part COBRA WORLD ORDER starts here and comnitnues in next month’s now- bi-weekly RAH!
  • Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Month promotion!

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: ARAH #214

With the gut wrenching events of last month’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue, you know there has to be some kind of follow up.

And a follow up there is.  Check out the full review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214 below, and if you want to check out my review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213 to prepare yourself, click here.

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe ARAH #214 and Transformers vs G.I. Joe #7

With the numbers of G.I. Joe titles going down, it’s a rare thing that we get two issues in a single week featuring G.I. Joe, but we get that this week with A Real American Hero #214 and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #7.

A Real American Hero deals with the aftermath of Snake Eyes’ death in what appears to be a very somber and understated way, though anything can change after the first five pages…

Check out the previews and descriptions below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The end of the road for SNAKE EYES… The events of this issue will change G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • THE DEATH OF A HERO!
  • Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • If you’ve ever liked anything, you’ll love this!
  • If you’ve never liked anything—this will be the first thing you love!
  • Variant Cover by Kody Chamerlain!