Special exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers Cover for Roll Out Roll Call!

An exciting announcement from the folks at Roll Out Roll Call!  Attendees of the show in London Heathrow will get a special opportunity to own Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13 with a special exclusive cover by Robert Atkins and Joana LaFuente.

There will be a run of only 250 of these exclusive covers featuring a number of characters played by convention guests Morgan Lofting and Neil Ross. Your best chance to get this exclusive comic is at Roll Out Roll Call!  Along with this, they’ve already announced exclusive availability of previously sold out Botcon exclusives!

The show is July 8th – 9th at London Heathrow and is a favorite show for many fans.  Boss Fight Studio will be there, likely with a bunch of product in hand to sell!

There’s going to be lots to love about this year’s Roll Out Roll Call, and you can find all of the great details over on their Facebook page.  Tickets are on sale now, so don’t wait!


Some great new G.I. Joe art at Robert Atkins blog

Every so often, over on his blog, Robert Atkins (IDW G.I. Joe and comics artist extraordinaire) posts some images of recent commissions and other work that he’s done in the realm of G.I. Joe.  Over the past few days he’s posted some fantastic work, including a particularly cool Snake Eyes/Deadpool team up that seems appropriate with the new Deadpool film incoming.

There’s some really great stuff there, and while Atkins isn’t currently soliciting commission work, it’s still a heck of a lot of fun to check out the work he’s been posting.

Check it out over at RobertAtkinsArt.Blogspot.com and I strongly recommend you visit the site regularly.  There’s always some cool stuff to check out.


Robert Atkins and IDW team up for awesome action figure variant covers

Exciting news for folks who love the aesthetic of a carded G.I. Joe figure, but don’t quite have a few thousand bucks in the bank to scatter them across your walls.

Robert Atkins is teaming up with IDW to produce an exciting carded figure variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215!

There is really neat artwork on the front and the back, replicating an old school carded G.I. Joe figure.  This is what Robert has to say:

“A new exclusive line of variant GI JOE covers has just been released! The first of the line is this Snake Eyes carded figure cover. Check out MORE Great ART and their website to purchase the exclusive limited cover. Signed covers should be available soon, or Robert Atkins will be at Heroes Con and NYCC to sign books this year! Special discounted pricing on books is available if you order now through June 13th.”

Check out MoreGreatArt.com to pre-order a copy now, and be on the look out for some more great updates.
Also, there is a good possibility Atkins and IDW will want to do more of these and they want some fan input… so what five figures would you like to see on the covers of IDW Comic Books like this one?  Spread the word and share your opinions!  Check out the images below.

Robert Atkins celebrates post 700 with a great look at IDW Limited sketches

He may not be doing the art chores for any regular G.I. Joe books at the moment (unfortunately) but Robert Atkins has still been plugging away at his blog, Robert Atkins Art, and he recently hit a huge landmark, his 700th blog post! In celebration of this great achievement he has posted some great shots of the work he’s done for the IDW Limited series. Featuring three of the most famous faces in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, we see Atkins’ take on Snake Eyes, Destro, and the Baroness in a series of spectacular pieces of art.

Check out the 700th post right here. I’ve mirrored just a few images below, but be sure to check out his blog for even more.

IDW Publishing announces NYCC Exclusive cover for G.I. Joe #1

We are excited to report that IDW Publishing has revealed some NYCC exclusives, including a great exclusive cover to G.I. Joe #1 by none other than fan favorite Robert Atkins! Featuring G.I. Joe’s new field commander, Scarlett, this exclusive edition is available only at NYCC, limited to 300 copies (only 5 per person). They will be selling for $10 apiece.

At the show you can also pick up a blank cover edition of the issue to have your favorite artist draw their own.

Check out the Atkins cover below, and be sure to make your way to NYCC, October 9th – 12th at the Javitz Center in New York City.

Full details can be found in the IDW Publishing NYCC Exclusives Shopping Guide.


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.


More excellent G.I. Joe themed commission work from Robert Atkins

Former IDW G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins may no longer be working on any current G.I. Joe books, but that hasn’t slowed down the number of G.I. Joe oriented commission requests he’s gotten, and he continues to showcase them on his blog to the delight of G.I. Joe fans everywhere.

The latest commission piece from Mr. Atkins involves Cover Girl and Dusty in a terrific combat scene, very reminiscent of some previous work that he has done.  He features this great piece on his blog at RobertAtkinsArt.Blogspot.com and also reminds us of some excellent past pieces he’s done as well.

Check it out right here, and I’ve posted a small snippet of this excellent artwork below.

Exclusive – Robert Atkins to provide art for G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND mobile game

The news broke only a couple of days ago that DeNA and Hasbro had reached a partnership on a new mobile game for Android and IOS, entitled G.I. Joe: Battleground.  Many folks hypothosized (myself included) that this would be a trading card format game, and it certainly seems to be a fact.

In my excitement, I was able to speak with former IDW G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins, and he informs me that he is actually providing some artwork for this exciting mobile game!  That makes me extremely happy, being a huge fan of Robert Atkins’ work and knowing what a diehard G.I. Joe fan he is, I’m absolutely thrilled that he’ll be doing some artwork for this game.

Hopefully he’ll be allowed to reveal some of his work either here on GeneralsJoes or over on his excellent blog, RobertAtkinsArt.

Speaking of Atkins, he actually posted a fantastic blog outlining a commission piece he did for my friend and fellow podcast host Gary Godsoe.  Check that out right here, and just imagine a trading card themed mobile game with artwork like that.  Awesome.

Robert Atkins working on some signature plate art for IDW Limited

IDW Limited has come out of the gates screaming with G.I. Joe content over the past month or so, already releasing the Marvel Complete Collection (volume 1) and the Danger Girl and G.I. Joe collection as well.  Soon to come is the IDW collection itself, and  Robert Atkins is doing some great signature plate work for the project!

Over on the Robert Atkins Art blog, he’s been detailing the work and previewing some of the Snake Eyes art he is providing for the project, and you should definitely keep tabs over there.  Some really gorgeous original stuff slated to come with the IDW Limited volumes, and Robert is far from done.

He mentioned on a recent Twitter post that he was moving onto Destro next.  Can’t wait to see more!  Keep on hitting up Robert Atkins blog for further details and keep watching IDW Limited for those pre-orders.

Robert Atkins G.I. Joe prints available at a great price for a great collection

Robert Atkins has been a fan favorite G.I. Joe artist for the past few years, and as a result, he has built an impressive library of G.I. Joe themed artwork.  He’s offered prints for sale at many of his conventions, and this high quality work has pleased a bunch of G.I. Joe fans across the world.

Now, he is partnering with someone to offer a large collection of awesome G.I. Joe prints at a fantastic discount price.  The information is below:

Robert Atkins “Declassified”.

A limited edition of 100, numbered and signed featuring 30 color prints of some of Robert’s best GI Joe drawings.

30 11″x17″ color prints on heavyweight paper, suitable for framing packaged in a heavy duty archival box

Includes covers (sans text/headlines, etc) from GI Joe issues #1, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18 (4 variants), #21, Snake Eyes #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, #13 (2 variants), #18, along with portraits of Cobra Commander, Zartan, Lady Jaye, Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes and more.

The color prints sell for $15 each at the conventions, so all 30 prints would cost you $450 individually. You can get this set of 30 prints for $200 plus shipping & handling.

First 10 orders get free shipping (domestic US only!). Email or paypal dirkv@groovedis.com for more info.

This is an awesome opportunity to own some great, high quality G.I. Joe prints at a fantastic price.  With only 100 of these available, they won’t last long, so grab ’em while you can!  Check out images of some of these prints below: