With the latest whirlwind of IDW news, many of us were pretty concerned about the potential fate of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic. Well, thankfully, according to Larry Hama himself on Facebook, it seems like this comic will still be around for a while, which brings a huge smile to my face.
New comic day hits tomorrow, so we’ve got a 5-Page preview for you right here!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #177
Larry Hama (w) • Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (a) • Herb Trimpe, Frenz (c)
The stakes are higher than ever! Cobra Commander has discovered the danger in the midst of Broca Beach, and has begun his preparations to face off against the Blue Ninjas. Meanwhile, DUKE, SCARLETT and STALKER split off on their own from G.I. JOE in order to head to Broca Beach. And with SNAKE EYES and BARONESS en route as well, this could be the showdown to end all showdowns. Prepare for the final confrontation in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #177!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Larry Hama variant sketch cover cover!
Featuring stunning art from industry legends Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema!
The idea of a “Yearbook” or “Annual” seems like almost a thing of the past, especially in the G.I. Joe world, and I was excited to hear that IDW was reviving the concept for the Real American Hero title. Many of those old school yearbooks were some of the coolest stories going on in the Marvel days.
IDW really dives head long into the whole vintage concept here as well, as they comb the historical archives and pull out some really great art talents to bring this story to life.
The end results? Well, you’re just going to have to click the Read the Rest of this Story link below for the full details.
With big thanks to IDW Editor Chris Ryall’s “RyallTime Blog” for giving us a GREAT look at some upcoming art for not just the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Annual, but also the cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #177.
Going totally old school with artistic geniuses Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Ron Wagner, and Herb Trimpe, even these few pages are like an awesome walk down memory lane. Such great retro art that really suits the G.I. Joe classic universe nicely.
Check out the Ryalltime Blog to see all of these great images, I’ve mirrored only a couple of them below.