Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

Get it while it’s hot!  Issue #14 marks the grand finale of IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions title, which was a rocky replacement for the Snake Eyes solo book that never really seemed to catch on with Joe fans or other readers.

The last issue is hitting comic shops tomorrow, so grab it while you can, and then wait for “The Fall of G.I. Joe” which should be coming later this year.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Rosado, Paul Gulacy (c)

G.I. JOE—AMBUSHED! When the SPECIAL MISSIONS convoy faces a surprise attack from COBRA troopers and a dangerous sniper, it’s up to LOW LIGHT—G.I. JOE’s own long-range specialist—to turn the tables and get the team out in one piece!

Join the SPECIAL MISSIONS team for one last covert mission!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The end of SPECIAL MISSIONS!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

Previews for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and Special Missions #12

Relish new comic day tomorrow, G.I. Joe fans, as it might be one of the last times we get a “Two for One” G.I. Joe comic day.  With Cobra already gone and Special Missions wrapping up in April, pretty soon we’ll be down to just the flagship title and A Real American Hero (with Scioli’s Transformers and G.I. Joe coming in a short bit).  So soak this in while you can.

Brace yourself, too, as the race to Real American Hero #200 heats up with one more step towards the big G.I. Joe vs. Cobra showdown!  Check out previews for these two issues below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN! G.I. JOE has escaped the situation in Sierra Gordo intact… but COBRA has taken over their headquarters! That means only one thing: it’s time for a head-to-head confrontation between America’s best and the villainous COBRA COMMANDER’s forces. Join the battle in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #199 and prepare for everything to change in next month’s landmark issue #200!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • ONLY 1 ISSUE LEFT UNTIL G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
  • Variant Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)

DESTRO MUST DIE part three! It’s a three-way showdown between the JOEs, COPPERBACK and a mysterious Mark II B.A.T. in an abandoned town from the old Soviet Union. And HELIX is here to tip the balance. The search for DESTRO continues and the noose around the villainous highlander begins to tighten!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring back a fan-favorite character!
  • Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

Preview for IDW Publishing Real American Hero #198 and Special Missions #11

Tomorrow for new comic day we get two brand spanking new IDW Publishing G.I. Joe issues! The latest issue in the Chuck Dixon Special Missions saga is joined by Real American Hero #198, ramping up the action through Sierra Lindo all the way to the Pit headquarters in Utah.

Check out the full previews below!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #198
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
The March to RAH #200 Continues! As things heat up in Sierra Gordo, SCARLETT and SNAKE EYES race against the clock to save G.I. JOE’s HQ, The Pit, from the sinister grip of COBRA.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· ONLY 2 ISSUES LEFT UNTIL G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
· Variant Sketch Cover by Larry Hama!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #11
Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)
Destro Must Die, Part Two! Copperback is on the loose! The Joes recruited the devious diva to lead them to Destro but the hunt turns into a chase across the globe with Destro’s life on the line and a killer new B.A.T. program that will shift the balance of power to Cobra’s favor.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy bring the action!
· Variant Cover by S L Gallant!

IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicitations for February, 2014

IDW Publishing has released their solicitation list for G.I. Joe comics hitting comic shops in February, 2014. Paul Allor continues his four-issue run on the main G.I. Joe title, while Real American Hero hurtles towards an explosive 200th issue.

Check out the full list of solicitations with cover images after the jump.

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Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: Special Missions #6

The new Zartan storyline continues in the pages of Chuck Dixon’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions #6 , hitting comic shops tomorrow! Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #6
Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Paul Gulacy, James Biggie (c)

G.I. JOE has tracked a downed COBRA satellite to the lair of a vicious gang of motorcycle marauders called THE DREADNOKS! The bad news keeps coming with the re-appearance of ZARTAN as the leader of the biker maniacs and they have three G.I. JOE members captive! It’s up to ROADBLOCK and SPIRIT to rescue their brother warriors and stop ZARTAN before he turns himself into a weapon of mass destruction.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Expected in-store date: 8/14/13

Chuck Dixon speaks about his work on IDW’s G.I. Joe Comic Universe

When Axel Watteeuw dropped me a line to ask if he could somehow contribute to GeneralsJoes and YoJoe, that was a decision that wasn’t hard for me to make. He had done a fantastic job covering the G.I. Joe spectrum for a great series of articles at BrainFreeze and I knew he was a devout G.I. Joe fan and a great writer to boot. Please note: The website for Brainfreeze is in Dutch, but each individual G.I. Joe article has an English version as well, which can be easily accessed from within the article.

Imagine my surprise when I received the email from him last week revealing that both he and Moira Hunger from The Coil Club had teamed up to interview Chuck Dixon, and they would like to offer that interview up to GeneralsJoes and YoJoe. Yeah, I couldn’t reply to that e-mail fast enough.

With many of the questions supplied by G.I. Joe comic fanatic Mo Hunger, the interview runs the gamut between the current Special Missions title, all the way back to G.I. Joe: Reloaded and pretty much everywhere in between. It’s a great read and gives some fantastic insight into Dixon’s mindset with his run on various G.I. Joe titles. Check out the interview below.

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Details emerge about Zartan’s return to the IDW G.I. Joe universe

When we last saw Zartan in the IDW G.I. Joe storyline, he was on board an airplane as it crashed in the Australian wilderness…there had been no real sign of a hood or eye black, and besides his uncanny ability to mimick the appearance of others (a great genetic experiment that was actually a highlight of IDW’s backstories in my opinion) he bore little real resemblance to the Zartan we knew and loved.

Well, that’s apparently all changing with the July release of G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5, which brings Zartan as well as the Dreadnoks back to the forefront, and Zartan looks might familiar this time around.

Newsarama spoke with both Chuck Dixon and Will Rosado about Special Missions #5, and the details are revealed right here.

From the sounds of things, the Dreadnoks in IDW’s world are pretty nasty little buggers.  Not so much the comic relief as they were in other G.I. Joe universes.  I’m kind of looking forward to see where they’re going with this.  Again, check out Newsarama for the latest info.

Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Hot off the heels of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, we have new comic day coming up on Wednesday, and this week brings us the second installment of IDW’s new G.I. Joe: Special Missions title!  It’s a race to the bottom of the ocean as Scarlett and the G.I. Joe team attempt to intercept the Baroness in her recovery efforts of her lost $40 billion.  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett and her Special Missions team rush to the heart of a perfect storm to retrieve a prize of forty billion (with a B!) of COBRA funds lying in the ocean deep. The only trouble is that the Baroness is already on the scene with a cutthroat crew of her own to reclaim the booty for COBRA!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            “Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

Bullet points:

  • The missions get deadlier!
  • A new milestone in the Scarlett/Mainframe relationship!
  • Ties into the first G.I. JOE story arc!

GeneralsJoes reviews IDW’s G.I. Joe: Special Missions #1

G.I. Joe: Special Missions from its earliest onset sounded sort of like a continuation of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW.  Chuck Dixon writing, a very military themed book with Scarlett and Mainframe leading a small team…it sounded like pretty much what the main G.I. Joe book has been, especially over the past year.

Now getting my hands on the first issue, I find that assumption to be mostly correct.  In fact, the storyline in Special Missions is a direct continuation of the final Target: Snake Eyes story from the last run at IDW.  To check out my full review, click the read the rest of the story link below:

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Previews of IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #2 and Special Missions #1

The next step in the IDW G.I. Joe universe is officially under way, as we are two issues deep into the main G.I. Joe title, and getting our first taste of Special Missions.  These two issues hit your local comic shops on Wednesday, but you can check out the previews for them right here!

G.I. JOE #2

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

HOMEFRONT! The G.I. Joe team battles Cobra to the death on American soil! COVERL GIRL, DOC, and the newest member, HASHTAG (yes, HASHTAG) have been separated from the rest and have to fight their way through hundreds of kill-crazy COBRA sympathizers—with a teammate’s life hanging in the balance! Plus: The BARONESS has DUKE in her clutches. So why isn’t DESTRO happy about that?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

            G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, co-creators of the Comic Book History of Comics!

Bullet points:

  • The new direction continues!
  • More action, more drama—more G.I. Joe vs. Cobra than you can handle!
  • Will the new G.I. Joe team survive their first mission?

G.I. JOE: Special Missions #1

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Sean Chen, Gulacy (c)

A NEW BEGINNING! The legendary team of Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy lead the G.I. Joe team undercover and into action! The BARONESS tries to get back into COBRA’s good graces—and it’s up to SCARLETT to assemble a team to take the villainess down!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

• “Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” cover by Jim Rugg!

• Wraparound cover by Jamal Igle featuring the new team—All three new G.I. JOE launches will have one!

Bullet points:

  • The second big launch in the new direction of G.I. Joe comics!
  • Scarlett! Beach Head! Mainframe! Tripwire! Hard Drive! Iceberg! Stalker!
  • Ties in to the first G.I. Joe story arc!