Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe (Season 4) #6

The latest issue of G.I. Joe’s main title comes out today, so check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #6

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! COBRA stands tall, but will SCARLETT and her G.I. JOE team manage to turn the tables? Political intrigue collides head-on with military action as the darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War) and Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, AvX Consequences) continue their controversial run!
  • Hard-hitting, real-world intrigue!

IDW’s G.I. Joe #3 and Transformers and G.I. Joe #4 Previews

Today is new comic day, and IDW Publishing is releasing two G.I. Joe themed issues today. The fourth “season” of the flagship G.I. Joe title hits issue #3 today, complimented by the zany and wild fourth issue of Transformers and G.I. Joe by Tom Scioli.

Check out the previews below.

G.I. Joe #3

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE continues…and things get worse. Who is Duke working for—and why? Plus—while the G.I. JOE team is under fire, Scarlett struggles to hold them together…and the COBRA peacekeeping force continue its advance.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • In the battlefield, there’s no black and white—only shades of gray.
  • Connecting Variant cover by David Williams!

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #4

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

THE WAR AT HOME! But whose home—and whose war?! Interstellar war has never been so cosmic! The G.I. JOE team faces the TRANSFORMERS—on Earth and Cybertron. Plus—just in time for Halloween… meet the OCTOBER GUARD!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The biggest crossover the cosmos has ever faced JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER!!!
  • Ask your retailer about the Tom Scioli connecting variant cover! Connects with the variants for #2 & #3 creating one big piece!

IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #2 (Season 4) Preview

Karen Traviss and Steve Kurth continue the resurgence of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the upcoming second issue below.

G.I. Joe #2

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
  • The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
  • Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

Better late than never – GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (S4) #1

The issue hit comic shops a good two weeks ago, and I am ashamedly slow on the draw, but I had to get my opinions of this new G.I. Joe relaunch from IDW Publishing down on digital paper.

I will admit right up front, I was hesitant to embrace this new theme for the comic, not because it seemed out of place, but because it seemed so far “in place”.  In other words, the same themes G.I. Joe has been running with over the past four years.  What could Karen Traviss do differently where others hadn’t yet explored?

As it turns out…  there were some unexplored avenues, and Traviss spanned those waters nicely.

Check out my full review over at YoJoe.com.

IDW Solicitations for November, 2014

At least partly.

The majority of the images and details for November’s G.I. Joe releases has been revealed by IDW Publishing, though they didn’t post the retail cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208 and I don’t see anything for Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

As for the rest of it, check out the list below… in spite of myself, I’m getting excited for the next new iteration of the main G.I. Joe title, and of course, Real American Hero continues to blow me away. Click the “Continue Reading” link to check out the full solicitation list.

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Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #10 and Real American Hero #196

Fans from all era’s of G.I. Joe comics should be happy tomorrow as the latest issue from both the current G.I. Joe series and the Real American Hero series hit comic shops tomorrow. Check out the previews for these exciting issues below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #196

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

THE ROAD TO #200 CONTINUES! As the COBRA connection in the turmoil in Sierra Gordo deepens, G.I. JOE begins to unravel the true nature of the situation… but what do the Blue Ninjas have to do with the insurgent rebels? The plot thickens and the action kicks off in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #196!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part of our epic “Artist’s Edition Month” promotion!

G.I. Joe #10

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)

THREAT MATRIX CONCLUDES! It’s DUKE versus MAD MONK for all the marbles! ‘Nuff said! (Wait. Wrong company.)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The battle in Manhattan comes to a senses-shattering conculsion!
  • The future of the G.I. Joe team begins here!
  • Variant cover by Ryan Dunlavey!

Also being re-released this month is the very interesting anime story, G.I. Joe: Future Noir which takes a look at an alternate future universe of G.I. Joe. It’s a very intriguing, different look at our familiar Real American Hero characters.

G.I. JOE: Future Noir

Andy Schmidt (w) • Giacomo Bevilacqua (a & c)

It’s Japan, in the near future, and the G.I. JOE team is highly advanced, but young at heart. And COBRA is something more sinister than anything seen before! All of Japan could go up in reptilian smoke if the JOEs can’t stop COBRA!

TPB • B&W • $14.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-794-7

Bullet points:

• New Format!

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe (Season 3) #9

New comic day arrives on Wednesday this week with the latest exciting issue of G.I. Joe from IDW Publishing.  The Mad Monk saga continues through the streets of New York as G.I. Joe scrambles to stop his nefarious plan!

Check out the preview for this latest action-packed issue below.

G.I. Joe #9

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)

THREAT MATRIX! Below the streets and above the high rises of the New York City, the G.I. Joe team is strained to the brink fighting back THE MAD MONK’s all-out assault on the Big Apple! But… is that playing right into his hands to ultimately destroy DUKE? 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA takes Manhattan!
  • Who is the G.I. JOE team’s traitor?!
  • Ryan Dunlavey “Intern of Cobra” variant cover!

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (Season 3) #7

I said this in the post I made with the preview for this issue…but it seems like just yesterday we were anticipating what Fred Van Lente was going to do with IDW’s flagship G.I. Joe title, and here we are, seven issues deep, and we’ve already made it through one story arc and are on the verge of kicking off another.

Even before this issue was released it was causing some controversy, mostly based around the supposed return of G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes.  So, were those concerns valid?  Read the full review after the jump.  As one might suspect, there are spoilers contained below!

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #7

It seems like just yesterday that we were getting a new “Season” of G.I. Joe from IDW Publishing, and here we are, seven issues deep and things are already moving at a breakneck pace. The issue hits local comic shops tomorrow, but you can see the first few pages right now.

G.I. Joe #7
Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)
COBRA TAKES MANHATTAN! It was inevitable once the G.I. JOE team relocated that COBRA COMMANDER would put the Big Apple squarely in his sights. But the BARONESS and DESTRO are cooking up some schemes of their own… the question is: will those schemes make them allies to DUKE and company?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Steve Kurth returns—and so does the BARONESS!
· The hot new direction continues!
· Variant cover by Ryan Dunlavey!

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe (Season 3) #4

Fred Van Lente’s G.I. Joe title continues full steam ahead, and issue #4 hits comic shops today.   Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #4

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

HOMEFRONT! DOC has only precious minutes to save a teammate’s life as the forces of COBRA close in—and her injuries prevent her from performing the operation herself. Is another G.I. JOE member ready for a crash course in battlefield surgery? Plus: Can ROADBLOCK & Co. convince the people of Warrenton to turn against COBRA? All this and the return of SCRAP IRON! WHO DOESN’T LOVE SCRAP IRON?!!?

 *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, co-creator of the Comic Book History of Comics!

Bullet points:

  • EVERYBODY LOVES SCRAP IRON!
  • The smash hit of 2013 blasts its way to new heights!