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
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
If you’ve ever liked anything, you’ll love this!
If you’ve never liked anything—this will be the first thing you love!
Remember all that agonizing lead up time to issue #200 of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero? Can you believe we’re posting solicitations for issue #205 already? Time flies, huh?
Apparently August is still too early for the “Fall of G.I. Joe”, so we see the aforementioned #205 along with the second issue of Transformers and G.I. Joe. Check out the full solicitations list after the jump.
Ever since it was first announced with Scioli at the helm, I’ve been fascinated by the prospect of this new Transformers vs. G.I. Joe series. Scioli has a tremendously vintage artistic style, and judging by this preview, that style is infused throughout the entire story as well as the art.
The first issue apparently starts out with a bang, as G.I. Joe charges en masse into a Cobra compound, facing deadly creeper vines, Dr. Venom, and Major Bludd. All after a cool sequence between Starscream and Bumblebee, of course.
It’s an interesting aesthetic. I’m sure there will be some Joe fans who are a bit turned off by the distinctive look and feel, but I kinda love it. It calls back to a simpler time, and I love that things are pretty wide open. Once you see Snake Eyes in action, you’ll know what I mean.