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.

Five Page preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe #12

Cobra Command is officially over, but the ramifications will be felt for a long time.  The beginning of a new age of the G.I. Joe team starts here and now!  Check out the 5 page preview below, and be sure to scoop this issue up at your local comic store on Wednesday.

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Will Rosado, Steve Ellis (c)

COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It’s a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of COBRA COMMAND, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! Who will lead the Joes into this new, deadlier, downsized future? SCARLETT leads and op into one of the wildest wildernesses on the planet to uncover a COBRA facility that threatens the very balance of the universe as we enter… DEEP TERROR!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Black & White Will Rosado cover!

Bullet points:

  • In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!
  • The JOEs face a new villain—a slashed operating budget!
  • Who will lead the JOEs?!