It looks like it’s time to start reading the Cobra Civil War. IDW has this to say about Cobra Civil War #0
Cobra Civil War #0
G.I. JOE: Cobra Civil War #0
Chuck Dixon, Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Antonio Fuso, Agustin Padilla (a) • Tom Feister, Fuso, Gabriele Dell’Otto (c)
COBRA CIVIL WAR BEGINS HERE! The Commander is dead! Long live… Cobra Commander?! But the questions is, who will BE the NEXT Cobra Commander?! The role of Commander must be filled—now the most lethal and cunning Cobra operatives will COMPETE TO REIGN SUPREME. The winner—he who kills the most G.I. JOES—will take the reins of COBRA! Bonus: Ninja Force!!!!! Yeah, baby! 30 big pages of story at regular price! This is the place to jump on board and see what everyone’s been talking about!
*3 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1 basis
FC • 40 pages • $3.99
The hunt for the new Cobra Commander will run through all three new G.I. Joe series beginning with next month’s three debuts: G.I. Joe #1, Cobra #1, and Snake Eyes #1!
I have mixed feelings about this event. While it is bound to make for some interesting reading, I feel that it happened almost a bit too quickly. We had only just began to get a real glimpse of the current IDW Commander- less used-car salesman and pyramid scheme manager and more of a classic James Bond shadow leader– when he was assassinated by Chuckles in the now infamous single panel kill shot. I’ve enjoyed IDW’s run on G.I. Joe so far when it has strayed into new territory so I’m still along for the ride. Still… I think this event might have had more impact if readers had been exposed to the now-deceased Commander just a bit more.
The following are the titles are hitting comic shops this week from IDW Publishing
Just in time for the GIJCC in Orlando, the staff at JoeDeclassified (www.joedeclassified.com) have opened their forums for the general public! The staff at JoeDeclassified, led by site owner (and JBL Mod/Joesightings.com Admin) Sam “Nomad” Damon, have diligently worked to put together some of the most comprehensive and informative newsletters on the increasingly vast subject of G.I. Joe. The JoeDeclassified team will be represented at the GIJCC in Orlando from March 31 – April 2 with a booth and copies of the long-awaited Newsletter #4. It will focus on the many incarnations of the G.I. Joe comic books.
Be sure to stop by on the forums at (www.joedeclassified.com/forum/index.php), register and let them know what you think of their work (and possibly submit new ideas for future issues) today!
Justin “General Hawk” has compiled a list of the Top Ten Storyline Events in Real American History over on Generals Joes. The list spans the most recent animated movie Resolute, Sunbow Cartoon, Marvel Comics and Devil’s Due with some of the best storylines ever told. There’s my personal favorite “Worlds Without End”, along with The Battle of Benzheen and Trucial Abysma, The MASS Device, The Cobra Civil War and many more. So what are you waiting for go on over and check it out.
IDW continues its series of trade paperbacks collecting the original Marvel series with the release of vol #9.
Classic G.I. Joe volume 9
Available this Wednesday, September 1st
Completely re-colored and re-mastered, and collected into trade paperback for the first time! The adventures of America’s elite soldiers continue in issues #81–90 of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO. Includes stories “Plots and Tracts,” “Roadpig,” “Assault on Castle Destro,” “Recurring Themes,” and more.
You won’t want to miss this!
Larry Hama (w) • Marshall Rogers, Ron Wagner, Tony Salmons, MD Bright (a) • Jonboy Meyers (c)
I don’t know about most fans out there but I was ecstatic when IDW continued the reprints that Marvel started several years ago. Hopefully the series will sell well enough that I’ll be able to post that “Volume 15 has been released” in just a few years. Plus, that new cover kicks all sorts of snake tail!!
UPDATE: Mark added some clarification to this rumor on his Facebook page. Apparently he mentioned at the Canadian Joe-Con this past weekend that he had submitted a PROPOSAL for a new Special Mission series. However, IDW has not announced any intention to currently deploy another Joe title in your monthly pull box. So, before you run to your local comic shop and demand Special Missions, be aware that right now it’s just a proposal, nothing more.
And now you know…
That’s right gang, hot off the presses from the Canadian JoeCon, our pals to the north at JoeCanuck.com have the comic world starting to buzz!!
Mark Bellomo (Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe) revealed at a Q & A panel that he is tapped to write ‘Special Missions’ for IDW.
Click HERE to read the small amount of details (so far) and to discuss!!!
Now, excuse me while I go giggle in a corner at the coolness of this news!!
“Storefront” applications debut as top downloads on iPad™
Free apps include three free comics each
San Diego, CA (May 17, 2010) – IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to announce that TRANSFORMERS Comics and G.I. JOE Comics applications are available now on the Apple iPad. Taking full advantage of the iPad’s full-screen, full-color capabilities, the apps will offer the next level of reading experience to fans. The free IDW iPad storefront apps each include three free comics with the initial download, and offer more comics as in-app purchases. Fans can browse nearly 200 comics for their favorite story lines, such as movie tie-ins, ongoing series or even classics from the 80s.
“The iPad is a wonderful format for comics, as the screen size is close enough to the print size that readers can view the full page. OPTIMUS PRIME and the BARONESS look amazing in this format!” said IDW Director of ePublishing, Jeff Webber. “Our iPad apps are also compatible with our iPhone® and iPod touch® apps. So you can purchase TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE on one device, and read it on another. The apps will automatically identify which one you are using, and adjust to offer the best reading experience.”
Each storefront app offers readers the highest quality viewing experience, with a full-page display that showcases the eye-catching art and vivid stories. IDW has developed several new features to enhance the comics and take full advantage of the iPad’s capabilities, including pinch-zoom abilities and single- or two-page viewing options.
“Both G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS stories have such a broad appeal and have been gaining steam with the core readership, that pushing them to the front of the iPad store just made sense,” says Andy Schmidt, IDW Senior Editor on both franchises. “These are not just great apps and a great reading experience, these are great stories with beautiful artwork.”
Wow, what a weekend!! The GIJCC International Convention was a success and everyone had a blast!
In light of IDW’s issue #155 1/2 (and the continuation of the Marvel run), the upcoming PoC line, the announcement of a new ‘toon and the fact that ‘G.I. Joe 2’ is going to start production soon, board member ‘M6D’ has worked his magic with the help of our friends over at YoJoe.com to gather a running history of COBRA from the end of the Marvel run.
Catching up with COBRA is a pdf styled briefing report that will get you all geared up for what’s to come from our favorite ‘Real American Heroes’ and their ‘Ruthless Terrorist Organization’ counterparts-with this focus clearly on Cobra Commander and his cronies!!
So pop open a bottle of grape soda, tear into that box of chocolate donuts and start scrolling through!!
That’s right gang! In what may (or may not) be one of the best kept secrets, Larry Hama and IDW are planning on revisiting the Marvel hey day when we all were much, much younger…….and here is the cover for Issue #156:
So head on over HERE to read the article (courtesy of USA TODAY) and discuss!!!