IDW’s G.I. Joe comic franchise took a pretty dramatic turn last year when, in Cobra #12, Joe agent Chuckles ended Cobra Commander’s leadership with a rifle slug. Now, nearly one chronological year later, the new Commander will be revealed in G.I. Joe vol 2 #8, which hits stands tomorrow. It even features a “scratch off cover
No, Captain America hasn’t been rolled into the G.I. Joe brand– but today is the release date for one of the best and most fun super hero movies I’ve seen in a good long while. Captain America: First Avenger drops into stores today in both DVD and BLU-Ray versions. If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned comic movie where the hero is an example to all, this is the film for you.
Plus, the figure line is practically in scale with the new Joes! Who doesn’t want to see Cap leading a group of Steel Brigade troopers through a door to bust some Cobra heads?
Here’s the official press release:
MARVEL’S RENOWNED SUPER HERO LEADS THE CHARGE ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD ARMED WITH EXPLOSIVE
THE FIRST AVENGER
Action-Packed Adventure Debuts October 25, 2011 in a 3-Disc Set Featuring
Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD, and in a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Over an Hour of Exciting Bonus Material, Including an Exclusive Look into Marvel’s The Avengers
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 21, 2011) – Marvel Studios and
Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011. Called “the best superhero movie ever” (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, earning over $350 million at the Global Box Office. When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Loaded with fantastic action, stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring hero imbued with courage, humanity and an unbreakable spirit, CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger transports viewers into a world of daring exploits and excitement. Starring Chris Evans in the title role, the film features an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as Marvel’s Ultimate Villain, Red Skull, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.
The CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger three-disc set includes the film on
Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and in high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets boast over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material including an original Marvel short film, an exclusive sneak peek into the ultimate Super Hero team, Marvel’s The Avengers, six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and much more.
We’re at it again, this time we want to know from all JBL’ers what is your 10 favorite G.I.Joe A Real American Hero issue,s from the Marvel run and the current IDW continuation. So drop in and let us know which are your favorite and why. Hop on over to the thread HERE!
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
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!!!