“Just Who is Snake Eyes?” Hama & Jerwa speak up!

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

Brandon Jerwa (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, vol 2, G.I. Joe: Frontline, Master & Apprentice) and Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, vol 1, G.I. Joe Special Missions, etc) discuss the most recognizable character of the modern G.I. Joe mythos in a piece called “Just Who is Snake Eyes”.

You can check out the article over at YourNews.com!

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“GIJoe: Rise of Cobra” movie adaptation from IDW Publishing.

IDW Publishing has released the following information regarding their adaption of the Stephen Sommers’ film “GIJoe: The Rise of Cobra”.  The trade paperback is scheduled to be in stores sometime in June 2009.

G.I. JOE Adaptation TPB
Denton Tipton (w) • Casey Maloney (a)

The official adaptation of this summer’s highly anticipated film, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra! G.I. JOE is a highly trained, classified special operations unit composed of men and women from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don’t even exist. Few know the truth—that G.I. JOE fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defense against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there’s trouble, G.I. JOE is there. NOW YOU KNOW, AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE.

IDW “First Looks” for June 2009!

GI Joe: Rise of Cobra prequel issue #4

GI Joe: Rise of Cobra prequel issue #4

ComicsContinuum.com has posted “first looks” at two of IDW’s GIJoe offerings for June 2009!

G.I. Joe Movie Prequel #4 will arrive in stores on June 3 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Chuck Dixon, with art by SL Gallant and a cover by Joe Corroney, along with a photo cover.

Here’s how IDW describes the book:

“‘Snake Eyes.’ It’s an impossible mission when the Vice President of the United States becomes hostage to desperate terrorists in an unassailable location even an army couldn’t take. But why send an army when G.I. Joe’s silent warrior can do the job? Find out what Snake Eyes was up to before the events of this summer’s biggest action blockbuster!”

G.I. Joe Movie Prequel #4 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

Also, the “Best of Duke” TPB will hit shelves:

G.I. Joe: The Best of Duke TPB will arrive in stores on June 3 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Larry Hama, with art by Mike Vosburg and Rod Whigham.

Here’s how IDW describes the issue:

“Collecting the most defining comics moments of the G.I. Joe cast, this volume focuses on Duke, one of the team¹s most dependable members. Read about his heroic adventures in classic issues like #22, 23, 48, 49, 50, and 80!”

G.I. Joe: The Best of Duke TPB will be 148 pages and cost $19.99.

Check out the full previews over at ComicsContinuum.com!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #5 hits stores!

IDW: GI Joe Issue #5

IDW: GI Joe Issue #5

The latest issue in IDW’s ongoing GIJoe series hit shelves this week!

The battle in The Pit becomes a chase across the Nevada desert. Only one of Destro’s mechanized killers is left and it’s the most dangerous. Meanwhile, Flint is figuring out Where in The World is Castle Destro. And in Manila, Snake Eyes shows up as Stalker is closing in on a runaway arms dealer… but on whose side?

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Podcast: GIJoe Review #24 now online!

GIJoe: Review - the web's best GIJoe comics podcast

GIJoe: Review - the web's best GIJoe comics podcast

The folks at GIJoe Review are back Episode #24!

This episode discusses issues #48 & #49 of the classic Marvel Comics GIJoe: A Real American Hero series as well as offers a look back at issues #1 – #49.

The episode is available by direct download as well as through Apple’s iTunes service.

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GIJoe: Cobra #3 and “Best of Cobra Commander” hit stores today!

Best of Cobra Commander TPB

Best of Cobra Commander TPB

According to Diamond Comics’ distribution list, the following GIJoe items from IDW Publishing hit stores today:

  • G.I. Joe Best Of Cobra Commander TP, $19.99
    G.I. Joe Cobra #3 (Howard Chaykin Cover), $3.99
    G.I. Joe Cobra #3 (Antonio Fuso Cover), $3.99
    G.I. Joe Cobra #3 (Howard Chaykin Virgin Variant Cover)

GIJoe: Cobra chronicles the efforts of Chuckles to infiltrate this “new shadow organization” while the Best of Cobra Commander TPB is described as:

Relive the greatest, most defining moments of the key characters from the exciting G.I. Joe comics universe in this collection from IDW! Collecting the most incriminating comics moments of G.I. Joe’s COBRA, this volume focuses on Cobra Commander, the mastermind behind COBRA. Read all about his criminally-genius, sinister actions in classic G.I. Joe issues #1, 5, 16, 38, 55, and 61!

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IDW extends two series!


IDW Publishing is enjoying a good run with the current job comic– to the point where they’ve opted to extend two mini-series to ongoing status.

It’s the year of G.I. JOE!  Building on the tremendous fan support of G.I. JOE: Origins and G.I. JOE: COBRA, published under license from Hasbro, Inc., IDW is pleased to announce extensions for both mini-series! Offering a look at the people who make up the team, G.I. JOE: Origins will become an ongoing series, starting in August. G.I. JOE: COBRA Special #1 will be released in September, offering insights inspired by revelations in issue #4 of that series, on-sale in June.
“Reaction to all three of our G.I. JOE series has been beyond expectations, with both fans and critics raving about Origins and COBRA in particular,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW ‘s G.I. JOE editor. “After seeing the fan response of both series, we came up with enough great content to extend them both. Even though neither series is over yet, fans are already asking for more. We’re grateful for their support on these books, and so we’re happy to give them what they want!” Continue reading