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
In a new twist, IDW is publishing a prose short-story collection of all new G.I. Joe fiction! Max Brooks (author of World War Z and G.I. Joe/Cobra) edits this brand new volume with tales featuring our favorite Joes and Cobras. Aside from some movie tie-ins released in 2009 and the old Find-Your-Fate series, this marks one of the only times that Joe has been featured in prose!
I pre-ordered this book back in December on Amazon.com when it was first listed and I’m waiting for that box to hit my doorstep on Friday! Consider my weekend reading already accounted for!
IDW's Tales from the Cobra Wars anthology
G.I. JOE: TALES FROM THE COBRA WARS
Max Brooks, Chuck Dixon, Matt Forbeck, Jon McGoran, Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya (w) • Gabriele Dell’Otto (c)
GI JOE: Tales from the Cobra Wars is an action-packed collection of all-original prose stories. Flint, Scarlett, Destro, the Baronessâ€•they’re all here as the ongoing war between GI JOE and COBRA is depicted from every angle. This trade paperback presents eight novella-length tales, penned by today’s leading crime and thriller writers, such as Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Dixon, and Dennis Tafoya. Cobra Wars is edited by Max Brooks, who also supplies a new story, and features new illustrations for each story.
TPB • BW • $16.99 • 320 Pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-881-5
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!!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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 →