Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins were at the FX International show in Orlando and dished up a plethora of information about the future of GIJoe at IDW Publishing– including the change of GIJoe: Origins from a mini-series to a monthly title!
Check out the details over at NewsRama.com! (Thanks to Mercer for the heads-up. We missed you, man!)
In New York, we showed a few quick slides of an upcoming G.I. JOE children’s picture book/graphic novel hybrid that were doing in July, but that’s really been the extent of images we’ve shown. So here’s a more detailed look at the book, which is aimed squarely at early readers (4-7-year-olds. Those kids love their guns-n-grenades, so who are we to deny them that? Even if the grenades might not make it onto the final printed pages). Continue reading →
Hey Comic fans IDW’s new series Cobra hits the shelves today with issue 1. Head to your local comic shop and pick one up and give it a read. Then head over to the forums and join in on the discussion. Click here to take you directly to the thread.
Newsarama.com has a preview from the forthcoming GIJoe: A Real American Hero #0 that’s set to hit shelves later this month! It’s a new era for the Joes in a book that’s not tied to the release of figures and vehicles– written by Larry Hama himself.
The following interview by the legandary scribe Larry Hamma. LARRY HAMA G.I. JOE Q&A
The scribe for the new IDW relaunch of America’s realest heroes dishes on the new series
By Matt Powell
Comicdom’s soldier-of-fortune Larry Hama has been enlisted to helm the cult war comic G.I. Joe fresh on the slate from IDW. With countless hours of Joe scripts under his belt, Hama’s way beyond basic training to ground the Joes in their new re-launch. A #0 issue of the series will bow this October with an ongoing to begin next January. With series art by Robert Atkins, you can expect the Joes to look good while skinning Cobra hide.
Recently Wizard caught up with the veteran scribe to get the lowdown on his new tour of duty with the Joe team.
WIZARD: Larry, how does it feel to revisit the characters from G.I. Joe?
HAMA: It feels great to be back in the saddle with characters I care about and with an amazing amount of free rein!
Wizard:Before you got back on the title—given your long history with the characters—did you ever find yourself frequently coming up with new ideas for the series in your spare time or in between other projects with hopes of revisiting the team?
HAMA: I don’t really think in terms of plot. Never have. I think that when the companies have to rely on “events” to sell their books, they are admitting bankruptcy of their characters. It should all be character driven. That’s the sort of thing that pops into my head when I am doing something else—”Oh, how would Snake-Eyes react to that?”
On the heels of the this morning’s announcement of IDW’s award of the GIJoe Comic license, editor-in-chief Chris Ryall discusses the future of our favorite “Real American Heroes” in two separate interviews!
Thanks to our good friend Phil Kost over at JoeReloaded.com for the alert– IDW Publishing has been announced as the new recipient of the GIJoe comic license!
According to the press release, the first products from this deal, a new monthly comic book series based on classic G.I. JOE vs. COBRA lore, will be launched with an introductory debut issue in October 2008. Featuring all-new storylines, the comics will portray the epic struggle of the G.I. JOE team against the evil forces of COBRA, while highlighting the brand’s favorite heroes and villains that made kids of the ‘80s today’s fans.