With Star Trek, Transformers, and G.I. Joe all getting the summer blockbuster treatment in 2009, Comic Book Resources took some time and spoke with Andy Schmidt, Editor for IDW Publishing on the challenges and opportunities working with three separate licenses that are all receiving a lot of outside attention this year. Mr. Schmidt also takes some time to speak about the Combat Heroes style kid’s book, “We Are G.I. Joe”. You can read the article here, I’ve also reprinted the G.I. Joe related content below.
A very different project, the “G.I. Joe Combat Heroes: We Are G.I. Joe” picture book, is a bit unusual for IDW. The book introduces the heroic Joes and villains of Cobra to young readers, much as “Transformers: I am Optimus Prime” did for the Autobots and Decepticons. “[Writing ‘We Are G.I. Joe’] was a lot of fun. I hope that kids and parents alike enjoy it,” Schmidt said. “And no, there are no rifles or pistols in the whole thing. Swords, throwing stars, crossbows, and tanks, yes, but no pistols or rifles. Look closely and you may see a couple of very intimidating Super-Soakers though!”