As February draws closer, the release of the latest G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club newsletter gets closer, and we find out what this interesting “freebie” the Club has promised ends up being. Another awesome landmark event, though, is the return of Rod Whigham to the G.I. Joe universe! Yes, he’s been providing alternate covers to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series by Larry Hama, but this Adventure Team book will mark his triumphant return to internal comics pages.
I am absolutely psyched. Mr. Whigham was far and away my favorite artist during the long tenure of the original Marvel comic series, and seeing him pen the Joe universe again (even an Adventure Team one) is going to be awesome.
Todd Pleasant, who is writing the series also swung by the GeneralsJoes comments section and gave some intel on the upcoming book as well:
“Rod’s work on the comic is truly amazing. He brings life to the AT in way we have never seen. It has been great being involved with this project, and a pleasure to work with such a consummate professional.
The profiles are intended to flesh out and add dimension to the characters featured the serial. We have a number story lines in the works, and I am hoping to work in some prehistory for the Team. Including how each of the members were recruited. We get a sample of that in the first episode as we tag along with the Commander on headhunting mission.”
Todd also is part of the team that gives us the Regular Joes comic in the Collectors’ Club newsletter, and also was one of the folks behind the absolutely awesome AESOP dio-comic back in the day. Personally, I can’t wait to see what we’re going to get.
If you’re like me and looking forward to these upcoming Adventure Team comics, hit up GIJoeClub.com to join!