With thanks to Comic Book Resources for the initial announcement, IDW Publishing has named Karen Traviss the writer for their upcoming relaunch of the G.I. Joe comic.
G.I. Joe comes back to the front lines in September, featuring a team led by Scarlett in a story arc called “The Fall of G.I. Joe”. According to the solicitation Cobra is now positioned as the “good guys”, becoming a new world peace keeping force and Scarlett needs to hold together the scattered remnants of the G.I. Joe team. Steve Kurth will once again be handling the art chores.
I like the idea of Karen Traviss being tapped as the writer. She has a long and established history of science fiction and military writing, including properties like Star Wars and Halo, not to mention she’s a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
To see some of her work, check out her Author Page on Amazon.com.
Check out the full solicitation info below, courtesy of Comic Book Resources:
G.I. JOE #1
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force—but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• THE FALL OF G.I. JOE BEGINS! Hard-hitting real world action!
• Bold new era begins with the master of military fiction, Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
• Scarlett commands the G.I. JOE team… but for how long?
• Foil-enhanced cover!
• Variant Cover by David Williams!