Tomorrow marks the debut of the fourth “season” of an ongoing G.I. Joe title by IDW Publishing. Unlike what many folks out there are claiming, this is NOT a reboot, it’s simply a jump forward in time and continuation of the last ongoing G.I. Joe title. IDW numbers these series like television seasons, so if you think of this as the fourth season of an ongoing G.I. Joe television show, it falls into place a little better.
Check out the preview below.
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!
Any information on the two convention covers?
I wasn’t (and still am not) a fan of Kurth’s art in the last volume. Something about the new uniform designs and general “anime” style of the art just didn’t work for me. But I’m not hating what I’m seeing in this preview. Not sure what happened between the last Kurth issue and now but the art seems to have improved in my eye. Maybe a new colorist or inker to help soften his sharp “anime” lines? Guess I’ll see for sure when I pick this issue up this weekend.
The Scarlett cover will be available at New York Comic Con. Go see Robert Atkins in Artist alley about it or the IDW booth. I believe the other is from AwesomeCon. Not sure where that one is held. Just read this issue…looking forward to how this progresses. Enjoying Traviss’ take on the Joe world
I really enjoyed the first issue. The first issue is meaty in dialog and intrigue. After listening to the Star Joes interview with Karen Traviss, and enjoying this first issue, I’m really excited to see where this series goes.