IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 4:11PM CDT

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From Paste magazine, we have some news about another upcoming First Strike consequence in IDW Publishing's, regarding the current GI Joe series (featuring Decepticon Skywarp as a member - the best member - of the team), and its rebranding after the crossover event: Scarlett's Strike Force! The interview can be read in full here, you can find a snippet below, and you can check out some concepts, cover art - and even interior art for upcoming First Strike tie-ins for MASK and GI Joe!

This December, Sitterson continues his mission with artist Nelson Daniel in a new series titled Scarlett’s Strike Force. Announced at Hasbro’s industry event Hascon today, Scarlett’s Strike Force will pit the titular character and her crew against the newly reemerged threat of Cobra Commander. Paste chatted briefly with Sitterson about the decision to relaunch G.I. Joe under a new title, Daniel’s contribution to the franchise and how the duo plan to produce “The Best Action Comic Ever.” We’ve also got an exclusive first look at interior art from this fall’s First Strike tie-in issues of G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K., both written by Sitterson and drawn by Ilias Kyriazis, as well as concept art for Scarlett’s Strike Force from Nelson Daniel.

Paste: What prompted the name change? Is there a shift in tone or mission statement with this new iteration?

Aubrey Sitterson: In the previous Joe series—by me, Giannis Milonogiannis and Lovern Kindzierski—Scarlett was the leader of a team that included not only Joes, but the Decepticon Skywarp, and in the new series, they’ll be joined by Matt Trakker of M.A.S.K. as well as another face that might be familiar to long-time fans.

So, coming out of the First Strike event, we thought it made sense for the name of the book to speak to the nature of the team. Don’t worry though—the reception to our unique take on G.I. Joe has been amazing, so there are no plans to stop giving you the bombastic, sci-fi-action-packed character drama that you deserve!

Paste: Should we expect a team shakeup or any new faces?

Sitterson: While the focus of the book will remain on the characters you know and love—including Scarlett, Roadblock, Salvo, Quick Kick and Skywarp—one of the G.I. Joe concept’s greatest strengths is its deep roster. We’ll be pulling from it, and even introducing the classic Action Man character, The Intruder, into the Hasbro Universe. Plus, our brand-new Cobra Commander has assembled an organization including Destro, Storm Shadow, Cesspool, Croc Master, Raptor and an army of new, serpentine Vipers.


Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017
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Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1910731)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on September 13th, 2017 @ 4:35pm CDT
Are they fighting army ants.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1910733)
Posted by CaptainMagic on September 13th, 2017 @ 4:47pm CDT
So, is it possible that with Joe Colton and Sgt. Savage showing up in Revolutionaries and Duke showing up in GI Joe that Hasbro might launch books where everyone gets their own Joe team to run their own way? And then crazy 90s Savage can turn to the audience and invite us all to "Choose Yo Joe?" Please?
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1910755)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:13pm CDT
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Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1915196)
Posted by Va'al on October 7th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CDT
With IDW Publishing busy at New York Comic Con 2017, we have received their previews for next week directly, and are allowed to publish them for all to see! First up, a tangential Transformers title - through Skywarp and the involvement of the cast with First Strike and the wider Hasbro Universe: GI Joe #9!

Also included below is the ending to the M.A.S.K. series, with its tenth issue, as it leads into the First Strike event.. currently on its fifth issue out of six.

[quote]G.I. JOE #9
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
It all comes to a head for G.I. Joe! Can Roadblock and his team escape the underground in time? And is Scarlett prepared for all hell to break loose?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
The pulse-pounding final issue before this month’s First Strike crossover!
Variant cover by Dylan Burnett![/quote]















[quote]M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10
Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Abel Ciccero (c)
In the final issue of M.A.S.K., Matt Trakker loses the trust of his friends and teammates, causing the group to disband. With mounting threats on the horizon, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand is no longer on the front lines, plunging them all into an uncertain future.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
The jaw-dropping finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
Variant cover by Santipérez![/quote]













Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1915203)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on October 7th, 2017 @ 12:25pm CDT
FINALLY MASK IS OVER! Thank the Lord above!
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - GI Joe Relaunching as Scarlett's Strike Force in December 2017 (1919106)
Posted by Va'al on October 31st, 2017 @ 8:26am CDT
Courtesy of IDW Publishing directly, we also have a second preview today for one of their comic books out this week, and the final issue of one of their Hasbro Universe ongoings: Rom the Spaceknight! Ending the series at issue 14, Christos Gage and Chris Ryall try tying up loose ends before the cast moves in with the Micronauts in the new series after First Strike, as reported here. Check out the preview below.

[quote]Rom #14
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
On the road to First Strike!
Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!
Variant cover by Ray Dillon![/quote]













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