IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release

IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 10:27am CDT

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I thought this press release that I just received from IDW might be of interest to many of you. It's great to see that our friends at IDW will get to expand their relationship with Hasbro via the G.I.Joe property. Congratulations to IDW!!!

HASBRO, INC. reaches agreement with IDW Publishing to launch new G.I. JOE Comics

Deal includes various New mini series and reprints of fan-favorite storylines


PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 29, 2008) – Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) has reached an agreement with IDW Publishing, creators of the best-selling TRANSFORMERS comic book series, to launch an all-new line of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA comic books. As part of the agreement, IDW will produce a new monthly comic series, as well as deluxe reprints of the G.I. JOE property’s vast comic library, which helped catapult the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA phenomenon more than 25 years ago. IDW also has the rights for trade paperbacks and graphic novels.

The first products from this deal, a new monthly comic book series based on classic G.I. JOE vs. COBRA lore, will be launched with an introductory debut issue in October 2008. Featuring all-new storylines, the comics will portray the epic struggle of the G.I. JOE team against the evil forces of COBRA, while highlighting the brand’s favorite heroes and villains that made kids of the ‘80s today’s fans.

In 2009, IDW will also produce comic series both inspired by and based on the upcoming G.I. JOE live-action major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro slated for August 7, 2009, as well as deluxe reprints from the vast G.I. JOE vs. COBRA comic history. The planned IDW comic book projects will be distributed to a wide audience through comic book outlets, trade bookstores and mass retailers.

“We are thrilled at the prospect of expanding our relationship with IDW. They’ve done an outstanding job with Transformers in the comic/hobby segment, national bookstores and mass market chains,” said Matt Gildea, Publishing Director, Hasbro. “IDW would bring that same expertise to the G.I. JOE brand in both new content and the existing G.I. JOE vs. COBRA library. Together, Hasbro and IDW would continue to engage G.I. JOE fans of all ages with amazing graphics and storylines.”

“G.I. JOE will be a perfect extension of the partnership we’ve developed with Hasbro over the past three years,” said Ted Adams, IDW’s President. “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to build upon the great history of the G.I. JOE brand and to present the type of entertainment and storytelling that our readers enjoy from our many licensed properties.”


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About Hasbro

Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.



ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: Hasbro’s The Transformers, television's #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com

Credit(s): IDW Publishing


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Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710490)
Posted by Prime Evil on May 29th, 2008 @ 10:41am CDT
Wait? Did Devil's Due lose the license? Really? Hmmm, this could be good, could be bad. My cross over sense is tingling...
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710498)
Posted by First Gen on May 29th, 2008 @ 10:51am CDT
OH WOW!!!! The RETURN OF THE TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE Crossover!!!

Flippin' sweet.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710501)
Posted by Tigertrack on May 29th, 2008 @ 10:53am CDT
yeah, we had reported a few months back that DD was not getting the license renewal.

Too bad really, because DD was doing a great job.

I need reprints of the later marvel comics run :!: !
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710514)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 29th, 2008 @ 11:19am CDT
Fugging nutterbuckets....
The main reason I was avoiding GI Joe comics was cuz there was so much pre-established story in the DD run, now with an IDWverse GIJoe...I might have to cave.
I'm gonna say it depends entirely on their art team. I've been getting annoyed by the art on the Angel books not being "fine" enough. Too much thick lines and loss of detail.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710525)
Posted by skyshadowprimus on May 29th, 2008 @ 11:33am CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Fugging nutterbuckets....
The main reason I was avoiding GI Joe comics was cuz there was so much pre-established story in the DD run, now with an IDWverse GIJoe...I might have to cave.
I'm gonna say it depends entirely on their art team. I've been getting annoyed by the art on the Angel books not being "fine" enough. Too much thick lines and loss of detail.



Hmm thats exactly the same reason why I'm a little dubious. In a bizare twist I only found out yesterday that DD were not getting the license renewal and this was reported way back in Jan (bad of me for working too hard at the time)

The one thing I always loved G.I.Joe for over Transformers since the whole retro craze of 2000 was that there story was a nice seamless story from 1982 up until present day and gave the chance for character development and a rich backstory, where as Transformers it seems gets rebooted every couple of years and the majority of the stories are left hanging and never picked up like G2 Liege Maximo, TF Wreckers, TF Universe, Primeval Dawn, TF Energon etc

I really hate having to start a comic from scratch again, I know IDW proved me wrong and showed what a cool universe they have created with Transformers, but I'm impatient to wait for such things.

However to give a balanced view, in the past year or so, the new style of art on G.I.Joe has been shockingly shite with no inkers and what looks like handpainted pages...nice for covers but not so good for interiors. The other advantage to a reboot is the return of characters who have been killed off such as Dr Mindbender and Lady Jaye. I only hope we don't get a rehash of Serpentor, and if we do at least give us what they have done with Galvatron, something new and original.

Hmm, maybe I'll be lucky enough to see Dr Syndey Biggles Jones grace comic books with her presence again.

I'll remain cynical but hopefull and wait and see how DD finish their comic run of G.I.Joe. In all fairness to them tho, their comic was the 1st to start the retro craze way back in Sep 2001 and has faired the best out of all them by lasting 7 years and 80 odd issues.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710556)
Posted by rpetras on May 29th, 2008 @ 12:33pm CDT
I'm up for a reboot.

I like what the IDW guys did with TF, though following their storyline can be a pain (Oh wait, I have to refer to the spotlight on who now to know what's going on?!?!?) but all in all I like the world they created.

I really dug DD's GI Joe Reloaded line. Digging into the motivations for Cobra Commander was really cool. In a lot of ways that mirrored Megatron: Origins. Both great stories!

I'm looking forward to it.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710559)
Posted by ponycorn on May 29th, 2008 @ 12:36pm CDT
Sweet protoform Primus! Consider my day officially made! :grin:

My two main comics united under one publisher! The return of the quality (and probably canon) crossover is upon us! Could toys be in the mix also? =P~

The DDP crossovers were great for the GIJoe side, but the TF side really suffered. Even the wonderfully executed old DW WWII story was just like, an alternate universe "what if" tale.

I was really wondering what would happen at the end of the G.I.Joe World War 3 maxi series. Cobra Commander was getting crazier than Galvatron.

What will we do if IDW ever goes away? I feel like my mom does when me and my only brother drive in the same car together. Both my eggs are in the same basket now. I know though, that they couldn't be in better hands. Take care of them IDW!
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710634)
Posted by Windsweeper on May 29th, 2008 @ 1:54pm CDT
"The one thing I always loved G.I.Joe for over Transformers since the whole retro craze of 2000 was that there story was a nice seamless story from 1982 up until present day and gave the chance for character development and a rich backstory, where as Transformers it seems gets rebooted every couple of years and the majority of the stories are left hanging and never picked up like G2 Liege Maximo, TF Wreckers, TF Universe, Primeval Dawn, TF Energon etc"

I hear ya, buddy!

Even after 2 years, I'm still warming to IDW's Transformers. I loved Marvel and Dreamwave's Transformers and DD's GI Joe comics. I'm not too enthusiastic about this news. I want to be but Trnsformers has really made me fed up of reboots.

Still just have to wait and see.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710702)
Posted by flashmech on May 29th, 2008 @ 3:16pm CDT
I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen here. If there are any crossover stories , at least it will be possible for them to be in the continuity of both Transformers and G.I. Joe, as opposed to when they had to develop their own continuity because both titles were published by different companies.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (710956)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on May 29th, 2008 @ 6:32pm CDT
ponycorn wrote:Sweet protoform Primus! Consider my day officially made! :grin:

My two main comics united under one publisher! The return of the quality (and probably canon) crossover is upon us! Could toys be in the mix also? =P~

The DDP crossovers were great for the GIJoe side, but the TF side really suffered. Even the wonderfully executed old DW WWII story was just like, an alternate universe "what if" tale.

I was really wondering what would happen at the end of the G.I.Joe World War 3 maxi series. Cobra Commander was getting crazier than Galvatron.

What will we do if IDW ever goes away? I feel like my mom does when me and my only brother drive in the same car together. Both my eggs are in the same basket now. I know though, that they couldn't be in better hands. Take care of them IDW!
yeah except for the bait and switch dreamwave did with the art direction for tf/gijoe.i was psyched to read it when i thought don figueroa was doing the whole thing as opposed to just the designs that were shown initially in toyfare.(i liked the story,liked the line art from jae lee,hated the shadows over practically every character done by the colorist,b&w digest is much easier on the eyes)i realize it didn't need to 80's colorful,but a warmer palette would have improved the art immensely
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (711139)
Posted by AbsumZer0 on May 29th, 2008 @ 10:50pm CDT
As foreseeable as it was, I'm disappointed by this. I've had a subscription for the Transformers comics and G.I. Joe comics set-up at my local comic shop since they first started with Dreamwave and Devil's Due, and while I've continued to enjoy the G.I. Joe comic I've been considering dropping the Transformers comics for almost a year now. They just never seem to go anywhere. It's one anti-climactic story arc after another foreshadowing the next anti-climactic story arc. Pat Lee's BS aside, at least the Dreamwave run seemed to be going somewhere. Whereas the G.I. Joe comic has seen the return of Serpentor, a Cobra Civil War, and Cobra's conquest of the U.S. among other plots and dozens of sub-plots and twists, it seems like nothing really happens in IDW's Transformers other than chases and new character appearances.
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (711170)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on May 29th, 2008 @ 11:38pm CDT
AbsumZer0 wrote:As foreseeable as it was, I'm disappointed by this. I've had a subscription for the Transformers comics and G.I. Joe comics set-up at my local comic shop since they first started with Dreamwave and Devil's Due, and while I've continued to enjoy the G.I. Joe comic I've been considering dropping the Transformers comics for almost a year now. They just never seem to go anywhere. It's one anti-climactic story arc after another foreshadowing the next anti-climactic story arc. Pat Lee's BS aside, at least the Dreamwave run seemed to be going somewhere. Whereas the G.I. Joe comic has seen the return of Serpentor, a Cobra Civil War, and Cobra's conquest of the U.S. among other plots and dozens of sub-plots and twists, it seems like nothing really happens in IDW's Transformers other than chases and new character appearances.


To be fair, Devil's Due's GIJoe was a continuation of the marvel continuity, which let it do more and do it quicker. TF was forced to reboot twice (DW and IDW).
Re: IDW's G.I.Joe Comics Press Release (711273)
Posted by Magnus' Mate on May 30th, 2008 @ 6:50am CDT
As some one who only ever read G.I Joe (Or Action Force to a number of us!) via the back-up strip in Marvel UK's Transformers comic, I'm hoping for some nice, chronological trade paperbacks of the ol' Marvel series please!

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