Well, this is it. The very last issue of Mike Costa’s amazing take on the modern G.I. Joe universe. A twisted tale of intrigue, drama, and deep characterization, the Cobra (and thus, the Cobra Files) have helped redefine how the G.I. Joe universe as a whole is conceived.
Bug kudos to Costa, Gage, and Antonio Fuso who helped steer this ship from the very beginning. The preview for this landmark issue is below. Be sure to pick it up at comic shops tomorrow and see how it all ends.
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #9
Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)
THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS – PART 2! TOMAX and CHAMELEON meet face-to-face amid the chaos that the Crimson Twin has unleashed on G.I. JOE’s covert facility. Who will walk away alive? Will either of them? DON’T MISS THE EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION TO G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- IT ALL ENDS HERE! FINAL ISSUE OF G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES!
- Variant cover by Riley Rossmo!
Coming up Wednesday, we get our first look at G.I. Joe: Special Missions (not to mention issue #2 of the main G.I. Joe title), but as of right now, we are also getting our first glimpse into the mind of Mike Costa as we prepare for The Cobra Files, IDW’s upcoming next iteration of the Cobra title that’s been running for several years.
Continuing the adventures of Flint, Lady Jaye, Chameleon, Ronin, and the whole secret Black Ops division of G.I. Joe, Cobra Files takes the Joe universe in ways that folks might not expect. And don’t expect any more punches pulled this time around either.
Mike Costa puts out a fantastic interview, and we get a peek at some preview pages as well, including the return of a classic Cobra character! Check out all the details on Comic Book Resources.
I love these solicitations… it’s great to take a look into the future and see what’s coming from IDW Publishing in the coming months, especially with this new “generation” of G.I. Joe, so to speak. IDW Publishing has released their solicitations for June, 2013, which covers some very cool looking books from the G.I. Joe title, Special Missions, Cobra Files, and of course G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Excellent stuff to look forward to. Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to see the full list of solicitations.
With the new G.I. Joe #1 hitting this coming Wednesday, it’s hard to already think ahead to issue #4, but that’s what we’re doing with IDW’s May Solicitations. Those solicits include the fourth issue of the main G.I. Joe as well as the latest issues of Cobra Files and G.I. Joe: Special Missions. We get to see what Larry Hama is up to over on the Real American Hero book as well.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see where these books are all headed!
I think most of us appreciate and understand the geek cred that USA Today writer Brian Truitt brings to the table, and today he’s giving us another gift in the form of an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Cobra Files G.I. Joe comic. Along with the flagship title and the emergence of G.I. Joe: Special Missions, IDW’s Cobra themed book is getting a new issue #1, but beyond that, not a whole lot is changing, according to writer Mike Costa.
He has a great interview with Brian Truitt and talks about the make up of the team (pretty much what we see already… Chameleon, Ronin, Flint, and Lady Jaye) and how he likes to play in his little corner of the world.
It sounds like more obscure Cobra characters are in the wings, something I’m exceptionally happy about. I’ve been extremely pleased with pretty much every single thing that Costa and Fuso have done with the Cobra book ever since the beginning, and I’m thrilled that it’s maintaining status quo with this new thematic shift in the mainstream G.I. Joe universe.
Take a peek at this great interview and sneak preview over on USA Today, and to keep up to date with all the latest geek happenings, follow Brian Truitt on Twitter.