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Previews for IDW’s G.I. Joe ARAH #187 and Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow 21

It’s officially the end of the current G.I. Joe “era” at IDW, with Issue #21 of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow retiring the current storylines and planning a new step forward in 2013.  Both of these issues hit your local comic shops on Wednesday, check out the previews below…  you may want to make sure you’re not eating when you read A Real American Hero, though…  someone’s face looks like a roast beef sandwich.  #ouch\

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #187

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

Things have gotten dangerous for G.I. JOE in Benzheen: the countdown for the activation of a nuclear warhead has begun and a rescue mission led by LT. FALCON struggles to rescue a team of captured G.I. JOE members. Can the team make it out of the blast radius in time? As the clock ticks down in Benzheen, JINX has been sent on a secret mission by DUKE and HAWK… where old enemies resurface once more!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:

Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!

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Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a & c)

A “silent” issue in homage to the classic G.I. JOE #21. But this time it’s Storm Shadow in ninja action. He’s survived the massacre of the Arashikage clan and is seeking payback. But he needs to visit the Hard Master before he heads out on the road to vengeance and, possibly, his own destruction. It’s swords and shadows as an era comes to an end.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:

Alex Cal variant cover!

Bullet points:

  • Is this the end of Snake Eyes? IT MIGHT BE!


As Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow wraps up, expect tribute to the classic silent issue

Comic Book Resources spoke with Chuck Dixon, and broke the news that issue #21 of the Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow series (which appears to be its final issue based on what we know of IDW’s plans for their Joe titles in 2013) will pay tribute to the classic Marvel issue #21.  As most folks know, issue #21 was a landmark issue featuring absolutely no dialogue, and was also the first issue to build the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow connection via the Arashikage tattoos on their forearms.

This amazing book made such a lasting impact on those who read it, that the entirety of Marvel Comics actually paid tribute to it with an all silent run of books entitled “Nuff Said”.  Some folks also forget about G.I. Joe Yearbook #3 and G.I. Joe #85, which both did the same thing, and I maintain did it just as well as issue #21 did.

At any rate, Dixon breaks the news of the silent issue homage, and does a great interview with Comic Book Resources here.  They also speak a bit about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Special Missions title and Dixon’s future plans.  All in all, a very good read.

Preview for IDW Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #15

New comic day is on the horizon, and this week we’re getting the latest installment of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from IDW Publishing.  Check out the preview of the latest issue below.

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Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea Di Vito (c)

“Serpent’s Shadow,” part 3!

SNAKE EYES continues a deadly game where the rules are known only to him. To prove his renewed loyalty to the Arashikage Clan, he joins a team to kill the new COBRA COMMANDER! But danger lurks for him within the ninja clan with a new betrayal around every corner. ALSO! Zartan makes some interesting new friends.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Lee Ferguson cover!

Bullet Points:

  • Non-stop ninja and commando action!
  • Featuring the key villain from G.I. JOE: RETALIATION!