IDW Relaunches G.I. Joe Comic Books!

[G.I. JOE Relaunch Image]IDW has announced not only a new creative team on their flagship G.I. Joe comic, but also the continuation of an exciting new era for the beloved heroes based on the iconic Hasbro brand!

Beginning in February with G.I. Joe #1, the anti-terrorist titans will be up against a new threat: publicity! With their formerly secret identities compromised, Duke must lead his squad of Real American Heroes up against the legendarily evil COBRA in the public eye. Written by Fred Van Lente with art by Steve Kurth, the all-new G.I. Joe is an explosive turning point for those following the Joes ongoing adventures and a perfect jumping-on point for new fans to join the action.

The first story arc Homefront see the Joe team getting a new (but familiar) commanding officer, a new (and unfamiliar) public role — and discover that Cobra has brought their war to America in a major way for the first time. That’s right, the war with Cobra is coming to U.S. soil.

If all of that weren’t enough, fans will also be treated to covers by Juan Doe, Steve Kurth, and Jamal Igle, and a special G.I. Joe “comics history” cover byVan Lente’s The Comic Book History of Comics co-conspirator Ryan Dunlavey! This relaunch also comes with a special treat for the G.I. JOE super fans in the form of a suitably bombastic subscription variant cover by legendary artist Arthur Adams!

G.I. Joe #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) in stores 2/13/13. Diamond order code: DEC12 0412.