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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Jamie Sullivan
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $6.99

“All In,” Part 5! This is it! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing comes to a blockbuster conclusion! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes behind the scenes, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! Will the warriors of G.I. Joe foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra? The game for the fate of the world has reached its calamitous finale, and it’s time for every single player to go… all in! Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant bring us this final special overlength issue of their long and celebrated run at IDW Publishing! Including special extras, this milestone issue is not to be missed!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Marvel, G.I. Joe and Star Wars!

The holidays are starting early! DST is delivering a sackful of goodies to comic shops this week, including items from G.I. Joe, Marvel and Star Wars! Minimates, Select figures, busts, statues, Jumbo figures… it’s the best of all worlds!

G.I. Joe Minimates Series 1 Carded Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Yo, Joe! The first series of G.I. Joe Minimates features some of the Joe team’s most popular characters in some seriously stylin’ packaging! Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Duke and Roadblock each come packaged on a full-color blister card, styled after the vintage cardbacks of old, and all four cards come packaged in a footlocker box. Each 2-inch Minimates figure is fully interchangeable and features 14 points of articulation. Designed by Barry Bradfield! SRP: $39.99

Marvel Comic Gallery Psylocke PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s sultry ninja member joins the team as the newest Marvel Gallery Diorama! Made out of high-quality PVC, this approximately 10-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra! SRP: $49.99

Marvel Movie Gallery Dr Strange 2 Dr Strange PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Prepare to enter the Multiverse! Doctor Stephen Strange steps through a mystical portal in this all-new Gallery Diorama, inspired by the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! With orange energy whirling around him, cape flapping in the wind, the Sorcerer Supreme stands approximately 10 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! SRP: $49.99

Marvel Select Vision Collector’s Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Behold… The Vision! Debuting in 1968, the synthezoid Avenger known as the Vision has since become one of the team’s most stalwart members, despite being the creation of the evil Ultron. Now, the Vision joins his teammates in the Marvel Select line, with an all-new 7-inch action figure! Featuring interchangeable parts and effects, this figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous Select blister card packaging with side-panel artwork. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by May Thamtarana! SRP: $29.99

Star Wars A New Hope Blue Snaggletooth 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Only available in the Sears Cantina Adventure Set, Blue Snaggletooth was somewhat of a rarity for vintage action figure collectors. Now, he’s the newest 1/6 Scale Bust in the Star Wars line! His real name a mystery, this approximately 5-inch bust shows the Snivvian with his blaster drawn, and is limited to only 2000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Leo Silva, sculpted by our own in-house team of professional artists! SRP: $120.00

Star Wars A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Relive the magic of A New Hope with this all-new statue of Obi-Wan Kenobi in his Episode 4 look! Captured during his battle with Darth Vader aboard the Death Star, with his lightsaber energized, this approximately 12-inch statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 2000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Elliot Fernandez, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! SRP: $250.00

Star Wars The Phantom Menace Darth Maul Jumbo Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! At last, he will have his revenge! Evil Sith warrior Darth Maul returns, top and bottom, as the latest 12” Jumbo figure in the Star Wars line! Sculpted in a vintage style with five points of articulation, this 1/6 scale figure includes a telescoping double-bladed lightsaber and a removable cape, and comes packaged on a full-color blister card – resealable so you can play and then display! SRP: $80.00

Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is a comic that should be a celebration. It’s the final issue of the long running series being published by IDW Publishing with a future that’s still unknown. It’s also an amazing accomplishment for writer Larry Hama who has been the architect from the early days. The finale to a long running storyline, the issue should be fireworks and excitement to wrap things up. Unfortunately, like the C-130 within the pages, the result is a crash.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is an oddity of an issue. Pure action and over the top moments, it encapsulates so much of what makes G.I. Joe fun. The concepts are out there mixing military action and sci-fi weirdness, mixing in a dash of laughs and humor. It’s classic Joe. But, the comic ends on a cliffhanger, an unfinished story that feels both fitting and frustrating. Like a good “to be continued”, the issue leaves you hanging right at a big moment of action waiting for the next episode (issue in this case). But, that may never come leaving it all a bit of a letdown. It’s not so much a celebration as an oddity of a “finale” that doesn’t quite satisy.

Featuring the art of S.L. Gallant with ink by Aria Keane, and color of J. Brown, the art is good. I’m not the biggest fan of Gallant’s style but there’s something for how much is packed into the issue. The action scenes are entertaining and there’s a lot to keep track of and change up. The team handles that well with all of the characters looking solid and each scene hitting its beat visually.

The comic features a PSA from writer Erik Burnham, art by Billy Penn, and color by Luis Antonio Delgado. Like the rest of the comic, it captures the feel of classic G.I. Joe PSAs but like the overall issue, something is slightly off. It’s a nice fun send off but again, doesn’t really feel like that special finale.

And that’s probably what bothers me most about G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300. It doesn’t feel like a send off. It feels like an unfinished piece by a maestro who deserved a better ending. Still, there’s something interesting and gutsy about leaving things the way it is. This is an issue that’ll be debated for quite a while by Joe fans.

Story: Larry Hama, Erik Burnham Art: S.L. Gallant, Billy Penn
Ink: Aria Keane Color: J. Brown, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Jamie Sullivan
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $6.99

“All In,” Part 5! This is it! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing comes to a blockbuster conclusion! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes behind the scenes, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! Will the warriors of G.I. Joe foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra? The game for the fate of the world has reached its calamitous finale, and it’s time for every single player to go… all in! Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant bring us this final special overlength issue of their long and celebrated run at IDW Publishing! Including special extras, this milestone issue is not to be missed!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

Diamond Select Toys New to Pre-Order: GI Joe, JCVD, Power Rangers and More!

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the folks at Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD want to thank you for being so awesome! That’s why they’re continuing some of their most popular product lines with new releases in 2023. G.I. Joe Gallery Dioramas, Invincible action figures, Jean Claude Van Damme action figures, Power Rangers busts and a variety of products from Marvel and Star Wars – it’s the best of all worlds!

GI Joe Gallery Storm Shadow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Enter the ninja! Cobra operative Storm Shadow has his sights on the GI Joe team, particularly his blood brother Snake Eyes! Leaping out of a wintry landscape, sword drawn and throwing stars flying, this approximately 11-inch sculpture of Tommy Arashikage is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! SRP: $59.99

Invincible Deluxe Monster Girl Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Meet Invincible’s biggest ally! Monster Girl, a member of the new Guardians of the Globe, has the ability to transform into a monster, but when she does her human form gets younger. This two-figure set includes a 4-inch figure of Amanda in girl form and a 9-inch figure of her hulking monster form. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, and the monster form features interchangeable parts. Both figures come packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg! SRP: $39.99

JCVD Jean-Claude Van Damme Deluxe Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hold a legend in your hand! For the first time, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme has been made into a 7-inch scale action figure, and DST has done it! This movie-inspired figure captures Van Damme in his underground fight gear, with black-and-yellow trunks, bandaged hands and over 20 points of articulation. Plus, he features an interchangeable screaming head! This deluxe action figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Jean St. Jean! SRP: $24.99

Marvel Animated Green Goblin 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware, Spider-Man! The Green Goblin is on the hunt, and he’s got a pumpkin bomb with your name on it! This 1/7 scale mini-bust of Norman Osborne’s alter ego is based on the villain’s appearance in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. It stands approximately 6 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and animated-style paint applications. Limited ot only 3000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! SRP: $90.00

Marvel Legends in 3D Comic Daredevil 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Daredevil is a legend in Hell’s Kitchen, and now he’s a Legend in 3D! The blind vigilante based out of New York City is the newest half-scale bust from DST. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this impressive bust of lawyer Matt Murdock’s alter ego features a detailed church spire as a base, complete with angelic statuary. Limited to only 1000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! SRP: $175.00

Marvel Select Iceman Collector’s Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The coldest X-Man is now one of the coolest Marvel Select action figures ever! Cast in translucent plastic, this 7-inch figure of Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, is the newest entry in the Marvel Select line. In addition to an ice slide diorama base, this figure will include multiple interchangeable parts. It comes in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by May Thamtarana! SRP: $29.99

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Legends in 3D Green Ranger 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ time! The latest Legends in 3D half-scale bust is none other than the Green Ranger, as he appeared on the classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV show. Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed bust is limited to only 1000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. SRP: $200.00

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Admiral Ackbar Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The hero of the Battle of Endor has arrived! One of the key minds behind the attack on the second Death Star, Admiral Gial Ackbar has become an icon of military leadership and trap identification. Now, he’s the latest Milestones statue from GG LTD! This 1/6 scale, approximately 12-inch-tall statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $250.00

Star Wars Book of Boba Fett Krrsantan1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! Let the Wookiee win! Your chances of victory in any battle are increased tenfold when you have a Wookiee on your side, and the black-furred Krrsantan proves the rule. A former gladiator employed by the Hutts, Krrsantan came over to Boba Fett’s side and aided in the defense of Mos Espa from the Pyke Syndicate. This approximately 6-inch resin bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $150.00

Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Mace Windu 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The Jedi council has spoken! Mace Windu is the next animation-based 1/7 scale mini-bust! Standing approximately 6 inches tall (8 inches with lightsaber) the leader of the council and wielder of the purple lightsaber is captured in his Clone Wars animated look in this all-new bust. Limited to only 3000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. SRP: $90.00

The 1980s are Alive and Well in the Newest Hake’s Toy Auction

As Stranger Things has proven, everyone loves the 1980s, even those who weren’t alive to see it – the music, the movies and especially the toys. With many of the 1980s’ top action figure lines alive and well in their modern iterations (and even some retro-styled ones), demand for the originals has not wavered, and a current auction has dozens of old-school action figures on the block for a good amount of cash.

The top bid in Hake’s Auctions’ current offerings goes to a Transformers Optimus Prime from 1984’s Series 1, in-box, AFA-graded 80. It currently has a bid of $6,050, and is expected to go for north of $10,000.

Other 1980s toys going for big bucks:

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Destro, from 1983, AFA-graded 85 – $3,850
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Snake Eyes (straight arm, Cobra Commander offer), from 1982, AFA-graded 80 – $3,300
  • Transformers Series 1 Starscream, from 1984, AFA-graded 80 – $2,750
  • Transformers Series 1 Megatron, from 1984, AFA-graded 80 – $2,500
  • Transformers Series 1 Sunstreaker, from 1984, AFA-graded 85 – $1,771
  • DC Super Powers Cyborg, from 1986, AFA-graded 85 – $1,650
  • ThunderCats Lion-O (red hair, 14-back card), from 1986, AFA-graded 80 – $1,210
  • Masters of the Universe Man-At-Arms, from 1982, AFA-graded 80 – $1,100
  • DC Super Powers Superman (first-shot figure), from 1984, AFA-graded 80 – $1,100
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero B.A.T., from 1986, AFA-graded 90 – $1,000
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael , from 1988, AFA-graded 80 – $655

There are also a ton more Transformers and G.I. Joe figures up for auction, as well as Indiana Jones, Inhumanoids, MASK, Battle Beasts and more! Place your bid at Hakes.com!

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“All-In,” Part 4! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing continues! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting dangerous villains and heroes alike, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! It’ll be up to the warriors of G.I. Joe to foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late. The fight for the fate of the world is barreling to a calamitous conclusion, and it’s time for every single player to go all-in!

G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $12.99

From Paris to Tokyo, deserted islands to mountain fortresses, wherever Cobra is, Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and the team are on their tail in this special Saturday morning send-up, based on the classic 1980s cartoon! G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly trained, special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, the ruthless organization determined to take over the… Well, you know the story! But now Cobra may have found their most versatile weapon yet! Can G.I. Joe even stop the Aladdin Initiative?

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

Walmart Collector Con 2022: G.I. JOE Reveals Crimson Guard and Snake Eyes

G.I. Joe Classified Series Crimson Guard Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up | Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 | Available: Spring 2023)

The G.I. Joe Classified Series evolves the characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and detailing. G.I. Joe Classified Series Crimson Guard Action Figure features a classic design of the Cobra Covert Ops Guards that fans of the original 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon series will love, along with 6 accessories inspired by the characters rich history. The new figure features premium articulation for action poseability and features packaging inspired by the design of the Real American Hero figure line that will make a mark on shelves. The G.I. Joe Classified Series G.I. Joe Classified Series Crimson Guard Action Figure is available for pre-order now exclusively at Walmart, with limited quantities on Hasbro Pulse.

G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes Action Figure 

(Ages 4 and Up | Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 | Available: Spring 2023)

The G.I. Joe Classified Series evolves the characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and detailing. G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes Action Figure features a classic design of the G.I. Joe Commando that fans of the original 1980s G.I. Joe characters will love, along with 7 accessories inspired by the iconic “Silent Interlude” comic cover. The new figure features premium articulation for action poseability and features packaging inspired by the design of the Real American Hero figure line that will make a mark on shelves. The G.I. Joe Classified Series G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes Action Figure is available for pre-order now exclusively at Walmart, with limited quantities on Hasbro Pulse.

Preview: G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition

G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe, Russ Heath, Steve Leialoha
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $29.99

Yo, Joe! Celebrate 40 years of the Real American Hero with this oversized deluxe edition filled with iconic stories and exciting bonus content!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21: “Silent Interlude” is not only one of the most recognized G.I. Joe issues, but one of the most famous comics of all time. Its groundbreaking use of art to tell a story with no dialogue or captions has become a touchstone in the history of comics, referenced in countless subsequent homages. Along with the original issue, a new interpretation is included with 22 different artists doing a single page, including Rob Liefeld, Tim Lattie, Netho Diaz, Kei Zama, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Tom Feister, Maria Keane, and more!

Also included are classic issues from the series, starting with the one that started it all, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1: “Operation: Lady Doomsday;” the short story “…Hot Potato;” issue #24 “The Commander Escapes” with art by the great Russ Heath; issue #26 “Snake Eyes: The Origin;” issue #50 “The Battle of Springfield;” and issue #86 “…Not Fade Away.”

Bonus content includes an essay by Chad Bowers (Snake Eyes: Deadgame) about the impact “Silent Interlude” and G.I. Joe had on comics; the original breakdowns by Larry Hama for issue #21; character profile cards; and a vehicle gallery.

G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition
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