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G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is Out Now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, the new team-based third-person shooter inspired by Hasbro’s hit franchise, launches today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Play as both Team Joe and Team Cobra in this action-packed adventure featuring a co-op story campaign and PvP multiplayer.

Experience an original story inspired by classic ’80s-style comics, over 17 campaign missions featuring epic locations like the U.S.S. Flagg and Cobra Headquarters, intense boss battles, and iconic vehicles like the Joes’ Persuader and Cobra H.I.S.S. tanks. Play the campaign on your own or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, then keep the fight going in four-player local PvP multiplayer modes like Capture the Flag, Assault, King of The Hill and Deathmatch Arena.

Play as your favorite heroes and villains from both sides with 12 playable characters, including Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow and more. Unleash a wide variety of weapons, skins, and devastating ultimate abilities as you mastermind world domination as Team Cobra and restore world order as Team Joe!

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is published by GameMill Entertainment and is available at major retailers and digital stores for $39.99. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout — Gold Deluxe Edition, which includes special character skins for Duke and Cobra Commander, 12 bonus weapon skins, and an exclusive digital art book and soundtrack, is also available today on all platforms (digitally only) for $49.99.

Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Superstar creator Rob Liefeld’s action epic hits a new high! Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow race against time… and each other. There can be only one winner, but no limit on those who fall to-the Deadgame!

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

Hasbro PulseCon Reveals New G.I. Joe Classified and Retro Collection

G.I. JOE Classified Series Zartan Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $ 19.99 / Available: February 2021)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Zartan Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the iconic Dreadnoks leader into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable, accessories inspired by the character’s rich history, and a color-changing effect when placed in ultraviolet light, turning from a pale skin tone to a bluish-gray color. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Zartan collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Tony Daniel.

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Zartan Action Figure will be available for pre-order on HasbroPulse.com on Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET and will be available at most major toy retailers in February 2021.

G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra Infantry Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: February 2021)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra Infantry Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the iconic Cobra troopers into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable and accessories inspired by the character’s rich history. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra Infantry collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Kekai Kotaki. 

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra Infantry Action Figure will be available for pre-order on HasbroPulse.com on Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET and will be available at most major toy retailers in February 2021.

G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Firefly Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: January 2021)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Firefly Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the Cobra master of sabotage into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable and accessories inspired by the character’s rich history. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Firefly collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Jeremy Wilson. 

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Firefly Action Figure will be available exclusively at Target in January 2021.  Pre-order on Target.com begins September 26 at 5pm ET.

G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Cobra Viper Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: January 2021)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Cobra Viper Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the elite Cobra soldiers into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable and accessories inspired by the character’s rich history. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Cobra Viper collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Anthony Petrie. 

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Special Missions: Cobra Island Cobra Viper Action Figure will be available exclusively at Target in January 2021.  Pre-order on Target.com begins September 26 at 5pm ET.

G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Supreme Cobra Commander Action Figure (Hasbro Pulse Exclusive)

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $29.99)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Supreme Cobra Commander Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the iconic Cobra leader into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable and accessories inspired by the character’s rich history, including his signature sword. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Supreme Cobra Commander collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Sana Takeda. 

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale.

G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Eyes Deluxe Action Figure (Hasbro Pulse Exclusive)

(Ages 4 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $39.99 / Available to Order: September 26, 2020)

YO JOE! G.I. JOE explodes into a larger-than-life era with brand new 6-inch scale figures, evolving classic characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and details. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Eyes Deluxe Action Figure features a classic design updated to bring the iconic G.I. JOE ninja into the modern era. The figure comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation making it highly poseable and accessories inspired by the character’s rich history, including an exclusive Arashikage Ninja Clan-inspired gear storage rack that features premium detailing and can be loaded up with included accessories such as the character’s signature katana, sheath, and multiple other pieces of ninja gear. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Eyes Deluxe Action Figure collectible package will also make a mark on shelves, featuring display-worthy custom artwork from Tracie Ching. 

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. The G.I. JOE Classified Series Snake Eyes Deluxe Action Figure will be available to order exclusively on HasbroPulse.com in the US & Canada beginning September 26 at 5pm ET while supplies last.

G.I. JOE Retro Collection Roadblock Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $12.99 / Available: December 1, 2020)

With the Retro Collection, fans can imagine exciting action and adventure from the pulse-pounding world of G.I. JOE! Featuring 3.75-inch-scale figures and vehicles inspired by the over-50-year legacy of G.I. JOE, the Retro Collection offers classic deco, design, and multiple points of articulation, as well as packaging accentuated by retro Hasbro branding. Fans and collectors can imagine heroic action and adventure with the Roadblock toy featuring five accessories inspired by the iconic one-man wrecking crew with exceptional strength and the courage to stand and face any threat.

Look for more 3.75-inch-scale G.I. JOE Retro Collection figures and vehicles to build teams of JOE heroes and Cobra villains. Offering collectors the quality and attention-to-detail they are looking for, these fun action figures and vehicles will look great displayed in any G.I. JOE action figure and vehicle collection! The G.I. JOE Retro Collection Roadblock Action Figure will be available exclusively at Walmart on December 1, 2020.  Pre-order on Walmart.com begins Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET.

G.I. JOE Retro Collection Destro Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $12.99 / Available: December 1, 2020)

With the Retro Collection, fans can imagine exciting action and adventure from the pulse-pounding world of G.I. JOE! Featuring 3.75-inch-scale figures and vehicles inspired by the over-50-year legacy of G.I. JOE, the Retro Collection offers classic deco, design, and multiple points of articulation, as well as packaging accentuated by retro Hasbro branding. Fans and collectors can imagine heroic action and adventure with the Destro toy featuring five accessories inspired by the iconic and brilliant businessman, weapons developer, and engineer.

Look for more 3.75-inch-scale G.I. JOE Retro Collection figures and vehicles to build teams of JOE heroes and Cobra villains. Offering collectors the quality and attention-to-detail they are looking for, these fun action figures and vehicles will look great displayed in any G.I. JOE action figure and vehicle collection! The G.I. JOE Retro Collection Destro Action Figure will be available exclusively at Walmart on December 1, 2020.  Pre-order on Walmart.com begins Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET.

G.I. JOE Retro Collection Scarlett Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $12.99 / Available: December 1, 2020)

With the Retro Collection, fans can imagine exciting action and adventure from the pulse-pounding world of G.I. JOE! Featuring 3.75-inch-scale figures and vehicles inspired by the over-50-year legacy of G.I. JOE, the Retro Collection offers classic deco, design, and multiple points of articulation, as well as packaging accentuated by retro Hasbro branding. Fans and collectors can imagine heroic action and adventure with the Scarlett toy featuring four accessories inspired by the iconic field operative with off-the-charts intelligence levels.

Look for more 3.75-inch-scale G.I. JOE Retro Collection figures and vehicles to build teams of JOE heroes and Cobra villains. Offering collectors the quality and attention-to-detail they are looking for, these fun action figures and vehicles will look great displayed in any G.I. JOE action figure and vehicle collection! The G.I. JOE Retro Collection Scarlett Action Figure will be available exclusively at Walmart on December 1, 2020.  Pre-order on Walmart.com begins Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET.

G.I. JOE Retro Collection Cobra F.A.N.G. Toy Vehicle

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: January 2021)

With the Retro Collection, fans can imagine exciting action and adventure from the pulse-pounding world of G.I. JOE! Featuring 3.75-inch-scale figures and vehicles inspired by the over-50-year legacy of G.I. JOE, the Retro Collection offers classic deco, design, and multiple points of articulation, as well as packaging accentuated by retro Hasbro branding. Fans and collectors can imagine heroic action and adventure with this toy Cobra F.A.N.G. vehicle inspired by the vehicle in the G.I. JOE universe with Cobra air troopers known for swooping down on their targets.

Look for more 3.75-inch-scale G.I. JOE Retro Collection figures and vehicles to build teams of JOE heroes and Cobra villains. Offering collectors the quality and attention-to-detail they are looking for, these fun action figures and vehicles will look great displayed in any G.I. JOE action figure and vehicle collection! The G.I. JOE Retro Collection Cobra F.A.N.G. Vehicle will be available exclusively at Walmart in January 2021.  Pre-order on Walmart.com begins Saturday, September 26 at 5pm ET.

Hasbro PulseCon Announces Special Appearances and Musical Performances

Hasbro has officially revealed its programming slate of immersive fan experiences for the first ever Hasbro PulseCon today, featuring a dynamic panel lineup, top celebrity guests, and must-see music appearances all free of charge. Top stars including John Cena (Bumblebee), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Matthew Lillard (D&D Fan, Scooby Doo), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters: Afterlife),Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and more will make appearances during the course of the two-day event, along with a special message from Henry Golding (Snake Eyes) and unique experiences from musical guests including Fall Out Boy, Lights (featured artist from eOne’s roster) and Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D. The event will be available exclusively through the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel on September 25-26, 2020.

Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind access to their favorite franchises during Hasbro PulseCon, and interactive experiences connecting fans with the creative talent that help bring them all to life. Brands including Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe, Magic: The Gathering, Power Rangers, Transformers as well as premiere partner brands Marvel, Star Wars™, Ghostbusters, and more will be featured in an exhilarating panel and activity lineup that spans two days, giving fans a livestream experience to celebrate with special guests, receive exclusive access to exciting brand reveals, purchase Hasbro PulseCon merch, and participate with interactive elements such as live Q&A, trivia and even virtual ‘ghost hunting’ in celebration of National Ghost Hunting Day! For every viewer of Hasbro PulseCon, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots up to 100,000 pieces. Through the gift of a new toy, Marine Toys for Tots helps bring hope and joy to America’s less fortunate children.

While the 2-day virtual event hosted by SYFY Wire on-air correspondent, writer, and producer, Jackie Jennings, begins on September 25, fans can expect a few fun surprises leading up to that date – including an advance sneak peek on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel September 22 at 12pm EST. In addition, Hasbro and eOne are thrilled to be launching a PulseCon Spotify list which will be available on Friday 25th and consists of a number of songs from eOne artists, including The Lumineers, Powfu, Brandy, Alice Ivy and Lights.

Included below is a peek inside the programming that will be available exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel. Programming takes place on Friday, 9/25 at 11am EST and Saturday, 9/26 at 10am EST, with each day ending around 5pm EST for exciting musical experiences with its lineup of artists.

Musical Guests

Tune-in for unique musical experiences from top billing artists Fall Out Boy, Lights and Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D throughout Hasbro’s 2-day virtual pop culture event, Hasbro PulseCon. You can expect energetic musical moments starting with Lights closing out Day 1 on Friday, 9/25. Then, on Day 2 on Saturday, 9/26 a Tenacious D concert will take place at 1:30pm EST, where attendees can watch them perform and participate in a live Q&A hosted by John Cena! Finally, Hasbro PulseCon will come to a close on Saturday evening with a special performance from Fall Out Boy.

Panels – Day 1: Friday, 9/25 at 11:00am-5:00pmEST

WIZARDS MAGIC: THE GATHERING PRESENTS: ZENDIKAR RISING LIVE!

Panelists: Wizards Magic: The Gathering Brand Team

Join Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark for a special PulseCon panel, where he’ll discuss behind-the-scenes stories and details about the newest Magic card set, Zendikar Rising. From the origins of the set’s design and the beginnings of his favorite set mechanics to the history of the fan-favorite world of Zendikar, this live event is the best place for exclusive insight on how Magic’s latest set was created. Moderated by Wizards of the Coast’s Blake, the panel will also include a short virtual Q&A for any burning questions about Zendikar Rising.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS PRESENTS: DRAGON TALK

Panelists: Matthew Lillard, Dungeons & Dragons Brand Team

Join us for a special episode of Dragon Talk, the official Dungeons & Dragons podcast. Hosts Greg and Shelly welcome back actor and D&D aficionado Matthew Lillard to chat about playing Dungeons & Dragons for decades and how it inspired him to co-found an exciting, immersive D&D game accessories company, Beadle and Grimm’s, with his gaming group.

JOE MANGANIELLO’S GUIDE FOR DUNGEON MASTERS

Panelists: Joe Manganiello & Kyle Newman

Joe Manganiello (actor, director, writer, producer) will give players of all skill levels his advice on how to be a great Dungeon Master. Joined by Filmmaker Kyle Newman, one of the authors behind Dungeons & Dragons’ Art & Arcana as well as the upcoming Heroes’ Feast and a regular player in Joe’s home game, the two of them will give you a peek behind the DM screen of Joe’s long running “War of Dragons” campaign as well as other fun insights and stories ranging over their long history with the game.

HASBRO STAR WARS PANEL

Panelists: Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team

Join members of the Hasbro Marketing & Design teams and Lucasfilm Product Development team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line, including The Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the saga. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises. This is the way!

HASBRO STAR WARS HASLAB PANEL

Panelists: Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team

In 2018, we launched HasLab with a dream: make the biggest Vintage Collection vehicle ever, the ones fans had been requesting for years, Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Khetanna. Join members of the Hasbro Marketing & Design teams as they reveal the next Star Wars HasLab Vintage Collection dream project!

STAR WARS ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Panelists: Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, Patrick from the Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team

Join Ashley Eckstein, aka Ahsoka Tano, and the Captain himself, Dee Bradley Baker, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels to discuss both shows as well as new and exciting Hasbro product inspired by the series. Moderated by Patrick from the Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team, you’ll get the inside scoop on their personal Star Wars collections and a first look at their reactions to seeing their characters come to life in figure form.

HASBRO MARVEL PANEL

Panelists: Jesse Falcon, Hasbro Marvel Brand Team

The Hasbro Marvel product experts will discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure line! Viewers will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen Marvel action figures plus some special surprises as well.

Panels – Day 2: Saturday, 9/26 at 10:00am-5:00pm EST

G.I. JOE PANEL 

Panelists: Hasbro G.I. Joe Brand Team

Even more news and reveals are waiting for you during the G.I. Joe event at Hasbro’s PulseCon! Tune in and be the first to see new items, find out which characters will be launched next, and get a peek inside our development process directly from our team. And if knowing is half the battle, you’re going to want to join in for G.I. Joe trivia and show off your expertise. Plus a special message from Henry Golding, star of the upcoming film Snake Eyes. Don’t miss all this plus other fun surprises we’ve got up our sleeves! YO JOE!

THE VOICES THAT INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF TRANSFORMERS FANS! 

Panelists: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Ben from Hasbro Transformers Brand Team

The powerful voices behind many of the most iconic characters – the heroic Autobot Optimus Prime and the villainous Decepticons Megatron & Soundwave – come together as friends and share stories around the legacy they have helped create.  With more than 30 years of Transformers voice acting history and decades of friendship, this talented duo will fill the air with untold stories and glimpses behind the microphone of some of the most memorable recording sessions.

TRANSFORMERS WAR FOR CYBERTRON KINGDOM TOY REVEAL!

Panelists: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team

Join the Hasbro Transformers team as they officially reveal toys from the third and final chapter of the War for Cybertron trilogy, KINGDOM, including the entire first wave of the product line. You won’t want to miss it; it’s going to be a beast! Special guest, John, will share the inspiration behind the collection and give his final farewell to the Transformers brand! The celebration will continue with the 2020 Transformers Hall of Fame and a well-deserved induction of the newest human honoree… ME excited! Be prepared for huge surprises, a 10-year anniversary celebration, and exclusive reveals seen first here! We can’t wait to share it all with you.

GHOSTBUSTERS PANEL

Join us as we celebrate the Ghostbusters franchise in a three-part panel filled with HUGE surprises and reveals!

Part 1: Classic Ghostbusters

Panelists: Ernie Hudson, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll begin by celebrating the iconic 1984 film. Tune in for ghostly surprises, classic toy news, and a visit from a very special guest: Ernie Hudson, otherwise known as Winston Zeddemore from Ghostbusters!  Get ready to hear him answer your fan questions!

Part 2: The Making of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Toys

Panelists: Mark Boudreax, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll continue our journey through the 80’s with an inside look at the making of The Real Ghostbusters toys from original Kenner toy designer, Mark Boudreaux. Next, you’ll see behind the scenes of sculpting with Dave. Finally, meet the Hasbro team that relaunched the Kenner Real Ghostbusters toys in 2020. Hear about how they answered the call to bring this beloved toy line back for the fans and be the first to see the next Kenner Real Ghostbusters toy to hit shelves!

Part 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife

Panelists: Jason Reitman, Hasbro Ghostbusters Brand Team

We’ll end our celebration with a nod to the future… the new Ghostbusters Afterlife feature film, coming to theatres in March 2021. Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Jason Reitman, director of Ghostbusters Afterlife, will take you on a tour of the Ecto-1 that was used in the new film. He’ll end his tour with an exciting reveal! You’ll then hear from the Hasbro team about the next toy inspired by the Ghostbusters Afterlife film to hit shelves!

HASBRO POWER RANGERS PANEL

Panelists: Hasbro Power Rangers Brand Team

Join us for the Power Ranger Brand Panel, featuring morphinomenal news and brand announcements across new Power Ranger’s product.  Be the first to see new Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures and other products yet to hit shelves, as well as sneak peeks of upcoming items. All of this exciting news will be followed by a Q&A with the design, sculpting, creative, and marketing teams from Hasbro. Go Go Power Rangers!

POWER RANGERS ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Panelists: Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), Power Rangers Beast Morphers Cast

Unleash the Beasts! The cast of Power Rangers Beast Morphers will be reuniting live at PulseCon sharing behind the scenes stories from the set and talking about what life has been like being a Power Ranger! The panel, moderated by Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), will feature never before seen footage and a live Q&A. If that’s not enough, we’ll be making a historic announcement….or should we say PREHISTORIC! Ranger Nation, if this panel could be summed up in one word, it would be MORPHINOMINAL!

IDW, Hasbro, and G.I. Joe are Raising Awareness for Veteran Mental Health

G.I. Joe "Hope Lives Here"

To bring attention to the serious issues facing the heroes who have served our country, IDW and Hasbro have teamed up during September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with promotions timed to coincide with The Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
 
At the center of IDW and Hasbro’s combined efforts is the G.I. Joe comic book series, based on the iconic military toy brand. The recent seventh issue in the series, entitled “A Soldier’s Heart”, focuses on Shana “Scarlett” O’Hara, a combat veteran struggling with the return to civilian life, who joins a support group and navigates both everyday challenges and tragic losses on a path toward recovery. The G.I. Joe creative team consulted with proud service members and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to craft the story and provided valuable real-world information on mental health and resources for support in the issue for the benefit of readers who might require it.
 
During the month of September, IDW and Hasbro have made G.I. Joe #7 available to read for free online, in an effort to spread awareness of suicide prevention and mental health. IDW also commissioned original artwork from fan-favorite artist Freddie Williams II as a public service announcement, featuring G.I. Joe characters and a banner proclaiming “Hope Lives Here”, a message of encouragement ubiquitous with suicide prevention initiatives.
 
Furthermore, IDW and Hasbro have hosted a virtual panel to raise awareness. Moderated by George Gustines of The New York Times, the panel brings comic book creators, licensors and publishers, combat veterans, and experts on mental health issues together to discuss this important topic. Participants include:

  • Paul Allor                   Writer, G.I. JOE
  • Michael Kelly             VP Global Publishing, Hasbro
  • Patricia Watson         PhD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and G.I. JOE #7 Consultant
  • Duane K.L. France    U.S. Army SFC, LPC, and G.I. JOE #7 Consultant
  • Tom Waltz                  IDW Senior Editor, Writer, and Former U.S. Marine

Preview: G.I. Joe #8

G.I. Joe #8

(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (CA) Niko Walter
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Joes travel to Eastern Europe to sabotage a key component of Cobra’s industrial war machine. To do so, moral lines will have to be crossed, and complicated relationships will have to be destroyed. G.I. Joe’s multi-pronged assault on Cobra is just beginning.

G.I. Joe #8

Preview: G.I. Joe #8

G.I. Joe #8

(W) Paul Allor (A) Emma Vieceli (CA) Niko Walter
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Joes travel to Eastern Europe to sabotage a key component of Cobra’s industrial war machine. To do so, moral lines will have to be crossed, and complicated relationships will have to be destroyed. G.I. Joe’s multi-pronged assault on Cobra is just beginning.

G.I. Joe #8

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

(W) Larry Hama (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Robert Atkins
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE, including never-before-seen origins!

“SNAKE HUNT” Part 9 Cobra Commander wants a Snake Eyes of his own. The Joes have other ideas. It’s all hands on deck for both G.I. JOE and Cobra as living legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite artists Robert Atkins and Netho Diaz continue this massive 10-issue event! There’s no halftime break in this contest, folks! All action, all the time!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

(W) Larry Hama (A) Netho Diaz (CA) Robert Atkins
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE, including never-before-seen origins!

“SNAKE HUNT” Part 9 Cobra Commander wants a Snake Eyes of his own. The Joes have other ideas. It’s all hands on deck for both G.I. JOE and Cobra as living legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite artists Robert Atkins and Netho Diaz continue this massive 10-issue event! There’s no halftime break in this contest, folks! All action, all the time!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #274

Hasbro Announces Hasbro PulseCon this September

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today announced the first-ever Hasbro PulseCon, a 2-day virtual event that gives fans unprecedented access to their favorite Hasbro brands, music & entertainment. Taking place on September 25-26, 2020 exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel and hosted by SYFY Wire on-air correspondent, writer, and producer, Jackie Jennings, Hasbro PulseCon promises fans in the US and Canada a front row seat to panels, talent appearances, brand reveals, product giveaways and more; connecting consumers to their favorite brands in an immersive, one-of-a-kind setting that, along with the eOne portfolio, will bring fans the best in entertainment, music, and toys. Announcements for new innovations and product reveals will take place for brands including Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. JoeMagic: The GatheringPower RangersTransformers as well as premiere partner brands MarvelStar Wars, Ghostbusters, and more.

Hasbro PulseCon delivers the experience and connection of conventions for free and right from the comforts of fans’ homes. Highlights from the virtual event will consist of live unboxings, over 50 new product reveals and pre-orders, coveted Hasbro PulseCon exclusive merchandise, livestream panels featuring celebrities and audience Q&A, and surprise experiences. “To be a part of this new virtual experience that celebrates fan culture and incorporates so many different iconic entertainment properties is truly a thrilling opportunity and I can’t wait for fans to check it out,” says Jackie Jennings, Hasbro PulseCon host.

Fans will also be able to get their hands on Hasbro PulseCon exclusive items, available only at Hasbro PulseCon in the US & Canada, including:

Ghostbusters Plasma Series Tully’s Terrible Night (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)

G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Supreme Cobra Commander Action Figure (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $29.99 / Available: September 2020)

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Lord Drakkon Evo III Figure (Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020 )

Transformers: Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy: Quintesson Pit of Judgement 5-Pack (Ages 8 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $69.99 / Available: September 2020)

Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Hellfire Club Collection (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $79.99 / Available: September 2020)

Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch X-Men Marvel’s Logan & Charles Xavier Figure 2-Pack (Ages 14 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Star Wars: The Clone Wars 501st Legion ARC Troopers Figure 3-Pack (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 / Available: September 2020)

Star Wars: The Black Series Heroes of Endor Figure Set (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $109.99 / Available: September 2020)

Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch-Scale Hoth Wampa Figure (Ages 4 years and up / Approx. Retail Price: $29.99 / Available: September 2020)

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