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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprints a classic

Celebrate the return of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero with the definitive edition of its historic first issue! This issue restores Larry Hama’s original, unedited dialogue, which has never before seen print!

Story: Larry Hama
Art: Herb Trimpe
Ink: Bob McLeod
Letterer: Jim Novak
Color: Glynis Wein

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.


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Godzilla gets a monsters-sized Omnibus from Marvel

In 1977, Godzilla became one of Marvel‘s biggest stars, headlining a hit solo series set in the heart of the Marvel Universe! Now, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with Toho International, the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary that has brought global sensation Godzilla to life, this host of monumental Godzilla escapades costarring your favorite Marvel heroes will be collected next year in Godzilla: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus!

Marvel’s take on Japan’s greatest export represented an incredible creative collaboration between two comic book pioneers: Doug Moench, known for his definitive run of Master of Kung Fu and co-creating Moon Knight, and Herb Trimpe, known for his seminal work on Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. In October 2024, fans can dive into all 24 issues of this fondly remembered chapter of Godzilla’s legacy, each one gloriously remastered and presented in color for the first time, in this long-awaited omnibus collection!

Godzilla rises from the depths in the United States — and the Marvel Universe! See the towering scourge of Tokyo march across America and battle some of the best and brightest the House of Ideas had to offer, including the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Champions, Nick Fury and the mechanized monster fighter, Red Ronin! Godzilla goes west, travels through time to battle Devil Dinosaur, and hosts one of Spider-Man’s most gratuitous guest-shots ever — but when Godzilla is shrunk down to miniature size, the terrible titan proves it can still be a tiny terror! Plus: Aliens, mutants, mad scientists and epic kaiju clashes with Godzilla’s fellow towering titans — including Batragon and Yetrigar!

Recently, Toho marked Godzilla’s 69 year history with Godzilla Day, a monster-sized celebration packed with exciting announcements, including news about the new Godzilla Minus One film, which opens in U.S. theaters next month. Now, Marvel Comics proudly honors the King of Monsters by revisiting its own unique connection to this legendary franchise with the reveal of this upcoming omnibus. Check out all three covers, including a new piece by superstar artist Junggeun Yoon and two Direct Market Exclusive Variant Covers that showcase Trimpe’s iconic covers, and be there when Godzilla: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus charges into stores next year! 

Marvel catches foil fever with more Foil Variant Covers

Following the success of next month’s Ultimate Invasion #1 Foil Variant Cover, more upcoming Marvel issues will shine on comic stands with Foil Variant Covers of their own, starting in July with Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 and Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition.

Featuring the comic debut of the Scarlet Scarab, the highly-anticipated Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 will have a dazzling new Foil Variant Cover by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition, reprinting the groundbreaking first appearance of Wolverine, will feature a brand-new foil edition of legendary artist Herb Tiempe’s iconic cover. Retailers should check tomorrow’s Marvel Mailer or speak to their PRH Representative for details about special pricing before May 29 (Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition’s Final Order Cutoff)  and June 5 (Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1’s Final Order Cutoff).

Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 is written by David Pepose with art by Marcelo Ferreira and features a main cover by Larraz. The classic Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition’ is written by Len Wein with art by Trimpe.

Check out the covers now and inquire with your local comic shop regarding availability. 

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

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Rise of Serpentor

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Rise of Serpentor

(W) Larry Hama (A) Michael Golden, Rod Whigham, Herb Trimpe
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $59.99

Discover the history of one of the most notorious members of Cobra with this collection of stories from the original 1980s comics! Created by a secret cabal of Cobra scientists who combed the tombs, sarcophagi, and relics of the great despots of history to produce a clone with the military genius of Napoleon, the ruthlessness of Julius Caesar, the daring of Hannibal, and the fiscal acumen of Attila the Hun into the ultimate Cobra Emperor-Serpentor! This oversized hardcover collection contains the G.I. Joe Yearbook #2 (March 1986) story “Triple Play,” A Real American Hero issues #46-53 (April 1986-November 1986) that detail the creation of the infamous character, and Special Missions #1-2 (October 1986-December 1986).

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Rise of Serpentor

Baltimore Comic-Con will Host a Massive Hero Initiative Art Auction

The Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need, will be the beneficiary of an incredible original art auction at the Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be held over the weekend of October 28-30, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The auction will be administered by well-known art expert Scott Dunbier. Tickets to the Baltimore Comic-Con can be purchased online now.

Artists whose work will be in the auction include John ByrneFrank ChoMichael ChoTomm CokerKevin EastmanGene HaKelley JonesShawn McManusMike MignolaFrank MillerKevin NowlanDave SimWalter SimonsonHerb TrimpeJK Woodward, and more.

Art will be available for viewing both at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and at Hero Initiative’s website . Bidders are encouraged to bid in person, though proxy bidding in advance will also be available via Hero’s website.

The live auction will take place Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5pm at the Baltimore Comic-Con (specific location to be announced).

Confirmed guests for this year’s show include: Andrew Aydin (Run), Chris Barcomb (The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Miracleman), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Adventures of Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Shawn Daley (Better Place), Alan Davis (Thanos), Nick Davis (The Night Guardians – Awakenings), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Terry Dodson (Harley Quinn), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Steven Grant (X), Mike Grell (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jarrett Melendez (Chef’s Kiss), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Elvis: The Graphic Novel), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Friday and Saturday only, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Archie vs. Sharknado), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Eric Powell (The Goon), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, courtesy of Flesk Publications), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Matt Smith (Hellboy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman/Catwoman Special), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Charles P. Wilson III (Wraith), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #4

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #4

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe (CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Dec 29, 2021
SRP: $5.99

Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #4. It’s a bombastic story collection of raiders and robbers as a team of Joes pursue the Oktober Guard onto Cobra Island in “Trade-Offs” – while in “Bystander,” Snake Eyes deals with a robbery gone wrong. Living Legend Larry Hama and the late, great Herb Trimpe join forces to bring us this must-have comic for both long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by fan-favorite artist Dan Schoening (G.I. Joe: ARAH, Ghostbusters, Godzilla)!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #4

5 New Comics from Harlequin and Marvel are Available Now on comiXology

Marvel and Harlequin have you covered with five new releases available now on comiXology. Check out what you can get now!

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 1

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Howard Chaykin, Ron Garney, Adam Kubert, Paco Diaz Luque, Stephen Segovia, Udon Studios
Cover by Olivier Coipel

Collects Wolverine (2003) #56, #62-65 and material from #73-74; Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1-4; Wolverine: Weapon X #1-5; and material from Wolverine (1988) #175.

He’s the best there is at what he does – and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. Now, the debut of writer Jason Aaron’s acclaimed and character-defining Wolverine run is collected in one volume! Joined by some of comics’ top artists, Aaron (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) pits Wolverine against an array of twisted foes including super-powered kung-fu gangsters, a platoon of Adamantium-enhanced mercenaries, a broken little man with a very big gun, a nonstop barrage of Marvel’s heaviest hitters, and – in a brutal, no-holds-barred battle that may destroy them both – the treacherous, shape-changing Mystique! Guest-starring Spider-Man, the X-Men, X-Force, the Avengers and more!

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 1

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 2

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Jock, Ron Garney, Davide Gianfelice, Yanick Paquette, Esad Ribic, C.P. Smith
Cover by Steve Epting

Collects Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine, Wolverine: Weapon X #6-16, and material from All-New Wolverine Saga And Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3.

He’s the best there is at what he does – and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. The acclaimed and character-defining Wolverine run of writer Jason Aaron’s (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) continues in this second volume! Joined by some of comics’ top artists, Aaron puts Wolverine through his paces: fighting the bizarre “living religion” Allgod, battling his way back to sanity from within Dr. Rot’s corrupt asylum, and facing unstoppable Deathlok assassins from the future – not to mention getting a girlfriend and grappling with the loss of his best friend! Plus: the double threats of Norman Osborn and Mystique! Guest-starring Marvel Boy, Fantomex, Psylocke, Captain America, the Avengers and more!

Wolverine by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 2

Thor: Warriors Three Complete Collection

Written by Tom DeFalco, Gary Friedrich, Stan Lee, Walt Simonson, Len Wein, Bill Willingham, Alan Zelenetz
Art by Deodato Studios, Joe Barney, John Buscema, Neil Edwards, Jack Kirby, Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe, Charles Vess
Cover by Joe Barney

Collects Thor Annual #2, Incredible Hulk (1968) #102, Marvel Spotlight (1971) #30, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #34-35, Journey Into Mystery (1952) #-1, Warriors Three #1-4 — And Material From Tales To Astonish (1959) #101; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #13 And #36-37; Thor (1966) #400, #410 And #415-416; Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #66; Thor Annual #17; And Marvel Super-Heroes (1990) #15.

The Lord of the Sword, the Master of the Mace and the God of Girth! A romance-seeking rogue, a somber soldier and a fumbling family man: They’re one odd trio, but they’re the God of Thunder’s closest comrades – and even without him, they remain Asgard’s finest! Watch the Warriors Three face down Loki, Ulik, the Enchantress, the Destroyer and more! And when the fearsome Fenris Wolf returns, the Warriors Three undertake a quest to discover the secret of his defeat!

Thor: Warriors Three Complete Collection

Twelve: The Complete Series

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Weston
Art by Chris Weston
Cover by Kaare Andrews

Collects The Twelve #1-12, The Twelve: Spearhead.

Yesterday’s men of tomorrow – today! The Phantom Reporter. Electro. The Black Widow. The Laughing Mask. The Blue Blade. Dynamic Man. Mastermind Excello. Mister E. The Fiery Mask. The Witness. Rockman. Captain Wonder. Lying dormant for sixty years, these twelve heroes awaken in a tormented world that needs them more than ever. But has the world grown beyond their brand of old-fashioned heroism? Behold the stunning post-modernist tale of sacrifice, betrayal and human nature by writer J. Michael Stracyzynski (TV’s Babylon 5, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Chris Weston (The Invisibles, FANTASTIC FOUR: THE FIRST FAMILY). Plus: Journey into the past to follow the death-defying exploits of the Phantom Reporter on the front lines of World War II and witness his first encounter with history’s greatest super heroes!

Twelve: The Complete Series

Without Trust

Written by Penny Jordan
Art by Azumi Kana

After being falsely accused of embezzlement, Lark decides to confront the prosecuting lawyer to prove her innocence. What awaits her is gorgeous, intimidating attorney James Wolfe. Lark decides to trust James with her plea but finds out a week later that her information has been leaked! Tabloids paint her as a conspiring femme fatale, which results in Lark losing not only her job and home but also the trust of her family. Overcoming her despair, Lark reunites with James, who wants to help her fight her case!

Without Trust

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Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1

As a child of the 1980s, Saturday morning cartoons were always my jam. My cousins and I used to sit in front of the television half asleep watching hours of our favorite cartoons. There were some forgettable ones, like the Kid N Play cartoon and the Teen Wolf cartoon. Then there are the ones who used to confuse us, like the competing Ghostbusters cartoons, one with the movie characters and the other one with a gorilla in a fedora.

Then there are the all-time classics no matter what age, the ones that even your parents played with. One such franchise was G.I. Joe as it captured the imagination of my generation. It gave us a tease and had us imagine what we believed the military to be. In the comic book series of the same name, Larry Hama gives fans an excellent story in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1, one in which we see our heroes at their best.

We are taken to a train somewhere between New York City and Washington DC, where a special envoy is protecting a VIP, Dr. Adele Burkhart, who is in charge of a weapons system designed to annihilate all life on Earth. Of course, this trip gets interrupted, as COBRA boards the train and kidnaps the doctor. This leads to G.I. Joe going on a daring mission to rescue Dr. Burkhart from COBRA’s secret island lair. As they land on the island, a battle breaks out between GI Joe’s forces and COBRA, causing COBRA Commander, to unleash a weapon that Dr.Burkhart developed. By the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1‘s end, G.I. Joe thwarts COBRA’s attack.

Overall, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1 is a throwback issue which harkens back to the comics of yesteryear. The story by Hama is fun. The art by the creative team serves its purpose. Altogether, an exciting story that feels dated but remembers to entertain.

Story: Larry Hama Art: Netho Diaz, Herb Trimpe, Bob McLeod, Glynis Wein, and Jim Novak
Story: 9.2 Art: 7.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe, Bob McLeod (CA) Netho Diaz
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #1! From the prolific imagination of Living Legend Larry Hama, the yearbook features the epic tale “Operation: Lady Doomsday,” as well as tons of amazing extra materials, and is a must-have for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by modern-day superstar G.I. Joe: ARAH artist Netho Diaz!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Yearbook #1
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