Yo Joe! Few contemporary comic book pairings of writer and title are so enduring as Larry Hama and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Hama began penciling the title back in 1982, launching a 300-issue (!) run. Now, the legendary scribe returns to the title he made famous with Skybound’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #301. And we’ve got your massive first look at the issue’s interior pages, featuring kick-ass art by Chris Mooneyham, after these official details from Skybound HQ…
Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, debuted an all-new first look at G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301. One of the longest running non-superhero comics of all time, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero launches at Skybound with legendary series writer Larry Hama (Marvel’s Wolverine) continuing his record-breaking run on the series, joined by fan-favorite artist Chris Mooneyham (DC’s Nightwing, Sgt. Rock and the Unknown Soldier) and colorist Francesco Segala (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) breathing new life into the iconic characters, and with covers by the incomparable Andy Kubert (Marvel’s X-Men). G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 arrives in comic book shops on November 15, 2023.
A new era for G.I. JOE begins in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 with this jumping on point for new readers as your favorite characters – Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, Serpentor and more – are back for new battles, new friends, new enemies and…THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL SNAKE-EYES!
In addition to the main cover, each issue of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero will also feature an open-to-order variant cover with a black and white version of Kubert’s stunning main cover. Issue #301 also features a 1:10 incentive cover by Brad Walker (Detective Comics) and an open-to-order blank sketch cover.
The return of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continues the historic collaboration between Skybound and Hasbro, seeing the return of the G.I. JOE franchise to comics as overseen by visionary creator Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), alongside the all-new shared Energon Universe that features Void Rivals by Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song), TRANSFORMERS by writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson, Duke by writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride) and artist Tom Reilly (The Thing), and Cobra Commander by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook).
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 (Lunar Codes below | SRP: $3.99) will be available on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
The full list of variant covers is below:
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 Cover A by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson (Lunar Code 0923IM335)
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 Cover B by Andy Kubert (Lunar Code 0923IM336)
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 Cover C (1:10 incentive) by Brad Walker (Lunar Code 0923IM337)
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 Cover D Blank Sketch Cover (Lunar Code 0923IM338)
Fans can also discover the origins of G.I. JOE and Cobra in The Energon Universe by pre-ordering their copies of the upcoming limited series Duke #1 (Lunar Code 0623IM806) and Cobra Commander #1 (Lunar Code 0623IM807) right now at their local comic book shops.