It’s a decidedly somber day for G.I. Joe as the Joes bury one of their own in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #302. Writer Larry Hama and artist Chris Mooneyham’s continuation of the long-running series offers proof positive that Hama can still deliver the drama and heart that veteran fans have come to expect from him, along with the action. You can check out five pages of the issue, spotlighting Mooneyham’s equally stunning work, along with three of its variant covers after these official details from Skybound HQ…
Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed all-new interior pages depicting the funeral of beloved character Wade Collins from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #302 by legendary series writer Larry Hama (Marvel’s Wolverine), fan-favorite artist Chris Mooneyham (DC’s Nightwing, Sgt. Rock and the Unknown Soldier) and colorist Francesco Segala (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Featuring covers by the incomparable Andy Kubert (Marvel’s X-Men), the hugely anticipated issue #302 of the iconic series arrives in comic book shops on December 20, 2023.
As the Joes mourn their fallen brother, dangerous new forces are mounting against them. Cobra Commander returns to Springfield and the now mutant Serpentor Khan turns to a deadly new ally you won’t see coming!
In addition to the main cover by Andy Kubert and colorist Brad Anderson, issue #302 will also feature an open-to-order variant cover with a black and white version of Kubert’s stunning main cover, and a 1:10 incentive cover series by Brad Walker (Detective Comics) and colorist Francesco Segala.
The return of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continues the historic collaboration between Skybound and Hasbro, alongside the all-new shared Energon Universe that features Void Rivals by Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) 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). Fans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are unveiled along the path to answering the BIG questions, including #WhereIsMegatron.
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #302 (Lunar Codes below | SRP: $3.99) will be available on Wednesday, December 20, 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 #302 Cover A by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson (Lunar Code 1023IM317)
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #302 Cover B by Andy Kubert (Lunar Code 1023IM318)
- I. JOE: A Real American Hero #302 Cover C (1:10 incentive) by Brad Walker & Francesco Segala (Lunar Code 1023IM319)
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.