Writer Larry Hama’s run on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is unmatched in breadth; with its first 150 issues published by Marvel, issues #151-300 published by IDW, and now a third era underway at Skybound. It’s no wonder then that Hama’s much heralded return on issue #301 — with art by Chris Mooneyham — has sold out. But if you’re a G.I. Joe fan and you missed the book’s first printing, no worries. You have a second printing with jaw-dropping art by ABEL of Scarlet, Dawn Moreno, and Cover Girl battling Cobra to look forward to! Check it out below after these official deets from yer pals at Skybound…
Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed that G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #301 has sold out at the distributor level the day it hit comic book shops.
Kicking off a perfect new jumping-on point for the iconic characters, longtime legendary series writer Larry Hama (Marvel’s Wolverine) is joined by artist Chris Mooneyham (DC’s Nightwing, Sgt. Rock and the Unknown Soldier), colorist Francesco Segala (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and the series’ incomparable cover artist Andy Kubert (Marvel’s X-Men).
The debut issue of G.I. JOE at Skybound will return with a second printing, featuring a variant cover by ABEL (Rogue Sun) spotlighting Dawn Moreno, Scarlet, and Cover Girl fighting the forces of Cobra. This new printing will be available in comic book shops on Wednesday, December 20, 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!
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 Second Printing (Lunar Code: 1123IM808 | 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.
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.