Official Press Release
Chicago, IL -- Feb 21, 2005 – This summer, Devil's Due Publishing (DDP) will introduce a new theme to its G.I. JOE line of titles, focusing on a smaller, more streamlined team with a rotating cast of guest stars. G.I. JOE #43 will be the last issue of the current G.I. JOE ongoing series when the world is turned upside down after a new menace hits both G.I. JOE and COBRA. And the changes will last forever. The new series will be titled G.I. JOE: America's Elite.
The final two issues of the current series (#42 and #43) will each be 42 pages and cost $4.50. Exclusive preview images can be seen in the near future at www.devilsdue.net.
June will see the release of G.I.JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #0, priced at an amazingly low 25¢. Issue #1 follows in July.
Some big-name creative talent takes over the reins. Joe Casey steps in as the new writer and newly signed exclusive DDP artist Stefano Caselli is on pencils. Current G.I. JOE writer, Brandon Jerwa will begin work on a top secret project that ties in with this title, and Tim Seeley begins drawing an equally classified upcoming project that is going to be his best work yet.
"The 'new' G.I.JOE will take place about one year after issue #43," said Josh Blaylock, President of DDP. "Some of the characters will have gone through major changes and we'll be tackling the age issues with the characters and the challenges each faces. The current series will end with a bang, that much you can bank on. And, yes, not all the key players will survive the series---on both the G.I. JOE and COBRA sides."
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