Chicago, IL – April 12, 2006 – This May, just in time for Free Comic Book Day, Devil's Due Publishing, Inc. will release an all new G.I. JOE AMERICA'S ELITE – THE HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER 25 CENT SPECIAL (MAR063142E). Fitting fully into continuity of G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE, this action--packed one shot is perfect for new readers and contains an original 6 page story, a full character profile on COBRA COMMANDER, and a recap of the past year's events. The original story features a long missing G.I.JOE team member, SPIRIT, being sent on a mission by HAWK to find the deadly COBRA leader. Writer Mike O'Sullivan and hot new artist Jeremy Hahn have put together a tension-packed adventure steeped in secrecy that will be sure to excite new and old readers alike, and set up the earth-shaking events of the coming months, all for just 25 cents! G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS)
"I won't say anything about what's going to happen," says writer Mike O'Sullivan "but fans have been waiting a long time for information on COBRA COMMANDER, and trust me, they won't be disappointed. This one shot will be the start of giving them everything they've waited for, and a whole lot they never expected!"
"It's got key information on the past year of the series so it's the perfect chance for newcomers to jump into continuity, as well as a straight-forward story that old fans will love." says Josh Blaylock, DDP President. "For a cover price of 25 cents, there's no way you can pass up this chance."
ABOUT G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE – THE HUNT FOR COBRA COMMADER 25 CENT SPECIAL (MAR063142E) -Even before the events of G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #0, GENERAL HAWK was desperately trying to find the greatest terrorist of our time, the infamous COBRA COMMANDER! When former G.I. JOE agent SPIRIT is sent by HAWK to find the COMMANDER, does he find the elusive mastermind, or end up on a wild goose chase struggling for his life? And just how does all this all tie in to HAWK's current state-of-mind? This one-shot special is everything you need to know to be ready for the explosive return of COBRA COMMANDER in G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #13!
Tying directly into continuity, this 25 cent special features an all new short story featuring fan-favorite SPIRIT! Plus: a special comprehensive history of COBRA COMMANDER, and a summary of the past year of ELITE! With a 25 cent cover price, this issue is perfect for Free Comic Book Day.
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ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING –
Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakout success was 2001's revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP's lineup includes Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, G.I. Joe: America's Elite, Family Guy, eigoManga, Hack/Slash, Capcom's Killer 7, Monkey Pharmacy's Elsinore, and Indie comics magazine Lo-Fi.
ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP –
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc., and are used with permission.