Chicago, IL – June 21, 2006 – This September, Devil's Due Publishing, Inc. (DDP) delves into the missions of G.I.JOE reserves G.I.JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE roster in G.I.JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: TOKYO (JUL063083), 48 Page one shot featuring art of fan favorite Tim Seeley (G.I.JOE, FORGOTTEN REALMS) and stories by Robert Rodi (Loki, Elektra) and Mike O'Sullivan (G.I.JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: MANHATTAN, G.I.JOE: HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER, G.I.JOE: DATA DESK). When the ninja JINX finds herself in over her head in a disappearance investigation, her distress call is answered by the most gung-ho, wild, and rock'n G.I.JOE'S around! G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
"With the wild popularity of our first G.I.JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: MANHATTAN the fans demanded another mission and we're happy to oblige." said Mike O'Sullivan. "Making great G.I.JOE stories is what we love to do. Everyone has their favorite G.I.JOE characters, and wonders what they're up to. New SPECIAL MISSIONS stories allow us to write about characters who aren't currently in the main title's line-up."
"G.I.JOE will always have a special place with me," says Tim Seeley. "I hope everyone is as excited to have me back on a G.I.JOE title as I am to be drawing tons of the coolest G.I.JOE's characters."
ABOUT G.I.JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: TOKYO (JUL063083) -
When BUDO disappears, JINX steps in to investigate! And when she gets entangled with a dangerous underground militia in Japan, getting in way over her head - she calls for help… Who responds? GUNG-HO, WILD BILL, CLUTCH and ROCK 'N ROLL?! Containing DATA DESK HANDBOOK profiles on each of the cast. Plus, a second all-new, original story! Authors: Robert Rodi (Loki, Elektra), Mike O'Sullivan (G.I.JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: MANHATTAN, G.I.JOE: HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER, G.I.JOE: DATA DESK); Artist: Tim Seeley and Various; Cover by Tim Seeley (G.I.JOE, FORGOTTEN REALMS) with 48 pages for $4.95 available in September. We encourage you to run, not walk to your retailer and reserve your copy today.
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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 and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc., and are used with permission.