"G.I. Joe: Cobra II" Coming In January From IDW

Official Press Release

Starting in January, G.I. JOE: Cobra II continues the momentum of danger and intrigue in the aftermath of the wildly successful G.I. JOE: Cobra series. Under license by HASBRO, G.I. JOE: Cobra II #1 is the first of a new four-part story that reveals the fate awaiting Chuckles, the new fan-favorite JOE sent to infiltrate COBRA.

"G.I. JOE: Cobra was our riskiest launch-straying furthest from the kinds of stories people are used to reading in G.I. JOE comics. The creators made bold choices and every one of them paid off," said IDW editor, Andy Schmidt. "These are such great characters that we always wanted to do more with them and once again Mike, Chris, and Antonio have delivered. The first series was great, but this one will blow you away."

Following what IGN.com called "an instant classic," writers Mike Costa and Christos N. Gage craft an exciting new miniseries that introduces a brand new Joe and sends her on a deadly rescue mission to save Chuckles. The masterful art of Antonion Fuso gives new layers to the subtle yet undeniable divide that fans have witnessed within COBRA, highlighted in the celebrated G.I. JOE: Cobra Special #1. Covers will be provided by both Fuso and the great Howard Chaykin.

With G.I. JOE: Cobra II, the creative team continues to blend succinct storytelling with innovative visuals. Raves io9.com, "If you're looking for the latest smart, inventive reboot the place to look . . . is G.I. JOE: Cobra."

G.I. JOE: Cobra II #1 (of 4) ($3.99, 32 pages) debuts this January. Diamond order code: NOV09 0809

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.


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