Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – October 3, 2005 – Writer Josh Blaylock is back, and he's bringing ZARTAN with him! Along with Joe Casey's ongoing story, a separate 2 part series will push its way into G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #5 (SEP052887E) and G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #6 (OCT052921). This extra story features Josh Blaylock at the helm (G.I. JOE, Arashikage Showdown, Kore) and will shed light in a dark corner of ZARTAN'S world while dropping two of our favorite G.I.JOE characters into the thick of it, once again. G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
"Joe Casey hit the ground running and has kept a serious pace from jump," explains DDP editor Mike O'Sullivan. "We can see the full force of his large-scale story while focusing in on the covert aspect of the team. It's impossible to get enough of everything he's bringing to the table!"
"Out of all the G.I.JOE stories I've written, those involving the DREADNOKS were the most well received," says Josh Blaylock. "So I'm excited to do this story. It really gets to the heart of ZARAN and his siblings."
Both stories in G.I. JOE AMERICA'S ELITE #5 and #6 are on the same continuum, so you don't have to take notes to figure out the little stuff. G.I. JOE AMERICA'S ELITE #5 (SEP052887E) and #6 (OCT052921) will both be $4.50, 48pgs featuring the artwork of both Stefano Caselli and Imaginary Friends Studio.
Here's what people are staying about G.I. JOE AMERICA'S ELITE:
"I think it's safe to say G.I. JOE is back in the saddle again..." ~BrokenFrontier.com
"...the sort of G.I. JOE story I've been wanting to read..." ~Comixfan.com
"Stefano Caselli's pencils are crisp and dynamic, his characters distinct and emotive, and his action sequences bursting with bone-crunching energy. " ~Comixfan.com
"****" ~Comixfan.com (4 stars)
"Long live the JOES." ~BrokenFrontier.com
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ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
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 1980's 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, eigoMANGA, Hack/Slash, the newly resurrected Chaos! Comics, and the Aftermath universe, a new imprint featuring super-powered heroes in titles like Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and Infantry.
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 of children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, DUEL MASTERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, beyond the toy and game aisle, creating rich lifestyle experiences.
G.I. JOE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc., and are used with permission.