IDW Publishing's G.I. Joe comic book is about to get a new spin-off in the form of Scarlett’s Strike Force. The new title, to be penned by regular G.I. Joe writer Aubrey Sitterson and drawn by Nelson Daniel, was recently announced at Hascon, the G.I. Joe toymaker's celebration of all things Hasbro.
Speaking to Paste Magazine, Sitterson explained that the new title would follow up on the upcoming "First Strike" event that will see both the emergence of a new, reinvigorated Cobra Commander and a crossover between Sitterson's G.I. Joe team and characters from IDW's M.A.S.K. series.
"In the previous Joe series -- by me, Giannis Milonogiannis and Lovern Kindzierski -- Scarlett was the leader of a team that included not only Joes, but the Decepticon Skywarp, and in the new series, they’ll be joined by Matt Trakker of M.A.S.K. as well as another face that might be familiar to long-time fans," Sitterson said. "So, coming out of the 'First Strike' event, we thought it made sense for the name of the book to speak to the nature of the team. Don’t worry though -- the reception to our unique take on G.I. Joe has been amazing, so there are no plans to stop giving you the bombastic, sci-fi-action-packed character drama that you deserve."
Sitterson went on to promise a host of new characters, including The Intruder from Action Man, the brand-new Cobra Commander and "an army of new, serpentine Vipers."
Written by Aubrey Sitterson and drawn by Nelson Daniel, Scarlett’s Strike Force is due to hit comic shops in December.