IDW Publishing and Dynamite Entertainment are joining forces to bring two iconic franchises together in January for a crossover between G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and The Six Million Dollar Man. The four-part crossover will be written by Ryan Ferrier (TMNT: Dimension X, Rocko's Modern Life) with art by G.I. Joe artist SL Gallant. John Cassaday, Ken Lashley and Mike Zeck will provide variant covers for the event.
"To say Shannon and I are having fun with bringing these two iconic properties together would be a massive understatement," Ferrier said in a press release. "We are going full-tilt and no-holds-barred with this story. It's everything we love about G.I. Joe, the classic characters, and massive action, colliding face-first with the steel-infused, secret agent coolness of The Six Million Dollar Man. We are chomping at the bit for everyone to read this comic with a kung fu grip."
According to IDW's Editor-in-Chief David Hedgecock, Ferrier and Gallant were the perfect choices for the crossover event, and much of that stems from the crossover event's story.
"Ryan and Shannon have found the perfect story to tell," Hedgecock said. "Fans both new and old are going to be amazed at what this creative team is putting together. This series beautifully blends all the classic tropes of the characters while simultaneously creating something exciting and fresh. We are thrilled to be working with this team and with the fine folks at Dynamite to bring this series to the fans."
The G.I. Joe brand was first introduced in 1963 as an action figure line that represented the four branches of the United States armed forces -- U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Air Force and the Marine Corps. The Six Million Dollar Man started as a science fiction television series that ran from 1974 to 1978.
"G.I. JOE and Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man, are two pop culture mainstays who have influenced the comics industry for years," Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci said. "We've had great runs with our Six Million Dollar Man series, and long been admirers of IDW's ongoing G.I. JOE series. Now is the time for these two to cross-over and we couldn't be more excited to be collaborating on this event series, and working with our good friends at IDW."
The G.I. Joe/Six Million Dollar Man four-part crossover from IDW and Dynamite arrives in January 2018.