Phil Noto Joins "G.I Joe" In July

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Official Press Release

Chicago, IL –April 17th, 2006 – This July, Devil's Due Publishing, Inc. (DDP) reveals the popular G.I. JOE heroine's never-before-seen origins in G.I. JOE SCARLETT: DECLASSIFIED (MAY063081 E)! Shana O'Hara, the crimson haired, crossbow wielding, G.I. JOE code-named SCARLETT, is no damsel in distress. A premier member of G.I. JOE, SCARLETT'S pre-military days have remained unrevealed throughout her accomplished career –until now! Follow the heroine's transformation from young martial arts disciple in Atlanta, Georgia to G.I. JOE counter intelligence agent!

G.I. JOE SCARLETT: DECLASSIFIED (MAY063081 E), a one-shot, 48 page, full color comic book hitting shelves in July, is written by Mike O'Sullivan (G.I. JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS, G.I. JOE: DATA DESK HANDBOOK) and illustrated by PHIL NOTO (Beautiful Killer, Danger Girl), and carries a $4.95 cover price. G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

"I'm beyond excited to be working with former Danger Girl comic book artist Phil Noto on SCARLETT'S origin story," says G.I. JOE SCARLETT: DECLASSIFIED writer Mike O'Sullivan. "Noto began his career as an animator for Disney, working on such films as The Lion King and Lilo & Stitch, and went on to become one of comics' most striking and elegant talents. He draws SCARLETT the way she should be elegant, approachable, but still lethal!"

"Fans are eager for past details on their G.I. JOE favorites, and SCARLETT tops the list," says Devil's Due President Josh Blaylock. "After the revelations in SNAKE-EYES: DECLASSIFIED and G.I. JOE: DECLASSIFIED, divulging the origin of SCARLETT is one of DDP's top priorities."


How did the all-American girl next door become one of the most proficient special agents in the world? In the tradition of SNAKE-EYES: DECLASSIFIED, this issue will tell the untold origin of SCARLETT! One of the most popular mainstay G.I. JOE members takes the spotlight in her own one-shot special! Hitting stores this July, 48 pages, full color, author: Mike O'Sullivan (G.I.JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS, G.I.JOE DATA DESK HANDBOOK), and artist: PHIL NOTO (Beautiful Killer, Danger Girl).

Run, don't walk to your retailer and reserve your copy today. To find a retailer call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.

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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 ORGOTTEN 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.


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. FORGOTTEN REALMS and DRAGONLANCE are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., in the USA and other countries and are used with permission.

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