Racine, WI – June 19, 2006 - YoJoe.com and Devil's Due Publishing, Inc. (DDP) are proud to announce a special team-up to bring consumers a limited, exclusive cover for Larry Hama's long awaited return to G.I. JOE comics, in an all-new 3-issue limited series from DDP - G.I. JOE: DECLASSIFIED! G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
The YoJoe.com (http://www.yojoe.com/) limited exclusive cover for G.I. JOE: DECLASSIFIED #1 is spectacularly drawn by Jeremy Haun (G.I. JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS: MANHATTAN, Battle Hymn, Paradigm) and colored by Steve Buccellato (X-Men, Batman, Amazing Spider-Man). This unique and iconic image of patriotism was inspired by the first panel of Marvel Comics' G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #1, which was based on the many compelling images of the raising of the American flag throughout history. Limited to just 1,000 copies, this exclusive will first be made available to attendees of the 2006 Hasbro International G.I. JOE Collectors' Convention, being held June 29 through July 2 in New Orleans, LA. Convention copies will be available for $10 each (tax included) at the YoJoe.com booth.
Following the convention, remaining copies will be available online exclusively at the YoJoe.com Store (http://www.secure.figures.com/yojoe/catalog/). Online copies will be available for $10 plus shipping and handling. For any questions regarding the exclusive, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cover image can be found here – http://www.yojoe.com/exclusive/yojoedeclassified.shtml
ABOUT G.I. JOE: DECLASSIFIED #1 (of 3):
In the face of growing threats to freedom, the U.S. creates an elite team of soldiers to become a daring new anti-terrorist force: G.I. JOE! The recruitment of the original 13 agents, and the missions that happened before G.I. JOE #1 are finally revealed! Also, a deadly anger brews in the heart of a frustrated used car salesman… COBRA is coming… Three issues of classic military action written by the man who started the whole saga! This is where all the death-defying action and military adventure you've come to know and love began. Featuring: HAWK! STALKER! SCARLETT! SNAKE-EYES! BREAKER! ROCK N' ROLL! GRUNT! STEELER! CLUTCH! GRAND SLAM! SHORT-FUSE! FLASH! and ZAP! like you've never seen them before. Watch as they struggle, for the first time, against the forces of terror that threaten our nation. 48-pages, bi-monthly, written by Larry Hama (G.I. JOE, Wolverine), illustrated by Pat Quinn & Valentine DeLandro, and covers by Francis Manapul (Witchblade, Tomb Raider, Necromancer).
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ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING –
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 FORGOTTEN REALMS, DRAGONLANCE, G.I. JOE, FAMILY GUY, eigoManga, Hack/Slash, Capcom's Killer 7, Monkey Pharmacy's Elsinore, and indie comics' magazine Lo-Fi.
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 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.