IDW Publishing has announced it has reached an agreement with Hasbro to launch an all new line of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra comic books. The agreement not only includes the new monthly series, but also deluxe reprints from the vast G.I. Joe library.
The first products from this deal, a new monthly comic book series based on classic G.I. JOE vs. COBRA lore, will be launched with an introductory debut issue in October 2008. Featuring all-new storylines, the comics will portray the epic struggle of the G.I. JOE team against the evil forces of COBRA, while highlighting the brandâ€™s favorite heroes and villains that made kids of the â€˜80s todayâ€™s fans.
2009 will see the release of a new series based on and inspired by the upcoming live-action movie.
â€œWe are thrilled at the prospect of expanding our relationship with IDW. Theyâ€™ve done an outstanding job with TRANSFORMERS in the comic/hobby segment, national bookstores and mass market chains,â€ said Matt Gildea, Publishing Director, Hasbro in a prepared statement. â€œIDW would bring that same expertise to the G.I. JOE brand in both new content and the existing G.I. JOE vs. COBRA library. Together, Hasbro and IDW would continue to engage G.I. JOE fans of all ages with amazing graphics and storylines.â€