IDW Publishing had a great hook with the Transformers movie adaptation, and it’s going to repeat the formula with a four-issue adaptation of the upcoming G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra.Â The series claims to give readers an exclusive peek at what to expect in costume design and plot twists.
â€œG.I. JOE was an essential part of my childhood. I saw COBRA agents around every schoolyard corner,â€ said Andy Schmidt in a prepared statement, IDWâ€™s G.I. JOE editor. â€œIt is an honor to be part of an intensely fun and uniquely relevant group of characters. As a lifelong G.I. JOE fan, to be associated with the wide release of the new G.I. JOE film in particular is a once in a lifetime opportunity.â€
The weekly series is written by Denton Tipton and goes on sale the first week of July, 2009.