SDCC’09: Max Brooks Joins IDW for G.I. JOE Series
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2009) â€“ Another great boon in an already banner year for G.I. JOE, IDW is delighted to announce that New York Times best selling author of World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide Max Brooks will be writing a G.I. JOE miniseries in 2010.
An Emmy-winning writer, Brooks has brought his own unique style to both TV and print. Brooks was part of the writing team for â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ for forty episodes from 2001 to 2003 and began acting in the 1980s. Brooksâ€™sThe Zombie Survival Guide was released in 2003 and immediately became a fan-favorite. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War followed in 2006 to both critical- and fan- acclaim, including four weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.
â€œBoth Chris Ryall (IDW Editor-in-chief) and I read World War Z and we knew we had to try to get Max to write something for us. What we didnâ€™t know is that Max is a huge G.I. JOE fan and had expressed interest in writhing G.I. JOE to (COBRA writer) Christos Gage,â€ said Andy Schmidt, IDWâ€™s G.I. JOE editor. â€œSynchronicity ensued and G.I. JOE has never looked or read so well! Weâ€™re very pleased to add Maxâ€™s vision to the G.I. JOE canon.â€
The five-issue miniseries will be the first G.I. JOE comic for Brooks, and his first partnership with IDW.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled to be working on an icon of my youth, and after this, my next project will be Different Stokes 2.5,â€ said Brooks.
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