The critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of World War Z, the Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks brings his unique and acclaimed style to G.I. JOE comics with a five-issue miniseries: G.I. JOE: Hearts & Minds, coming in May under license from Hasbro. The award-winning Max Brooks crafts a G.I. JOE series for an America at war, starkly contrasting intensely brutal portrayals of the dark side of the human condition with the light of hope in the most unlikely places.
â€œI tried to write a series as harsh and complicated as the times weâ€™re living in,â€ said Brooks.
Exploring the effects of real-world war on the individual, every issue of G.I. JOE: Hearts & Minds features two chapters, each spotlighting a different G.I. JOE or COBRA character. Brooks pulls no punches from the very beginning, starting the series with chapters on MAJOR BLUDD and SPIRIT.
â€œThis is the G.I. JOE book that isn’t about action figures. It’s about people like you and me,â€ said IDW G.I. JOE editor Andy Schmidt. â€œAnd that makes it even more chilling than any zombie novel could be, because this one isn’t about a plague–this one is about us.â€
Brooksâ€™s dark stories are masterfully brought to life by artists Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso, who will each also provide covers. In addition to the regular edition, IDW will be offering a limited number of signed editions.
An award-winning writer, Brooks has brought his own unique style to both TV and print, including as part of the writing team for â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ for forty episodes from 2001 to 2003, which won an Emmy in 2002. Brooksâ€™s The Zombie Survival Guide was released in 2003 and has sold well over one million copies worldwide. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War followed in 2006, became an instant bestseller and is currently in development to be a major motion picture.Â Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Brooksâ€™s most recent book, debuted at number one on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list.
G.I. JOE: Hearts & Minds #1 (of 5, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May. Diamond order code: MAR10 0998.
G.I. JOE: Hearts & Minds #1 Signed Edition ($9.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May. Diamond order code: MAR10 0999.
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