Today IDW Limited announced the second volume of its G.I. JOE: COMPLETE COLLECTION series. The limited-edition deluxe hardcover collects twelve issues of the classic REAL AMERICAN HERO series based on the iconic G.I. JOE brand from Hasbro, and is signed by the legendary Larry Hama. Providing art for the black label and blue label editions is the amazing Russ Heath. With the 25-copy Black Label edition selling out in less than 24 hours for volume 1, anticipation has been high for this follow-up.
“G.I. JOE fans have been vocal about wanting volume 2 of the G.I. JOE: COMPLETE COLLECTION,” said G.I. Joe editor, Carlos Guzman. “We like to give the fans what they want. This series has turned into something very special and I’m so glad to be a part of it.”
“It’s hard to imagine a way to make classic G.I. JOE comics any cooler than they already are,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “But offering a volume that includes original artwork and Larry Hama’s autograph definitely puts it off the charts.”
Collecting the classic REAL AMERICAN HERO series, the G.I. JOE: Complete Collection, Volume 2 is 12 issues of all-American action! Packaged in a custom faux wood case and custom military style cloth cover, each book is hand-signed by the original series writer, Larry Hama and living legend, Russ Heath. Collectors of original art will be able to get an original piece by Russ Heath in both the black and blue label editions. Heath has painted a range of popular characters including COBRA COMMANDER , BARONESS and SNAKE EYES, with the Blue Label pieces being fully painted watercolors. This collection of classic comics is in an instant classic in its own right.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.