As the home of an abundant assortment of licensed titles -- many of which popularized at one time or another in animation -- IDW's in a pretty good place to play up its ties to Saturday morning cartoons. This September, the publisher will play up this relationship in titles with direct ties to animation like Black Dynamite, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Popeye Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures and Transformers: More than Meets The Eye, but also Danger Girl, Judge Dredd, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and... The X-Files? Hit the jump to see September's full line of "IDW Gets Animated" alternate covers.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
Hasbro's burgeoning KRE-O line of building toys has been a boon to Transformers fans seeking a Lego-like experience for their favorite robots in disguise, but fans of the toy company's most iconic military action figure brand have had to content themselves with toys based on... well, that Battleship movie. That's all about to change, though
I think we can all agree that Paramount's decision to delay the opening of of G.I. Joe: Retaliation by nine months is the single worst thing that has ever happened in human history. To deny us the joy of seeing the Rock and Bruce
G.I. Joe: Retaliation makes its theatrical debut on June 29th, with plenty of licensed G.I. Joe comics on the way from IDW Publishing to greet it. Though the first movie wasn't that well-reviewed, it was still highly watched, and the excitement over the sequel has grown steadily since the undeniably awesome Superbowl trailer. Before the fervor builds to a level that goes on to devour the earth and stars, let's take a moment to appreciate the work of the man who made the whole G.I. Joe phenomenon possible: artist and writer Larry Hama.
Go to enough "How to Write Comics" panel discussions and you're sure to hear several pieces of advice over and over again: how to build a plot, create complete characters, dramatic rise and blah blah blah everything else you should realistically already know. The most important piece of advice is the one that only comes up at the best panels: go live a life. Go out into the world and learn and experience things, so you'll actually have something to write about. For living proof, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example in comics than Larry Hama.
Before the world was trained to think of faceless armies of armored bad guys as expendable clones (thanks a lot, Star Wars prequels!), the throngs of fandom were content to watch their favorite heroes lay waste to scores of thugs they just assumed were the grown up versions of the bullies nobody liked in high school. Leave i
Animation: Shout! Factory will release the much-maligned G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series two, season one on DVD in January. Get ready for the Dic goodness. Got to get tough. Yo Joe!
Considered the Holy Grail of toy collecting not only by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero fans, but by general action figure aficionados the world over, Hasbro's USS Flagg has been blowing minds with its titanic scale and detail since 1985. Retailing for around an
Animation: An upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, "Scorn of the Star Sapphire," will kick off with a Wonder Woman open including Steve Trevor and her trademark invisible jet.
Lists: On a team that
If you're a fan of the classic 1987 animated "G.I. Joe" film - and how could you not be, what with the copious spores and the itty bitty ditty bags and the once-was-a-man's and the Cobra-la-la-la's -then prepare to change your diapers, because Big Lob is headed your way