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Tom Scioli And John Barber Talk ‘Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’ [Interview]

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Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is a crossover that sells it self, but the downside of that is that it's been done often enough that it can be difficult to get excited about the next version. Unless, of course, you tell me that it's going to be co-written, drawn, and lettered by Tom Scioli, the man who wrote the line "Robot Dracula is an efficient torturer" and rendered all other comics obsolete. If you do that, you have my attention, and that's exactly what they did when they announced that Scioli and John Barber were kicking off an ongoing series about the two teams, set to launch with #0 on Free Comic Book Day.

To find out more about how the project came together, I spoke to Scioli and Barber about how the project came together, Scioli's massive pitch document, and how their life-long and relatively recent love of the comics influenced their storytelling. Believe it or not, I don't think we talk about Destro at all.

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Comics by Chance: Not So Random Edition – ‘G.I. Joe’

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It was announced recently, on this very site, that I'll be co-writing, with John Barber, and drawing Transformers vs. G.I. Joe series for IDW. While my car was being inspected, I stopped at a nearby comics shop and bought $70 worth of dollar back issues of Larry Hama's Marvel G.I. Joe comic. It's since become one of my all-time favorite comics. I wish I would've read these sooner, but I'm kind of glad I didn't because now I can enjoy them for the first time.

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Tom Scioli To Co-Write And Draw ‘Transformers/G.I. Joe’ At IDW [NYCC 2013]

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At this point, Transformers and G.I. Joe have crossed over so many times that it takes something pretty special to get our attention, and today, IDW did exactly that with the announcement that the latest Transformers/G.I. Joe series will be drawn and co-written by the amazing Tom Scioli.

Seriously, whoever used one of their magic lamp wishes to make this happen, everyone here at ComicsAlliance sincerely thanks you. Check out the full cover, in which Scioli draws Destro and a few other, less important characters, below.

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The Complete Jack Kirby Character Sketchbook (Summer 2013)

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For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!

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I Teach You The Superman: Tom Scioli Talks ‘Man Of Steel’ [Spoilers]

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It's kind of weird when your generation takes over. I just saw a movie made by a guy who obviously grew up with all the same stuff I did. It's as if the movie was made based on my own notes on what I'd like to see in a Superman movie, but getting exactly what you ask for isn't the same as getting what you want.

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The Con Haul: Highlights From HeroesCon 2013

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As much as I like digging through the quarter bins for a run of Punisher 2099, the real action at a convention always comes from browsing through Artist's Alley for the new books that you can't get anywhere else. As much as the focus at conventions falls on superheroes, there's a lot of great independent stuff out there that you can pick up directly from the people who made it -- and it's especially easy at a convention like Charlotte's HeroesCon, which gives a huge amount of floor space over to the indies.

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The Dennis ‘D-Man’ Dunphy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 3

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a

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Tom Scioli’s ‘Final Frontier’ Is The ’60s Rock ‘N’ Roll Superhero Epic You Need In Your Life

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Have you ever read a line so good that you get jealous and angry at yourself for not thinking it up even while you're laughing at the pure joy of reading it? Because there's a part in Final Frontier, Tom Scioli's webcomic follow-up to the incredible American Barbarian, where the sinister villain has trapped one of his enemies in a gigantic pinball machine-inspired torture chamber that's remotely controlled by the unwitting Pinball Witch, and one of his henchmen delivers the line "Robot Dracula is an efficient tormentor."

It's the kind of line that made me want to just give up on comi

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Link Ink: A Basement Sale, A Marvel Vs. Capcom Barbecue And Zombie Gelatin

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Video: Julie Sokolow chronicles Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli and Jasen Lex's trip to the bi-annual basement sale at New Dimension Comics.

Shopping: A permanent One Piece store has opened in Tokyo, selling more than 10,000 different licensed products based on Eiichiro Oda's manga/anime.

Video: Just in time for the recent release

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The Jack Kirby Convention Sketchbook: 10 Artists Take on the Fourth World and More

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I've been taking a sketchbook to comic book conventions for years -- and I've gotten some truly amazing things -- but when this year's HeroesCon rolled around, I decided to start a new one with a theme. I st

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