Things Go Nuclear In ‘Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’ #6 [Preview]
If you haven’t been reading Tom Scioli and John Barber‘s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe series from IDW, you may be somewhat confused by the images you’re about to see. The series is a beautiful, weird thing of beauty that does virtually nothing that a longtime comics reader might expect from a licensed comic book featuring two of the biggest franchises in movies, cartoons and comics.
Instead of focusing on years and years of continuity, Scioli and Barber take these toys out of the toybox and play with them as if that’s what they are, filtered through a lens of Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko and lots of other Silver Age artists. It opens up incredible avenues for storytelling. That’s what makes it great.
The newest issue, which comes out April 8, finds the Joes imprisoned on Cyberton while the military brass back on Earth gets down to some insidious planning.
Also: Snake Eyes kicks a giant shot glass half the size of his body into a giant Decepticon’s face. Then he tortures another with a giant sword-based wet willie. It’s incredible.
Check out these preview pages and see if you’re not surprised and delighted:
Here’s IDW’s solicit for the issue:
Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE SMASH HIT OF 2014 BECOMES THE GREATEST COMIC OF 2015! If you thought the war between G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS was out of control before… well, brothers and sisters—wait’ll you get a load of issue 6!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Heroes fall, but heroism triumphs!
One small step for the G.I. JOE team—one giant fall for the TRANSFORMERS!
Variant Cover by Antonio Fusso!