Joe," with current "Joe" artist Robert Atkins shifting over to illustrate "Snake Eyes" and Javier Saltares taking over the core series. Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso will remain on the relaunched "Cobra," though co-writer Christos Gage will be departing due to his Marvel exclusive contract. He then spoke about the history of "G. Joe" comics at IDW, which began with a 0 issue in late and officially launched with the ongoing series "G.
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Joe" and "G. Joe Origins" and the miniseries later extended into an ongoing "G. Joe: Cobra" in the first months of These books, Schmidt explained, were meant to stand alone but exist in the same universe. No one has been asked to read multiple books if they didn't want to, and I think people who have read all three have gotten a larger universe.
The books were meant to appeal to different readers: 'Cobra' went for more of a thriller, film noir sort of thing, and 'G. Joe' was more your military adventure thing, and 'Origins' sort of filled in the other gaps depending on who the creative team might be. Schmidt then said that the end of the current stable of series is not a reboot but rather the launch of a major new storyline and direction.
The events that have been going on in 'G. Joe' are important. And what you're going to see in 'G. Joe' 0 we put out in October It will have three stories, ten pages each, that lead into the three new books. The universe is tightening.
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An event like Cobra Commander's death has to- has to -permeate and have ramifications that are going to last and impact all books," Schmidt continued. The basic premise of 'Cobra Civil War,' which is the name of the event that kicks off all three of our new ongoing series, is that there is essentially a race, a challenge within Cobra: he who kills the most G. Joes becomes the next Cobra Commander. It's pretty simple, it's straightforward, it should be pretty brutal and it should be pretty fun, especially for those readers who are reading all three.
And it is a fantastic jumping on point for new readers or older readers who have lapsed. A selection of covers was then shown. This cover is not shown here due to a continuity error in the art, which will be corrected before publication. Schmidt said that the first issue of each new series would also feature three covers. There are Cobra candidates vying for Cobra Commander's position.
So what you'll see is, there are nine covers all by Zach Howard, and they all have the same motif. I am Cobra Commander. But he will.
It's only a matter of time. Schmidt said that sales were not the deciding factor in replacing the "Origins" ongoing with "Snake Eyes.
Returning to this topic later in the conference, Schmidt clarified that Snake Eyes might still appear in other series, but "that was something that was important to me and Chuck initially was that it wasn't going to be the Snake Eyes show," adding, "I wouldn't say he's going to be out of the other two books entirely, but it's not going to be 'Snake Eyes all the time.
He said over the phone to me that he had a 'Robin' feeling, that he hadn't had a feeling like this about a book since he first wrote for 'Robin,'" Schmidt said of Dixon. So that's a good feeling to have. Recapping the publishing plan before delving into questions from attendees, Schmidt said that the schedule for coming months includes:. Briefly discussing the "Cobra Tribute," Schmidt said, "you'll get the Baroness's take on what does this mean, you'll get Hawk's take on what does it mean that Cobra Commander has passed away, or Scarlett's take.
We're going to do some in-character stuff that should be pretty fun. The first question related to the decision to kill Cobra Commander. It'll be fun! And then you'll tell us "no. It just sort of evolved from there. Because then I would not be doing my job properly if I did that. We wound up with an enormous document and I kept going back to people-what about this? What about that?
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Then talking with the good folks at Hasbro, they liked what we sent in as a proposal, they liked what we're going to get out of it. That's how it happened," Schmidt continued. He also said that the plan had been in place for more than a year. What do you think? It all worked out. No decision as to whether the death will affect the "G. I Joe" brand outside of comics, it was revealed. Addressing the topic of killing merely for shock value-especially since it sounds as though many Joes will meet their end in "Cobra Civil War"-Schmidt admitted that it's "a fair question" and one that his team is careful to handle correctly.
But that happens. We have to remember, we dance that fine line-it's a story about soldiers, it's a story about military. It's also a story about characters that we all really love," he said. There are different ways to take out Joes; it's not going to be a wholesale slaughter of G. Joe characters. Schmidt gave assurances that this would not simply be a cleaning-house exercise. Right off the bat, I said there's none of that.
One of the more interesting parts of having this job that I have, that I'm grateful that I have, is that it's fun to take a character that I think is kind of silly and find a way to make them interesting or cool or creepy or whatever," he said. Joe' stuff we've done is Croc Master, how creepy he turned out to be, because he's kind of a silly guy.
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It's not going to be a wholesale slaughter of GI Joe characters, because that doesn't do anybody any good. It doesn't do IDW any good, it doesn't do fans any good, it doesn't do Hasbro any good if we just started killing off characters randomly. And it's just more interesting to mess with the Joes rather than just killing them. But, as to how many Joes would fall, Schmidt said, "I haven't counted them, because I ran out of fingers and toes. The word "slaughter" prompted some chat-window banter among attendees, joking that this was "an oblique Sergeant Slaughter reference," alluding to the real-life wrestler who appeared in the "G.
Joe" cartoon and toy line in the s. I joined in with the line, "Sgt Slaughter is the next Cobra Commander. Joe" action figure. Several questions related to Cobra Commander himself and the role he played in the organization. Asked how readers-or even characters-could be sure the real Cobra Commander was dead, Schmidt promised this was the real deal. When we relaunched 'G. Joe,' we changed Cobra [as an organization] much more than we changed G.
GI Joe is still essentially the best of the best from the American forces. We did change a few things, like your civilian life goes away. The way Cobra is structured now is that there's always a Cobra Commander, and there's only one Commander. This is the real Cobra Commander, but they have to elect a new one every once in a while.
They've never had one shot through the brain before. This isn't entirely unprecedented in that they've had previous Cobra Commanders in the organization, but it is unprecedented in that this is the first Cobra Commander that's been shot down in the line of duty. Toward the end of the call, there was a question about the timing of this issue and the execution scene, given the recent tragedy in Arizona. We sent that book to the printer some time back. In response to a question regarding the quest at the heart of "Cobra Civil War," Schmidt said that the race to eliminate the most Joes would certainly see the would-be Cobra Commanders turning on each other.
That's really what makes it a story. If it really is just eight or nine Cobra guys going out to kill Joes, they're keeping score, and they are trying to trip each other up," Schmidt said. It's not going to be a fair fight, I can guarantee that. As to the playing field, Schmidt said, "technically there are seven candidates, although there are nine real Cobra players. They're the nine guys on the different covers. When you have that many people involved, it takes some time to get into what are they all doing. An cabal called the Cobra Council will determine who has earned the right to Cobra Commander's shiny helmet, the editor explained.
As for the rules, it's kind of like Thunderdome: two men enter, one man leaves. Everything else is fair game.
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These are not polite people, these are not people who like rules, as a general rule. So if there are rules, you can bet they're going to get broken anyway. Though not one of the candidates, Schmidt said that Serpentor is "a major player. He runs a religion, the Coil, and he has a very different kind of influence on the world than the rest of Cobra, than these sort of military or military sorts of people do. His vote, so to speak, carries a ton of weight. If he is backing someone, then their stock will clearly go up in the eyes of the Cobra Court.
So he's sort of a kingmaker. There are going to be people vying to get him on board with them, or just making sure that he's not backing somebody else. Serpentor is a smart guy and probably has his own agenda. A follow-up question later in the conference asked for more details on what it meant for the history of Cobra that "Cobra Commander" is a title rather than one particular individual. On the flipside, I've had many conversations with the guys and women at Hasbro about it, too. We have it mapped out in a nice way.
It's something that, from an editorial standpoint, I don't know that I ever really want to establish firmly because I like the mystery of Cobra. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
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