The new GI JOE comic series invites fans to “pick a side” and join the Joes or the Cobras

The new GI JOE comic series invites fans to “pick a side” and join the Joes or the Cobras

Skybound, Image Comics and Hasbro are promoting their upcoming GI Joe comic book series with the “Choose a side” initiative.

The initiative will offer fans the chance to see their names in the all-new GI Joe #1 series, publicly declaring their loyalty to GI Joe or Cobra.

Some participants will even be featured alongside other Insiders in the series’ advertisements. You can declare your affiliation by submitting a photo of yourself, along with your declared allegiance, to the “Choose Your Side” page on the Skybound Insiders website here.

Arune Singh, vice president of publishing at Skybound Entertainment, said in a statement: “Choose Your Side is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of GI JOE history and our way of saying thank you to all the amazing fans who have made the Energon Universe the industry’s most popular comic book line.

“So many fans, including all of us at Skybound, have dreamed of seeing our names in our favorite comics, and it’s exciting to take that a step further by giving Skybound Insiders the chance to see their faces side by side with our fellow members in the biggest comic book launch of the year!”

Alyse D’Antuono, Vice President, Global Brand Strategy & Management, Action Brands at Hasbro, added: “Fans are at the heart of the GI Joe brand and ‘Choose a Side’ is our way of thanking them for their tireless passion.

“We also have to thank our talented and creative partners at Skybound for enlightening our most devoted fan base and expanding the immersive story world of GI JOE. We can’t wait to see this special issue unfold.”

According to Skybound, each eligible submission will be included once in a number of GI Joestarting with the series’ launch in November.

Ads will run until all eligible entries have been submitted. The Skybound Insiders photo submission portal is open now and will close on September 8, 2024.

To participate, users must have a verified Skybound Insiders account, be over 18 years old, and be a legal resident of the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Here is the official synopsis of the series:

From the writer’s superstar creative team Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander), artist Tom Reilly (Duke) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (World33), the biggest comic book launch of the decade will introduce a bold new vision of GI Joe and Cobra in the Energon Universe in GI Joe #1 Wednesday, November 13, 2024.

Conrad Hauser, codename Duke, has assembled a special force known as G.I. Joe to combat the growing power of the mysterious COBRA following the arrival of the Autobots and Decepticons on Earth. But the enigmatic Cobra Commander has unleashed the power of Energon like never before!

Featuring the first appearance of a COMPLETELY NEW character and a host of familiar faces, this is the comic that will change everything you thought you knew about GI Joe… and that’s just half the surprises that await you!

GI Joe will become another pillar of the Energon Universe, the flagship of the historic collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, which ushered in a brand-new era of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises in a single shared comic book universe.

Fans can expect unmissable moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are revealed along the way to answer the BIG questions of some of the biggest franchises in comics today.

GI Joe Issue #1 will be available in comic book stores and digital platforms on Wednesday, November 13, 2024.

by Joey Fear
Source: Geek Tyrant

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