Now you know: Rob Liefeld comes up Snake Eyes for new "G.I. Joe" at IDW
Honestly, if you’ve seen Rob Liefeld’s stuff, it’s quite surprising that he’s never worked on G.I. Joe, but it’s true. That’s all going to change soon, as Liefeld is coming to IDW for Snake Eyes: Deadgame. It isn’t clear yet whether Liefeld will draw the book, if it’s a limited (it most likely is), or much anything else, but this is big news regardless. Here’s what IDW has to say:
Rob Liefeld Reports For Duty with G.I. JOE!
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 15, 2019) –Wasting no time following up his breakout hit Major X for Marvel, Major X and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is bringing his blockbuster brand to the iconic G.I. JOE franchise at IDW!
SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME, coming in early 2020, will mark Liefeld’s first G.I. JOE story. Details of the storyline remain under wraps for now but the legendary creator promises the most action-packed epic of his career.
“Two words: 'BUCKET LIST,'” says Liefeld, “One more word: ‘ICON.' Snake Eyes is Wolverine, Deadpool, and Spider Man rolled into one amazing character for an entire generation of fans that thrilled to his adventures in comics and cartoons and hung on his every toy release! My parents drove me all over the county to get me G.I. JOE action figures as a kid. These were my first and most favorite toys. Working with Hasbro and all my friends at IDW has been a blast so far. I can’t wait to get this work out into the public! If you enjoyed my recent Marvel work,” Liefeld continues,” this will match or exceed it!"
“The high-octane, adrenaline-fueled action and adventure Rob brings to every comic he creates is a perfect fit for Snake Eyes, and we’re all as excited as you are to see him really cut loose on the pages of this very special G.I. JOE series!” Said Chris Ryall, IDW’s President & Publisher/Chief Creative Officer.
Check out the attached art for a taste of what’s to come and stay tuned for further details!
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And here are two teasers, courtesy of Liefeld:
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