‘G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’ Comic Book Series Returns to Skybound

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero continues its long publication history in November with issue #301 from Skybound.

Larry Hama continues his extensive run on the series, joined by Chris Mooneyham, and colorist Francesco Segala, for the first Skybound issue after IDW’s 300th issue in November of 2022.

Hama is “…delighted to be continuing the saga of G.I. Joe with the good folks at Skybound and totally amped to be taking the G.I. Joe team to issue #301 and beyond. Little did I know back in 1982 that I would be associated with the Real American Hero for over 40 years. My thanks to the whole crew at Skybound for allowing me to continue to chronicle the exploits of characters who have become like a family to me.” 

Mooneyham said “I’m very excited to be working on such an enduring property with original writer and comics legend Larry Hama, not to mention being able to do it at Skybound.”

The new licensing agreement between Skybound and Hasbro adds not only G.I. Joe to their stable of titles, but also The Transformers. Skybound founder Robert Kirkman said “One of the main goals of Skybound with these Hasbro properties is preserving and honoring the legacies already established with Transformers and G.I.Joe. While we’re creating something new with the Energon Universe, we’re also going to be devoting equal resources to paying respect to the glorious stories that came before and made these brands what they are today. I don’t want to live in a world where Larry Hama isn’t continuing his unparalleled run on G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero, and thanks to Skybound, I won’t have to!” 

Hasbro recently licensed two of their other toy properties from the same era, Rom and The Micronauts, to Marvel Comics.

Along with the continuation of the original Marvel series with issue #301, Skybound will also release G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 Larry Hama Cut in November. The commemorative reprint of the first issue from 1982 will feature Larry Hama’s original, unaltered script, with one scene that was originally changed for publication restored, one which readers have never been privy to before.

G.I. Joe #301 will also feature a cover by Andy Kubert (both a color and a black and white version) as well as some soon-to-be-announced variant covers.

Check out Kubert’s battle-charged artwork below and stay tuned to Conskipper for more G.I. Joe comic news.

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