About a week about, Newsarama broke the news that IDW GI Joe main title writer Fred Van Lente will be leaving the book after #11. I was really disappointed when I heard this because I really enjoyed the direction that Fred had taken Joe. It was a breath of fresh air and I was very surprised by this. Fred said his reason for leaving was that he had too much going on and something had to give. I was also surprised to hear that Fred thinks he accomplished all that he had wanted with Joe through only 11 comics. This makes me think that IDW and Van Lente agreed to a short run from the beginning. How could you accomplish all your goals with a GI Joe comic in 11 issues?
Newsarama has a great interview with Ryan Dunlavey. He is the guy who writes and draws the “History of GI Joe” variant covers for IDW GI Joe. Check it out here.
GI Joe #5
HOMEFRONT reaches its explosive conclusion-and we do mean explosive: If BARONESS can’t hold the city of Warrenton, no one will! And the fate of the entire G.I. JOE team rests in the hands of its newest — and most inexperienced- member, HASHTAG. What will she decide?
Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Cobra character YOU’VE been clamoring for since he first appeared!