Karen Traviss has been officially announced as the new author of the G.I.JOE comic from IDW. From the looks of things G.I.JOE is in for some hard times and the two titles Special Missions and G.I.JOE have been merged. Scarlett will be leading the Joes. For more on this check out the info below, and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
Before I was asked to write the latest series, I already had a scene in GOING GREY where Rob the Royal Marine and Mike the billionaire freelance discuss whether the Action Man/ G.I. Joe figures they had as boys played a role in shaping their identities as men and as soldiers. I got the invite from IDW pretty well as soon as that scene was done, as if the act of writing it had summoned up some weird causality in the ether, so how could I turn down the gig? This is a truly culturally embedded icon, folks. Nothing else comes close.
So I’m writing THE FALL OF G.I. JOE. It’s six years from the last time you saw the team, and the world’s political map has changed big-time. The Joes are fighting for their survival as a unit in a world that thinks it doesn’t need them anymore; and their biggest threats are on the home team. Expect my usual mix of action, thoroughly dirty politics, characters whose morality you’ll argue about, and the world as seen from the sharp end of the war. And nobody’s guaranteed survival.