Children of the '80s, rejoice. Your fantasy of one day seeing your favorite G.I. Joe hero riding inside of your favorite Autobot into battle is one step closer to realization.
IDW Publishing and Hasbro today announced that they will launch a new, ongoing series in 2014 that teams the Transformers with G.I. Joe.
Transformers veteran John Barber will join Godland's Tom Scioli for the new series, which the publisher describes as "cosmic in scope."
“This is a dream project for me,” said Barber, “and I’m blown away by the imagination and the unique take that Tom Scioli is bringing to this project. It harkens back to classic comic traditions—and to the origins of the Transformers and G.I. Joe characters—but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!”
“This feels like the comic I was born to make,” Scioli said. “We’re asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine as the line between them becomes increasingly blurred? The G.I. Joe team is trained to deal with dangerous situations and this is the ultimate test of their training. The Transformers characters push the boundaries of what shapes life can take in this infinite universe of ours. Perhaps it will be a machine that teaches us what it is to be human.”
“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity for this event, and the anniversary of both Transformers and G.I.Joe in 2014 is definitely the perfect time," said Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director of Global Publishing. "We are very excited to be working with IDW on this project, and I for one can’t wait to read the next chapter of this adventure.”