Entertainment Weekly sat down with Aubrey Sitterson and Giannis Milonogiannis to talk about the future of G. I. Joe at IDW.
What’s the status quo like in the wake of Revolution?
SITTERSON: One of the big changes to the book that we’re using to differentiate this series from others is that G.I. Joe has always been the “Real American Heroes,” and that doesn’t apply anymore. It’s not that they’re un-American, they’ve just expanded their mission. They’re no longer just protecting American interests, they’re protecting the entirety of the planet. In a world where you’ve got all these creatures and aliens, somebody needs to stand up for humanity, the earth, and everybody on it. Coming out of Revolution, that’s the mandate.
What can you tease about the series going forward?
SITTERSON: Moving forward, one thing that’s really important to me was that it feel like an ongoing series. We’re fortunate because this is the crown jewel of Hasbro universe. This is something IDW and Hasbro are fully behind. What that all means is we have a ton of freedom to actually do an ongoing comic series, which is to see not arcs but one giant ongoing story, like a soap opera, or wrestling. Everybody has an arc, every villain and fight matters, no stuff is throwaway. Everything pays off, everything feeds together. We want to stay on this book forever. My favorite comics are the big, sprawling ones, like Grant Morrison New X-Men or Scott Sndyer and Greg Capullo’s Batman. People are gonna find out this Dec. 28: G.I. Joe will be the best-looking book on the racks.
Check out the full interview at EW.