While at JoeCon 2015 I noticed a huge problem among the G.I. Joe action figure collecting community. It seems a lot of us are not currently reading IDW G.I.Joe Comics, and for the most part have tried and gave up, or just not reading at all. So in an attempt to get people back into the swing of reading IDW G.I. Joe Comics, HISSTANK.com will be posting up articles that center around updating the community on what to read from past series, and issues leading up to current IDW G.I. Joe content.
First up is the powerhouse series G.I. Joe: Cobra written by Mike Costa and Christos Gage with artist Antonio Fuso. For any seasoned G.I. Joe fan and collector, the G.I. Joe: Cobra series offers a great starting point to get back into reading G.I. Joe Comics. This series is the best written G.I. Joe comic series of the modern collecting time frame, and of IDW’s ownership of the G.I. Joe brand. This book should also be looked at for Movie Script consideration, or at the minimum, a “Netflix Daredevil” style TV series.
We did a little research and noticed that we are in luck. The first issue of G.I. Joe: Cobra is currently sitting at the low-low cost of FREE! That’s right the best G.I. Joe series of our time, has the first issue up for free, and the next 3 issues of G.I. Joe: Cobra that round out the first mini-series, will cost you a grand total of $2.97 to finish reading. For the record I prefer floppy copies, but who can argue the cost of downloading the series, versus going out and tracking down individual issues, or a trade copy.
G.I. Joe: Cobra #1
“His name is Chuckles. He’s the Joe’s top undercover agent. And he’s just infiltrated a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization… one the Joe’s aren’t familiar with… one with a snake motif. As Chuckles is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of Cobra, where one misstep means death, can he pull off the ultimate deception and bring them down from within?”
Start reading by downloading your first G.I. Joe: Cobra issues for free here:
G.I. Joe: Cobra Issue #1 Free Download
G.I. Joe: Cobra Full Series Link Issues 2, 3 and 4 on sale for .99 cent each.
G.I. Joe: Cobra Full Series Downloads .99 Per Issue
We are going to give everybody one week to read the first 4 issues of G.I. Joe: Cobra before we start posting “special spoilers” and moving on to our next selection on the front page. For those of you who are reading this story for the first time, spoilers will be allowed in the thread attached to this post, so it’s best to stop by after issue #3 and beyond. Please join us after the jump and take part in our poll as well as joining in on the discussion of IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra Series!
Full Read Order for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra Comic Series.
- G.I. Joe #0 Optional
- G.I. Joe: Cobra Issues #1-4 Mini Series
- G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #1
- G.I. Joe: Cobra II Issues #1-4 Mini Series
- G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #2
- G.I. Joe: Cobra Ongoing Issues #5-13