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Saturday, 7th October 2017
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Friday, 31 July 2009
GI Joe UK - First issue Details
Following up on our sneak peek at the cover of Panini UK’s new G.I. Joe title earlier this week, which launches 13th August, editor Simon Frith has winged over more info on the title, which includes comic strip from Ferg Handley, John Royle and others.
Coinciding with the release of Paramount Pictures GI. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra film, Panini is pitching the four-weekly frequency title at boys in the 7-12 age range, coprising 36 pages of comic strip, fact files, competitions, postersand features. Every issue will come with a fantastic G.I. Joe gift – the first issue is features an ammo box pencil case and stickers.
We don't expect the free gifts will include anything too militaristic, as otherwise airports won’t stock it. (One publisher fell foul of this when they offered a waterpistol, apparently). Now there’s a challenge.
G.I. Joe is a highly trained, classified Special Operations Unit composed of men and women from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don’t even exist. Few know the truth – that G.I. Joe fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defence against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there’s trouble, G.I. JOE is there.