Snake Eyes is arguably GI Joe’s most popular character, so it’s no surprise that she’s getting her own mini-series from IDW in September. Oh, have you not been following IDW’s excellent GI Joe: A Real American Hero? Snake Eyes is dead, but his memories and skills have been implanted in the head of Dawn Moreno, a Mexican-American teenager and former Cobra trainee. Her debut as Snake Eyes lit up the sales charts last year, and now she’s getting her own 4-issue mini-series, as announced in IDW’s September solicitations and elaborated on in a press release today.
Each issue of the four-issue mini-series will feature a main story by legendary Joe scribe Larry Hama and RAH artist Netho Diaz, as well as a backup story with the cool-ass title Codename: Helix by Ryan Ferrier and Kenneth Loh.
Here’s some more details on the story from the press release:
In Silent Option, Dawn Moreno – the G.I. Joe team’s newest member, fulfilling the legacy of the legendary Snake Eyes – embarks on her first (un)official mission. But her debut mission may be her last, as she crosses paths with the deadly covert operations officer, Agent Helix!
While focusing on the recently-introduced Dawn Moreno serves as a great entry point for new readers, longtime fans will be rewarded with the introduction of Agent Helix to ARAH canon – a character whose previous appearances were in non-ARAH continuity.
Back in April, Editor Tom Waltz teased something big coming up for GI Joe in September, and it looks like this was it.
#GIJoe A Real American Hero awesomeness from @lukapiz & @Adam_Guzowski #DawnMoreno #SnakeEyes #Scarlett #RockNRoll #Lowlight #CoverGirl This is for a #TopSecret #GIJoe project coming in September! Keep an eye out for the announcement from @IDWPublishing JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY! pic.twitter.com/Gqlt0JKwRD
— Tom Waltz (@TomWaltz) April 26, 2018
In the press release, Waltz said:
Following the huge success of the ‘Dawn of the Arashikage’ story arc, we wanted to keep the fantastic action and drama that Larry and Netho created together rolling forward. A standalone miniseries within canon gives us the chance to resume fan-favorite character Dawn Moreno’s adventures as a new team member, while at the same time introducing enigmatic character Agent Helix to the mix. So, working alongside the great folks at Hasbro, Silent Option was born!
Check out the solictation and covers below:
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Netho Diaz—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier (w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Netho Diaz (c)
“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey—and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Kenneth Loh—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier(w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Kenneth Loh (c)
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
- The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
- The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
- Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
- A great jumping on point for new readers!
- Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
- Variant covers by Luca Pizzari and Mateus Santolouco!