IDW Publishing was founded back in 1999 and since then they have been on a mission to deliver comic books with great stories, featuring art from some of the brightest up-and-coming stars as well as some veterans whose names speak for themselves. They have received numerous accolades and awards from industry critics and when it comes down to it, the fans love what they do.
In October of 2012 they took a bold step in launching IDW Limited. This division is responsible for bringing some of the most collectible, highly sought after limited edition books and comics to the marketplace. Their attention to detail, quality and overall “wow-factor” in these offerings are second to none.
One of the upcoming projects they have in the pipeline is a fantastic project: G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol.3. Since Hasbro launched their G.I. Joe 12-inch figures back in 1964, Joe and his team have been a staple, fan-favorite, securely locked in pop culture history. IDW Limited is the perfect place to give Joe his proper recognition and to make it even MORE special it features work by acclaimed G.I. Joe artists Larry Hama and Brian Shearer.
Here is an exclusive look at fifteen original sketches by Larry Hama that have been hand-inked and colored by Brian Shearer.
What it was like to work on those one-of-a-kind pieces from Hama?
Shearer: It was fun to be able to break out the markers and finish up a fully finished, colored piece. I grew up on all these characters that Larry created, so working on his sketches was a treat.
Are you a big GI Joe fan?
Shearer: I am a big GI Joe fan. I still have all my figures from the 80s. Even the first Clutch figure, whose inner rubber bands have since rotted away.
Are you a big collector of anything?
Shearer: I’m an on-and-off collector of Transformers, mostly GI characters.
Like past offerings, G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol.3 will be offered in multiple editions and include a plethora of fantastic features that will have fans craving them.
Click HERE to head over to IDW Limited to pick up the limited remaining editions of Vol. 1 and Vol.2. Be sure to follow IDW Limited on TWITTER for updates and stay tuned to BLURPPY.COM for more info about upcoming IDW Limited projects.