On July 7, 2021,Â Rob LiefeldÂ will close out his run on the best-sellingÂ G.I. JOEÂ title,Â Snake Eyes: Deadgame, fromÂ HasbroÂ andÂ IDW! The fifth issue finale features an All-Star list of comic book legends providing inks and finishes to Rob’s penciled art. Not satisfied with just putting together an All-Star team, Rob decided to round out the cast by adding legendary artist and creatorÂ Kevin EastmanÂ (TMNT),Â Ryan OttleyÂ (Invincible,Â Amazing Spider-Man),Â Eric CaneteÂ (Justice League), andÂ Karl KerschlÂ (Deadpool,Â Superman).
Not content with this unparalleled assemblage of All-Star talents, Liefeld wanted to take the event one step further. The Deadpool creator enlisted the Living Legend of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Larry Hama. Rob will ink over Larry Hama’s pencils for a special once-in-a-lifetime collectible cover event.
“I never dreamed the Snake Eyes: Deadgame finale would go out in such style, jamming alongside some of the greatest, most celebrated artists and creators in the history of comic books,” says Liefeld. “Itâ€™s been a dream come true, collaborating with my favorite artists in the business, past and present! The fans are in for something really special!â€
â€œSnake Eyes: Deadgame has been a non-stop rollercoaster of action,â€ says IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber. â€œRobâ€™s pulled out all the stops on this final issue, and I shouldnâ€™t have been surprised that heâ€™d bring in Larry Hama â€” the guy responsible for the greatest Snake Eyes comics of all time â€” to collaborate on a cover!â€
These artists join the already named list of All-Stars including Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Whilce Portacio, Karl Kesel, Art Thibert, Philip Tan, Dan Panosian, Dan Fraga, Ed Piskor, Marat Mychaels, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Cory Hamscher, Paul Scott, Karl Alstaetter, and Chance Wolf.
Snake Eyes: Deadgame #5 will be released by IDW and Hasbro on July 7th! Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you, and get your copy ordered from your local comic book store now!