The Energon Universe Continues with the New G.I. JOE Miniseries from Skybound, Image & Hasbro 

“Duke launches readers into the G.I. Joe side of the Energon Universe with a captivating new story. This is one to watch.” -Matt Sernaker, ComicsOnline

“Williamson constructs a magnificent combination of high-stakes drama and thunderous action to welcome back the face of G.I. Joe to comic fans. Adding in the electrifying imagery of Reilly, Bellaire and Wooton only elevates an incredible issue even higher.” – Ken Maney, Nerd Initiative

LOS ANGELES 02/01/2024 — Today Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed new interior pages and variant covers for Duke #3 from writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), artist Tom Reilly (The Thing) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33). The latest issue of the Energon Universe’s acclaimed new limited series arrives in comic book shops on February 28, 2024.


Codename: G.I. JOE continues! Duke’s search for answers has led him to a classified holding site for the America’s most dangerous prisoners including the enigmatic Baroness. Now he’s the most wanted man in the world. Unfortunately, everyone seems to prefer him DEAD over ALIVE.


The first of four action-packed G.I. JOE miniseries that introduce the iconic characters of the G.I. JOE and Cobra factions to the Energon Universe, Duke is running concurrently with Cobra Commander from writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and colorist Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song). These miniseries promise to set the stage for a fresh new take on G.I. JOE, Cobra and the iconic characters that you only think you know in a shared universe with TRANSFORMERS and Void Rivals!


The Energon Universe officially began last summer with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1 from Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), and Mateus Lopes (Step by Bloody Step), introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. Then TRANSFORMERS from writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb, DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon) kicked off a brand-new era for the iconic franchise. The Energon Universe recently expanded with the launches of Duke and Cobra Commander.Fans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are unveiled along the path to answering the BIG questions.


Duke #3 (of 5) (Lunar Codes Below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.


The full list of variant covers is below:

  • Duke #3 Cover A by Tom Reilly (Lunar Code 1223IM271)
  • Duke #3 Cover B by Declan Shalvey (Lunar Code 1223IM272)
  • Duke #3 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Tyler Boss & Jason Wordie (Lunar Code 1223IM273)
  • Duke #3 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Priscilla Petraites & Frank Martin (Lunar Code 1223IM274)
  • Duke #3 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Karl Kerschl (Lunar Code 1223IM275)

Duke #3 Cover A by Tom Reilly

Duke #3 Cover B by Declan Shalvey

Duke #3 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Tyler Boss & Jason Wordie

Duke #3 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Priscilla Petraites & Frank Martin

Duke #3 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Karl Kerschl

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