Hasbro has teamed up with comic book publisher IDW for a new standalone comic series that will bring Transformers and G.I. Joe together in one storyline.
“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity for this event, and the anniversary of both Transformers and G.I. Joe in 2014 is definitely the perfect time," says Michael Kelly, director of global publishing, Hasbro. "We are very excited to be working with IDW on this project, and I for one can’t wait to read the next chapter of this adventure.”
The new comics will explore an encounter between these starkly different teams as G.I. Joe troops are pitted against the ominous threats of Cybertron. The series will debut in summer 2014.
“This feels like the comic I was born to make,” says Tom Scioli, who will draw and co-write the series. “We’re asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine as the line between them becomes increasingly blurred? The G.I. Joe team is trained to deal with dangerous situations and this is the ultimate test of their training. The Transformers characters push the boundaries of what shapes life can take in this infinite universe of ours. Perhaps it will be a machine that teaches us what it is to be human.”