Wrestling fans from the 90s will remember the New World Order. It was one of the most memorable supergroups of the entertainment and brought some marquis names to its stable of heels. The NWO offered its own fair share of punishment, but it's tough to say whether or not they could've stood up to the Cobra World Order. The CWO will make its debut in a brand new G.I. Joe storyline written by Larry Hama. The 8-part, bi-weekly event will kick off with G.I. Joe: Arah #219 & #220, featuring the artistic talents of S.L. Gallant.
“What we have seen of Cobra’s plans in G.I. JOE: ARAH to date is just the tip of the iceberg,” said series writer, Hama. “Other players in the Cobra periphery—like Destro and Zartan—are making their moves so as to be in on whatever benefits accrue from Cobra Commander’s master plot. Meanwhile, Hawk leads an international team around the globe to uncover the details of this sinister conspiracy.”
The Prelude issue will boast covers by some of the hottest artists working in the industry today; with Paul Pope leading the charge on the standard cover and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez. And it doesn’t end there; this issue is also part of IDW’s celebrated Artist’s Edition Month with a variant by Stephen Mooney as well as a Blank Sketch variant.
“After the Death of Snake Eyes, I didn’t think Larry would come up with something that could top a story like that… but the more we talked about COBRA WORLD ORDER and the more details he gave me about COBRA’s momentous scheme, the more I saw this as a perfect event: something accessible to new readers that still pays off years of worldbuilding and storytelling in G.I. JOE: ARAH. Fans—new and old alike—are gonna be blown away!” said IDW editor, Carlos Guzman.
Full press release below.