The New IDW/Hasbro Action Man Comic Gets A Spotlight In June

AM_01_cvrSUBI had an Action Man. Everyone did. The British renaming and repackaging for GI Joe… because no one knew what a GI Joe was – and they kept their full twelve inches rather than being shrunk down to an action figure line, as well. Their own back story based around the British special forces, that has now inspired a new comic book line courtesy of IDW and Hasbro.

A "rebirth" if you will. Here's the solicit in question for June. His first appearance however will be in the Rom #0 comic on Free Comic Book Day in May

Action Man #1SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Chris Evenhuis (c)

ACTION MAN IS DEAD—LONG LIVE ACTION MAN! He's the world's greatest special agent… until he dies saving the planet, with all the world's eyes on him. Now his young protégé has to step into the role—whether he's ready or not!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Action Man #1—UK Theme Variant

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • As seen in Rom #0 Free Comic Book Day!
  • From the writer of Transformers and the artist of Snake Eyes!
  • An all-new take on the ultimate British special agent!
  • When the U.S.A. had G.I. Joe—the U.K. had Action Man!
  • In the spirit of James Bond, John Steed and Kingsman—Action Man is here!
  • Variant cover by Andrew Currie!
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