IDW Publishing has announced an ongoing Transformers/G.I. Joe ongoing series to begin next summer. The series will be written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art by Scioli.

Here’s how IDW describes the book:

“Based on the iconic Hasbro brands, this stand-alone series is set to explore the intriguing encounter between these starkly different teams. Cosmic in scale, the series will utilize Scioli’s unique artwork to traverse the perils of space and pit the G.I. Joe team against the ominous threats of Cybertron. Featuring the characters synonymous with both Transformers and G.I. Joe this will be a team-up for the ages!”

“This is a dream project for me,” Barber said, “and I’m blown away by the imagination and the unique take that Tom Scioli is bringing to this project. It harkens back to classic comic traditions — and to the origins of the Transformers and G.I. Joe characters — but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!”

“This feels like the comic I was born to make,” Scioli said. “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.”


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