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Skybound Announces Two G.I. Joe Mini-Series in Scarlett and Destro

Scarlett and Destro are the newest addition to the G.I. Joe side of the Energon Universe.


The Energon Universe from the Skybound Entertainment and Hasbro continues to grow. Thursday, the partnership announced two new G.I. Joe mini-series in Scarlett and Destro. Both titles will arrive in comic shops everywhere in June 2024, and joins both Duke and Cobra Commander on the G.I. Joe end of the Energon Universe.

Writer Kelly Thompson, known for her work on Black Widow at Marvel Comics and Birds of Prey at Dc Comics, and artist Marco Ferrari will spearhead the introduction one of the most anticipated characters to the Energon Universe. Scarlett #1 launches on June 5, 2024.

From the press release:

Shana “Scarlett” O’Hara is about to take on the most dangerous black ops mission of her career: infiltrating the mysterious rising power in Japan known as the Arashikage Clan. Her one lead is her former partner—Jinx—turned Arashikage enforcer. Now, Scarlett must use her operative skills to survive undercover… and discover a shocking weapon that could change the balance of power on Earth.

“I’m fortunate that, thanks to my job, I often get to dig into characters and worlds that I’ve loved for a long time,” Kelly Thompson said in the press release. “But G.I. JOE’s Scarlett is truly one of my first geeks loves as a kid, and I am absolutely thrilled to have a hand in building her for this new, incredibly cool, and rich universe at Skybound.”

“I’m very excited to join the Scarlett team and to use every tool in my toolbox to bring her to life in this new series,” said Marco Ferrari. “I can’t wait for everyone to dive into Scarlett’s mission with us!”

Enjoy these preview images of Scarlett #1, courtesy of Skybound and Hasbro:




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Destro #1 also releases in June on the 19th. It will be written by Dan Watters with art by Andrei Bressan.

James McCullen Destro XXIV is the man behind M.A.R.S. Industries, the undisputed leader in providing high-tech weapons to world powers…for the right price. But the emergence of Energon has changed everything. As Destro’s ambitions grow, the “Crimson Twins” Tomax and Xamot Paoli emerge to destroy their competition, and Cobra Commander realizes his current ally could be his future greatest enemy.

“I’m incredibly excited to bring Destro to life with Andrei,” said Dan Watters in the press release. “This is going to be a visceral, explosive thriller in which he [Destro] isn’t very nice to anyone at all — everything you’d want from your favorite amoral arms trafficker.”

“I just can’t wait to see what Dan has planned for Destro!” said Andrei Bressan. “I’m pretty excited because everything going on with the Energon Universe so far has been bonkers and Destro…he is just an absolute bad***, ready to kill and destroy.”

Check out this preview of Destro #1:



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Scarlett and Destro rounds out the four miniseries from the G.I. Joe world that will be a part of the Energon Universe. They join Duke and Cobra Commander, both written by Joshua Williamson. They’re a part of the even bigger Energon Universe with Void Rivals and TRANSFORMERS.

“Duke and Cobra Commander were two of the highest-selling G.I. JOE comics of all-time, and they’re only the start of our new beginning for the amazing G.I. JOE franchise,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP, Publisher, Skybound. “With G.I. Joe and Cobra now locked on an unavoidable collision course, Scarlett and Destro will introduce new characters and factions that will disrupt their most carefully laid plans. Kelly Thompson, Marco Ferrari, Dan Watters, and my favorite madman, Andrei Bressan, are crafting action-packed, jaw-dropping comics that will forever change the Energon Universe.”



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