Kelly Thompson & Marco Ferrari's Scarlett #1 Receives Second Printing
The Newest Energon Universe Miniseries from Skybound, Image Comics, and Hasbro Is a Hit!
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

With all due respect to the talented Ms. Johansson, there ain't no Scarlett like G.I. Joe's Shana M. O'Hara. Which is why we're proud as hell to salute the superspy on the occasion of her first ever solo comic book title getting a second printing! Writer Kelly Thompson's Scarlett #1 is back in stores next month with new covers by Jason Howard and series artist Marco Ferrari. Check out a gallery of these covers after the following deets from Skybound HQ...

Today Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, announced that Scarlett #1, from the dream team of writer Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Birds of Prey) and artist Marco Ferrari (Frontiersman) will return with a new printing to meet demand.

To meet the overwhelming fan interest, a new printing of Scarlett #1 will arrive in stores on Wednesday, July 17 with two new covers by Jason Howard, featuring Scarlett and Storm Shadow, along with a third cover by Ferrari featuring Scarlett’s allies and enemies.

“As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Energon Universe, Scarlett #1 has set a new sales record for the G.I. JOE franchise,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP/Publisher, Skybound. “Along with the upcoming Destro #1, Skybound continues to deliver new readers into comic stores by pairing incredible talent with an unmatched shared universe experience.”

“The G.I. JOE franchise is breaking comic records by selling out a female-lead story written by a prolific female comic book writer,” says Alyse D'Antuono, Vice President, Global Brand Strategy & Management, Action Brands at Hasbro. “Since our historic introduction of the epic Energon Universe last summer, the teams at Skybound and Image Comics have been fantastic partners, helping to expand the shared universe with thrilling adventures and remarkable storytelling. It's amazing to see such an overwhelmingly positive response for Scarlett #1 from fans.”

The Energon Universe officially began with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire inVoid Rivals, introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. The series by writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), artist Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), and colorist Patricio Delpeche (The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country), along with TRANSFORMERS from writer Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb, DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth), artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest), and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon), introduces a brand-new era for the iconic franchise in this shared universe. The Energon Universe further expanded with the launch of Duke, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33) and Cobra Commander from Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song). Beginning this month, limited series Scarlett and Destro, from writer Dan Watters (Loki, Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives!), artist Andrei Bressan (Dark Ride, Birthright), and colorist Adriano Lucas (Dark Ride, Birthright) will round out the lineup of action-packed G.I. JOE miniseries that introduce the iconic characters of the G.I. JOE and Cobra factions to the Energon Universe. Fans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are unveiled along the path to answering the BIG questions.

SCARLETT #1 SECOND PRINTING (Lunar Codes Below | $4.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on July 17, 2024.

The full list of variant covers is below:

  • SCARLETT #1 CVR A SCARLETT HOWARD VAR by Jason Howard (Lunar Code 0424IM875)

  • SCARLETT #1 CVR B STORM SHADOW HOWARD VAR by Jason Howard (Lunar Code 0424IM876)

  • SCARLETT #1 CVR C TEAM FERRARI VAR by Marco Ferrari (Lunar Code 0424IM877)

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