Scarlett's Strike Force
Scarlett's Strike Force was a limited series from IDW Publishing. It debuted in December 2017 in the wake of First Strike, integrating G.I. Joe with M.A.S.K.. Other, lesser known Hasbro properties such as Army Ants, the Intruders, elements of the Action Man franchise, and the pre-ARAH Adventure Team incarnation of G.I. Joe are also featured in the book.
Prior to its launch, the creative team promised it would feature "threats that lean fully into the weird sci-fi/fantasy aspects of G.I. Joe" as well as bringing in more esoteric Hasbro franchises and properties into the fold. The tagline was "The Best Action Comic Ever!"...
...too bad then that it got cancelled before its launch. It ended its run in early 2018 on issue #3 and on a cliffhanger.
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In the wake of First Strike, the revived Cobra has taken the forces of V.E.N.O.M. into its coils, and in response the remnants of M.A.S.K. are integrated with international military force G.I. Joe to hunt their terrorist foes.
Aubrey Sitterson, the writer behind G.I. Joe vol. 5, returns to write while Nelson Dániel, artist of Clue, takes over art duties.
- Contains issues #1 to #3, as well as the G.I. Joe: First Strike and M.A.S.K.: First Strike one-shots.
- Bonus material includes a cover gallery.
TPB cover by Nelson Daniel
- The book was originally going to be called G.I. Joe: Unmasked but was renamed to reflect a broader scope than the original title implied. It was also originally said to be an ongoing but solicits would later present it as an 8 issue limited series before it was later cut down to 3 issues.
- On September 11th 2017, Sitterson made some...controversial comments regarding 9/11 remembrance that did not go over well in the media. As a result, not only did IDW instruct him to downplay his online presence and not promote the comic for several weeks but they themselves did not promote it leading to its premature cancellation.