The Energon Universe from Skybound continues to expand with the much anticipated Duke later this month and Cobra Commander next month. In anticipation, the publisher has unveiled variant covers for the first issue of Cobra Commander from writer Joshua Williamson and artist Andrea Milana and colorist Annalisa Leoni.

Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed new variant cover art for Cobra Commander #1 from writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and colorist Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song). The debut issue of the Energon Universe’s newest limited series arrives in comic book shops on January 17, 2024.  

The Cobra threat begins HERE. In a world where Cobra doesn’t exist, one man’s sinister plans to utilize the mysterious alien substance known as Energon will send shockwaves across the globe. Who is Cobra Commander? Where does he come from? And what horrors is he planning to unleash that will rock the world – and maybe the universe – to its core? 

The second of four action-packed G.I. JOE miniseries that will introduce the best and worst humanity has to offer in the Energon Universe, Cobra Commander is preceded by Duke #1 by writer Joshua Williamson, artist Tom Reilly (The Thing) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33), which launches in December. These miniseries promise to set the stage for a fresh new take on G.I. JOE, Cobra and the iconic characters that you only think you know in a shared universe with TRANSFORMERS and Void Rivals! 

The Energon Universe officially began in June 2023 with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1, introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. The Energon Universe recently expanded with TRANSFORMERS #1 from writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb, DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon), kicking off a brand-new era for the iconic franchise. 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, including #WhereIsMegatron. 

Cobra Commander #1 (of 5) (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 Wednesday, January 17, 2024. 

The full list of variant covers is below: 

  • Cover A by Andrea Milani & Annalisa Leoni (1123IM197) 

  • Cover B by David Aja (1123IM198) 

  • Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Chris Burnham (1123IM199) 

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  • Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Steve Epting (1123IM200) 

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  • Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Andrea Sorrentino (1123IM201) 
  • Cover F (1:100 Copy Incentive) (Foil) by Jonboy Meyers (1123IM202) 

  • Cover G Blank Sketch Cover (1123IM203) 
  • Cover H (1:250 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by David Mack (1123IM823) 

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