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IDW’s G.I. Joe Comics Reading Order Checklist

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G.I. Joe has a long history with comics that spans decades. Before the beloved toyline was a cartoon series, it was a Marvel comic book and all the concepts that you know and love come from that. While Marvel Comics no longer produces G.I. Joe comics, IDW Publishing has carried the torch and has produced comic books under their own continuity since 2008.

Fans have loved these comics, giving them a modern take on a classic franchise and keeping it in the public conscience – especially before the live-action movies.

With close to 250 issues as part of IDW Publishing’s continuity, spanning over dozens of comic book series, it can be difficult to figure out what the correct order for reading everything is. Luckily, this G.I. Joe Reading Order Checklist is here to save the day!

This checklist lists all the comics that are part of IDW’s continuity, their reading order, lists the collected editions, and much more. Soon you’ll be able to jump in and enjoy G.I. Joe without confusion.

Happy reading!

Which Comics Are Not Included?

A quick bit of housekeeping before we start. The checklist only includes comics which are in the IDW Continuity. As a result, G.I Joe: A Real American Hero is not included as it is its own continuity, the same with anything based on the movies, or John Barber and Tom Scioli’s excellent Transformers Vs G.I. Joe.

Where Can I Buy G.I. Joe Comics?

G.I. Joe comics can be found at any good comic book store, online stores, eBay, digitally on Comixology, and on the IDW website.

G.I. Joe: Origins #1 cover by Tom Feister.
G.I. Joe: Origins #1 cover by Tom Feister.

G.I. Joe Comic Book Reading Order

G.I. Joe: Origins #0

G.I. Joe: Origins #1

G.I. Joe: Origins #2

G.I. Joe: Origins #3

G.I. Joe: Origins #4

G.I. Joe: Origins #5

G.I. Joe: Origins #6

G.I. Joe: Origins #8

G.I. Joe: Origins #9

G.I. Joe: Origins #10

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #0

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #1

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #2

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #3

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #4

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #5

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #6

G.I. Joe: Origins #7

G.I. Joe: Cobra #1

G.I. Joe: Cobra #2

G.I. Joe: Cobra #3

G.I. Joe: Cobra #4

G.I. Joe: Cobra: Special #1

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #7

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #8

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #9

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #10

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #11

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #12

G.I. Joe: Origins #13

G.I. Joe: Origins #14

G.I. Joe: Origins #12

G.I. Joe: Origins #11

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #13

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #14

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #15

G.I. Joe: Origins #15

G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #1

G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #2

G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #3

G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #4

G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #5

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #16

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #17

G.I. Joe: Cobra II #1

G.I. Joe: Cobra II #2

G.I. Joe: Cobra II #3

G.I. Joe: Cobra II #4

G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #2

G.I. Joe: Origins #16

G.I. Joe: Origins #17

G.I. Joe: Origins #18

G.I. Joe: Origins #19

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #18

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #19

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #20

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #21

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #22

G.I. Joe: Cobra #5

G.I. Joe: Cobra #6

G.I. Joe: Cobra #7

G.I. Joe: Cobra #8

G.I. Joe: Cobra #9

G.I. Joe: Origins #20

G.I. Joe: Origins #21

G.I. Joe: Origins #22

G.I. Joe: Origins #23

G.I. Joe: Special: Helix

G.I. Joe: Infestation #1

G.I. Joe: Infestation #2

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #23

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #24

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #25

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #26

G.I. Joe (2009 series) #27

G.I. Joe: Cobra #10

G.I. Joe: Cobra #11

G.I. Joe: Cobra #12

G.I. Joe: Cobra #13

G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War #0 cover by Josh Eggebeen.
G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War #0 cover by Josh Eggebeen.

Cobra Civil War

This is IDW’s first G.I Joe comics crossover.

Cobra Civil War #0 (Prelude)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #1

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #1

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #2

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #2

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #1

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #2

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #3

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #3

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #4

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #4

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #3

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #4

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #5

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #6

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #5

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #5

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #6

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #7

Snake Eyes #6

Snake Eyes #7

Snake Eyes #8

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #7

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #8

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #8

After Cobra Civil War

Cobra Annual 2012: The Origin of Cobra Commander

Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1

Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #2

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Volume 1 cover.
G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Volume 1 cover.

Cobra Command

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #9 (Part 1)

Snake Eyes #9 (Part 2)

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #9 (Part 3)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #10 (Part 4)

Snake Eyes #10 (Part 5)

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #10 (Part 6)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #11 (Part 7)

Snake Eyes #11 (Part 8)

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #11 (Part 9)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #12 (Aftermath)

Snake Eyes #12 (Aftermath)

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #12 (Aftermath)

After Cobra Command

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #13

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #14

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #15

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #16

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #17

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #13

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #14

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #15

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #16

NOTE: Snake Eyes becomes Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow with issue #13.

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #13

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #14

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #15

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #16

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #17

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #18

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #19

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #20

G.I. Joe: Cobra (2011 series) #21

G.I. Joe: Target Snake Eyes by Alex Cal.
G.I. Joe: Target Snake Eyes by Alex Cal.

Target: Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #17 (Prelude)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #18 (Part 1)

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #18 (Part 2)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #19 (Part 3)

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #19 (Part 4)

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #20 (Part 5)

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #20 (Part 6)

After Target: Snake Eyes

G.I. Joe (2011 series) #21

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #21

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #1

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #4

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #1

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #2

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #3

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #4

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #5

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #2

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #3

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #4

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #6

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #7

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #8

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #9

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #5

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #6

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #8

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #9

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #10

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #11

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #12

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #13

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #6

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #7

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #8

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #9

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #10

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #11

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #12

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #13

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #14

G.I. Joe (2013 series) #15

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #14

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #1

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #2

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #3

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #4

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #5

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #6

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #7

G.I. Joe (2014 series): The Fall of G.I. Joe #8

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #2

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #3

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #4

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5

Hasbro: Revolution #1 cover by Tradd Moore.
Hasbro: Revolution #1 cover by Tradd Moore.

Hasbro: Revolution

G.I. Joe characters feature in Hasbro: Revolution, the first Hasbro crossover event. Find out more about it in this reading order guide.

After Hasbro: Revolution

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #1

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #2

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #3

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #4

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #5

Revolutionaries #1

Revolutionaries #2

Revolutionaries #3

Revolutionaries #4

Revolutionaries #5

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand Annual 2017

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #6

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #7

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #8

G.I. Joe (2016 series) #9

Revolutionaries #6

Revolutionaries #7

Revolutionaries #8

Revolutionaries #9

Hasbro: First Strike

G.I. Joe characters feature in Hasbro: First Strike, the second Hasbro crossover event. Find out more about it in this reading order guide.

After Hasbro: First Skrike

Scarlett’s Strike Force #1

Scarlett’s Strike Force #2

Scarlett’s Strike Force #3

NOTE: Scarlett’s Strike Force was abruptly ended and is not complete.

2019 And Beyond

That brings us to the end of this continuity of IDW’s G.I. Joe comics. Any G.I. Joe comics after Scarlett’s Strike Force – including the new 2019 series and Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes comic – are part of a rebooted continuity.

At the moment, there’s no need for a reading order for the new continuity as it should be relatively straight-forward. But when it becomes less so then I’ll start work on a reading order for it.

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 1
G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 1

Collected Editions

Prefer to read G.I. Joe in a collected format? These are the ones you’ll want to track down.

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 1

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 2

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 3

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 4

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 5

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 6

G.I. Joe: The IDW Collection Volume 7

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Volume 1

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Volume 2

G.I. Joe: Cobra Command Volume 3

G.I. Joe: Deep Terror

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow Volume 1

G.I. Joe: Cobra – Son of the Snake

G.I. Joe – Target Snake Eyes

G.I. Joe: Cobra – Oktober Guard

G.I. Joe Volume 1: Homefront

G.I. Joe: Cobra Files Volume 1

G.I. Joe: Special Missions Volume 1

G.I. Joe: Special Missions Volume 2

G.I. Joe Volume 2: Threat Matrix

G.I. Joe: Cobra Files Volume 2

G.I. Joe: Special Missions Volume 3

G.I. Joe Volume 3: Siren’s Song

G.I. Joe – The Fall of G.I. Joe Volume 1

G.I. Joe – The Fall of G.I. Joe Volume 2

Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra

G.I. Joe (2016 series) Volume 1

Revolutionaries Volume 1: Crisis Intervention

Revolutionaries Volume 2: Power and Glory

G.I. Joe (2016 series) Volume 2

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike

Scarlett’s Strike Force

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