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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 Preview – Serpentor Khan Returns!

The Energon Universe under Skybound continues to develop with writer Larry Hama and artist Chris Mooneyham return to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero series last month. Now ahead of the first issue of 2024 releasing Skybound has provided us with a first look at G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 to share. Releasing on January 17, 2024, the issue will follow up on the funeral that will be taking place in this month’s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #302, a preview of which you can check out by clicking here.

In the teaser for G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 we see mention of Serpentor Khan being a major character for the first issue of 2024:

The Joes send a covert team to learn the truth about Springfield, but Serpentor Khan has a deadly surprise in store for them… 

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 will release with its main cover done by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson. There will also be a black and white version of Kubert’s cover as a variant. Additionally, a variant cover by Brad Walker and Francesco Segala will be available. You can check out the covers and four-page preview below:

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 will release in comic book shops and digital storefronts on January 17, 2024. You can get more information in Skybound’s press release below.

LOS ANGELES 12/07/2023 — Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed all-new interior pages from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 by legendary series writer Larry Hama (Marvel’s Wolverine), fan-favorite artist Chris Mooneyham (DC’s Nightwing, Sgt. Rock and the Unknown Soldier) and colorist Francesco Segala (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Featuring covers by the incomparable Andy Kubert (Marvel’s X-Men), issue #303 of the iconic series arrives in comic book shops on January 17, 2024.

The Joes send a covert team to learn the truth about Springfield, but Serpentor Khan has a deadly surprise in store for them…

In addition to the main cover by Andy Kubert and colorist Brad Anderson, issue #303 will also feature an open-to-order variant cover with a black and white version of Kubert’s stunning main cover, and a 1:10 incentive cover series by Brad Walker (Detective Comics) and colorist Francesco Segala.

The return of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continues the historic collaboration between Skybound and Hasbro, alongside the all-new shared Energon Universe that features Void Rivals by Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and artist Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song), TRANSFORMERS by writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson, Duke by writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s SupermanDark Ride) and artist Tom Reilly (The Thing), and Cobra Commander by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook). 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.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 (Lunar Codes below | SRP: $3.99) will be available on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

The full list of variant covers is below:

  • I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 Cover A by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson (Lunar Code)
  • I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303Cover B by Andy Kubert (Lunar Code)
  • I. JOE: A Real American Hero #303 Cover C (1:10 incentive) by Brad Walker & Francesco Segala (Lunar Code)

Fans can also discover the origins of G.I. JOE and Cobra in The Energon Universe by pre-ordering their copies of the upcoming limited series Duke #1 (Lunar Code 0623IM806) and Cobra Commander #1 (Lunar Code 0623IM807) right now at their local comic book shops.


Hasbro is a leading toy and game company whose mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. Hasbro delivers engaging brand experiences for global audiences through toys, consumer products, gaming and entertainment, with a portfolio of iconic brands including MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, Hasbro Gaming, NERF, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH and PEPPA PIG, as well as premier partner brands.

Hasbro is guided by our Purpose to create joy and community for all people around the world, one game, one toy, one story at a time. For more than a decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by the Civic 50. For more information, visit https://corporate.hasbro.com.


Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible,Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.

Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking DeadInvincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO BooksIt is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.