The great Sal Buscema is inking a number of new projects for us now, including one ongoing monthly we’ve yet to announce. But one thing we have announced and just approved to print is next month’s G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO ANNUAL 2012. On the first-ever RAH Annual, Sal inked his old cohort Ron Frenz, as well as fellow former HULK artist Herb Trimpe and Ron Wagner, too. Sal told me it’s been over 30 years since he last inked Trimpe, so it was fun to make that happen, as well as keeping the Ron-n-Sal team together, too. And with Ron Wagner doing the last chapter in this Larry Hama-written story, it’s a very fun flash back to all these guys who just anchored the comic business in the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now beyond, too.
Ron and Sal will keep going on some issues of RAH as well, as evidenced by their cover here for issue 177. And Sal has been as charming a guy to work with as you’d ever hope, so it’s been a thrill for me all around. Here’s a look at Sal’s inks over all three guys, and a few colored pages as well. With much more to come.