Today Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed new variant covers for duke #5 from writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), artist Tom Reilly (The Thing) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33). The series finale of the Energon Universe’s acclaimed limited series arrives in comic book shops on April 24, 2024.

Official press release below:

Duke has been betrayed by his allies and hunted by new enemies. The time has come for Duke to start fighting for something bigger than his country. Bigger than he ever could have imagined. Get ready for the last page shocker than no one will see coming!

Duke #5 will feature a main cover by Reilly, along with a stacked lineup of variant covers by Mateus Santolouco, Tyler Boss & Jason Wordie, Brian Leveland Dustin Nguyen.

One of four action-packed GI JOE miniseries that introduces the iconic characters of the GI JOE and Cobra facts to the Energon Universe, Duke is running concurrently with Cobra Commander from writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and colorist Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song). These miniseries set the stage for a fresh new take on GI 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 last summer with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1 from Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo Defelici (Kroma), introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and GI JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. Then TRANSFORMERS from writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a PowerbombDC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon) kicked off a brand-new era for the iconic franchise. The Energon Universe recently expanded with the launch of Duke, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33) and Cobra Commander. Fans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are revealed along the path to answering the BIG questions.

duke #5 (of 5) (Lunar Codes Below | $3.99) will be available atcomic book shopsand digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

The full list of variant covers is below:

    • Duke #5 Cover A by Tom Reilly (Lunar Code 0224IM262)
    • Duke #5 Cover B by Mateus Santolouco (Lunar Code 0224IM263)
    • Duke #5 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Tyler Boss & Jason Wordie (Lunar Code 0224IM264)
    • Duke #5 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Brian Level (Lunar Code 0224IM265)
    • Duke #5 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Dustin Nguyen (Lunar Code 0224IM266)
Duke05A Cover RGB
Cover A by Tom Reilly
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Cover B by Mateus Santolouco
Duke05C Cover RGB
Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Tyler Boss & Jason Wordie
Duke05D Cover RGB
Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Brian Level
Duke05E Cover RGB
Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Dustin Nguyen



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