On January 18, 2005, rumors surrounding the comic book started, hinting at cancellations, reboots, and relaunches. Josh Blaylock, President and founder of Devil's Due Publishing, took the time to answer the following questions for us regarding the rumors and DDP's plans for G.I.Joe.
Q: Is Reloaded being cancelled?
Unfortunately, Reloaded will be ending as of issue 14.
Q: Will the series be wrapped up, or left open ended?
There WILL be closure to the story. Chuck Dixon, the writer, has had
enough notice to give the story a solid ending.
Q: Why is Reloaded being cancelled?
Unfortunately the demand just isn't there to support it. Response has
been awesome since Chuck took over, but it's taken a while for word to
make it from fans to retailers. With the revamp of the regular series,
it's very important that there is just ONE main G.I.Joe book when the
relaunch happens, and we can expand the line out once again a month or
Q: Are there any plans to bring back Reloaded at any point in another form?
There might be a new volume of reloaded a year down the line. I guess
it would be comparable to the way "Ultimates" (for those who've heard
of that comic) is a series of 12 or 13 issue maxi-series. Reloaded
might be better suited for that format. It will make for some nice
TPBs. The first TPB, "In the Name of Patriotism" is on its way soon
Q: Will any of the ideas from Reloaded be brought over the the main G.I.Joe universe (like Carla Greer, the female Doc)?
No. Reloaded is a completely different reality - the new series is a
continuation of the Marvel continuity and DDP continuity that's existed
for over 20 years.
Q: Will Chuck Dixon be doing anything in addition to Breakdown for Devil's Due?
I want to make it clear that I've really really liked Chuck's GIJoe
stories so far. I hope he does something with us in the future, but
there is nothing planned just yet.
Check with JoeReloaded.com for more Reloaded questions and answers, coming soon!