Hasbro's G.I. Joe welcomes its first-ever Filipino character in the popular action figure toy line's comic book series.
Appearing for the first time on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #283 which is on comic book publisher IDW's May 2021 solicitations, we will see the debut of former Philippine Special Forces member Nestor Abuba—codename: MULTO.
G.I. Joe toy collector Diana Davis broke the news on her twitter account, sharing images of Multo, alongside another new character, Olivia Baipaj, a.k.a., BLACK HAT.
I'm pretty excited about the 2 new Joes joining the team in GI Joe #283! Say "heya" to:— Diana Davis (@wavewench) May 18, 2021
Black Hat, computer hacking specialist. File name: Olivia Baipaj.
Multo, ex Philippine Special Forces. File name: Nestor Abuba. @TomWaltz @GIJoeOfficial @IDWPublishing pic.twitter.com/TYuwIOfMuy
Very little is known about Multo's backstory and how he and Black Hat will move forward with their storylines. But both will no doubt play significant roles in #283's “Murder by Assassination” plot.
Here's the issue synopsis:
“Murder by Assassination” Part 3! Murder, mystery, and mayhem continue as the newest JOE continues her investigation into Cobra chaos. Can she, with the help of some special friends, solve the mystery and save the day before it’s too late? The plot thickens as Living Legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Andrew Griffith (Transformers), continue their bombastic tale featuring the exciting new JOE team member—codename: SHERLOCK!
Comic book retailer Filbar's has opened pre-orders for the issue, with a retail price for both Cover A and B variants at P240.
(Images from @wavewench [Diana Davis] on Twitter)