Coming July 11, 2023 is the next installment of my GI JOE Classified series, Revenge of the Ninja!

Here’s the official synopsis:

The dynamic second installment in the exciting, action-adventure middle-grade series featuring beloved and all-new characters from the world of G.I. Joe

In the next installment in this action-packed series, a group of ordinary kids finds themselves facing extraordinary circumstances yet again. The Average Joes may have stalled Cobra’s nefarious plans, but Springfield is still in trouble. Continuing the story where Stan, Julien, Zoro-me, and Scarlett left off, this heart-pounding thrill ride will enthrall G.I. Joe fans and action-adventure readers alike.

As you might expect from the title, we go much deeper into the mysterious Arashikage ninja clan, who we met in the first book, and what they’re doing in Springfield. But we’ll also get to meet new interpretations of some other classic characters from the franchise, including…

Ha! Just kidding, you’ll have to read and find out! I will tell you that most of the story is told from the point of view of Scarlett, which was a huge thrill for me. She’s always been one of my favs, in part because she made such a big impact on me as a kid. Also because she’s just super cool—something I think the cover captures very well.

Speaking of the cover, check out this amazing art by none other than Stephanie Hans! When I found out she was doing the cover for book 2, I couldn’t believe my luck. She did the art for one of my all time favorite comic book series, DIE, written by Kieron Gillen (just a heads up for anyone who goes looking, DIE is amazing but absolutely not for kids). 

You can preorder the book pretty much anywhere books are sold. If you plan to buy it, please preoder, because it really helps publishers figure out how much to promote a given series!