Anyone who has been hoping to get a good, up-close look at the characters from the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra will soon get their chance, courtesy of prequel comics coming from IDW. Our friends at got their hands on the covers of the comics, which give us a good look at the images.

Four of the covers revealed show far give us a good look at Channing Tatum's Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Christopher Eccleston as Destro (with a shadowy look at his eventual mask) and Siena Miller as the Baroness. A fifth cover is the "Official Movie Adaptation" which has a slightly more cartoony look, but also shows us Rachel Nicols as Scarlett.

IDW describes the first book featuring Duke as follows:

The first of a series of back-stories and secret dossiers on the characters from this summer's biggest action hit! Before he was code-named Duke and was brought into the G.I. Joes, he was the top kick of a special ops team. Join him as he fights his way in and out of a jungle hell in a mission that goes wrong in every way possible.

Issue #1 of the comic hits shelves March 11, 2009.

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G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is scheduled for an August 7, 2009 release. The film stars Ray Parks, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Said Taghmaoui, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Wayans, Channing Tatum, Dennis Quiad, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo, Karolina Isela Kurkov, Byung Hun Lee and Christopher Eccleston.