Max Brooks, the popular author of World War Z is bringing the same wartime "you-are-there" approach that he took in his best-selling novel, into the world of Hasbro's G.I. Joe. IDW is publishing Brooks' five-issue comic book mini-series, titled G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds which places a spotlight on lower-profile Joes (like Spirit) and members of Cobra (like Major Bludd and Firefly) and the toll that their constant battle takes on their personal lives.

It sounds like an interesting project, putting a human face on the never-ending war between action figure-based cartoon characters. It's something that the live-action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra wasn't entirely successful at, and that one had actual humans it it. Will Max Brooks (and acclaimed artist Howard Chaykin) be able to infuse the world of G.I. Joe with genuine human emotion? And is anyone even looking for such a thing in a G.I. Joe comic book? I guess we'll all find out in May when G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds hits the stands.

(via Figures.com, IGN)