G.I. JOE #20

by Alan Rapp on December 15, 2012

in Comics

G.I. JOE #20Betrayal is the name of the game as the events of “Target: Snake Eyes” begin to wind down and Scarlett and the JOEs head deep into the Cambodian jungles to jump into the battle between the Arashikage Clan and the Coil. By the end of the issue both forces will be bloodied with severe loses on both sides, just as Snake Eyes planned.

Snake Eyes makes it into the temple just in time to save Helix and escape in one piece, despite having issues to settle with both Storm Shadow and Tomo who shows up to kill the JOE for the Soft Master who has been whispering sweet lies into the young man’s ears. Although Tomo doesn’t get the vengeance he sought against the JOE, he does find some retribution in blinding the Soft Master for playing him for a fool.

With his forces depleted, but still better off than the Coil (who lost nearly 2,000 men in their attempt to destroy the Arashikage), Storm Shadow allows his sword brother to leave. Matters are far from settled between them as “Target: Snakes” concludes with a throwdown between the two in the next issue of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

The Others December 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Chuck Dixon doesn’t understand these characters at all. He’s writing another dumb uninteresting love triangle, as if the storyline needed another one, it came out of nowhere and it makes no sense. This doesn’t really say a whole lot for Scarlett as a female character if she’s won over this easily. This whole G.I. Joe and Scarlett Vs. Snake Eyes… even though he didn’t do anything to make them come after him and nobody questions this like Scarlett… it’s only in Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow issue #19, where Scarlett states that she believes Snake Eyes is working deep cover… why she didn’t come to this conclusion sooner???

Give me the Larry Hama RAH Scarlett any day!

GO JOE December 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I have to disagree. I never saw Helix as a legitimate love interest for Snake Eyes, more like a pupil or at most a tease of something down the line. And Scarlett have every reason to question Snake Eyes who faked his death, was hanging out with his old assassin friends and runnning around the world KILLING PEOPLE, and didn’t bother to tell her what was going on.

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