G.I. JOE #7

by Alan Rapp on September 2, 2013

in Comics

G.I. JOE #7Although the cover teases the reappearance of Snake Eyes (who apparently died in the final issue of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow before IDW’s New 52-ish soft reboot of all the G.I. JOE properties) everyone’s favorite JOE sadly doesn’t return (unless you count Quick Kick dressed up as Snake Eyes as part of a covert test of new JOE stealth technology – which I don’t).

The real story here is the Mad Monk, the man Cobra Commander has entrusted with control of Cobra’s actions in New York, to the mutual displeasure of both the Baroness and Destro, who decide to pool their resources, as well as Duke who discovers the man has kidnapped the JOE’s comatose wife to blackmail Duke into doing his bidding.

I like the series bringing Destro and Baroness together (for apparently the first time?), and given Destro’s reasoning for distrusting the man and the kidnapping of Duke’s wife G.I. JOE #7 does what is needed to showcase the character as a legitimate threat to both friend and foe. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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