G.I. JOE

G.I. JOE #1

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2019

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G.I. JOE #1 comic reviewIn the new volume of G.I. JOE the Joes have lost the battle with Cobra. Now working covertly, those that remain at large work as saboteurs and spies hoping to deal a blow to the enemy that has already taken the country.

There isn’t much here for me, and I doubt I’ll be spending much time in this timeline (IDW still has the less bleak current G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuing where I’ll gladly go to get my fill of the brand). Not only is Cobra victorious in this reality, but a core Joe is killed in the opening pages (as nothing more than to make a statement about just how bad things have become).

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #266

by Alan Rapp on September 4, 2019

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #266 comic reviewG.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #266 begins a new arc with Cobra Commander giving in to his obsession about Snake Eyes and enlisting Dr. Mindbender and his new MX-005 drone to do a little snooping in the Joe’s home base. Although he misses the small detail that the current Snake Eyes is actual Throwdown (and not the original), the drone does pick up quite a bit of action as Snake Eyes is able to hold his own against Helix, Scarlett, Bombstrike, and Jinx.

Whether or not replacing Snake Eyes is a good idea for the comic (worthy of a much deeper discussion), the issue certainly sells the new version’s prowess (both to the Joes and to Cobra) highlighted by Robert Atkins’s art featuring the impressive new Snake Eyes in action.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #262

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 2019

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #262 comic reviewG.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #262 isn’t a great issue for members of Cobra. Desto and the Baroness‘ attempt to take out Revanche ends poorly for the pair when they find themselves up against an artificial intelligence that takes control them both. Now, what does it have planned?

While the Joes successfully find the various devices Dr. Mindbender hid within the prosthetic he offers to Sightline (although perhaps not all of them – don’t get too cocky there Duke), the gift does return news to an irate Cobra Commander that the Joes have more than one Snake Eyes on the roster. As for Sightline, the integration of the new limb is near instantaneous and gives the soldier back full use of faculties (perhaps even enhancing them a bit).

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #4 comic reviewG.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option wraps up with Ilsa and her human traffickers, with the help of Firefly, looking for revenge by targeting the suburban home of Helix‘s parents. Far too late do the villains learn that Helix’s parents aren’t your average suburbanites as it turns out the pair are more than capable of keeping the traffickers at bay until help can arrive.

There’s plenty of action in G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #4 as the villains face unexpected opposition from their targets (including a Claymore mine in the master bedroom), and then Helix, Dawn Moreno, and Bombstrike slice through what opposition is left including making short work of the Red Ninjas and even forcing Ilsa and Firefly to turn on each other.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #259

by Alan Rapp on February 18, 2019

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #259 comic reviewThe first several pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #259 cover the fallout from last month’s issue which saw a temporary team-up between the JOEs and Cobra which leaves heavy damage in Springfield and one JOE in serious threat of loosing a limb. Usually the JOEs are up for any fight, but for Sightline the cost of the team’s temporary truce with Cobra will be high.

However, that’s far from the only story here. Jumping halfway around the world, the issue picks up with Cover Girl and her team in Shazidar attempting to prevent the nation’s dictator from carrying out a genocidal war against his enemies. Also part of their orders is the rescue three United Nations relief workers who have become targets of his regime.

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