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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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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #258

by Alan Rapp on December 27, 2018

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #258Neither Cobra nor the JOEs are safe after Dr. Venom transfers his consciousness into a giant android, and in the process has gone completely insane. With Cobra Commander in the clutches of the deranged robot, Dr. Mindbender has no choice but to help the JOEs in a furious last stand to take down the mech and end the battle.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #258 offers plenty of action as most of the comic takes place during the battle which sees the nearly-indestructible killer robot shoot down Cobra Rattlers and a fairly heroic move by Bombstrike, proving true to her name, to take the the enemy once and for all… or did she (after all, the story arc continues in the next issue)?

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #2

by Alan Rapp on November 26, 2018

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #2 comic reviewG.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #2 continues the search for the Helix as the team of Dawn Moreno, Alpine, Throwdown, Topredo, and Bombstrike continue to follow the path of bodies the missing Helix leaves in her wake while targeting human traffickers.

Following evidence that Helix has been taken by the human trafficker she has been hunting, who has ties to both Firefly and the Red Ninjas, leads the team to an offshore oil platform where they will eventually find Helix, after slicing their way through an army of Red Ninjas, with a bomb strapped to her side and being thrown out of moving plane straight towards them.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #1

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2018

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #1 comic reviewThe new four-part mini-series begins with Dawn Moreno‘s search for the missing Helix which will lead a small group of JOEs including Moreno, Alpine, Throwdown, Topredo, and Bombstrike to Trucial Abysmia, Borovia, and Scotland as the missing JOE has been keeping busy targeting human traffickers and leaving a path of bodies in her wake.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – Silent Option #1 is a bloody and gritty issue (given its subject matter and level of violence, I’m a bit surprised it doesn’t have a mature reader tag on its cover). Although I like the characters assembled here, the first issue is entirely the JOEs playing catch-up and we still have yet to have an appearance by Helix.

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