G.I. JOE

G.I. JOE Retro Collection Cobra H.I.S.S.

As part of the 3.75in. Retro Collection, G.I. JOE fans can now own this recreation of the classic Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank for the low, low price of $25.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278

by Alan Rapp on February 15, 2021

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278 comic review“Untold Tales” continues to focus on never-before-seen adventures from writer Larry Hama and a rotating stable of JOE artists. G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #278 taps artist Dan Schoening for an icy tale featuring Snow Job, Blizzard, Iceberg, Frostbite, and more.

The issue opens after Cover Girl, Low-Light, and the arctic Joes have successfully hit a Cobra base in Frusenland and made off with a kidnapped scientist. With one of their vehicles damaged and Cobra reinforcements on their tail, the Joes have no choice but to fight in the middle of the blizzard.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #276

by Alan Rapp on December 17, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #276 comic reviewPart 1 of “Untold Tales” kicks off a new arc for G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero with the original Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker, Torpedo, Wild Bill, Lift-Ticket, Roadblock, and Scoop sent into Northern Trucial Abysmia to capture weapons tech Alpheus Hunzucker responsible for the region’s poison gas program which has wiped out entire villages of ethnic minorities. Assisting the strike force are a pair of locals, one of whom is nearly as lethal with a blade as Snake Eyes himself.

After the lengthy “Snake Hunt” arc, this single-issue tale is a nice change of pace for the comic, and it appears to be just the first as the next several issues will be short tales featuring fan favorite characters in untold JOE adventures. The running gag of Scoop being prevented from filming the action (his one job) gets a little tiresome, but otherwise the issue works well enough.

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G.I. JOE Storm Shadow 9in. Scale Statue

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #275

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #275 comic reviewLarry Hama’s massive ten-part series including appearances from an insane number of G.I. JOE characters comes to a close with a dialogue-free silent issue as the combined forces of the Joes, Destro, Zartan, and the Arashikage succeed in freeing Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) from the clutches of Cobra. IDW’s arc was sold under the idea of it “featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE,” and there were appearances aplenty over the past ten issues.

Setting up all the necessary ingredients to return the original Snake Eyes’ memories to the new one’s body, given access to Dr. Mindbender‘s machine and the arrival of Dawn, I was surprised that this idea wasn’t pursued (perhaps at a later date)?

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