Wednesday, March 30, 2011

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #164

Although I enjoyed G.I. JOE: Cobra, it's been awhile since I've picked up a regular on-going G.I. JOE comic. Seeing both Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow on the latest cover I decided to give this one a look.

Even though I hadn't read much of IDW's current G.I. JOE universe it was easy to pick things up. The Baroness had been captured and Destro and C.O.B.R.A. were using a homing device to locate her inside the JOE's secret base.

We also get a battle between between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, part of which takes place in mid-air as they're falling from a building. Okay, that's kinda cool. This issue throws in Zartan and the Dreadnoks, which certainly isn't going to hurt my opinion of the book.

In fact in many ways this entire issue feels like it's playing on the nostalga of my youth. The trouble is, with as much fun as there is here to have, the story itself is somewhat empty. Am I glad I read this issue? Yes. Does it make me any more likely to pick up the next one? Not really.

[IDW, $3.99]

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