Friday, January 10, 2014

G.I. JOE #12

G.I. JOE begins a new arc with the introduction of Cobra's latest agent, Siren. Allowing for a story that offers a chance for multiple artists to try their hand at the adventures of previous Cobra Commanders over the terrorist organization's long history, writer Paul Allor introduces a character who uses storytelling and the spoken word to reshape and control the thoughts of her enemies.

Because the focus is all on Cobra and so much of the story is flashbacks to tales Siren offers various targets the Baroness (who doesn't understand what Siren does or why Cobra Commander shows faith in her) puts in front of her, G.I. JOE #12 is very different than any other issue of the series.

Focused on telling the legendary and bloody history of former Cobra Commanders, the latest issue fills in readers to just how long Cobra has been operating. It also reminds us that not all of Cobra's attacks come with a H.I.S.S. Tank, M.A.S.S. Device, or a gun. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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