Saturday, March 22, 2014

G.I. JOE #14

Shifting the focus from Siren back to the JOEs, G.I. JOE #14 plays on several of the current comic's ongoing storylines including Cover Girl's continued distrust of Duke, Hashtag's return to action after being temporarily sidelined, and the JOEs becoming aware of the existence of Cobra's newest recruit and tracing her message for help back to a Cobra training compound.

After a pair of issues focused specifically on Siren and her weaving the history of Cobra, I'm glad to finally get back to the JOEs. Opening up with Hashtag's new role as the team's communication expert we see her becoming both obsessed with the encrypted message from Siren and the fallout of a Cobra trap that put many JOE lives in danger.

Paul Allor's choice to pair up Cover Girl and Hashatag on a covert mission without Duke's approval works well (even if it may be far too late to save Siren and her son at this point). Dealing with what they find should prove challenging for the two women and their small team. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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