Thursday, March 1, 2018

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #249

Okay, it's been awhile since I've picked up an issue of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero. So to catch-up: apparently Snake Eyes is dead, the JOEs have a new Snake Eyes on their team (which also includes Storm Shadow?!), and then there's Dawn Moreno (a teenage athlete and Cobra recruit who Dr. Mindbinder gave all of the original Snake Eyes' memories). Yeah, looks like I've missed a few things.

As the comic opens the Tokyo police are dealing with Dawn's bloody swath through the Red Ninja temple leaving bodies and destruction in her wake. Meanwhile, our girl is inside the secret back room of the dojo in a fight with Firefly who, while initially overconfident, soon grows more than a little freaked out about warrior standing in front of him with knowledge no one living should have.

While Snake Eyes was the cheapest of the 80s toy line he's been a fan favorite since the beginning. Killing him off doesn't seem like the best idea, but it does allow for an unique character like Dawn to enter the fray. For fans.

[IDW, $3.99]

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