Thursday, September 6, 2018

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #255

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #255 concludes the "Special Missions" single issue tales featuring different G.I. JOE and Cobra agents. Things end on a melancholy note as the latest issue focus on Scarlett, and primarily her feelings for the lost Snake Eyes. While thinking back to better times and later telling tales to other JOEs, the comic offers flashbacks of Snake Eyes and Scarlett together including the events that scarred his face and the first time he put on his trademark costume.

The decision to show these flashbacks in a washed-out sepia style doesn't do the art of Netho Diaz any favors, and it bizarrely also makes the other (far more mundane) scenes pop with more vibrant colors. It's an odd choice.

Fans of Snake Eyes are also likely to be a bit disappointed as we only really see him through the tinted lenses of Scarlett's memory. The result is a somewhat interesting, but ultimately depressing look back at the pair's relationship. Hit-and-Miss.

[IDW, $4.99]

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