Saturday, September 22, 2018

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #1

The new four-part mini-series begins with Dawn Moreno's search for the missing Helix which will lead a small group of JOEs including Moreno, Alpine, Throwdown, Topredo, and Bombstrike to Trucial Abysmia, Borovia, and Scotland as the missing JOE has been keeping busy targeting human traffickers and leaving a path of bodies in her wake.

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero - Silent Option #1 is a bloody and gritty issue (given its subject matter and level of violence, I'm a bit surprised it doesn't have a mature reader tag on its cover). Although I like the characters assembled here, the first issue is entirely the JOEs playing catch-up and we still have yet to have an appearance by Helix.

The issue also includes the beginning of a back-up story filling in new readers abut what little is known of Helix's past, during an unofficial briefing where the team is assigned to find Helix, which will also continue to play out over the course of the four-issue mini-series. For fans.

[IDW, $4.99]

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