Tuesday, September 24, 2019

G.I. JOE #1

In the new volume of G.I. JOE the Joes have lost the battle with Cobra. Now working covertly, those that remain at large work as saboteurs and spies hoping to deal a blow to the enemy that has already taken the country.

There isn't much here for me, and I doubt I'll be spending much time in this timeline (IDW still has the less bleak current G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuing where I'll gladly go to get my fill of the brand). Not only is Cobra victorious in this reality, but a core Joe is killed in the opening pages (as nothing more than to make a statement about just how bad things have become).

G.I. JOE #1 offers a couple of new characters, neither of them that interesting. Frontier looks to be a Flint rip-off (who himself was already a Duke rip-off), and Tiger (who most of the comic is centered around) doesn't present any real skills of note (other than disrupting Joe operations and getting himself in trouble). If the future of the Joes is in there hands, my money is on Cobra. Pass.

[IDW, $3.99]

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