Wednesday, September 4, 2019

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #266

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #266 begins a new arc with Cobra Commander giving in to his obsession about Snake Eyes and enlisting Dr. Mindbender and his new MX-005 drone to do a little snooping in the Joe's home base. Although he misses the small detail that the current Snake Eyes is actual Throwdown (and not the original), the drone does pick up quite a bit of action as Snake Eyes is able to hold his own against Helix, Scarlett, Bombstrike, and Jinx.

Whether or not replacing Snake Eyes is a good idea for the comic (worthy of a much deeper discussion), the issue certainly sells the new version's prowess (both to the Joes and to Cobra) highlighted by Robert Atkins's art featuring the impressive new Snake Eyes in action.

The end of the issue foreshadows trouble coming with a group of Cobra setting up camp undercover just a few houses down from a U.S. Military base. Just what is Cobra planning? And does it tie into the Commander's interest in Snake Eyes? Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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