Wednesday, February 12, 2020

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #270

Although the captured Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) does make a cameo, the focus of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #270 is elsewhere.

The issue checks back in with Zartan's surprising rescue of Destro and the Baroness from the mercy of robotic Revanche. Fans of the Dreadnoks will be happy as Zartan pulls in the whole crew to help with the escape.

Most of the rest of the issue features the Department of Defense stifling any rescue attempts the JOE's prepare to make. Is this simply politics? An attempt to prevent escalation between G.I. JOE and Cobra? Or is there something more nefarious at work?

While a few take the order seriously, the majority of Joes line-up to do whatever it takes to bring back one of their own which I'd expect to mean things will be heating up in the next issue, likely with more of our captured hero, Cobra's plans for him, and the rescue attempts getting underway (the consequences be damned). Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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