Monday, June 8, 2020

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #271

At it's best G.I. JOE offers a mix of action and goofy over-the-top storytelling. G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #271 offers both as "Snake Hunt" continues with the Joes planning Throwdown's (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) rescue, the captive making a move of his own, and Destro explaining to the Baroness why he has chosen to ally himself with Zartan rather than Cobra Commander.

There are three stand-out moments in this issue. One involves Throwdown attempting escape in front of his armed guarding yelling in vain for him to stop. Another features the an all-star line-up of Joes packing into buses as if on some kind of school field trip. And last, the team pulls out all the stops in rescuing their captive comrade by even dusting off and deploying the Defiant.

As to the state of the captive and rescue, things don't move much much forward as circumstances are pretty much the same at both the beginning and end of the issue. That said, there's an awful lot of fun here.

[IDW, $3.99]

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