Monday, September 7, 2020

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #274

The penultimate issue of "Snake Hunt" is here and the action if fast and furious as the Joes and their unlikely allies battle Cobra on all fronts hoping to liberate Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) from Cobra's clutches and Dr. Mindbender's evil experiments hoping to turn the Joe into an agent of Cobra.

While the groups within the compound make slow progress, fighting above the bunker turns in Cobra's favor as reinforcements arrive and an irate Cobra Commander orders the death of every Joe. Not surprisingly, it's the Arashikage contingent that find Throwdown first. However, their escape appears to have been cut-off as things appear to be setting up for an explosive finale.

While I expect Throwdown and the others to make it out of the bunker in the next issue, I do wonder if I've guessed correctly on a final twist Larry Hama has been waiting for. Time will tell.

[IDW, $3.99]

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