Monday, November 30, 2020

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #275

Larry Hama's massive ten-part series including appearances from an insane number of G.I. JOE characters comes to a close with a dialogue-free silent issue as the combined forces of the Joes, Destro, Zartan, and the Arashikage succeed in freeing Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) from the clutches of Cobra. IDW's arc was sold under the idea of it "featuring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE," and there were appearances aplenty over the past ten issues.

Setting up all the necessary ingredients to return the original Snake Eyes' memories to the new one's body, given access to Dr. Mindbender's machine and the arrival of Dawn, I was surprised that this idea wasn't pursued (perhaps at a later date)?

With Throwdown's rescue complete over a series of battle-heavy splash pages, it will be interesting to see if the alliances made over this arc can continue, and how Cobra will react to the betrayal of both Zartan and Destro.

[IDW, $3.99]

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