Monday, April 26, 2021

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #279

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #279 offers another of the "Untold Tales" from writer Larry Hama and the rotating artists (this time Alex Sanchez). The comic opens with the story already begun. Cobra has launched a successful strike on the U.S.S. Flagg from their well-fortified position in the fjords of Southern Frusenland using Terror Dromes, Firebats, Hurricanes, and Rattlers (albeit with heavy loses).

Crippled, but not sunken, the Joes have launched a counterattack with the only three flightworthy vehicles in their possession before the second wave of Cobra fighters can reach the aircraft carrier.

While the issue features a handful of recognizable Joes including Ace and Shipwreck, it's the vehicles who are showcased with much of the action taking place in the air (and the Cobra forces on the ground waiting for the Joes' retaliation). With the vehicles being the focus, Sanchez looks to be good choice as I definitely preferred his art on the life-size toys to his renderings of the human characters.

[IDW, $3.99]

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