Tuesday, November 16, 2021

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #287

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #287 offers a spotlight on several new characters including Sherlock, Multo, Black Hat, and Mongoose. who are sent to infiltrate Cobra Island in the Gulf of Mexico where Dr. Mindbender is turning the old Cobra headquarters into a casino (with a brand new lab conveniently located in the kitchen).

The first part of a multi-issue story, the issue is perfunctory without any real highlights. The Joes face a small bit of resistance here and there, and get to dress up as Cobra soldiers at one point, but the mission is carried off without a hitch. However, neither the truth of what Mindbender is after on the island nor value of the data Black Hat was able to download is revealed here. That, plus the absence of any big-name characters, leaves the reader with a somewhat incomplete experience.

[IDW, $3.99]

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