Monday, June 24, 2024

Destro #1

Set in the new combined G.I. JOE / Transformers Engergon Universe, Destro #1 works as a reintroduction to the character. Using the Energon supplied by Cobra Commander, Destro uses the new prototype B.A.T.s to settle a personal score and set up a relative on the throne of the Republic of Darklonia. The test is a mixed success, in taking over the country (but also having no control of the bloodthirsty soldiers who kill friend and foe indiscriminately) and also raises the ire of Cobra for such a public demonstration.

The issue is adequate, although it doesn't really sell me on sticking around for the entirety of the five-issue mini-series, even if things do pick up at the end with Destro holding an arms fair for both friend and foe which ends up being attacked (perhaps by Xamot and Tomax who are presented as rivals of M.A.R.S. and are noticeably absent). The episode also spends quite a bit of time on Astoria Carlton-Ritz who I'm guessing will be paired with Destro at least in the short term.

[Image/Skybound Entertainment, $4.99]

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