Today marks the first issue of Paul Allor’s four issue run on G.I. Joe, and he goes in a little bit of a different direction than we saw Fred Van Lente throughout the first eleven issues.
While much of Van Lente’s run focused on the mainstream G.I. Joe team with lots of all out action, Allor’s first issue is decidedly Cobra themed, with more than its fair share of exposition. A very interesting dichotomy from the first eleven issues.
Ultimately, how successful is it? The full review is below.
With the last major IDW event Cobra Command I made a concerted effort to review each and every installment so I could see how the story progressed as a whole. When I review a book I tend to dive more deeply into it myself and truly absorb it better as I prepare to write an article about it.
Well, I’m already behind the eight ball with Target: Snake Eyes considering I missed the chance to review G.I. Joe #18 last week, but I’m going to endeavor to cover as much of this story as I can.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to check out the review.
This week we get another installment of volume 2 of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW Publishing. It will be hitting comic shops on September 5th, so here is the preview for the upcoming issue. Returning to the title is Alex Cal, the artist from the fantastic Cobra Command story. Check out the images below.
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G.I. JOE #17
Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a & c)
DEEP TERROR Epilogue! COBRA’s scheme to take the Joes public goes viral. America’s most secret fighting force is on the run! COBRA COMMANDER dispenses his own rewards for failure. Copperback a prisoner of the JOEs! And SCARLETT learns that SNAKE EYES is still alive and confronts Helix in an encounter only one of them may survive!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Robert Atkins cover
- The artist of the smash hit COBRA COMMAND is back!
- A pivotal moment that defines the future of G.I. JOE!
Once again running about a week behind, but I just can’t help it with all of the IDW awesomeness that comic stores are getting hit with on a weekly basis! To this point I believe I have reviewed every installment of the Cobra Command series, and here is a helpful little rundown of all of those reviews:
I’ll be honest, it’s been a great ride, but obviously every story arc is only as good as the last memory of it. So how does Cobra Command shake out? Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the details.
As Cobra Command has surged along at a high rate of speed, I’m struggling a little bit to keep up, but trying my best! Cobra #11 was released today featuring the conclusion to Cobra Command, but I figured I can’t very well tackle a review of that one until I get last week’s installment off the table.
I’ve found myself surprisingly happy with the unfolding events in Nanzhao, even as some things that I’m normally not a huge fan of transpire around it. I was a bit discouraged to see the super human B.A.T.s become such a major component, though they were pretty quickly wiped off the map with the detonation of the nuclear device.
Speaking of which… click the read the rest of the story link for the full review.