During New York ComicCon it was revealed that the G.I. Joe: Origins title was going to be fading away, and to be honest, I wasn’t extremely bothered by the news. Sure, it’s one less G.I. Joe title on the shelves, but beyond snippets into the backgrounds of various characters, what were we really missing?
Well, then I remembered Issues #16 – 18…the Zartan origin. That was good stuff. Very good stuff. Probably the best three issue run during the Origins series, which is pretty ironic, considering it was written by Chuck Dixon, who has been infamous for his up and down roller coaster through the main G.I. Joe title.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the Hama stuff at the beginning, but I’m ready to start moving on. I’m ready to start evolving the story, and not continuing to mull about in the past. Origins going away was no big shakes. What was more important to me was how was it going to leave?
Well, turns out, as one of the last stories to run within G.I. Joe: Origins, the mysterious tale of Michael Monk might just end the series on a very high note.
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