I promised myself I wouldn’t post about this episode… the ridicule… the insult… the depravity performed upon my favorite character in the G.I. Joe mythology was almost too painful to revisit here on my website. But for the good of the listeners, I decided to be the bigger man.
Unfortunately a 103 degree fever and gut-punching flu bug kept me from participating in this episode, but that didn’t stop the boys and guest Ed Lydon from piling on poor Hit & Run. I’ll remember this, fellas. As an aside, there is a terrific interview (that I did participate in) with Andrew Kishino, the voice of Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe: Renegades! That almost makes it all worthwhile.
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It’s officially the end of the current G.I. Joe “era” at IDW, with Issue #21 of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow retiring the current storylines and planning a new step forward in 2013. Both of these issues hit your local comic shops on Wednesday, check out the previews below… you may want to make sure you’re not eating when you read A Real American Hero, though… someone’s face looks like a roast beef sandwich. #ouch\
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #187
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
Things have gotten dangerous for G.I. JOE in Benzheen: the countdown for the activation of a nuclear warhead has begun and a rescue mission led by LT. FALCON struggles to rescue a team of captured G.I. JOE members. Can the team make it out of the blast radius in time? As the clock ticks down in Benzheen, JINX has been sent on a secret mission by DUKE and HAWK… where old enemies resurface once more!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Larry Hama sketch cover!
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a & c)
A “silent” issue in homage to the classic G.I. JOE #21. But this time it’s Storm Shadow in ninja action. He’s survived the massacre of the Arashikage clan and is seeking payback. But he needs to visit the Hard Master before he heads out on the road to vengeance and, possibly, his own destruction. It’s swords and shadows as an era comes to an end.