It started off as strange, obscure hints several months ago…a Revolution was coming. Then word came out and things really heated up with lots of discussion revolving around this big combined Hasbro universe event bringing together diverse brands into one cohesive world.
So it’s official… the Revolution has arrived. It started with Rom and with Revolution #1 this month (though technically the prelude kicked it off a couple of weeks ago). So was it worth the wait? Is it an event worthy of the Revolution title?
Read below to find out, though fair warning – Spoilers are aplenty!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #228
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: SL Gallant
Inker: Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown
Letters: Neal Uyetake
Editor: Carlos Guzman
It’s been an ashamedly long time since I devoted pages and words on this site to a review of the latest issue of the Real American Hero comic from IDW Publishing. I’m not sure why that is, I suspect real life just got in the way, but I’m going to at least try and reconcile that this month. Fair warning, spoilers will be found below.
Although technically we’ve moved on from the Death of Snake Eyes arc, with this new arc being entitled COBRA Rising, the threads of Snake Eyes’ demise are still fully entwined throughout this second installment.
It makes for a surprisingly poignant next step in the Marvel G.I. Joe history where we’re looking towards the future, but still paying fond remembrance to the past. All while another silent, disfigured guy in a Snake Eyes uniform is milling around. Kinda odd, but in a way, it fits that “death of a major comic character” template we’ve grown so used to over the past several years.
With the gut wrenching events of last month’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero issue, you know there has to be some kind of follow up.
And a follow up there is. Check out the full review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214 below, and if you want to check out my review for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213 to prepare yourself, click here.
So, here we are…in case it wasn’t evident by the image of the grim
reaper on the cover, this is where it happens. Where the “Death of
Snake Eyes” comes to a head.
Spoiler territory in this review, so be prepared.
This exciting new installment in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero mythos has kicked off in impressive fashion.
Check out my full review below!
The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hit comic shelves yesterday, and as we’ve come to expect, it’s full of action and a lot of fun art by the incomparable SL Gallant.
Larry continues to craft an action-packed story, though I have to admit… I’m wondering where we’re going here.
Click the Continue Reading link to read the full review.
Yes, I know I’m running a bit more than a week behind, but I feel so strongly about Costa’s new G.I. Joe story that I wanted to get a review posted anyway. If G.I. Joe fans aren’t paying attention to this book, you’re doing yourself a real disservice. Even folks who are not huge fans of Snake Eyes (like me) should crack open these pages and soak them in.
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It’s been a great couple of weeks for G.I. Joe comics! Last week we were treated to the first issue of Costa’s excellent Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, and this week Serpentor makes his abrupt return in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Combine all this with Karen Traviss’ great work of political intrigue in the main series, and Tom Scioli’s certifiably insane Transformers/G.I. Joe amalgamation, and there’s truly something for everyone.
Check out my review of the latest ARAH issue after the break!
A new year and another new take on the G.I. Joe universe from IDW. This issue takes the character of Snake Eyes and puts a twist on him, ripping him from the side of the angels and placing him in league with Destro and Cobra.
But are Destro and Cobra even on the same page, or will the ex G.I. Joe Commando be stuck in a twisted terrorist triangle?
Check out the review of the first issue after the jump…you might be surprised at how I felt.