GeneralsJoes commentor m6d brought up a good point a few days ago, saying that there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of buzz on release date for IDW G.I. Joe comics…I’ve noticed that, too, which is exactly why I try and let the fandom know when there are reactions around the ‘net for recent IDW releases. I’m with everyone else on the pace for the main G.I. Joe title, but I do think things have improved dramatically, and issue #10 was actually a great read, I think. I loved finally seeing some Cobra interaction, though I would have loved it even more if the Cobra Trooper inside the book resembled the Viper from the cover.
Even without that, though, it read very well…I loved the fact that the Cobra Trooper really took it to Snake Eyes and wasn’t just a push over, while Mainframe jabbered on in the background…it just flowed very nicely. The cameos and appearences were great, too. Anyone else notice that Cobra’s arctic headquarters looked an awful lot like it looked in The Rise of Cobra? I thought that was a cool touch as well.
The Snake Eyes issue? Not nearly as rosey. The art was crisp and clean, but very stylized and not great overall. The writing seemed a touch clunky and it was kind of tough being able to tell how the story was progressing. They’re touching on his past a little, but just a little, and in the end I wasn’t really sure exactly what I was reading. I’ll stick it out, but it wasn’t nearly as polished and exciting as G.I. Joe #10. Some other thoughts can be read below at some other places online:
G.I. Joe #10
Snake Eyes #1