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From early indications, things look like they’re ramping up in the main G.I. Joe title with issue #23.  Rumored to introduce Storm Shadow (something the cover certainly seems to back up) and also featuring Agent Helix for the first time in the mainstream title.
Well, the five-page preview confirms the Helix angle, but we have yet to see where Storm Shadow factors in.  I’ve made it clear how much I love the way Helix looks in action figure form, and I find her backstory to be very interesting…but I will admit this five-page preview has me a bit put off.  She’s definitely got a “Mary Sue” vibe going on here that I’m not crazy about.  Her first appearance, and she’s instantly humiliating the biggest bad ass on the Joe team?  Uhhh…  anyway.
Check out the five page preview below, I’ll definitely give Dixon a chance to win me over here, I do love Helix, and I hope they can do some cool things with her without making her too indestructible.  Personally, I’m looking more forward to the Stalker angle here than others.

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G.I. Joe #23
Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a & c)
M.A.S.S. DESTRUCTION, Part 1: Helix arrives in the Pit to join the Joes’ struggle against the threat known as COBRA, and proves she’s tough enough in combat with the deadliest Joe. Also, Stalker and his team go mano a mano in a fight to the death with a COBRA strike team.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99