Today marks the first issue of Paul Allor’s four issue run on G.I. Joe, and he goes in a little bit of a different direction than we saw Fred Van Lente throughout the first eleven issues.
While much of Van Lente’s run focused on the mainstream G.I. Joe team with lots of all out action, Allor’s first issue is decidedly Cobra themed, with more than its fair share of exposition. A very interesting dichotomy from the first eleven issues.
Ultimately, how successful is it? The full review is below.
Yes, yes, I know I’m dreadfully late on getting these reviews up, but the good news is, by the end of the week I’ll have all six of them done and posted. Better late than never, right?
Considering what 2014 looks like so far, we will want to grab these beauties and hold on to them for dear life, what we get from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club might be all we’re getting for the next year or so.
All of that side, hit up my G.I. Joe Collectors Club reviews page to see these, or just click the links below to go directly.
I’m going to be doing two different reviews for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The spoiler free version is being posted right now, with the spoiler version coming probably tomorrow. I wanted to get my thoughts out there as quickly and as knee-jerk as I could, but I understand not everyone is seeing the film right away.
I’ve been thinking about how to structure and organize these reviews, and I decided that there really wasn’t enough detail to break the reviews of wave 1 down to individual figures. They were much better tackled as a whole. I’m sure folks will let me know if they’re not happy with that format.
Throughout the rest of this week I will endeavor to cover every G.I. Joe Kre-O set that’s been released so far! It might be too tall an order, but I’m going to give it my best shot as we roll towards the theatrical release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Yesterday I covered the first figure in the most recent shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service. Today, I’m reviewing the second one. Combined these two figures have been far and away the best two figures released in the FSS thus far, and reviewing them both was a blast.
Great figures, great packaging, great accessories. Lots to love here, and I’m really excited that the Collectors’ Club invested the time and money to bring these to us, and I really can’t wait to see and hear more about FSS Series two! I’m trying to avoid spoilers here for folks who still don’t want to know, so just click the link below to get to the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Review Page:
Now these figures have been in mailboxes for like 2 weeks… has it been long enough that I can avoid spoilers? I know there are a number of folks who are drastically avoiding the discovery of which figures are shipping when, and I’m trying to honor those requests.
I kind of have to talk about them eventually, though, right?