G.I. Joe #1

G.I. Joe #1

Writer: Mark Powers Artist: Mike Bear Publisher: Devil's Due Publishing Release Date: January 14, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.4
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jan 14, 2009

    Rich's Score: 7.6 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 16, 2007

    Former Marvel/X-Men editor Mark Powers offers up a thoroughly accessible script that will allow new readers and those with a passing familiarity with the characters and concepts here to follow the story clearly. I like the core concept of this story arc, which pits the one-time queen of Cobra, the Baroness, against both the G.I.Joe team and her former terrorist allies. Powers offers up a scenario in which the Baroness is somewhat sympathetic, but he doesn't go overboard. The villainess is still ruthless and corrupt, but her motives here are easier to accept. My favorite part of the script is the notion that the good guys (or at least the Powers That Be that direct G.I.Joe's activities) allow for ethical compromises in their methods as well. the exposition is woven seamlessly into the script, disguised as a mission briefing. Powers wisely opens with an action-packed scene that establishes the militaristic tone of the book right away. The line art is detailed but not photorealistic, whic Read Full Review

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