G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War #0

G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War #0

Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 13, 2011 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Tao Mori May 4, 2011

    All in all I think the comic was good, but not fantastic, then again this was just to give us a taste of what's to come. I would recommend everybody who likes G.I. JOE to go out and buy it and start reading it. You probably don't need a lot of backstory to really understand this series, if you're not familiar with G.I. JOE I would recommend getting your hands on the paperback versions of IDW's G.I. JOE. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 13, 2011

    I haven't been reading IDW's main G.I. Joe book regularly, but I've been following the events of G.I. Joe: Cobra, and it's nice to see a company that isn't afraid to take a risk, making the centerpiece of that successful mini into the new centerpiece of the ongoing storyline. Chuckles' descent into the heart of Cobra pretty much couldn't end well, but it was a bit shocking to see him take out Cobra Commander just as the villain was establishing himself. IDW's continuity is much less dependent on the characterizations from my childhood (they have the "Real American Hero" line for that), which allows them to off a somewhat recognizable name like Barbeque, but to also kill Xamot and the Commander himself! With Chuck Dixon in play, you know that the characterization will be strong, even for the smallest character, and the military tactics and jargon are only better handled (in my opinion, anyway) by Larry Hama. Overall, the art is pretty good as well, with Fuso's Cobra portion of the issue Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 21, 2011

    I'm an old school big fan of G.I. Joe but the movie that came out soured me and nothing has been out there that I can see that really says it's a must-read or watch. It's a show and property that I felt had a lot of resonance when it came out, and for the age that I was, but it's a hard thing to "mature"-up in a way. I'd almost take it better if they had done away with the codenames and reworked it, but I know that's a lot of the appeal. Sadly, most of the more recent character names and those involved here just come across as plain goofy and that takes me out of the experience. I am interested in what's here though to see how the "civil war" goes, so I'm definitely in for a few books to see what's what. And that's more than G.I. Joe has been able to do in quite a few years with me. Read Full Review

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