G.I. Joe #1

G.I. Joe #1

Writer: Aubrey Sitterson Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
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G.I. JOE IS BACK! In the wake of IDW's Revolution crossover event, G.I. JOE's mission has become a global one-they aren't just Real American Heroes, they're Real Earth Heroes. Get ready for an explosive, innovative take on Joe, as writer Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter x G.I. Joe, SKALD) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, Old City Blues) bring you lasers, intense sci-fi action, and the return of all your favorite characters: Scarlett, Roadblock, Snake Eyes and more!
•   Spinning directly out of the events of IDW's Revolution event!
•   Writer Aubrey Sitterson brings his unique take on the G.I. JO more

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Dec 27, 2016

    Will team members keep on going? Will new leaders succeed in their new roles? Will the team succeed in their new mission? Will they hold together? Yes, definitely. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Wesley Messer Dec 27, 2016

    There is a lot to dive into with this first issue, but in trying to keep this spoiler free, this hits all the right beats of what I dig about this. If you're even remotely interested in the Hasbro Universe from IDW, this is definitely a must buy. This truly earns “The Crown Jewel of The Hasbro Universe” tagline in the best way possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jan 6, 2017

    GI Joe is definitely back, and this issue gives a pretty good reason to stick around-Things are going to get very interesting here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Dec 28, 2016

    To recap: G.I. Joe #1 was a good first issue, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The story is solid, and makes you care about these characters. Showing the new status quo for the team was nice, and the ending has got me interested to see where the story goes next. The art is okay, but its not the strongest thing in the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 3, 2017

    Armed with a powerful new status quo and backed by a sarcastic robot that can turn into a jet, G.I. Joe #1 is a fun humanitarian return to the spotlight for the Real American Heroes. Aubrey Sitterson leaves it all on the table with this debut, both in terms of plot and character, and it pays off big time once readers find themselves catching their breath after the break neck pace of this number one. Keeping pace with detailed pencils and rich colors are Giannis Milonogiannis and Lovern Kindzierski who give this title a vibrant life beyond the drab camo and gun metal greys that usually make up the visual language of this series. Standing as a solidly strange and entertaining new debut G.I. Joe #1 will have readers yelling "YO, JOE" as they march into their local shops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 2, 2017

    G.I. Joe #1 is a solid relaunch of the long-running series. Fans of the property, and those that may have an interest in it, should check it out. It is by no means a bad issue. However, it does not reach the highs of IDW's other licensed properties. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 28, 2016

    GI Joe #1 is a good introduction into this new Hasbro centered universe IDW has created. Now, I am not saying if you are not familiar with any of these books you won't be a little confused (I was confused by a few pointsand I have no clue what an Action Man is?). But overall, it is a good comic and it was one of our 5 comics not to miss this week. The art has some good "energy" to it and its style fits this team of Joe's. While I would like to see some more details in character faces and backgrounds, it has a great action packed style to it that brings some great energy to this book. While it may take a few more issues to totally get me invested, this is a good start so Yo Joe! For now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Dec 29, 2016

    Still, G.I. Joe books are rarely geared at the casual fan, and those who've followed the most recent series of IDW's "Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe" should be able to get in to this. Hopefully the following issues remain character-centric and don't get mired in the lore of a universe shared with the likes of The Transformers and He-Man. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 4, 2017

    Set after the events of IDW's big Revolution crossover, this is pretty damn crazy. Personally, I like my G.I. JOE a bit more grounded (where Snake Eyes is one of more unique aspects of the story). I've also got to say the art by Giannis Milonogiannis doesn't do much for me at all. After one issue I've learned this new JOE may not be for me. And you know what they say, learning is half the battle. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Jan 11, 2017

    In closing I have to say yet again while the content of the book is fine, it doesnt serve its purpose as a first issue. If I was a new reader I would feel lost and confused. Now mind you some readers may become curious and wantto find out more about this shared Hasbro Universe, and thenpick up more comics. Sadly, it didnt have that effect on me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 4, 2017

    On the cover and at the back of the issue Sitterson explains why G.I. Joe is the "Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe." I don't buy the hype. I would argue that people have been less and less interested in G.I. Joe at IDW and that's why they've relaunched the series more than any other title. Let's be honest, thanks to the movies, Transformers is the "Crown Jewel" and G.I. Joe is a concept that's looking for a way to fit in with a world consumed by realistic war video games. Do you want a laser gun that lets everyone walk away to fight another day or an MP40 and the final kill cam? It's not that G.I. Joe's doesn't work anymore; it's that it needs to pick a path and stay on it. Be over the top stupid action like the movies or be ultra-realistic like video games? Right now, it seems like an action comedy without a plot, and that doesn't make me want to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Pop Break - Michael S. Dworkis Jan 25, 2017

    My major gripe is the artwork. It looks like some really bad anime. Scarlett looked like Ruroni Kenshin. I want my Joes to look fierce, not cartoony. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Jan 5, 2017

    I don’t remember Larry Hama’s G.I. Joe run being so disjointed and overloaded. I also remember the series being focused more on war and terrorism. I was never a die-hard fan of the series, so maybe it was always this broad. I just know that this comic has a LOT of stuff going on and I like very little of it. G.I. Joe #1 managed to capture everything I don’t like in a story and wrap it in a wholly unappealing package. If you like straight-forward stories, avoid this at all costs. Read Full Review

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