G.I. Joe #1

Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Chris Evenhuis Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
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Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people, living in occupied territories, who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions. Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of.
* Featuring your favorite Joes, alongside brand new characters!
* A new vision of G.I. Joe for a new generation!
* G.I. Joe like you've n more

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Sep 17, 2019

    This exceptional reimagining is equal parts dark and brimming with the kind of can-do spirit that you want from G.I. Joe. Perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Sep 21, 2019

    I really can't believe how much I like this book!! I wasn't expecting it to be bad, but I wasn't expecting the book to be what it is, and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. If you're a long-time Joe fan, you'll want to pick this up. If you're a person who's never read a GI Joe comic, you NEED to pick this up!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 20, 2019

    There's something shockingly subversive to writer Paul Allor and artist Chris Evenhuis's debut of G.I. Joe " perhaps because of how everything feels just one step removed from where our world is now. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 18, 2019

    G.I. Joe #1 helps reinvigorate a tired franchise thanks to a very different story direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Sep 18, 2019

    IDW's newest G.I. Joe series begins with drama, action, and fun dialogue that'll welcome new and old fans alike! If you've ever had an interest in G.I. Joe, now is the best time to join in! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Sep 4, 2019

    "G.I. Joe" #1 will be available from IDW Publishing on September 18th. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 24, 2019

    G.I. JOE #1 offers a couple of new characters, neither of them that interesting. Frontier looks to be a Flint rip-off (who himself was already a Duke rip-off), and Tiger (who most of the comic is centered around) doesn't present any real skills of note (other than disrupting Joe operations and getting himself in trouble). If the future of the Joes is in there hands, my money is on Cobra. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 18, 2019

    While the panel-to-panel narrative is well produced, there's nothing substantial enough to catch anyone's interest for long. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Paul Nolan Nov 12, 2019


    A fine character based re-imagining of the series.

    In a US where Cobra has one GI Joe are the resistance. It gives a good modern day interpretation of why these disparate characters have codenames, and brings a Walking Dead style character narrative elevating the brand.


    Evanhuis Art reminds me of Jim Towe (Youngblood). Clear, concise.


    A very unpexectedly good comic book, re-imagining a toy brand and making it suitable for a AMC style TV series.

  • 5.0
    Talon1load Sep 18, 2019

    The story doesn’t do much to hook the reader and the art is not good. Killing Duke in the first few pages was not a great way to get long time fans of the property to want to stay. This was a pretty forgettable book. Not terrible but certainly not good.

  • 2.0
    pop_nov Oct 2, 2019

    On paper, the plot points seem interesting. Cobra won. GI Joe are the underground resistance group. The main character is an untrained new recruit to give the readers an introductory narrative.

    However, the writing is so boring that when Duke dies I didn't even care. The writer and artist didn't care either because they killed Duke in a 1/3 single page panel. Iconic characters die on splash pages or they don't die at all.

    The main character is boring. Normally Joes are defined by their specialty but this character's specialty is, I guess, riding a motorcycle?

    I'm not expecting anything as good as Costa, Gage, and Fuso's Cobra series but this is subpar.

    If they were planning on turning G.I.Joe in more

  • 1.0
    Nomadic Avenger Sep 29, 2019

    This is not GI Joe. This is a story they wanted to tell and are using the GI Joe brand to sell it. But let me tell you, this is NOT a GI Joe story.

    Terribly simplistic art. Groan worthy dialogue. PC as hell. Not Gi Joe. I want my $4.00 back.

    The end.

  • 5.0
    DeadManSoul Sep 19, 2019

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