G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #157

Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Agustin Padilla, Rod Whigham Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 4, 2010 Critic Reviews: 3
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Relentless Cobra hit teams go after the disbanded and outlawed G.I. Joe team. The beleaguered Joes converge on their pre-set rallying point, determined to launch an organized counter-attack and bring the fight back to Cobra. Meanwhile, cohesion within Cobra ranks begins to deteriorate as Dr. Venom returns from the dead!

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2010

    Augustin Padilla fits right in with his energetic pencils. His musclebound heroes and sinister villains are certainly more outlandish than what we're seeing in IDW's other books, but that's the whole point. G.I. Joe fans should find plenty to love with this series, and even newcomers may discover why everyone remembers A Real American Hero so fondly in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 4, 2010

    It's fun to see Hama's classic GI Joe run finally continued with enough adjustments to still keep it relevant to contemporary times. I honestly thought the art ran a little too dark and minimalistic for the tone of the title here, but I'm still intrigued to see where the title goes now with this nightmarish, world-gone-mad scenario of GI Joe and Cobra effectively swapping places. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 7, 2010

    The comic book has some elements that could potentially make this issue and series great. The series has definitely grown in a good direction since the Marvel days. However, turning Cobra Commander into something that can't be taken seriously is not a good thing. This issue is a good one and depending on how you like your GI Joe stories you may love it. Either way I think if you followed the old Marvel series you should pick this up and give it a look. Read Full Review

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