G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #287

Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Billy Penn Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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So you've been recruited into the world's most elite fighting force for freedom. You're one of the best of the best warriors the planet has to offer. You're ready to join the fight, but before you step onto the battlefield, you first have to step into... the PIT.
  
Join Living Legend Larry Hama and artist Billy Penn as they show you what the first days of a brand-new JOE are like through eyes of newbies Multo, Black Hat, and Sherlock. This month it's time to (you guessed it)... SPOTLIGHT: THE NEWBIES!
  
Features the second of five interconnecting covers (#286-#290) by superstar artist Freddie Williams II!

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Nov 10, 2021

    A really great issue that does what it promises-shines the spotlights on the new recruits. It's been some time since we've had some new characters in ARAH and these seem like very interesting characters that will last. Add to that the awesome writing and solid, entertaining art and you've got a book that you're gonna want to grab right away! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 15, 2021

    Hama's still got it, and new artist Billy Penn brings his A game to match the man who's been writing G.I. Joe since 1982. Add in a few new Joes to spice things up and you've got yourself a really good heist "movie." Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Nov 25, 2021

    As it stands, this is good, but it won't exactly stand alongside the series' most iconic moments. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 16, 2021

    The first part of a multi-issue story, the issue is perfunctory without any real highlights. The Joes face a small bit of resistance here and there, and get to dress up as Cobra soldiers at one point, but the mission is carried off without a hitch. However, neither the truth of what Mindbender is after on the island nor value of the data Black Hat was able to download is revealed here. That, plus the absence of any big-name characters, leaves the reader with a somewhat incomplete experience. Read Full Review

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