G.I. Joe: Saturday Morning Adventures #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

G.I. Joe is the codename for America's daring, highly trained, special mission force. Its purpose: To defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world... well, you know the story! But now, Cobra might have found their most versatile weapon yet! Can even G.I. Joe stop the Aladdin Initiative?
Find out in this special Saturday morning send up, based on the classic 1980s cartoon, and brought to you by the superstar creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters, Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors)!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 16, 2022

    This is a near perfect time capsule take on the beloved cartoon series that feels like a promising start to another wild five-episode mini-series. Complete bias included this is already looking like one of my favorite comics in 2022. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 16, 2022

    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures #1 takes me back the 35ish years and made me feel like a kid again. It perfectly captures the classic experience continuing it on with brand-new over the top adventures. It's been a long time coming and I'm glad it's finally here. This is a must get for fans of the classic cartoon. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 21, 2022

    A brilliant book, which manages to evoke fond memories of Saturday Morning cartoons from the 1980s. I loved the little moral story tagged on at the end where a young kid is having trouble with his computer and gets a bit of advice from Mainframe who tells the kid that he should always think before taking any drastic actions. This sort of moral story at the end of a story was pretty common in 80s cartoons. I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue. I loved this. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 16, 2022

    Great start to what I'm sure is gonna be one of the best Joe books in the history of the franchise. Seriously, WHY did it take someone so long to think of this?!?!?! Get it on Wednesday and add it to your pulls list. THAT'S AN ORDER!!!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 5, 2022

    Overall, G.I. Joe: Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures #1 is a definite throwback to the Saturday morning cartoon I grew up loving. The story by Burnham is pure fun. The art by creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that proves to be more than your typical trip to nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 21, 2022

    For his first wish, on the counsel of Destro, Cobra Commander makes giant B.A.T.s which he unleashes on the Joes who successfully take them down. Turns out not the best wish. However, learning a bit from his mistakes, the second batch are improved as Cobra threatens three cities around the world. Round Two will may be harder for the Joes, but they seem ready for the challenge. Yo Joe! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 16, 2022

    G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Saturday Morning Adventures #1 amazingly captures the feel of those crazy fun G.I. Joe episodes from the 1980s, right down to having a last page with a Knowing is half the battle lecture from Mainframe. I believe this book will be a 4-issue mini-series, but if the book stays this good and continues giving me those fuzzy nostalgic feelings, Ill be rooting for it to flip over to ongoing series status. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Feb 21, 2022

    Though the look and humor rely heavily on the 80s cartoon vibe.u00a0 But the timing could not be more fortuitous. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 16, 2022

    Full disclosure, I was never really the biggest G.I. Joe cartoon fan growing up (loved the toys though), but watching this creative team sprinkle a little of their Ghostbusters fairy dust onto this classic franchise is a real treat. This is definitely a series I'm going to be sticking with for the next three issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 17, 2022

    The use of the animation models and flatted animation-style coloring make this one feel like a good memory for readers of a certain age, but it also works as a straightforward comic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    KaijuSHENANIGANS Feb 22, 2022

    Ever hang with your buddy, and they do something unexpectedly brilliant, and all you can do is shake your head in disapproval while you quietly laugh out a "you f@#$%^g idiot"?

    Thats this book in a nutshell, it is so lovingly dumb, in the best of ways.

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