G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Paul Gulacy Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett, Mainframe, and the Special Missions team are seeing their first operation fall apart as the weather and overwhelming odds thwart them at every turn. Things aren't any easier for the Baroness as she faces a mutiny from the crew of scurvy dogs she hired to recover COBRA's loot off the ocean floor. And now Serpentor has taken an interest and that spells mayhem for everyone!

  • 10
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos May 15, 2013

    Its time again for Special Mission action with our favorite Joes. The Story picks up with the Baroness and her salvage team recovering the storage containers but things are getting sticky when the crew of the ship sees what she is hauling. Meanwhile the Joes are running out of time to make their move again the Baroness and Serpentor is also on the attack. This title is less combat action but more stealth covert stuff which is still pretty exciting. The Deep sea scenes feel like youre watching a James Bond flick and Im okay with that. Gulacys character design is great keeping Scarlet and Baroness sexy. The reboot of the GI Joe books was the best move by IDW giving a chance to open up new stories and give a spot light to different characters and that shows the strongest with this series, If you havent picked this title up yet I recommend you do in now while its still early. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward May 14, 2013

    In short, I'm more than happy with this issue. Next issue should see how this title fairs for large scale action (maybe not so Special Missions, but still) but this issue does a good job of easing in smoothly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 25, 2013

    Forgive me for the water metaphor, but three issues in the storyline still feels like its treading water. I'm still interested to see where things are going, and trust Dixon to get there, but I would like events to move forward a little faster. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Peter Bloome May 19, 2013

    This book really is just forJoe fans or even fans of Chuck Dixon. The writing is not bad it just doesn't need fourissue story arcs. Relaunches are done because something in the last run just didn't work andthe status quo needs to be shaken up. This book should be the wild card especially with characters likeSnake Eyes and Storm Shadow off the table and taking a vacation. This book needs to be the book that says we do not need him to save our bacon here is why. So stop playing it safe and be all that you can be. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga May 15, 2013

    This issue feels like I've seen all the action in the preview of a movie, but when I got to the movie there was nothing new to see. You probably could skip this issue and go right to the next to conclude the story arc. The only thing going right is the retailer incentive covers which are fun and campy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 17, 2013

    If you want to turn a friend onto GI Joe comics, don't hand them this. This is decompression at its worst, combined with timid storytelling choices. Oh, and the art is lousy too. Yo Joe! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hatmasta May 16, 2013

    This is probably the best GI Joe title I've read in the last 5 years. The story is a slow build, but it's wonderful nonetheless, and Gulacy's art is brilliant. I highly recommend, even for non GI Joe fans.

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