G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #301
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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #301

Writer: Larry Hama Artist: Chris Mooneyahm Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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A new era for G.I. JOE starts here...but one Joe won't survive THIS ISSUE!  
The legendary LARRY HAMA is joined by new series artist CHRIS MOONEYHAM (Five Ghosts) and cover artist ANDY KUBERT (Batman, X-Men) to continue one of the longest-running titles in comics history!

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Nov 15, 2023

    The return of the long-running fandom doesn't miss staking its claim as a must-read series. With Hama's legendary writing backed by Mooneyham's superb visuals, the saga of G.I. Joe strikes back to win over fans new and old alike. Don't leave the comic shops without this in your possession! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2023

    It was going to be tough for this issue to disappoint. Hama remains sharp with the dialogue and wild new scenarios. With his new collaborators, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is in stellar hands as this new era gets underway. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comic Book Spot - Jaymee Remolde Nov 30, 2023

    An action packed entrance of the G.I. Joe story into Skybound comics. I was able to follow the action without having to read the IDW run. However, I did grow up with the original Marvel Comics run of G.I. Joe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 15, 2023

    With introductions out of the way, it's easy to get swept up in the atmosphere and dramatics of the story even if the specifics may be unclear to newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 15, 2023

    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #301 is good in that it continues the storyline that's been going on for so long and delivers the conclusion to the celebration that was the previous issue. It wraps things up in some ways and sets the series off into the next arc with a new look but same classic storytelling. While this is a bit of an oddity in that it doesn't feel like it's part of Skybound's new “Energon Universe” and might create confusion, it is a hell of a start that's full of action. Basically, it's not the best place to start for new readers but fans of the run that were reading will want to return and see where it all goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Nov 15, 2023

    G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #301 is a welcome return to form for Larry Hama and the Joes with an explosive finale that sets up a new era for the American heroes and their enemies. The action, both in writing and art, is fierce, but it helps if you have some background knowledge of the characters before diving in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 21, 2023

    While the tale felt wrapped up, there were plenty of loose ends left dangling and Larry Hama gets a change to continue expanding this world. Our heroes make it out, although not without casualties and loosing Cobra Commander who manages to make his escape. The larger question is what becomes of the mutated core characters of Cobra at ground zero in the explosion of the Mutant Virus Bomb? At how do events play into the long teased plans of Revanche? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    bprice Dec 3, 2023

    Not since Marvel has a GI Joe book look this good. I've been reading this book off/on since the 80s. Larry Hama's writing is consistent across all the publishers but the art struggled especially at IDW. Mooneyham nails it. The characters are easily recognizable, the action is dynamic.

    Don't worry about the character changes Hama has made over the decades. Just imagine that it's you in your backyard with your favorite Joes doing what they do best.

  • 2.5
    maljoss Nov 20, 2023

    Well... now I know.

    This was a disappointment. I was never a G.I. Joe reader, but I picked this up on the strength of the other Energonverse books (Void Rivals / Transformers). It was not, as advertised, a fist issue, but the continuation of a story arc from a previous series. I had no idea what was going on, who most of the characters were, or what stakes were involved. I imagine any first time Joe reader would feel the same. I am not likley to pick up the next issue, which is a shame. Larry Hamma is a very good writer, and the art was decent (Ranger, in particular, looked great)...
    ...but that's only half the battle.

    And while we'er here, WTF is up with everyone being Snake-Eyes adjacent? What is this, a Bat bo more

  • 2.0
    fzanca Nov 17, 2023

    I was so looking forward to this. I am a big GI Joe fan and I found this so disappointing. I have not read the IDW run and to see so many characters connected to Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow being a Joe? What is going on? Destro and Baroness aren't Cobra anymore and Serpentor and Mindbender turn themselves into flesh-eating zombies? Really? That's we are going with this? Soooo disappointing.

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