G.I. Joe #20

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Alex Cal Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 7, 2010 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 8, 2010

    G.I. Joe continues to carry its momentum forward even as haphazard pacing sometimes threatens to derail the book. The series feels very fractured at times as subplots surface and vanish and artists rotate in and out of the book frequently. This month's artist is Alex Cal, who manages to hit a bit closer to home when it comes to Robert Atkins' familiar aesthetic. Cal's work is quite attractive at times, but the often awkward, lifeless figures and poses suggest a bit too much reliance on photo-referencing. This is G.I. Joe, man. Leave that crap at the door. Dixon's script manages to generate a good amount of tension as separate factions of Joes investigate eerie Cobra goings-on in the middle of the ocean. It's frustrating that villains like Cobra Commander and Destro once again sit the month out. I also find myself wishing the plot could have been urged forward more than it is by the end of this issue. Still, what Dixon does offer is enjoyable. Plenty of minor characters are given time t Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 9, 2010

    This issue has lots of cool concepts and does a solid job at introducing a few new Joes (including one of my favorites, Shipwreck), but is fairly mediocre thanks to some nagging issues that just didn't click with me. When you add in the humdrum art, you get an issue that is mostly just "there." You won't hate it, but you won't love it either. Read Full Review

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