The GeeksverseG.I. Joe #24

G.I. Joe #24
Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Chuck Dixon
Penciled by: Robert Atkins
Inked by: Clayton Brown
Colored by: Andrew Crossley
Lettered by: Shawn Lee
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Andy Schmidt
Covers: A- Robert Atkins w/ Clayton Brown and Andrew Crossley; B- Trevor Hutchison

The new Joe by IDW started off slow but is picking up pace as it nears the end of the first season. I enjoyed the slow start, but I’m enjoying the last couple issues more.

Equal parts characterization and action, the last couple issues should be what a Joe title is all about. We get the Joes taking on Cobra with aerial drones. We get Scarlett and Helix and the makings of an epic catfight. We get Mainframe and Dial-Tone showing their nerd-side with Rock ‘n Roll.

And with little touches we get a feel for how ruthless Cobra is and how they reward failure. That Orizama panics at the failure of the operation, where there was nothing he could have done, illustrates just how life in Cobra is, walking a razors edge between failure and success.

We also get a new Cobra, a viper commander named Krake.

This issue had it all, wrapped up in a nice little package.

I know that the use of nicknames annoys some fans, but I enjoy it. It reminds me of how most people talk. People tend to use nicknames or shortened names when talking with their friends. The Joes do that as well, it’s just that the codenames are used in place of their real names, so seeing “Mains” and “Deet” doesn’t bother me at all.

I was surprised at how much was depicted with Cobra’s attack on the village. This is definately not a Joe title for kids or from the 80s. This is definately not a Joe title intended to sell toys.

Atkins art is excellant. His figures, their faces, are still a bit more rounded then I like but he draws a good book. His action scenes are well done and well detailed. I’m not a big fan of the way he draws the HISS tank. It seems to lack the detail that the rest of his work does. It’s not a negative though, as the rest of the issue more then makes up for it.

G.I. Joe #24 receives
4 out of 5

Another well done issue of G.I. Joe. I hope the momentum carries through the end of Season 1 and into Season 2.

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