The GeeksverseG.I. Joe Infestation #2 – Advanced Review

G.I. Joe Infestation #2 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by

Written by: Mike Raicht
Art by: Giovanni Timpano
Colors by: J. Brown
Letters by: Chris Mowry
Cover Art: A- John K. Synder III w/ Jason Wright; B- Giovanni Timpano w/ J. Brown
Assistant Editor: Bobby Curnow
Editor: Andy Schmidt

The second and final chapter in G.I. Joe’s part of the Infestation event.

I’m still glad that there are no zombies. The cybernetic take over of Doctor Zych is close to the edge, but it doesn’t go over.

Raicht nails the morals of the Cobras perfectly. They’ll go along until they have a chance to escape. The Baroness is at her ruthless best.

The story is relatively simple. Find the arm, from the first issue, and destroy the virus before it can escape the Cobra installation and take over the world. Basic plot, but Raicht does good with it, making the personalities of those involved the primary focus. He even gives the nameless Vipers a bit of personality. Most times, the Vipers get generic lines if they get any at all. But Raicht takes time to give them lines that show personality.

He also seems to go against most horror movie and sci-fi movie conventions. The “Red Shirt” in this case, the Viper, survives until the end. It was a nice touch.

The real star of this issue is Timpano’s art. His BATs are incredibly creepy with an organic look to them. The transformed Dr. Zych is extremely scary looking. A human melded with machines gone wrong.

His style worked great for this story. His rough line work gave it all the creepiness that a story of man vs machine would normally have lacked.

G.I. Joe Infestation #2 receives
4 out of 5

Really glad there were no zombies.

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