The GeeksverseG.I. Joe #3

G.I. Joe #3
Published on Thursday, July 7, 2011 by

Written by: Chuck Dixon
Penciled by: Javier Saltares
Inked by: Christopher Ivy
Colors: Romulo Fajardo, jr.
Letters: Shawn Lee
Cover Art: A - Tom Feister; B- Javier Saltars; C- Jonboy Meyers
Editor: Andy Schmidt

The Cobra Civil War is heating up and Odi Santori makes his move. He’s set Zartan and Storm Shadow on the PIT and well the bodycount isn’t as high as it possibly could be, it’s significant in many ways. I wonder if the Cobra Council weighs size into the equation and not just body count.

The script by Dixon is decent. The story moves at a very quick pace but is interesting. Cobra is three steps in front of the Joes and they pay dearly for it. The story isn’t the strongest of IDW’s Joe books, but it is pretty good though. There’s a strong sense of tension. The reader can almost feel the clock ticking as Brainstorm tries to save the day.

The biggest question is how Cobra got all this intelligence about the Joes. Destro’s robots had been in the PIT, but how did they know how the systems worked and what the power was?

It’s nice to see some other Joes get a little bit of screen time and hopefully some more get shown in the near future. And it’ll be interesting to see how the Joes recover from the events of this issue.

Saltares art is hit or miss. Some pages are good and some aren’t. There’s some awkward posing in some pages. There’s a shot of Flint where his shotgun looks extremely shortened and his hand is warped. But then there’s some really excellant shots. It would be nice if the art was more consistent.

G.I. Joe #3 receives
3.5 out of 5

Cobra deals the Joes a major blow but it would be nice if the issue was more consistent.

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