The GeeksverseG.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #170

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #170
Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

Written by: Larry Hama
Penciled by: S L Gallant
Inked by: Gary Erskine
Colored by: J. Brown
Lettered by: Shawn Lee
Cover Art: A- S.L. Gallant w/ Gary Erskine and J. Brown; B- Herb Trimpe w/ J. Brown
Editor: Carlos Guzman

Hama is starting to hit his groove with this title. It went through a couple of issues where it was really bad, but it’s starting to get better. G.I. Joe was always at it’s best when it had the more realistic Joes contrasted with the nutiness of Cobra. This issue we get some of all of it.

The lead-up to the mission is well done, having a real feel to it. The banter between Flint and Lady Jaye is interesting. It appears they haven’t advanced their relationship that far yet. There’s alot of retconning going on: Darklon’s survival, the middle master and Sneak Peek. Hama handles it pretty well, fitting it all in pretty seamlessly.

Even the Middle Master doesn’t seem out of place. I’m not a big ninja fan but even that story is interesting and has my interest.

This particular issue is mostly set-up for future issues, as well as wrap-up, but Hama does a good job presenting the different storylines in different ways. The different presentations keep the story interesting and moving along smoothly. It makes each storyline stand out and have it’s own feel.

The art by Gallant fits the retro feel of the title perfectly.

G.I. Joe: ARAH #170 receives
4 out of 5

Hama’s returning to form. Slowly but surely.

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