Review – G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #7 and #8

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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Antonio Fusa
Release Date: 6th November 2013

My knowledge of G.I. Joe is limited to the biscuit tin full of figures my cousin had during the 90’s. If I’d read this comic then, I might’ve liked it.

The exposition might as well of been in bullet points and the melodramatic dialogue makes you wonder what kind of Counter Terrorist operation these idiots are running. I really did wonder what they were playing at. Both of these issues left me with the feeling I’d just endured a macho soap opera. The art gives the comic a very “noir” look which might’ve worked if there was some punchy lines of dialogue to go with it but any style is belittled whenever these angst filled agents open their mouths. It’s not good at all.

On the second read, G.I. Joe became quite funny and it got me thinking that it could be an elaborate comedy; a post-modern take on the 80’s action movie. It just had to be kidding me on. This thought died quickly and all I was left with was a messy, overwritten, shredder of a comic.

Rating: 3/10.

The writer of this piece was: James McQueen

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