G.I Joe A Real American Hero 206

G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #206 Review

G.I Joe A Real American Hero 206

G.I Joe A Real American Hero 206After last week’s arc, G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #206 is looking to hit the ground running with something new and exciting. So, what does it decide to do and does it pull it off?

The official description from IDW:

With Torpedo’s team barely escaping their mission with their lives, G.I. JOE takes a moment to honor the mission’s sole casualty. But COBRA gives the Real American Hero team no time to rest as they move their latest nefarious plot forward. Never a dull moment in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #206!

This issue has a bit of a cold start, but it does move into an interesting storyline. G.I Joe struggles for fancy locations after running for so long, so this time the team have just put on American soil – a smart choice that actually makes it just as dynamic as any other exotic locale.

In terms of writing, Larry Hama hits a few things bang on the head here. The end of this issue, specifically, is a very nice tribute to the last arc – short, quick and perfect. As for the plot itself, Hama introduces a new character and gets into the swing of things slowly, but fluidly. It feels natural, rather than forced. There is one section, however, that might divide people. It’s really cool or really stupid – when you get to it, lemme know what you think.

Visually, it’s more of the same for G.I Joe: A Real American Hero #206. S L Gallant does a good job with the pencils, although there isn’t much new to see here. Likewise, J. Brown offers some good colors but there just isn’t much to work with here, so it’s not the most vibrant or attractive of issues.

All in all, this is a good issue and I’m relatively happy with it. Only future issues will tell if this works but, for now, I’m invested.

  • + New arcs
  • + A few interesting concepts
  • -  Nothing new to look at
  • -  A few questionable ideas, too

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