Review: G.I.:Joe #17

Posted by Zack Freeman (314 posts) - - Show Bio
While seeking peace in the Hard Master's grocery store, Snake Eyes helps a bullied girl turn her the tables on her bullies. At the same time, Destro establishes dominance in Cobra's prisons.

THE GOOD
I'm not sure if Robert Atkins drew the cover, but it's a seriously cool image - - something that would make for a good poster. Dixon's a season veteran and the story works like a well-oiled clock. The interposition of Destro and Snake Eyes' stories made for good pacing, and each was a strong counter balance to the other. Snake Eye's story, in particular, had a good, actually-applicable message of the silent ninja finding peace for his own problems by helping the girl with hers. Atkins obviously had a lot of fun finding clever ways to hide Snake Eye's true face throughout the issues and the fun was definitely shared by me.

THE BAD
Atkins' traditional style is something of a double-edged sword. It gets the job done well, but it can be a little dull sometimes.

THE VERDICT
This read almost exactly like an old episode of the classic cartoon would play. You got a solid story with a beginning, middle and end that almost made expect I'd be getting commercial breaks. While there's a lot that might be missed by a reader who isn't already a fan of the cartoon, there's a lot to like here even if you've never seen an episode. It's also good to see everybody's actual favorite Joe get the spotlight over Duke

3.5/5
#1 Posted by Grim (2079 posts) - - Show Bio

nice.

#2 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (2061 posts) - - Show Bio

The cover is the best!

#3 Posted by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio

Great cover and nice review.

#4 Posted by blueninjapanther (677 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool!!

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