In addition to meeting Sherlock in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #281 we’re going to be treated to four other new characters between issues #282 and #285, the “Murder by Assination” story arc:

  1. Multo – ex Philippine Special Forces.
  2. Black Hat – Computer Hacking Specialist.
  3. Bottom Line – Accounting Specialist (I believe)
  4. Caseload – J.A.G. lawyer (I believe).

Traditionally G.I. Joe hasn’t been one to introduce a large number of characters in a span of a few issues. The last time I remember it happening was between #48 and #52 when we got Sgt. Slaughter, Dr. Mindbender, Serpentor, Cross Country, and a slew of Dreadnoks. Is G.I. joe going to be having a changing of the guard with the appearance of so many new faces? Time will tell.