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REVIEW: G.I. Joe: ARAH – Saturday Morning Adventures #4

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REVIEW: G.I. Joe: ARAH – Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Book Title: G.I. Joe: ARAH - Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Book Description: Previously in”G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Saturday Morning Adventures” we saw Cobra Commander gain possession of Aladdin’s lamp. By controlling the lamp he controlled the genie inside of it. Cobra Commander used his first two wishes to build giant Battle Android Troopers that he could use to hold the world hostage. With his final wish Cobra Commander wished that his ongoing war with G.I. Joe would come to an end. The genie got into semantics and granted Cobra Commander’s wish. Instead of the G.I. Joe team disappearing, the entire team is on an island with all of Cobra. Only one team will survive. Until then nobody can leave the island. Trying to be the voice of reason, and because he sees his business is about to take a major hit, Destro tells Flint about the lamp. If the Joes can get to the lamp they can set everything right. That is easier said than done though.

Book Author: Erik Burnham

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: IDW Publishing

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Illustrator: Dan Schoening

  • Story
    (3.5)
  • Interior Art
    (3.7)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (3.6)
  • Mechanics
    (3.6)
  • Editing
    (3.7)
3.6

Summary

From start to finish, this series felt just like one of the week-long story arcs. Those arcs gave us some classic characters. In the cartoons we got first appearances of Timber, Quick Kick, Serpentor, and Sgt. Slaughter in them. I don’t believe we’ll have any ongoing characters come from this; but stranger things have happened.

This series hit all the right notes to get the full nostalgic effect. The artwork was a spot on match to everything Sunbow did. The writing for the plot and dialogue was perfect for the target audience. At several points along the way I found myself hearing the background music we had in the show to set the tone. 

As a geek on a budget I would highly recommend this series to any fans of the cartoon series. Moreover, this is the perfect series to get your children into G.I. Joe with. It doesn’t have as much violence. There are jokes kids will understand written in. Best of all, it gives parents something to bond with their children over.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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