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Book Title: GI Joe #1

Book Description: The issue starts off on a cargo vessel. Which ends up being lost at sea with all hands by a mysterious object. We next meet Duke and Beach as they discuss past things while out on a run and we are introduced to the Pit. The headquarters of the Joe’s, as well as several other characters subtly or otherwise. Duke is then summoned to the think tank and we are introduced to Shipwreck as he is investigating the lost vessel. The subject of Cobra comes up again, and we find out more details on the lost vessel.

Book Author: Chuck Dixon

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: IDW Publishing

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Illustrator: Robert Atkins

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


This is the first issue in the reboot to introduce what the base headquarters look like.  While I like the idea of the base and the hidden style of the base, I am not sure if it was designed before or after the base that we all saw in the movie sequel.  It is nice to see the progression of the unit and see the characters talk back and forth about previous missions.  I also enjoyed the banter between a few of them.

The story in this book is done very well, as it shows more of the arc that is connected to the previous book and how they are dealing with it.  It also shows that they are not limited to just going one objective but are in fact paying attention to several, which adds to the dynamic of the unit.  Which for those following the arc is great as it is like a continuing adventures situation.  Which I feel adds interest and intrigue to the story.

The cover art is eye-catching and looks almost like a call to action recruitment poster.  I feel it’s very GI Joe, which if you are a fan of GI Joe then it is an immediate interest grabber in my opinion!

The interior art is just as exceptional as the cover art.  The visual representation of the story can make or break a story, and they design of the interior definitely adds to the story, showing all the emotion that the author wants to convey, which in turn makes the reader feel like they are part of the world they are reading!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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