Comics: GI Joe: A Real American Hero #170

September 16, 2011

Wow! That's the best way to describe everything that's going on in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #170. But then, you have to remember your're reading a comic with almost 30 years of continuity and a limitless cast of characters and villains. The thing I love about this issue is that Larry Hama can still pull G.I. Joe mythology out of thin air and if anyone is allowed to do so, he is. The best thing about this story is that it's the Joes as we know and love them. In all these years, their personalities haven't changed, but neither have Cobras'.

Artist SL Gallant does a great job with the art and includes some Easter egg sight gags reminiscint of the original A Real American Hero series. In addition, there are a couple of laugh out loud moments in the story involving Cobra Commander that are pretty amusing. The one problem I had with this issue is that we only get about two pages at a time dedicated to each character or team. When you're dealing with this many people, it's not nearly enough. Despite this, you do get to see everyone you'd hope to see--even if for just a little bit--and it leaves you wanting more. This is another home run issue for this series!

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