Classic G.I. Joe Volume 14 continues the newly re-colored run of A Real American Hero with issues #135-145. Is Scarlett joining COBRA? What are Megatron and Cobra Commander up to as they join forces in the 4-issue Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover and take a look at the early days of some of the JOE''s careers and lives....
|Title||:||Classic G.I. Joe, Vol. 14|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Classic G.I. Joe, Vol. 14 Reviews
Public library copy.I love me some Larry Hama stories, but the artwork was all over the place in this volume. As these stories were made in the 90s/Rob Liefeld era much of the look adapts his art style and then some other artists bring a cleaner, less sketchy, sometimes unfinished style and then there was some art that looked quite amateurish and dull. An old fogey like me prefers the Joes and Cobras in their original 1982-1986 costumes, but I'm sure the licenser, Hasbro, mandated the characters match the designs of the toys they were making at the time.
An excellent blend of the comic superhero style storytelling and a military war comics. Huge cast of characters and a great evil villain and organization balances the series well. Very recommended.
Minor spoilers ahead. Read at your own peril.By far the worst of the Classic G.I. Joe series. I can only hope the last installment gets better, but I'm not getting my hopes up.The only reasons reading this issue is worth it (besides necessary continuity):1.) Destro. Seriously, the guy is awesome. He knows the history of the word "dungeon" and has enough cool gadgets to rival Batman.2.) Cobra Commander's vocabulary-building insults. I haven't read such fun insults since Shakespeare. (Actually, he even quotes the bard.)3.) Reformed Zartan. I liked seeing his character get a new start...even if only temporarily. The mohawk isn't exactly the way to go if you want to escape notice, but hey, that's a Dreadnok for you.I guess that's really about it.What, not the Transformers issues, you say? How can this be? I'll admit it. I'm not a Transformers fan. (There, I said it.) The toys looked cool when I was a kid, but the recent movies have turned me off to the franchise entirely. All the Transformers movies I've ever been forced to watch or attempted to watch of my own free will were so terrible they made Jurassic World look like a film-making masterpiece...and that wasn't a great movie, either. Needless to say, I went into the four-issue miniseries with low expectations, and they were met. This carbon-cycle lifeform's rating may annoy you, Megatron, but frankly, you annoyed me. Thank you for an appearance which did absolutely nothing to advance the overall plot.2.5 stars
This one...wasn't pretty. The Ninja Force arc was barely a story, and the Transformers crossover was just an interlude in the Transformers series, clearly. However, the story about how Snake Eyes lost his face and the one where all the dominoes got realigned helped things improve, and gave me hope for the last volume.
See my review of Classic G.I. Joe Volume 1