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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Jamie Sullivan
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $6.99

“All In,” Part 5! This is it! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing comes to a blockbuster conclusion! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes behind the scenes, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! Will the warriors of G.I. Joe foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra? The game for the fate of the world has reached its calamitous finale, and it’s time for every single player to go… all in! Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant bring us this final special overlength issue of their long and celebrated run at IDW Publishing! Including special extras, this milestone issue is not to be missed!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is a comic that should be a celebration. It’s the final issue of the long running series being published by IDW Publishing with a future that’s still unknown. It’s also an amazing accomplishment for writer Larry Hama who has been the architect from the early days. The finale to a long running storyline, the issue should be fireworks and excitement to wrap things up. Unfortunately, like the C-130 within the pages, the result is a crash.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 is an oddity of an issue. Pure action and over the top moments, it encapsulates so much of what makes G.I. Joe fun. The concepts are out there mixing military action and sci-fi weirdness, mixing in a dash of laughs and humor. It’s classic Joe. But, the comic ends on a cliffhanger, an unfinished story that feels both fitting and frustrating. Like a good “to be continued”, the issue leaves you hanging right at a big moment of action waiting for the next episode (issue in this case). But, that may never come leaving it all a bit of a letdown. It’s not so much a celebration as an oddity of a “finale” that doesn’t quite satisy.

Featuring the art of S.L. Gallant with ink by Aria Keane, and color of J. Brown, the art is good. I’m not the biggest fan of Gallant’s style but there’s something for how much is packed into the issue. The action scenes are entertaining and there’s a lot to keep track of and change up. The team handles that well with all of the characters looking solid and each scene hitting its beat visually.

The comic features a PSA from writer Erik Burnham, art by Billy Penn, and color by Luis Antonio Delgado. Like the rest of the comic, it captures the feel of classic G.I. Joe PSAs but like the overall issue, something is slightly off. It’s a nice fun send off but again, doesn’t really feel like that special finale.

And that’s probably what bothers me most about G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300. It doesn’t feel like a send off. It feels like an unfinished piece by a maestro who deserved a better ending. Still, there’s something interesting and gutsy about leaving things the way it is. This is an issue that’ll be debated for quite a while by Joe fans.

Story: Larry Hama, Erik Burnham Art: S.L. Gallant, Billy Penn
Ink: Aria Keane Color: J. Brown, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 6.5 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

(W) Larry Hama (A) S. L. Gallant (CA) Jamie Sullivan
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $6.99

“All In,” Part 5! This is it! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing comes to a blockbuster conclusion! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting both dangerous villains and heroes behind the scenes, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! Will the warriors of G.I. Joe foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late? Or will the devious Revanche robots have the last word over both the Joes and Cobra? The game for the fate of the world has reached its calamitous finale, and it’s time for every single player to go… all in! Living Legend Larry Hama and SL Gallant bring us this final special overlength issue of their long and celebrated run at IDW Publishing! Including special extras, this milestone issue is not to be missed!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Ancient Enemies #1 (Frank Miller Presents) – Earth becomes the final battlefield for a centuries old war between two alien races.

Boat Life (Floating World Comics)Boat Life stars novelist Tsuda Kenta, a lightly veiled stand-in for the artist, Tsuge Tadao, himself, as he pursues a life of reprieve and reverie on a small, makeshift house boat on a river outside of Tokyo.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #5 (IDW Publishing) – The series has been amazing and such a unique concept of a heist set in a forest fire. The art has been at times jaw dropping.

DC vs. Vampires #11 (DC Comics) – We’ll keep repeating it but the series has blown past our expectations and kept us at the edge of our seat.

Eight Billion Genies #6 (Image Comics) – The series has been amazing being able to fit in so many concepts and ideas and make it all work. But, it’s the characters in the crazy world that’s the real draw.

Fear of a Red Planet #1 (AfterShock) – The sheriff on Mars must deal with the murder of someone everyone hates.

Frank Miller’s Ronin Book Two #1 (Frank Miller Presents) – It’s been a long time since we read the original but Miller returning to comics the way he is and launching this has us intrigued.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 (IDW Publishing) – A final special oversized issue as G.I. Joe ends its time at IDW. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of Larry Hama’s writing for the series no matter where it winds up.

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1 (Titan Comics) – We’re not too familiar with Kamen Rider but we’re excited to check this out. The covers and art look awesome!

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new apocalyptic series but it’s a trilogy with each issue featuring 30 pages of story that spans a lifetime. An interesting concept from writer Jason Aaron and rotating group of artists.

Parker Girls #3 (Abstract Studio) – The series has been a lot of fun mixing action and humor, exactly what we’d expect from creator Terry Moor.

Star Wars: Revelations #1 (Marvel) – The issue teases what’s to come for Marvel’s Star Wars line of comics!

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“All-In,” Part 4! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing continues! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy resurrecting dangerous villains and heroes alike, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! It’ll be up to the warriors of G.I. Joe to foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late. The fight for the fate of the world is barreling to a calamitous conclusion, and it’s time for every single player to go all-in!

G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero #299

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $12.99

From Paris to Tokyo, deserted islands to mountain fortresses, wherever Cobra is, Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and the team are on their tail in this special Saturday morning send-up, based on the classic 1980s cartoon! G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly trained, special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, the ruthless organization determined to take over the… Well, you know the story! But now Cobra may have found their most versatile weapon yet! Can G.I. Joe even stop the Aladdin Initiative?

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Saturday Morning Adventures

Preview: G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition

G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe, Russ Heath, Steve Leialoha
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $29.99

Yo, Joe! Celebrate 40 years of the Real American Hero with this oversized deluxe edition filled with iconic stories and exciting bonus content!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21: “Silent Interlude” is not only one of the most recognized G.I. Joe issues, but one of the most famous comics of all time. Its groundbreaking use of art to tell a story with no dialogue or captions has become a touchstone in the history of comics, referenced in countless subsequent homages. Along with the original issue, a new interpretation is included with 22 different artists doing a single page, including Rob Liefeld, Tim Lattie, Netho Diaz, Kei Zama, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Tom Feister, Maria Keane, and more!

Also included are classic issues from the series, starting with the one that started it all, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1: “Operation: Lady Doomsday;” the short story “…Hot Potato;” issue #24 “The Commander Escapes” with art by the great Russ Heath; issue #26 “Snake Eyes: The Origin;” issue #50 “The Battle of Springfield;” and issue #86 “…Not Fade Away.”

Bonus content includes an essay by Chad Bowers (Snake Eyes: Deadgame) about the impact “Silent Interlude” and G.I. Joe had on comics; the original breakdowns by Larry Hama for issue #21; character profile cards; and a vehicle gallery.

G.I. Joe Real American Hero 40th Anniversary Special Deluxe Edition

Pulse Con 2022: Nerf and G.I. Joe Team Up!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of GI Joe: A Real American Hero with this NERF LMTD GI-40 dart blaster, available only on Hasbro Pulse! For 4 decades, the heroic GI Joe team has battled to save the world from the Cobra organization’s goal of global domination. Take up the battle with this NERF dart blaster that lets you choose which side you want to join and switch sides whenever you desire! One side of this blaster features GI Joe details, and one side features Cobra details. Which will it be today? Are you standing beside Duke, Scarlett, and the rest of the GI Joe team to fight for freedom and justice? Or are you one of Cobra Commander’s minions, plotting to take over the world? 

Whichever side you’re on, you’re ready for action with this fully motorized blaster that rapid-fires 10 darts in a row. It includes a 10-dart removable clip and 10 NERF Elite foam darts. Power up the motor and pull the trigger to send a cascade of darts at your target. Requires 4x 1.5v D alkaline batteries (not included). Eyewear recommended (not included).This NERF LMTD blaster also includes an exclusive version of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #300 comic and features special cover art by Dave Johnson. Everything comes in premium packaging that’s perfect for display. The package is open on both sides so you can show the GI Joe side of the blaster or flip it around to reveal your Cobra affiliation. Available for pre-order exclusively on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets. 

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Rise of Serpentor

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Rise of Serpentor

(W) Larry Hama (A) Michael Golden, Rod Whigham, Herb Trimpe
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $59.99

Discover the history of one of the most notorious members of Cobra with this collection of stories from the original 1980s comics! Created by a secret cabal of Cobra scientists who combed the tombs, sarcophagi, and relics of the great despots of history to produce a clone with the military genius of Napoleon, the ruthlessness of Julius Caesar, the daring of Hannibal, and the fiscal acumen of Attila the Hun into the ultimate Cobra Emperor-Serpentor! This oversized hardcover collection contains the G.I. Joe Yearbook #2 (March 1986) story “Triple Play,” A Real American Hero issues #46-53 (April 1986-November 1986) that detail the creation of the infamous character, and Special Missions #1-2 (October 1986-December 1986).

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Rise of Serpentor

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #298

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #298

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“All-In,” Part 3! The final G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero story arc at IDW Publishing continues! Using a brand-new casino on Cobra Island as a front, Cobra has been busy behind the scenes resurrecting dangerous villains and heroes alike, all in the hope of creating the deadliest Cobra army ever! It’ll be up to the warriors of G.I. Joe to foil their archenemy’s evil machinations before it’s too late. The game for the fate of the world is barreling to a calamitous conclusion, and it’s time for every single player to go all-in!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #298
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