G.I. Joe: Revolution #1 review: Great artwork in sci-fi heavy reboot

Cover for 'G.I. Joe: Revolution' issue No. 1.

Cover for ‘G.I. Joe: Revolution’ issue No. 1.

This isn’t exactly something I’m aiming to make a habit out of, in terms of reviewing the comics, but I wanted to check out this new ‘reboot’ of the G.I. Joe comics and figured I’d share some thoughts.
I was big into the comics as a kid. They very much shaped my love for G.I. Joe and the characters. I was a big fan of the reboot a few years ago, too. The biggest standout was the Chuckles storyline.


As the comics got a little too colorful and strayed away from the grounded military thread, I drifted off from reading them. Guessing others did, too.

But IDW (and Hasbro, quite honestly) have been making quite a thing out to this ‘one universe’ concept and their Revolution storyline (the precursor to some elaborate film franchise they’re hoping for, I understand). G.I. Joe, Transformers, a few others, they all share this one universe now.

I may or may not keep reading the new Joe comics, not 100% on that yet, but I will admit the artwork had me a little intrigued. So, I grabbed the first issue.

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‘G.I. Joe: Strike’ is a fun bit of Snake Eyes action on your phone

'G.I. Joe: Strike' is an action game with a lot of kick.

‘G.I. Joe: Strike’ is an action game with a lot of kick.

*UPDATE* This game is apparently no longer available. That’s too bad.

I was just browsing through the app store on my Android phone when I decided to search ‘g.i. joe’.

I was a little surprised when I came across the one and only G.I. Joe game in the app store. G.I. Joe: Strike, from Backflip Studios, is a thumb-tapping action game. You take on a barrage of red-garbed ninja as they attack you from the left and right in this 2D scroller.

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