In this review of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #302, Cobra Commander launches a new plan as the Joes bury one of their own.
Title: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #302
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Chris Mooneyham
Color Artist: Francesco Segala
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover Artist: Andy Kubert & Brad Anderson; Andy Kubert; Brad Walker & Francesco Sagala
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #302 begins as the results of the mutant virus bomb detonation ravages Cobra Island. All troopers and civilians are at each other’s throats seeking to survive. Serpent or Khan, also transfigured rallies the population. They will become an unstoppable force and their first target, Springfield and the rest of Cobra.
In Arlington, the Joe’s bury their own. In Springfield, Cobra Commander addresses the population. He reports that Cobra Island has become the home of cannibalistic monsters and Serpentor Khan will invade Springfield. To prepare he mobilizes and fortifies the town. Serpentor will pay for every inch.
Revanch HQ, Alpha-001 reports on the explosion on the island. No operational androids were left on the island. The only assets remaining were cyborgs and it is unclear what effect the virus would have on them. Alpha-001 also is aware of the pending invasion of Springfield.
At the PIT, Mainframe, Roadblock and Duke hack into satellite imagery. They see the mobilization of Springfield and they learn of the pending attack by Serpentor Khan.
This issue is a disappointment on many levels. There is a lot of plot holes that I do not understand because I have been away from this title for so long. There is a Snake Eyes that can talk? He is with a red headed woman who is unidentified but I think might be Scarlet?
There is very little action except for the type of action I loath, zombie action. I want to see a war comic here, not another attempt at a zombie storyline. Half of Cobra are now basically zombies so they attack the other half. GI Joe will get stuck in the middle. I agree with Roadblock, the team needs to stay out of it.
This is not a direction I would like to see this property taking.
The art in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #302 continues to be gritty and that I find good for a war comic, again this should be a war comic showing the valor of the men and women in the armed forces not another zombie fight for survival.
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