G.I. Joe #3 (2014)

by RobertJCross on November 26, 2014

Written by: Karen Traviss
Art by: Steve Kurth

This series seems to be slipping off the deep end at the moment. There's just not a lot of action going on, it's all very covert ops and the like. In this issue we're treated to a continued narrative from the point of view of the Joes, Issac and the rebels, and Duke. Oddly enough, Baroness makes no appearance in the comic even thought she's featured on the cover. The issue paints Issac as possibly being a contender for COBRA Commander once he becomes of age. If that's the case, with his record, they couldn't do much worse.

Traviss is a force in and of herself. She's definitely made to write this kind of comic. Her weaving in and out of each narrative is really good, though it's sometimes hard to follow at times. You get the jist of everything pretty quickly though, it's like riding a bike, be it a very slow one to learn. You almost have to be in love with espionage stories to like the story in this comic, but if you do it's a really good one.

Kurth is what makes this issue though. His attention to detail is unmatched. Every panel is rich and alive with life, like the front of a Highlights magazine, you can pick out little things on tables and chairs. It's a marvelous thing to behold and I give Kurth the true credit for bring G.I. Joe to life over Traviss. Sorry, that's just the way it is.

Another quality issue. Come for the story, stay for the art.

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