G.I. Joe (2008 Series) #7
G.I. Joe #7 (IDW Publishing)
By Chuck Dixon, SL Galant & Howard Chaykin
Okay, okay, you got me. After picking up the paperback of the first six issues of this series, I couldn’t wait another six months for the next one. Scarlett is on trial, accused of aiding the renegade Joe called Snake Eyes, and her only hope to come out alive is to prove that her actions were justified. It may well be that the only way to prove that is to track the man down himself. Duke, meanwhile, pleads with her to save herself, shedding a little more light on the hidden past the two share in this continuity. This is one of the most tense, dramatic G.I. Joe stories I’ve ever read, and we barely even see the bad guys. Dixon has proven he has a flawless grasp on who these characters should be and how to play them. The only real complaint I can even have about this book is that the build may be a little too slow. We know we’re leading up to the confrontation to Cobra, but c’mon, let’s see the bad guys. Of course, I suppose people reading the G.I. Joe: Cobra series already are. Once the paperback edition of that series hits, I may have a totally different perspective.