So I just read the first four issues of the GIJoe book, which has been labeled "The Crown Jewel of the Hasbro-verse" on account of Joe being their oldest property or whatever.
Not impressed. Sadly, the writer's knowledge of any military tactics or plotting seems to actually come from watching the old Sunbow cartoon. I knew we were in trouble when the Personnel bios on the very first page of issue one called Shipwreck- Naval Expert. Uhmmmm. What does that even mean?
The art looks like they had a contest on deviant art and picked the winner, but he wanted too much money, so they went with like the third or fourth best guy. It's very amateurish. To the point where in some panels I had to stare at it to figure out which character was which.
The only mildly interesting twist so far is that Skywarp is a member of GIJoe now.
The pendulum on each series seems to be swinging further and further every time, and the two headed beast trying to reconcile all the previous series is eating this franchise from the inside.
Obviously, I will continue to get it because sadly, I'm a lifer. But it's not good.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug.""Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"