Tuesday, January 5, 2016

G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Vol 12

G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Vol 12
author: Larry Hama
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.00
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2016/01/05
date added: 2016/01/05
shelves: graphic-novels
'G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Vol 12' by Larry Hama is not the kind of tale for a casual reader of the series like me. It is full of the kind of crazy events I didn't think I'd see in a G. I. Joe book.

It's volume 12, so the story is well under way before you get to this volume. The Cobra Emperor, Serpentor, has been revived, and the Cobras have a giant robot that they plan to use to crush the Joes with. At first, I thought I was reading some sort of Transformers crossover. The Joes have a counter giant creature to fight it with, but it may turn out to be controlled by Cobra also. Before it all gets resolved, tragedy hits the team in a way that I didn't see coming and don't plan to spoil here (although the spoilers do abound even in the product description).

I liked it, but it felt like a big build up for kind of nothing. These two giant creatures square off, then it's pretty much over. Then the somber stuff starts and takes the book in a totally different direction. I felt played with a bit with this story, but, like I said, I'm only a casual reader, so maybe in the larger story arc, this makes more sense.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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