By PS Hayes
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
G.I. Joe #14 Written by Paul Allor
Art by Steve Kurth
Inks by Allen Martinez
Colors by Joana LaFuente
Letters by Shawn Lee
Consulting Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: John Barber
Special Thanks to Max Brooks
Covers by Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez, Joana LaFuente & Freddie E. Williams II, David Garcia Cruz IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
G.I. Joe #14 starts with a shock and then just keeps on going. Talk about ACTION!!! There’s more than you can possibly handle in this issue. All this and I haven’t even mentioned the great story and awesome art.
Writer Paul Allor lays out a story that reads like an episode of the original G.I. Joe cartoon, only better. With more character depth and action and modern day military situations. Allor manages to get all the trademark G.I. Joe hallmarks into this issue, while telling a great story that focuses on the newest Joe team member, Hashtag, and her trouble to fit into the Joe team when her position is eliminated. There’s some great character development for her, but it doesn’t take away from the missions that the Joes are sent on. This was actually a real page turner, and Allor managed to give us a great close to this issue, yet leaving the characters in a great “to be continued” moment.
Steve Kurth turns in another solid, well done issue. I’m not sure if the new characters are dictated by Hasbro, or they come from Kurth himself, but believe me, he slips in some GREAT redesigns of classic Joe characters. What’s really nice is that he’s got each character down pat. From clothing to body language to facial features and reactions. He’s also got the vehicles down pat, which is nice, there’s no glaring mistakes, and he does a great job making this book look like it’s part of the “Joe Universe.”
If you’re not reading G.I. Joe, you’re really missing out on a great book. This is more than just the standard licensed property comic. Pick it up! I guarantee that you’re gonna love it!!