G.I. Joe #6
Written by Karen Traviss
Art by Steve Kurth
Colors by Kito Young
Letters by Tom B. Long
Cover art by Jeffrey Veregge and Dheeraj Verma & Sanjay
Release Date: March 4, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
G.I. Joe #6 gives us some much needed closure. Not complete and total closure of the book, but some great wrap-ups on some storylines, and a lot of forward movement on some other storylines. And, that’s just a bonus, because the rest of the issue is pretty awesome!
Writer Karen Traviss totally delivers in this issue. As I mentioned above, there is some much-needed resolutions in this issue. Even though I love this title, the Isaac Craft storyline was getting a little tiresome. Not that it wasn’t good, but it was taking a really long time to get to where it needed to be, and even though it’s not there yet, it’s getting there. Also, we get some movement on the Joe AND Cobra sides of the book. This issue, more than the previous five, is wall to wall action. And not just gunfights and fist-fights, but story-wise it’s full of action. Important moves are made by important characters, plans are set up and executed, this is just a highly entertaining story.
Artist Steve Kurth really just keeps getting better. Each issue of this series is better than the last. The pages are laid out almost perfectly, the action is fast-paced yet easy to follow, and as usual, he even makes the “talking head” panels look good. I’ve never seen anyone put so much emotion into panels that are nothing but soldiers in dress uniforms sitting around a table talking. You have to give big ups to colorist Kito Young, too. His colors give the book a life all its own.
If you’re behind on this title, you’re in luck! The trade paperback collection, G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE Volume 1 just came out, so there’s no excuse for you not to pick this new issue up!