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Classic G.I. Joe Volume 2 Paperback – Dec 8 2015
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If you are a Joe fan, great stuff...if not, you probably wouldn't care for it.
I like seeing the transition of the original 1982 GI Joe figure set potrayed as characters, with some back story, leading to some of those characters fading away as the comic introduces the waves of characters based on the later sets of GI Joe figures released from Hasbro.
Looking forward to Classic GI Joe volume 3, when we get introduced to Storm Shadow, & get a look @ Snake Eyes origin...I remember from the 80s,...Great stuff!
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These 10 comics introduce the following characters: Airborne, Doc, Gung-Ho, Snow Job, Wild Bill, Destro, Ace, Major Bludd, Cover Girl, and Tripwire (yes, there could be others I missed). Kwinn is a major character in these comics starting with issue 11 but he was introduced in the 2nd issue in Volume 1. (A small tidbit about Kwinn; he was released as an action figure in 2004, some 22 years after his first appearance in the comic series in 1982) Several love interests are hinted at as well - Scarlett/Snake Eyes Baroness/Destro. Larry Hamma was the scripter on issues 11-19 in this Volume.
Overall I see no errors or missing pages. If you grew up in the 80s like me and want to reconnect with the comics, then check out this volume. I have the original comics and so this is a great way to read them without messing up the originals.
Keep in mind to those that may think these collect newer comics; they are not. These comics are 26 years old and this volume brings them back to life beautifully.
Several new Joes appear in #11, including Airborne, Doc, Gung Ho, Snow Job and Wild Bill. Ace and Cover Girl also join the team in this run. Destro makes his first full appearance in #14: he is both right-hand-man and rival to Cobra Commander and love interest of the Baroness. Dr. Venom, Major Bludd and Scarface also feature heavily in this run. The Joe team battles Cobra plots from the Alaskan tundra to the fictional banana republic of Sierra Gordo to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Kwinn returns and forms a vengeful alliance with Snake Eyes in pursuit of the ruthless Dr. Venom. The action climaxes with a Cobra attack on G.I. Joe headquarters and several key deaths at the end of #19. #20 is a fill-in issue showing Clutch on a furlough.
All ten covers are included, and IDW did not remove all "Marvel Comics" references as they had for Volume 1. The TPB credits indicate that IDW has recolored the original artwork. This series ultimately lasted for 155 issues, and IDW will release further reprint collections in 2009, as well as a new G.I. Joe comic book series that disregards the previous continuity.