GI JOE comics

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  1. SHADOWBAT69 outlaw

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    I was into the Marvel comic series more than the cartoon as a kid. I preferred the more realistic take on the characters and stories. It wasnt the goofy interpretations we got in the animated form, especially Cobra. Did any of you guys read these, or read the current series?
     
  2. Gatchamanjp YO JOE!

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    I also prefer Marvel Comics G.I. Joe A Real American Hero. I was happy to see that most of my favorite G.I. Joe comics were collected into 5 trade paper backs. I thought the series was terrific in the first 50 issues. While the rest of the series was still good...I thought Serpentor, and even the Ninja Force storylines were even too over the top for me.
     
  3. Lex Luthor Evildoer

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    The Marvel comics of G.I. Joe was a favourite comic of mine growing up. And in some ways, I actually prefer it to the great 80's animated series to some extent. As there was a real surprise factor that anyone could die at a moments notice. And in some cases, that's exactly what happened. I also enjoyed the Cobra civil war as well, that took the place of the cartoon route which was the introduction of Cobra-La. And needless to say, that element left alot to be desired. Where in the comics, the Cobra Civil War was played out fairly well, and firmly re-established Cobra Commander as THE leader of Cobra where traitors were harshly dealt with.

    With the Devil's Due series, I feel it does a decent job at picking up where the Marvel comics left off, as well as re-introducing the more classic, and better known elements of the whole Joe vs Cobra war back to the forefront that was honestly lost during the Marvel Comics run in the 90's. Even the "Reloaded" series was pretty good as well, I felt. Although certainly different from any other interpretation, it did however give it a more realistic flare that was refreshing.
     
  4. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    I was picking through my comics collection and re-organizing some stuff, and I came across DDP's America's Elite #0. I guess I never wound up onboard for the rest of it, probably because my local comic store dude didn't order it.

    How good was America's Elite? I like the #0 a bunch, actually. Did Casey lose steam as the issues went on, or did he keep it going as a worthy read? Worth picking up in trades?
     
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    He did great for I think 12 more issues then he left. The replacement guy isn't bad but I quit reading for like 6 issues and then came back for WW3. Which so far is awesome. I really hate that WW3 might be the last of Devil dues GI joe comics though. People have been saying that Hasbro has taken the rights away. I wouldn't be suprised if Marvel gets the rights back.
     
  6. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    I think it looks like it might go to IDW, which wouldn't necessarily be bad. And it does make some sense, since it would put that franchise with Transformers.
     
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    Marvel's version was great for the first 75 issues or so, then it started to go off the tracks a bit, and finally jumped the shark when the Transformers started showing up around issue 140.

    Fantastic characterization, great use of military jargon, and it was in real time, to boot! Some of my favorite issues include: 10, 12, 19, 21, 24, 26-27, 33, 36, 45-47, 59 and a few others.
     
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    :cmad: I'm going to be pissed cus they'll reboot it, and knowing them I'll be paying $4 an issue, but at least I get to see a chance at a good transformers crossover for once.
     
  9. SHADOWBAT69 outlaw

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    Price of comic books has gotten out of hand. I remember when I started collecting on a regular basis they were 60 cents.
     
  10. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    I've been able to get my hands on the entire run of America's Elite, between back-stock at my comic store and filling in the issues he didn't have through eBay. Gogo eBay!

    I'm missing issues 29, 30, and 31, but I should be able to get my hands on them with just a little digging around.
     
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    G.I. Joe was the first comic book I ever picked up. I picked up number #32 and was hooked ever since. I always watched the cartoon and at first compared it to the comics. The comics gave it a more adult approach which I always liked.
     
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    I decided to buy Volume 1 of the Devil's Due GI Joe comics today. I didn't really read the comics when I was a kid, because I barely had any cash to spend on that kind of stuff (let's face it, when you've got 3 brothers, don't expect a real allowance). But with the cartoons seemingly impossible to obtain, I figured "why not." It's GI Joe, so it stands to reason that I'll probably like it.
     
  13. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    I've rather liked the first issues of America's Elite.

    I wasn't able to get any trades, so instead I went the route of collecting the individual issues - my LCS had a lot of it in backstock that he's giving me at discounted prices since I'm a buddy, so that makes up for having to get some of the issues off of ebay.

    I'm missing three - 29, 30, 31 - but should be able to get those eventually, and will otherwise have the entirety of the America's Elite run. Yay!
     
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    Well, I got Reinstated in the mail yesterday, and I rather enjoyed it. It was a decidedly grown-up take on the classic GI Joe mythos, and I think that's what makes it work well. It was overall a good read, and I'll definitely be picking up Volume 2 within the near future.
     
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    Yes, I am a huge GI Joe Marvel Comic fan.

    Here's how I got started with the comic. My parent's wouldn't let me watch the cartoon, "too violent". But, they let me read the comic. Which was way more violent. Go figure. In the long run, I'm glad they did. Not to speak ill of those fans of the cartoon, but I cannot stand it. The lasers, the lack of death, the kiddy feel... I just couldn't do it. I mean, even my imagination when playing with the toys was more violent than that cartoon. And, it's nice to see there is at least a few people who have read the comic. I feel like whenever I meet Joe fans, it's immediately obvious I'm a comic fan and they're a cartoon fan, and we don't have as much to talk about.

    Actually, I reread the entire series about two years ago, loved it. Even after it jumped the shark at exactly issue 119 (horrible issue). I actually just started reading it AGAIN last week, and I still love it.

    I did like the Devil's Due and all of that, I like how it stayed pretty close to the original. Plus, it brought back a lot of the classic characters that get ignored in most other media (Lady Jaye, Flint). Still, Larry Hama will always be my favourite Joe writer, period. I mean, he is pretty much the "father" of these characters we love so damn much.
     
  16. SHADOWBAT69 outlaw

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    Yep. I know exactly what youre saying.
     
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    Of the current IDW published Joe comics, G.I. JOE: COBRA is by far the BEST and best written Joe comic to come along since the original Marvel run. If you like spy and espionage type stories then pick up this book pronto. Issue 3 ends with a pretty brutal and honest to god shocker thats so many comics promise and so few deliver.
     
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    I'm tired of spending $2.99 or $3.99 monthly when I can just wait for the TPB's
     

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