GI Joe 19
-This issue is the "breathing room" between arcs. There is a nice bit of irony to the fact that Serpentor, (a character steeped in history at many levels), is amnesiac. The biggest change to the status quo seems to be that Snake-eyes is no longer a ninja (as fall-out from a previous arc). Given the amount of back-pedaling and such that the series has been prone to in recent years, one might wonder how long this will stick. But, the Red Ninjas seem to have been permanently written out. Grade: B/C This issue is reason for cautious optimism about the series.
-Yeah.......Blue Beetle seems to be back. Yeah. Um.......yeah. He stayed dead a whole 2 years. So, um, question for Dan DiDio and DC as a whole.....is Blue Beetle still emblamatic of the tone of comics? Wow. Back-pedaling. Grade: D Of course, the cover did get me to buy the issue.