The Joes are back with a new creative team. Too bad nothing
else was new.
Title: G.I. Joe: Frontline: Icebound
Credited to: Jolley, Johnson, Feister, Snyder and Pina
Original Publication Date: Published over the first half of
Cover Price: All four issues are $2.95 US. The first three are
$4.50 Can, while the fourth is $4.05 Can.
This story arc, spanning issues 5 to 8, has a selection of Joes
in another remake of The Thing.
“I will never be as cool as he is, will I?”
The very predictable use of the technology that was obviously
save their lives. Speaking of the way they used that technology,
crossbows I’ve used just don’t work when they’re upside down…
A military experiment gone bad. A small team of soldiers lead by
one living man who has seen this kind of threat before.
enemies that don’t appear on infrared scanners and used to be
Does any of this sound original to you? It sure
me. I give it 2 out of 6.
The artwork ranges from decent to very poor,
the much delayed final issue. I give it 3 out of 6.
The story is predictable, and includes elements
many times before. The introduction of the Tesla Pen
ending before we even knew what the mission was. I give it 3 out
The characterization was clear, but distasteful.
out of character for much of the story, given what he’d already
face in the first volume of the title. The others were particularly
bland, showing only Lifeline’s nerdity and Frostbite’s knack for
demotivating stories. I give it 3 out of 6.
The emotional response this produced was mostly
disappointment as the story took the easy and predictable ways
I don’t regret dropping this title at all. I give it 2 out of 6.
The flow faltered in the attack on Lifeline, but
held up. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s not a story arc that I’d recommend to
else. I give it 3 out of 6.
In total, G.I. Joe: Frontline: Icebound receives 20
out of 42.
Additional Notes and Comments
This will be my last issue of the title.