View Full Version : Devils Due or IDW, which is best?
06-26-2011, 03:22 PM
I recently bought about 2/3 of the IDW run and have about half of the Devils Due run. I have not read any of em. I'm wondering if it's worth the coin to complete the Devils Due set or sell it off? The art looks alot better than IDW's stuff but ive heard that IDW has better story lines. Up til this point all I've ever read was Marvels run. Although very nostalgic, it's obvious they were trying to sell toys and that really hampered the story. The only exeption is special missions. Those were outstanding. My all time favorite is the yearbook 2 story. So, what to do and which is better and more importantly .... why?
Thanks guys and gals. :)
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06-26-2011, 03:48 PM
To be honest I liked DDP in some points others not so much. The beginning of their run was ok at best, and it sort of picked up towards the Red Shadows story, but then really wasn't great when it re-branded to Americas Elite, it got better once they changed creative teams and started towards WWIII, but that ended in a big bust as well.
As for IDW...again its a mixed bag...Origins had some good moments but some kind of stunk, the main book isn't bad but and while I like this sort of thing the biggest complaint has been that its a very long build with not a lot of forward movement on plot, until the recent events proceeding the Cobra Civil War.
Cobra is the best of the three books but it does kind of feel odd that the first series starts off so well, but ends so quickly...clearly they didn't think the book was going to get the response it got, but it came out pretty big and they had to find away to continue that the transition feels a little...add on, but it qucikly falls back into a great story.
As for the IDW Marvel continuation...it has its moments...I'm not sure its recaptured the same feeling the original Marvel had yet, but its still a lot of fun.
06-26-2011, 04:09 PM
I look forward to what the "civil war" series might become. Killing off Joe's is a good idea if done properly. I just hope they don't overplay it and loose the shock value.
06-26-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm going with DDP.The WW3 story would of turned out better if they had more time.They were losing the rights and had no choice to rush it.While it did have its ups and downs,it seemed like a better story.
I've noticed most people hate DDP for killing Lady Jaye,how many as IDW killed?I gave IDW a year with buying all the books.It just seems like it wasn't going anywhere and it was all over the place.Do you really need that many titles?I'd say go with DDP,its a nice end to the marvel story.
06-26-2011, 07:16 PM
I think that's why IDW started the "civil wars" arc. While they are 3 seperate books, the all revolve around each other. Almost like one book.
Though call - both have their ups and downs. With IDW I really enjoyed Larry Hama's arc in GI Joe Origins and the entirety of GI Joe: Cobra. When GI Joe Origins changed it's style to 1 shot stories I thin it hurt the title, I wanted a continuation of Larry's story and to see the team grow in THE elite fighting force and battle Cobra. And Dixon's GI Joe main title was too drawn out and had no momentum early in the series. It started to pick up toward the end but then the Cobra Civil War started.
It's been a while since I've read the DDP stuff, but I remember not being too crazy about it. Not bad just different. Perhaps I still had a Marvel hangover and wouldn't accept change. I did enjoy America's Elite and though WWIII was a good effort but you can tell it is rushed.
06-27-2011, 07:24 AM
Read the civil war issues last night. I like it quite a bit.
06-27-2011, 09:11 AM
I'd say go with DDP,its a nice end to the marvel story.
Agreed. Enough of a nostalgia factor, with many nods to the Marvel series, yet updated enough to kick ass. Love the new characters they introduced.
06-27-2011, 10:34 AM
I would be cool if IDW would bring back some of DD's characters. Give it some familiarity.
06-27-2011, 06:24 PM
If given a little more time,WW3 could've been awsome.They couldn't afford the rights anymore and lost it.I don't think enough people give them credit for bring gijoe back.Gijoe was a dead prop. until DDP(image) and turned it into a hot prop. again.With out them,joe wouldnt be where it is right now.Weither you like them or not,you have to give credit where credit is due.DDP saved GIJoe.
07-17-2011, 10:57 AM
DDP was my first exposure to Joe comics.
IDW has me reading, DD didn't. Although, I went back and read America's Elite and loved it.
07-31-2011, 09:37 PM
I greatly preferred the Devils Due series over IDW. I am having a hard time getting interested in any of the titles or artwork and if something doesn't change soon I won't be putting my money out of them.
08-14-2011, 02:43 AM
As mentioned the two are a mixed bag. America's Elite incorporated with Special Missions was probably one of the cream of the crop for DDP. I also enjoyed the Zanya story from Frontline.
Cobra is my favorite from IDW. Chuckles is now a favorite character. I could peg Daniel Craig from Casino Royale to play Chuckles. The whole play up with the Twins and the Guard was fantastic.
The continuation from #155 is pretty dry to me.
I like IDW regular series, but Helix is a bit annoying. I'm glad they gave her some sort of backdrop. It's terrible having a figure and not knowing what the hell it's about. But she's a little ridiculous. It' bad enough Snake Eyes is a one man army, but now there are 2 super hero soldier types?
And what's up with having so many frikkin titles? It's really frustrating to have a limited series of like 5-13 issues, stop then release another with a similar title. It get's confusing.
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