|09-15-2008, 09:11 PM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
I think both the comic & cartoon were fun and had good and bad points.
The cartoon overused some characters (Shipwreck, Flint, Lady Jaye, Dreadnoks) and underused some characters ( Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and almost all the O13 Joes), but it ususally gave equal time to everyone. I just always thought characters like Flash, Short Fuse, Zap, & Grunt needed more airtime. There was only so many times I could tolerate Shipwreck bantering with Polly. And like someone else said, Snake Eyes was reduced to a bit of comic relief. He was an awesome character in the MASS Device miniseries, then faded into the background. Same with Storm Shadow. Not that I wanted it to become the Snake Eyes show, but a little more of him would have been nice. And I just love the miniseries. When I watch GI Joe, it's usually one of them. And episodes like "The Synthoid Conspiracy", "The Traitor", "No Place like Springfield" are awesome episodes, IMO.
The comic had it's strong points, too. It was much more serious, and guys could be wounded and even killed. I got a bit disenchanted when the whole series began to revolve around Snake Eyes. Having Cobra Commander, Zartan, Storm Shadow, Firefly, Destro, & the Baroness all play major roles in his past seemed to be a bit far fetched to me. And once "Ninja Force" came into play, the comic went downhill, fast. If the cartoon used Snake Eyes too little, the comic was overkill. And I never, ever, liked Storm Shadow on the GI Joe team. Not even a little bit.
I enjoyed the crossover with the Transformers. To this day I can't believe Hasbro didn't cross those 2 over in their animation. Can you imagine a full length movie with theses 2 brands? (assuming it took place before the events in both the GI Joe movie & Transformers movie). What could have been...
|09-20-2008, 01:30 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tukwila WA
I have always liked the comic much better. I remember getting my first issue when I was about 6 or 7. I think it was 103, it's the most tattered comic I have from reading it so many times as a kid. I have most of all the comics from Marvel #1 to the last DDP. I love them all, but the Transformers crossover's... Sorry guys, I think they suck...
The show was not that bad, it was funny, but I will say, I got sick of a lot of the Joe's. Duke, Lady Jay, Ship Wreak, Spirit... And freak'n Cobra Commander being a complete dummy? Common.... He was one bad mutha and was smart. He knew that if the Joe's got pissed off, they would say screw taking them alive, kill them all. Firefly, you never saw him much ether....
I think for me the toon was killed for the lack of Snake-Eye's and also guys like Shockwave, Hit&Run, and some of the others. But it was totally cool for one laser shot to blow up a tank! Man that was so cool!..... NOT!!!!
As for Snake-Eyes... He's my childhood hero, and always will be. He was a loner (like I was at the time) and he never failed. Not to mention, He had Scarlett.
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