|12-29-2008, 12:38 PM||#31|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Well In my opinion here's what they got right and wrong, but i'm a harsh critic as the original comic is still one of my favourtes.
Things they got right.
Introduced new characters, some sucked others were awesome, Kamakura and Wraith were my favourte new guys, though there were others to.
Finally gave Shipwreck some character development, we had to wait till near the end of America's Elite though.
Made Flint,Duke and Stalker more interesting.
Showed a willingness to off or cripple major characters, Lady Jay being the most notable, the fact that they killed her of meant to me that no one was untouchable. made it edge of your seat stuff.
Things they got wrong.
Endlessly rehashed the Scarlet Snake Eyes soap opera, yes they are two of my favourtes but I felt we were going round in circles it really bugged me, After the original drama of the 80's comic, the DD Scarlet and SE drama always felt so forced.
Introduced the Red Shadows, while I generaly liked the new guys, this bunch just seemed like a cheap reader grab, thier ideology of worldwide revolution just wasn't interesting or different enough from Cobra to make them even remotely interesting.
Tied up both series with anticlimatic finals, while I really liked the final few issues of the 2 DD series, the actual final isssues of both were a massive dissapointment for me. i'm speaking of the issues where they defeat Cobra rather than the Redshadows issues. In both wrap ups the joes just beat cobra with sheer muscle, and escape with nothing more than a few scratches. I found the final page of America's Elite just to corny for words.
Made Scarlet progressivley weaker, I thought the extremely tough Scarlet got weaker and weaker as the comic DD comic continued and at times just didn't feel like Scarlet at all. I thought at many times during America's Elite she came across like a newbie rather than a veteran Joe. It's a little thing I know but I was espescialy annoyed by the look of shock when SE took his mask of in front of her father, how long have these two been together again????
|12-29-2008, 12:52 PM||#32|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mckinney, TX
I liked DDP, alot of things that didn't make sense, but overall good stories, kept me intrigued. I also was really getting into America's Elite.
I wouldn't be upset if the license stayed with them.
|12-29-2008, 11:05 PM||#33|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lajas, P.R.
One of DDP's highlights IMO was the Icebound 4 issues story arc on G.I.Joe Frontline sub-series. It was an excellent joe story that have great mix of science fiction & military action features. It feels like you are watching an old Sunbow cartoon episode mixed with comic book realism.
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