I really enjoyed the first issue. Both stories got me interested but I do have a few nitpicks. I would have liked to have seen a little more character development in the War That Time Forgot but hopefully that will come as the story progresses. Basically what I didn't like about The Unknown Soldier was the opposite thing. There's was a little too much exposition. I mean for a guy called The Unknown Soldier I think they revealed too much of his background. Otherwise I did enjoy the book and will pick up issue #2.
Originally Posted by El Sombrero
Hah, I just read El Sombrero's post and was about to ask him if he was going to read DvA too.
Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes
Her name is Pandora. You can read all about her tomorrow in DC's FCBD book.
Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian
Oh, for those who missed it? Here's a link to the panel where Pandora appears in G.I. Combat:
Her appearances in Worlds' Finest and Dial H were much, much, much more subtle. Her appearance here was pretty damn blatant by comparison.
Last edited by Flashpoint; 05-04-2012 at 02:44 PM.
I liked the issue a lot. I hope that this series goes for more than eight issues.
I literally picked this up yesterday on a whim. I saw "GI COMBAT" and picked it up without noticing the higher cover price or looking inside the comic (WHAT HAPPENED TO DRAWING THE LINE AT $2.99?). I also bought Men of War #8 solely because Frankenstein appears in the issue (and it cost me $3.99 too ). I really don't understand why DC shoots themselves in the foot by charging higher prices for other genre comics such as these and their horror one shots under the Vertigo imprint. I mean, if you want to attempt to gain a readership for other genres with anthology stories, you should make them $2.99. But, of course, it's difficult to do more than one story in a single issue when there isn't more pages. This is why i think DC/Vertigo should do single issue stories, alternating different characters or concepts each issue or two.
I, personally, would rather read a Weird War Tales type story than a GI Combat story. I've never really read a GI Combat comic, though. I remember, i had one of the $1 giant size issues when i was a kid, but i don't remember it beyond that. I did have a few Weird War Tales comics, though. Those were pretty fun...kinda like the Twilight Zone meets war (and one of the issues had dinosaurs in it):
OK, so this sort of story has been done a few times before, which is OK if this latest take on an old concept is interesting beyond merely a bunch of dinosaurs showing up. Unfortunately, this first issue is painfully by the numbers, so much so, that i wonder what DC was thinking. Looks like this was a rushed endeavor, to me. This "War That Time Forgot" story was also done a few years ago. Had a Neal Adams cover on #1, i remember (here's a pic):
So, if DC is trying to get people interested in this, i think they should have tried to make a story that has some interesting twists to it, at least. None of that happens here. The story seems to be merely a platform for the art, which seems to be showcased in this issue. There's only one problem, though...it's not that good. When i opened up the ish after buying it, i was very disappointed. I was expecting something entirely different (last time i buy a comic without checking out the interior). While i didn't care for the computer art, the dialogue was fine and the story flowed well. It just had nothing beyond the dinosaurs. The backup story is much better (as is the conventional art) but it was also very much by the numbers and very predictable. Who didn't think of Batman's origin when reading it (i know i did)? While, it was a very predictable first issue, it wasn't terrible. Just not memorable at all. How can DC expect this series to be a success beyond 8 issues, when they don't put any thoughtful effort into the main story and attempt to grab readers beyond the pictures of dinosaurs?
Last edited by theflyingfrogunderdog; 05-04-2012 at 04:55 PM.
One thing i really did like about the first issue, though...it wasn't overly bloody. No gore. Thought that was a welcome change. Kudos to DC for cleaning up the content so that people who don't like gore, can fully enjoy their comics, too.
I hate this kinda photoshopped style, so I skipped it.
I really enjoyed issue 1. I've reread it a couple times. I would like to see it feature one story for 3-4 issues then switch to another character. But I'm also ok with the format as it is.
DCnU:G.I. Combat #1
Once again we could be getting this with extra pages for 2.99.Who are DC and their most rabid supporters on this topic trying to kid here.CG mixed in with drawn art as one poster here has mentioned as well.This attached to a title that would struggle to find support to begin with.DC is just running through the catalog just for the sake of running through it.Normally I'm a real Dino junky in any format,but I pass on this one.Locally this isn't flying off the shelves.I wonder how it's doing elsewhere? Buy The Last Zombie or War Goddess instead.
Originally Posted by Roldan