In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk2 Comments

Ever wondered what a world where G.I. Joe, Transformers, ROM, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. square off and team up would look like? Wonder no more! IDW launches Revolution this September and it is filled to the brim with action, excitement and everything you’d want from your favorite titles.

Revolution #1 picks up with Ian Noble(Action Man) and Agent Terrance Salmons investigating a distress signal atop Mount Olympus (which readers are assured is an actual place.) Action Man, upon entering Mount Olympus finds a near death ex-G.I. Joe operative, Big Ben, pierced by a mount of purple crystals – which we later learn to be Ore-13. Action Man consoles the Joe as he hands over a pile of dog tags and then escapes moments before Mount Olympus detonates. Jumping across the pond, we pick the story up at the White House where the President of the United States is briefed on the events in Greece by General Joe Colton and Field Commander Scarlett of G.I. Joe. It is their belief that the Autobots were responsible for the blast due to their connection with Ore-13.

This first issue is brimming with familiar names from the difference properties and gives you just enough to be satisfied and leaves you salivating for issue two and the corresponding tie in books. Will the Joes continue to place blame on the Autobots? Why is ROM involved in an Earth event? Could Action Man been given any more of a lame code name?! So many questions that will have you waiting anxiously as each piece of this story arc drops.

IDW’s creative team of John Barber and Cullen Bunn do what IDW seemingly excels at, combining big name properties into an even bigger comic book event reaching across popular titles like ROM: Space Night, M.A.S.K, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Action Man, and Micronauts. Revolution is slated for a five part mini-series stretching into November 2016 so make sure to stop by your local comic book store and get it added to your pull list today!