Im fairly new to GIJoe comics e need some help. so far, I've read the first 5 volumes of the IDW re-releases, the first vol of Special Missions, the DDP StormShadow mini e the Cobra mini, along w Hearts e Minds by IDW. so anyway, I've read a lot of negative comments on various sites about the stuff published by DDP e I've noticed that most people tend to have a lot of negative feelings towards the main DDP book. I'm sort of divided in my mind as to whether I should check out certain parts of the main title or simply avoid it altogether. so, my question, at this point, is basiclly this- if I do decide to read some of the book, which trades/arcs/issues of the main book should I check out?
First off be aware that you have read from 3 different continuities. "I've read the first 5 volumes of the IDW re-releases, the first vol of Special Missions," By which I think you mean the IDW Classics. That is the original A Real American Hero (ARAH) continuity.
"the DDP StormShadow minithe DDP StormShadow mini" I am assuming the Hama 7 issue series. That is considered part of the Disavowed continuity. Which was created when IDW restarted the Marvel stories with issue #155.5 and then Hasbro officially said all of the DDP stories were an alternate universe.
" the Cobra mini, along w Hearts e Minds by IDW" These are the IDW universe. And completely separate from the DDP one AND the ARAH one that Hama wrote in the 80-90's and restarted in 2010.
Just helping keep you straight on the mess of GI Joe continuities.
If your just starting I would stick with the IDW universe. They have created a really great storyline with the Cobra Civil War that seems like it will be an adventure to read. And there is a ton of story between the Main title, Origins and all of hte Cobra books that really all plays into the this newest storyline. So I would suggest getting current on the IDW universe.
Then go get the IDW ARAH books which continue the story.
DDP has several hundred issues that will take a awhile to piece together. But in this universe you should check out Snake Eyes Declassified (www.yojoe.com/comics/declassified
) & GI Joe Declassified (www.yojoe.com/comics/gijoedeclassified
) both are good starting points for that universe.
And if get lost or confused check out YOJoe.com/comics
It has most of the anwsers