G.I. Joe goes manga in the "Future Noir" miniseries

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On November 24, IDW is releasing G.I. Joe: Future Noir, a two-part miniseries of manga-inflected Joe tales. Here's an exclusive preview of the Joe team involved in some dire espionage.

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Here's the solicitation information:

G.I. Joe: Future Noir Special #1 (of 2)
Andy Schmidt (w) • Giacomo Bevilacqua (a & c)
And now, for something different: IDW and Hasbro present an all-new take on the famed soldiers that includes high-explosive action in anime-influenced "future noir" style! Join DUKE and SCARLETT on this special two-part extra-length adventure as they take their team into a mysterious investigation that's about to turn their world upside down! What is this COBRA cult? And how can it have Japan under its control?
B&W w/greytones • 56 pages • $7.99

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DISCUSSION

Really awful and derivative. The scene with Scarlet (I'm guessing) diving through the window is straight out of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Strikes Again (Catgirl and the Batboys attacking the Flash-powered generating station). Much of the rest looks poorly drawn and trite.

Pass.