Big Issues: It’s movies vs. comics in the wild and weird Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe: The Movie Adaptation. Written and illustrated by Tom Scioli (Godhead, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye), this one-shot is a clever, insightful coda to one of the most exciting licensed comics of all time. (This review reveals major plot points.)

Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe: The Movie Adaptation cover

If you want a licensed property taken in a bold new direction on the comics page, cartoonist Tom Scioli is the person to seek out. Scioli’s Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe series established him as a creator who knows how to use established concepts in strange and unpredictable new ways, combining the mythology and characters of the two title properties into a sprawling epic that constantly experimented with pacing, layout, and narrative structure. The crossover was co-written …

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