I'm having a hard time trying to remember what the status quo was in the last of those Marvel issues. Re-starting this story basically renders the whole Devil's Due run invalid, since that was originally a pick-up of the Marvel continuity. DD's stuff wasn't great, but it was entertaining. I'll definitely be getting these books, after all, GI Joe was one of my first comic series, but I'm going to have to brush up on my old back-issues so I can remember who's alive and who's dead. Like, Mainframe and Lady J are alive, but Doc is dead, right? Firefly is around, but a bunch of baddies died in that freighter on Cobra Island, correct? Joe fans, we have our work cut out for us.
The art is solid enough, although some of the masks seemed off. For example, the Crimson Guards' helmets looked strange, but the tele-vipers and Cobra Commander looked fine. I'm going to hold out hope that a "classic" Marvel artist might actually be able to come back and contribute. Surely Rod Whigham or Andrew Wildman are available to do some Joe stuff these days?