I read somewhere that the writer said the pace was going to pick up with this issue and that this issue ended a story arc. Exactly what was the story arc? Because nothing much was really resolved. The Joes haven't learned anything about Cobra, at least as far as we know. Was this the story of how Destro came to be allied long term with Cobra? Because that's the only conclusion I've seen reached by the end of this arc. Supposedly the writer is writing for the trade paperbacks, but I can't see what story these first 6 issues have told.
I'll keep buying this book because I love the art and I like any new Joe content, but I feel like I'm getting ripped off with the $4 price tag and the slow moving story. Compare it to the 10 issues for $20 we get in the reprints of the Marvel books, and storywise it's probably equivalent to 30 issues of this book, which would cost, what? $120?? While I do love the art, I'd be happy if a little less of the focus was on the art and a little more on the story.