As far as the series goes I will hold off on opinions but how unimaginative is the anti-hero against the government and big business concept they are going with?
Totally. Although I am an anti-government, anti-big business anarchist in my real life, When it comes to the Joes, I want them to be totally USA #1. I don't want a worldwide strike force like in the movie, and I don't want a team of misunderstood subversives who are trying to do the right thing a la The A Team. I don't mind a little more sophistication to Cobra, but I still want Cobra Commander to be batshit insane and trying to use lasers to carve his face on the moon and stuff. And with the Joes, I want the best of America's best. Even in the recent comics, the whole at-odds-with-the-government stuff has been getting a little tiresome.