Faces of Evil: Kobra #1

Faces of Evil: Kobra #1

Writer: Ivan Brandon Artist: Julian Liopez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Who is Kobra? After his death, Kobra's terrorist organization has been in disarray, with different factions and false leaders vying for control. Now a new figure has infiltrated the Kobra Cult and started systematically destroying its powerbase. But who is this new player? Is it the original Kobra reborn ' or something far more sinister?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 1, 2009

    While I have been both openly critical of this "Faces of Evil" marketing ploy and downright disappointed by a number of DC's efforts of late, I am equally impressed with this offering, so much so that tomorrow I'll be stopping by the comic shop to try and dig up those old 1970s "Kobra" issues blatantly referenced in this issue. While "Solomon Grundy" was an unabashed advertisement for the pending mini series, this issue has me hoping for a "Kobra" mini series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2009

    Once again, this issue sets up a compelling story and then snatches it away from readers. Thankfully, the issue offers a more or less complete story, unlike the glorified teaser trailer that was Faces of Evil: Solomon Grundy. Brandon accomplished what he set out to do, which was to pique my interest in future Kobra stories. I just wish I knew when and where to expect the snake's return. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jan 31, 2009

    What is really interesting is the similarities between the new Kobra organisation and real-life terror groups like al-Qaeda. DC and Marvel have been too politically-correct to use Islamic extremists as villains but in this issue, we see distinct parallels between such groups and Kobra's cult. The fanaticism of their members, their willingness to kill anyone-- even themselves for their cause, their disregard for the outside world, their reliance on hidden infiltrators to commit attacks, are all hallmarks of modern-day Islamic terror groups. Kobra even uses the word 'jihad' near the end. It remains to be seen if DC writers can really exploit this new group to tell new, more timely stories. Or if Kobra will simply deteriorate into another bunch of hooded thugs in a few years time. Read Full Review

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