I've been waiting for an IDW G.I. Joe series that can capture my attention the way G.I. Joe: Cobra does. It seems I've finally found one in Cobra. On the surface this book is nothing too ambitious or unusual - merely an exploration of the psyche of one Joe and one Cobra member each month. But the appeal lies all in the execution. Max Brooks makes Firefly and Tripwire both shine through just the right combination of snappy dialogue and suspenseful storytelling. The outcome of these tales is rarely in question, but the journey never fails to be engrossing. Howard Chaykin and Antonio Fuso make the most of their scripts, though both artists do have their stylistic quirks. Brooks accomplishes quite a lot in both 11-page segments, never leaving the reader feeling there should have been more space allotted. That's not to say I don't crave more, of course. Brooks has proven himself a worthy addition to the Joe ranks, and I sincerely hope this isn't the last of his involvement we see at IDW. Read Full Review
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