G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Antonio Fuso Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 10, 2013 Critic Reviews: 7
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A SNAKE IN THEIR MIDST! Her name is CHAMELEON-and she used to be a COBRA agent. Now she's made her way into the G.I. JOE team-the honest way. But even with the best of intentions, does she have what it takes to fight on the side of the angels? FLINT thinks she does, and he's willing to gamble the lives of this teammates on her... Unfortunately, with the Crimson Twin called TOMAX pulling the strings, no bet is a sure thing.

  • 10
    Geekality - Worm Von Chaos Apr 9, 2013

    The story picks up from the Cobra series cancelled a couple months ago. Fuso's art is very pulpy and feels like a classic crime noir. Lecce's colors are dark and gritty holding strong with the pulp style. Here we will see the underside of the counter intelligence community. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Apr 22, 2013

    "G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files" #1 is hugely impressive comics. Post relaunch, it remains the most unconventional of the Joe books, both in story and art, offering a wonderfully weird and exciting alternative view of the G.I. Joe franchise. It speaks volumes, I think, that as a longtime reader and someone who's already been through several iterations of this series, that I still can't wait to see where Costa and Fuso take things this time around. This book's one of my favorite reads, and thankfully, it doesn't look like renumbering is going to change that. If you're at all intrigued by G.I. Joe " whether it be nostalgia, post-movie curiosity, or just looking for something new " you could do a lot worse than "G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files." Quite frankly, you'd be hard pressed to do much better. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 15, 2013

    A strong restart for the title that has always been IDW's best GI Joe book. If you like murky espionage intrigue, you'll enjoy Cobra. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Apr 10, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and Geeks, this story arc is one that I would recommend to any comic reader that likes a deep character.It's not your typical G.I.J.O.E. comic based on cartoon.Instead, think G.I.J.O.E. meets 10:00 t.v. drama.In fact, I think you could make a television show out of this story arc.It is with confidence that I can say that this story arc is being added to my auto-subscription.You will not be disappointed.Now you know, and knowing is half the battle! – RAN (So sorry for that last line!Couldn't help myself!) Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 10, 2013

    In general, the character dynamics are strong and the generally darker tone associated with the Cobra books is still very much effect. All that's really missing is a stronger emphasis on actual Cobra characters. Without that, there isn't quite as much distinction between Cobra File and the other G.I. Joe books as there should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 9, 2013

    In short, this is a good issue, but the real proof will be in the next issue. This is more exposition than excitement, but it certainly holds a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 16, 2013

    G.I. JOE: Cobra Files assembles an unusual assortment of characters for this team. I'm not sure there's enough to keep me coming back every single month, but I may pop in from time to time to see how Chameleon and her team are fairing. For fans. Read Full Review

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