G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes - Agent of COBRA #1
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G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes - Agent of COBRA #1

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Paolo Villanelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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DESTRO, one of COBRA's top operatives, has been captured. As the metal masked maverick gets transferred to a new prison, a prison break is instigated by none other than... SNAKE EYES! With DESTRO free and SNAKE EYES under COBRA's control, a mission that will rock the world of G.I. JOE begins!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Jan 21, 2015

    All in all, this is a strong opening issue. Sure, it is definately for G.I Joe fans with a recent understanding of the story, but I think just about anyone could still enjoy this for what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Jan 21, 2015

    I strongly suggest giving this one a try. The silent assassin finally has his own book and it looks to be an action packed ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 29, 2015

    The comic itself is vague about how long Snake Eyes has been missing or how long it has been since he signed on with Cobra. What is clear is his current mission which includes rescuing Destro from custody. The mini-series is set to run for five-issues suggesting that Snake Eyes' time with Destro and Cobra may be limited (and one has to ask is that even Snake Eyes under the mask?). The promise of Storm Shadow's appearance in the series and yet another confrontation between the two should answer several questions about Snake Eyes' short and long term future. But for now we can just be happy he's back in action once more. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2015

    If Snake Eyes is a man of few words, at least this issue allows him to express himself through the art of killing. Paolo Villanelli's art doesn't necessarily shine when it comes to fine details or facial work, but he really captures the dynamic, graceful quality of Snake Eyes' swordplay. Hopefully this series will take advantage of that talent by giving the ninja ample amounts of enemies to slice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Shawn Vogt Jan 23, 2015

    When it comes down to it, this is a solid start to a (hopefully) murky and complicated series, with double and triple-crosses galore (once again, hopefully). The premise has definitely piqued my curiosity, and all I'm waiting for is a decent follow-through. Art and story combine for a rock-solid release, which will hopefully keep building on this initial starting point. Good stuff, and if you like black-ops or spies, this might be right in your wheelhouse. A fairly promising opening salvo which I will be following… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Jan 20, 2015

    Pretty good first issue. If you're a Joe fan, pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Aug 11, 2015

    Not being a G.I.Joe fan I have to be honest and say this is a good story to start. Far from great but it's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 23, 2015

    With all that said, I did enjoy Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra as it is a comic that features a ninja rescuing a literal metal man from a well-armed train. What I'm saying is that a lot of the plotting and concepts of the comic are very fun and imaginative, but the mixed execution leaves it falling short of what it could've been. Still, Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra isa fun little G.I. Joe comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 22, 2015

    "G. I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra" #1 is a fun, action-packed tale with a mystery jammed inside an adventure. Costa and crew give readers just enough of a tease to keep them captivated and promises plenty more in the issues to come. I'm a little fuzzy on the "how" and the "why" of Snake Eyes' current post, but I'm definitely interested in reading more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jan 21, 2015

    They do a good job setting up the premise and the characters. I'm intrigued by what's going on and am interested in seeing where this is going. The only hesitation I have is because Snake Eyes is so quiet it now means every other character gains prescient loquaciousness. Characters have to speak on behalf of our silent protagonist and in all cases, in this issue, has meant an unrealistic level of intuition that nears precognition and one-sided conversations where one character does the talking of both. It gets annoying and brings my enjoyment down but what's the alternative? Entire issues dedicated to frustrated hand signals and confused reactions? There's enough good here to make me come back next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 21, 2015

    The issues closing panels hint a few possible avenues for the narrative to take, and itll be interesting to see how it plays out. Although not quite as action oriented as Id hoped, the issue certainly retained my interest in its more character driven second half. Of course, the biggest question is: has Snake Eyes really switched allegiances to COBRA? The answer to this question and the promise of an upcoming Snake Eyes / Storm Shadow face-off has me pretty excited for the forthcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 24, 2015

    In the late 1980s and onward, super-hero comics adopted a darker tone, in part to capitalize on more mature stories crafted by Miller, Moore and others. Part of the reason for the trend, no doubt, was an effort to appeal to an aging fanbase, to give the formerly young comics readers of the Silver and Bronze ages something in keeping with what was perceived to be a more adult sensibility. I get the sense IDW, with these 21st century Joe comics, is trying to do the same. It didn't work for me, but then, I didn't really feel much of an attachment to these characters or this property. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 23, 2015

    Destro takes center-stage, our hero is acting very strange, and I still don't know who the woman is, but there's intriguing (if overly dark) stuff going on. Read Full Review

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