Comics: Cobra #1

May 26, 2011

Let's be honest, the G.I. Joe team always beats Cobra. In the comic book world, however, Cobra may have just won the battle. Released this week, Cobra #1 is, from start to finish, everything you could want in a comic book featuring almost exclusively all villains. It's very easy--and the norm now--for comics starring villains to portray them as misunderstood heroes to generate reader sympathy. That is not the case here. There's no mistaking that the Cobra agents are evil and will pull out all the stops to claim the ultimate prize; becoming the new Cobra Commander. Writer Mike Costa handles the story very well, while throwing in a ton of nice--OK not really nice--character moments. Antonio Fuso's art really hits it with this book. The only drawback? IDW's G.I. Joe series is required reading to get the full story of what's going on in this issue.

VERDICT: Buy it!

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