Comics: Snake Eyes #1

May 19, 2011

Who's the most bad-ass character in comic book history? Right; Wolverine. Who would somebody send to kill Wolverine? Snake Eyes. Yes, that's how formidable Snake Eyes is. So, why is it we're just now getting a solo Snake Eyes series--in 2011--almost 30 years after his action figure debut? We can't answer that, but what we can tell you is that it's worth the wait.

You get exactly what you'd expect and what you'd want from a Snake Eyes comic-ninja moves and awesomeness. I'm not sure time-line wise where this book fits in. It flashes back to Cobra Civil War #0, but we're guessing it takes place before last week's G.I. Joe #1, due to "spoiler-ish" reasons that we won't get into. We join Snake Eyes, Helix, Alpine and Iceberg on a mission to find an enemy that is holed up in a remote arctic area and you get to see Snake Eyes being Snake Eyes. We don't know if it was writer Chuck Dixon or artist Robert Atkins that choreographed the action, but whoever did deserves a salute. It's never confusing and always entertaining. The only thing we didn't care for in this issue was the art in the flashback sequences. Yikes!

VERDICT: We give this issue 4 out of 4 (ninja throwing) stars!

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