Comics: Snake Eyes #3

August 27, 2011

Snake Eyes #3 is my least favorite issue of the Snake Eyes series, thus far. Don't get me wrong, it's still a Snake Eyes comic, which makes it great, but this issue left me feeling like I was reading a Snake Eyes & his Amazing Friends comic.

Because Snake Eyes doesn't speak and moving the story forward requires speech, everyone else has to do the talking. As a result we're left with less Snake Eyes than we should have. Despite this, Chuck Dixon does a good job with the story--I can't imagine how difficult it is to write a character that doesn't speak-- by not falling into the "Lassie trap" where the other characters are constantly asking "What's that Snake Eyes? Cobra has put together a new Weather Dominator and we need to go Cobra Island?" The art, as always, is fantastic. At this point, if Robert Atkins put out an art book of blank pages I'd probably buy it. All-in-all, this is a good comic with a solid story, it's just not a great Snake Eyes issue.

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