Wednesday, June 29, 2011

G.I. JOE: #2

Cobra Commander may be dead, but that doesn't mean COBRA is going away quietly. With Duke stuck in Washington for a series of bureaucratic meetings, COBRA sets out a two-pronged attack. The first sends in two of their best agents to infiltrate the Pit and the second attempts to take out the Joe's leader in the nation's capital.

Zartan creates all kinds of chaos here (although it's a little unclear if the Joes know about him or he's being reintroduced as a new character) taking out members of the team to assume their identities with one purpose - to silence the COBRA prisoner. As to what Storm Shadow's true mission is, I guess we'll have to wait for that to be revealed next month.

Meanwhile Duke and Dial Tone fight their way out of a government facility, not knowing who to trust. Anyone could be an agent of COBRA. Remember, it's not paranoia if they're really after you. Although I'm not totally sold on Javier Saltares' artwork, writer Chuck Dixon gives us pair of strong stories. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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