Thursday, July 23, 2020

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

Written and drawn by Rob Liefeld, Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 is an odd comic that brings an unexpected mysticism into the G.I. JOE world. The story begins with Snake Eyes, Roadblock, and Tripwire sent to investigate the unexplained use of an old Joe code where they find a captured Joe Colton and a reborn legendary warrior known as Kirigun, an Arashikage boogeyman who lives up to the legend fighting Snake Eyes to a draw before departing.

Liefeld is an obvious fan of the character and takes quite a bit of pleasure in drawing him in various poses as the Joe's silent ninja is able to cut through minimal resistance before running into Kirigun. From what little we get, Kirigun and "Deadgame" has ties to Arashikage and Snake Eyes' murky past, but with most of the comic spent focusing on how to draw Snake Eyes in various cool poses there's not a lot of story here.

Despite my love for the character, and the strong possibility that Storm Shadow will be involved as the mini-series continues, I can't see myself staying with this comic for very long.

[IDW, $3.99]

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