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Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2020

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Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 comic reviewRob Liefeld’s bizarre mini-series continues as Snake Eyes and Scarlett meet some more odd characters in the woods first in another large warrior who Snake Eyes faces off and then in a woman who claims to be his mentor and also works for the god Kirigun. Snake Eyes is apparently a warrior trained to offer sport to Kirigun during the “Deadgame.” Um… yeah.

So two issues in the story doesn’t make much more sense, if any. There is plenty of action here with Snake Eyes in action against both the warrior and his former mentor. Liefeld also provides some narration from Scarlett about her relationship with our title character.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #274

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #274 comic reviewThe penultimate issue of “Snake Hunt” is here and the action if fast and furious as the Joes and their unlikely allies battle Cobra on all fronts hoping to liberate Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) from Cobra’s clutches and Dr. Mindbender‘s evil experiments hoping to turn the Joe into an agent of Cobra.

While the groups within the compound make slow progress, fighting above the bunker turns in Cobra’s favor as reinforcements arrive and an irate Cobra Commander orders the death of every Joe. Not surprisingly, it’s the Arashikage contingent that find Throwdown first. However, their escape appears to have been cut-off as things appear to be setting up for an explosive finale.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #273

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #273 comic reviewAfter several issues of lead-up, the rescue of Throwdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) begins with the first of many forces sneaking into the Cobra underground laboratory as others including the Arashikage and teams led by Zartan and Destro arrive in Springfield as well.

Inside the bunker, Throwdown has already started his escape and has taken both Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender hostage, keeping all the Cobra eyes turned inward and unaware of what is about to rain down on them.

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Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

by Alan Rapp on July 23, 2020

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Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 comic reviewWritten 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.

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #272

by Alan Rapp on June 18, 2020

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #272 comic reviewThrowdown (who Cobra still mistakenly believe is the original Snake Eyes) makes his escape attempt as the Joes continue to mobilize by land, air, and space. Putting pieces in place for the final three issues of the “Snake Hunt” arc, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #272 features Joes in buses, planes, and deploying a satellite in space. Zartan and Destro‘s teams also rendezvous with the the Joe caravan and the Arashikage arrive in Springfield as well.

The only real action from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #272 comes from our hero’s attempt to escape the Cobra bunker before Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender can turn him into a puppet for Cobra. Throwdown does fairly well against such odds, but with so much of the story left to tell, I’ll guess he’s not making it out on his own just yet.

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