General reaction from the fandom as well as from the comics world at large is that the IDW G.I. Joe mythology is pretty slow, somewhat steady, and fairly non-exciting. That is, with the exception of G.I. Joe: Cobra. Across the board, G.I. Joe: Cobra has been getting absolutely rave reviews, with the latest installment, the G.I. Joe: Cobra Special winning an MTV Splash Page award.
Well, yesterday, the sequel to the ground-breaking mini-series arrived in comic stores everywhere, and folks across the web are already singing it’s praises. Check out some reviews below.
Being the huge fan of G.I. Joe: Cobra that I am, I also read the book yesterday. Yeah. It rocked.
There wasn’t a whole lot of action, but it was chock-full of intrigue. The art style is absolutely perfectly suited for a comic of this nature, the writing is excellent, and the character just oozes from the pages. Croc Master, The Baroness, not to mention the obvious mystery of this newcomer who bares a striking resemblance to Jinx. They’ve managed to get the Twins involved without them being ridiculous from day one, and to see their take on Croc Master and everything surrounding this new version of Cobra…well, it’s pretty damn thrilling.
It’s funny…I’m no big fan of the mainstream G.I. Joe book. In fact, it’s left me fairly cold, with only a few injections of coolness. But this Cobra book is almost making up for it. They’re building Cobra up into such an awesome organization and mysterious entity that it has successfully MADE me care about the mainstream G.I. Joe book, even if that book hasn’t done it on its own.
The G.I. Joe: Cobra mini was fantastic. The one-shot special was amazing. The sequel, so far, twenty-two pages in, is keeping right up with the pace of the others, and I am loving it.