When I received and reviewed an advanced copy of IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra Special, I knew it was… well… special. Apparently I’m not alone.
MTV’s SplashPage has revealed their year end “Best Of” awards, and the G.I. Joe: Cobra Special received an award for excellence for “Best One-Shot Special”. Here is what MTV had to say about the comic:
“Licensed properties tend to fly under the radar for most readers who aren’t a fan of the relevant property, but those who missed out on this issue overlooked a real gem. Writer Mike Costa scripts a story about the villainous twin brothers Tomax and Xamot Paoli that explores the dichotomy of the characters with a unique twist: the tale is is divided into two parts, with one offering Tomax’s take on a shared experience, and the other offering Xamot’s considerably different perspective on the same. The story is structured so that the book begins and ends with a similar set of scenes, tweaked slightly to indicate the characters’ diverging points of view, and their two stories meet (and diverge) in a common scene halfway through the issue. The issue is one of the year’s best not just because of the story itself, but because of the brilliant style in which the story’s presented.”
Great to see G.I. Joe getting some credit out there, especially the absolutely fantastic work that went into the G.I. Joe: Cobra Special. It really was an impressive issue that was actually more successful (in my opinion) than the Watchmen issue that inspired it. Thanks to YoJoe for the heads up!