By PS Hayes
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1 Written by Mike Costa
Art by Antonio Fuso
Inks by Emilio Lecce
Colors by Arianna Florean
Letters by Shawn Lee
Consulting Editor: John Barber
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Covers by Michael Lark, Antonio Fuso, Tom Whalen, Jamal Igle, and Brandon Peterson IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Wow! G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1 is probably one of my favorite books going right now! And, it’s only on it’s first issue. That’s setting the bar pretty high for any future issues, guys.
Mike Costa returns to write the book that focuses on the G.I. Joe team that’s taking it undercover to Cobra. They have set themselves deep undercover — and I mean DEEP undercover. In fact, I don’t know how they’re going to find their way back at this point. The book has a very small cast of characters, and that’s one of the things that I like about it. Along with all the espionage, intrigue, and awesomeness. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, and unfortunately, anything that I say about the book’s story can be considered an actual spoiler. Save it to say, if you liked Costa’s last G.I. Joe series, you’ll love this one!
Artist Antonio Fuso seems to have actually gotten BETTER, believe it or not, since the last series, and that’s saying something because he was by no means a slouch to begin with. He was born to draw this kind of book, and it shows. He’s one of the rare artists that uses shadows so frequently, and it works on every page.
You should definitely pick this book up! Not only is it a great book in general, it’s got some really great twists and turns. Just when you think you couldn’t be surprised by Costa & Fuso anymore, they’ll prove you wrong.