Comic Review: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5
By PS Hayes
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 Written by Mike Costa
Art by Paolo Villanelli
Colors by Joana LaFuente
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Edits by Carlos Guzman
Cover art by Paolo Villanelli & Joana LaFuente and Drew Johnson & Romulo Fajardo Jr. IDW Publishing
Release Date: May 13, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 is stunning. That’s the good news. The bad news is, that’s pretty much all I can say about it without spoiling anything. Seriously, this is one of the hardest reviews I’ve ever had to writer. Every page of this book could be considered a spoiler. But, I’ll do my best.
There’s a reason that Mike Costa writes a lot of G.I. Joe comics. He’s really really good at it. So, if you’ve been keeping up on the title (which you REALLY should be), you know that Jinx and Billy are on the run from somebody’s who’s trying to kill them. This issue, we find out why and the answer will shock you and at the same time, it’s just flat out brilliant. PLUS….OK, this is impossible to keep up with at this point.
So… spoiler alert…
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fight this issue and it’s one of the best fights between the two that I’ve ever seen!
The book definitely has an ending, but it’s a VERY open ending, and that’s all I’ll say.
Artist Paolo Villanelli is the unsung hero of this title. His artwork is amazing! Remember that spoiler thing I talked about before? Villanelli is what makes it pop. It’s his artwork that really brings it to life. Plus, the rest of the issue is also fantastic, so it’s pretty much a win-win anyway that you look at it.
Again, this was a SUPER hard review to write because I don’t like including spoilers in my reviews. So, pick this issue up for yourself and find out just how terrific it is!