Cobra #7 Written by Mike Costa
Art by Antonio Fuso
Colors by Arianna Florean
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by David Williams, Antonio Fuso, Trevor Hutchison IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
WOW! Cobra #7 is really gonna put you on the edge of your seat! While we don’t find out who the new Cobra Commander is — that happens next month in G.I. Joe #8 — we do get some big time payoff. It’s getting down to the wire and business is picking up!
Mike Costa does a great job writing what basically ends up being Die Hard in the G.I. Joe headquarters. Secrets are revealed, the body count rises, and the person that I thought was gonna be Cobra Commander is….well, let’s just say it’s not going to be who I thought it was. Just an all around great issue for the penultimate chapter of this year-long storyline. After this issue, the dynamic of this whole book is going to change a full 180 degrees. I can’t wait to see where it goes next.
There are a lot of great comic book art blogs out there, beyond the deviantart pages of the world, and if you’re a comic book fan, these are webpages that you should be checking out on a daily basis. This week, I’m going to highlight a few that I think are worthy of your attention or are just pages for some of my favorite artists.
We start with Robert Atkins Art, the webpage for Robert Atkins, currently on the Snake Eyes ongoing from IDW, formerly of the main GI Joe series. Atkins has also done work on Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and others.
Atkins has really stepped up his game on his webpage in the last few months, updating the site almost every day with sketches of various characters from across pop culture. He also chooses specific themes for each week, giving him a chance to stretch his muscles. What’s the best part about this blog? Almost all of the sketches he posts are for sale at decent prices, so if you’re a fan of original art, you have to check this out. There are several pieces on the site that I am kicking myself for not buying.