The GeeksverseG.I. Joe: Cobra #11 – Advanced Review

G.I. Joe: Cobra #11 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Mike Costas & Christos N. Gage
Art by: Antonio Fuso & Chee
Lettered by: Shawn Lee
Colored by: Peter Dawes
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Andy Schmidt
Covers: A- Antonio Fuso; B- Zach Howard

This issue follows Chuckles as he’s led deeper into the inner workings of Cobra. And it’s quite an interesting journey.

Earlier Cobra issues showed the darker side of Cobra, the terrorist side, which this issue does as well, but it also shows some potential other sides. Make no mistake, Cobra is out to control the world, but they are out to stabilize it as the Commander says, just in their image.

Chuckles is shown a future assignment, which is to premiere a new device called a “Meeting Bot”. The Commander says that patents on devices such as that make the organization wealthy. But it’s the hidden use for the device that makes you realize that there really is no good side to Cobra. A device that sounds incredibly useful for meetings is really nothing more then a cleverly disguised behaviorial modification device. And not of the evil genius/super villian variety. No, this device would do so subtly.

Scary.

As is the Commander’s reaction to a pilot being seen by locals on the next island over. The nonchalance shown by Chuckles is a bit shocking in a way.

Chuckles is an interesting character. His attitude provides a nice contrast to the seriousness of the rest of the cast, even Big Boa. Big Boa provides the “believer” to Chuckles skeptic. Both are the same coin, essentially, they just had different paths where the Commander found them and gave them purpose.

This was one of the better issues at seeing the inner workings of Cobra and how the different characters interact, as well as the goal of the organization.

It’s too bad the art causes this issue to suffer.

Definately not Fuso’s best work. It looks rushed and is very sloppy in alot of areas. Chee fills in on some of the pages but his work isn’t as good as I’ve seen either. It looks like Chee may have altered his style a bit to better fit in with Fusos. If that’s true, it doesn’t help as it just looks sloppy and as messy as Fusos does.

The art doesn’t fully detract from the issue, as the story is interesting.

G.I. Joe: Cobra #11 receives
3.5 out of 5

Would have been more if the art had been stronger.

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