The GeeksverseSnake Eyes #1

Snake Eyes #1
Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by

Written by: Chuck Dixon
Penciled by: Robert Atkins
Inked by: Juan Castro
Flashback art by: Agustin Padilla
Colors: Simon Gough
Letters: Shawn Lee
Cover Art: A to C - Zach Howard w/ Nelson Daniel, D- Robert Atkins w/ Simon Gough
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: Tom Waltz

This picks up from the events of G.I. Joe #0 with SE tracking down clues to the whereabouts of Khalikhan. Some more details about the IDW version of Ninja Force are revealed. They aren’t one team but all are on different ones but all were trained by Snake Eyes. And apparently there’s some past history between SE and Khalikhan.

I was thinking Khalikhan would be the next Cobra Commander but now I’m hoping not because if he does become the next CC, then that means there’s a connection between Cobra Commander and Snake Eyes and that’s just to close to the bad parts of the original ARAH for me.

Not much happens in this issue but it does give Atkins a chance to show off.

Dixon moves the story along, with the Joe team finding the entrance to Khalikhan’s mountaintop hideout and tricking their way in. This issue is mostly for Atkins. That’s not to say there isn’t a story here, but there’s not much of one. It’s a basic get from point A to point B plot.

But the stuff that Atkins can do? That makes this issue. There are some really breathtaking shots. The colors are bright, much the same way that Atkins has always been colored in the Joe books. I’m not sure that bright colors will suit a Snake Eyes book, but it helps make the art look great.

There are some interesting perspective shots and Atkins pulls them off. And he pulls them off correctly. There’s no warped anatomy, foreshortened limps or anything else associated with getting perspective wrong.

The detail he gives the entrance to Khalikhan’s hideout is great.

Snake Eyes #1 receives
3.5 out of 5

Now I just hope the next issues keep up the great artwork but throw more story into the mix.

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