The GeeksverseCobra #1 – Advanced Review

Cobra #1 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by

Written by: Mike Costa
Art by: Antonio Fuso
Colors: Arianna Florean
Letters: Chris Mowry
Cover Art: A to C - Zach Howard w/ Nelson Daniel, D- Antonio Fuso
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman & Tom Waltz
Editor: Andy Schmidt

With this issue Costa proves that he was the main driven force behind the previous Cobra series. Gage’s absence isn’t even noticed. The tone, feel and quality of the new series is just as good as the previous. If anything it’s gotten better.

The Cobra Civil War heats up as we focus on the Baroness. It’s interesting so see that she knows she won’t be the Commander, but she still goes about trying to get the job as well as her normal duties in the organization. This issue shows how strong the character of the Baroness is. She’s ruthless, calculating and talented.

But with just a few simple words, Serpentor shows that he’s her equal.

The question, with the Baroness knowing she won’t be the Commander, is why is she pushing Vargas, Bludd and Serpentor? Who does she want to win? Does she even care?

This issue shows the flip side of the mission in Panama from G.I. Joe #1. That issue showed the Joe’s view of the battle and it’s aftermath. This issue shows the Cobra side.

There’s a surprise and a shock ending to this issue and it fits in perfectly with the rest of the series. Serpentor’s cult has long arms. We also see the return of one of the original Joes in the IDW run. But his appearance is not what you would expect.

Fuso’s art has also gotten better. There’s a couple shots of the Baroness that show how much he has improved. His work has always been good but angular and sharp. There’s a softness to his work now. The style is still very much Fuso, but it’s not as angular as it has been in the past.

Cobra #1 receives
5 out of 5

Fans that were worried that the tone of the Cobra series would change will be happy.

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