The GeeksverseSnake Eyes #7

Snake Eyes #7
Published on Saturday, November 19, 2011 by

Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Chuck Dixon
Penciled by: Casey Maloney
Inked by: Juan Castro
Colored by: Simon Gough & Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Lettered by: Shawn Lee
Cover Art: A- Robert Atkins w/ Simon Gough; B- Agustin Padilla w/ Simon Gough; C- Trevor Hutchison
Assistant Editor: Carlos Guzman
Editor: John Barber & Tom Waltz

This issue starts off strong, with Duke and SE sneaking across the border to infiltrate one of Vargas’ labs to try to find a cure. The way that Kwinn and Lighthorse, with Vargas, get across is pretty funny and good. It makes sense to split up like that, making a border crossing easier.

But from there it just gets weaker. There’s alot of logic jumps to the story. Somehow they are able to get a limo when all they had before was a truck? They forcibly enter a Cobra research lab and somehow get the scientists to help them out without a fight or at least an argument? That part seems a bit far fetched. Why would the scientists just up and decide to help the Joes and to forcibly remove blood samples from Vargas?

It seems like a jump in logic.

The script itself is good. The plot is just lacking and incomplete.

The Snake Eyes series has been kind of interesting so far. Right now it doesn’t seem like it serves a purpose other then to be the third book in the line so that the Cobra Civil War and following multi-parter can be evenly split to the three books. Where the other two titles work being part of the storyline, this one feels like it’s forced into being part. This could have easily been G.I. Joe Special Missions or something else instead of Snake Eyes. The first arc at least opened with something directly connected to SE but so far the overall series feels more like Snake Eyes team-up. Let’s get some more stories focused directly on SE.

Maloney’s art is fairly good. Good grasp of the technical aspects and storytelling. The characters move smoothly. It was nice to see the Toxo-Vipers in classic outfit at the end. Maloney did a good job with them.

Snake Eyes #7 receives
3 out of 5

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