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On The Cheap: Get All Of ‘Snake Eyes: Agent Of Cobra’ For Five Bucks

Snake-Eyes: Agent of Cobra

If you went to Comixology yesterday to check out the week's new releases, you wouldn't have seen a GI Joe sale featured on the main page, but there's one going on right now that features a whole lot of great comics. The main attraction here is probably the six issues of Tom Scioli and John Barber's senses-shattering Transformers vs. GI Joe on sale for a buck each, but let's be real with each other: If you are the kind of person who takes this site's recommendations on what comics to buy, there's a good chance that you've already got those.

What you might have missed, though, is one of the best Joe stories in recent memory: Mike Costa and Paolo Villanelli's Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra. It's compelling, character driven, features one of the best fight scenes of the year, and, perhaps most importantly, it has Destro and Snake Eyes teaming up to take on the world. If you haven't read it, you should pick it up - even if you've never been a fan of GI Joe.

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‘Snake Eyes: Agent Of Cobra’ Teams G.I. Joe’s Silent Ninja With Destro, Is Therefore The Perfect Comic Book


Listen, there was no way that Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra wasn't going to be my favorite comic of the week. I mean, my love of G.I. Joe has been chronicled pretty extensively here at ComicsAlliance, and the two parts of that franchise that I love with an almost overwhelming fervor are Destro and Snake Eyes, the two characters who take the spotlight in this issue. The only way it could be closer to what I wanted out of a comic would be that if it involved Batman and pro wrestling, and since DC already put one of those out last month, it's as close as we're going to get.

But while I've been in the tank for this series since it came out, I can tell you that it's great for reasons that go beyond the starring characters. It's the continuation of a smart, slick take on the G.I. Joe franchise that kicks off with a premise that's inherently exciting. It just happens to also involve two of the best characters ever.

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Marvel’s Spider-Verse Event Launches ‘Scarlet Spiders’ And ‘Spider-Verse Team-Up’ Minis


Marvel's Spider-Verse panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday saw the announcement of two new mini series spinning out of the multi-dimensional event. In Scarlet Spiders, a trio of spider-clones come together for a potential suicide mission, while Spider-Verse Team Up features multiple Spider-Men from multiple Spider-Man creators.

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Link Ink: Teenage Mutant Ninja Pancakes, Digital She-Ra And Marvel On The Kindle


Baked Goods: Clutzygeek transforms the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into delicious (and turtle-free) pancakes.

Digital: Select Marvel graphic novels are now available in the Amazon Kindle store.

Upcoming: She-Ra is getting a Masters of the Universe digital one-shot from DC by Mike Costa and Drew Edward Johnson...

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Casey Jones Gets The Spotlight In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries’ #6 [Preview]


After spending several issues being introduced to Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz's reimagined TMNT continuity, every fan's favorite hockey-masked sports enthusiast will get to strike out on his own a bit in this week's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #6: Casey Jones, written by Mike Costa and Ben Epstein, with art by Mike Henderson and covers by Henderson and David Petersen...

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IDW Announces New ‘The Crow,’ ‘Judge Dredd,’ ‘The Cape,’ Unpublished Dave Stevens & More


IDW Publishing came prepared to Anaheim, California's WonderCon event last weekend, announcing several high profile comic book initiatives. Besides the previously discussed Womanthology ongoing series (of miniseries) and the full-length Rocketeer project by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, IDW is developing a revival of James O'Barr's The Crow with creators John Shirley and Kevin Colden; brand new Judge Dredd stories as well as reprint archival material from 2000 AD; a return of the acclaimed The Cape by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel; new KISS comics written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by Jamal Igle and Casey Maloney; a new collection of rare and unpublished Dave Stevens material; and (perhaps) final Locke & Key installment by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; and new work by Ben McCool and Mike Costa.Whi...

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Namco Bandai Reviving Vintage Games as Webcomics Via ShiftyLook


Namco Bandai Games will launch a webcomics publishing effort known as ShiftyLook in March, aiming to revive interest in its dormant game properties by adapting them to new comic stories that will be available online and on mobile devices...

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Gay Marriage in the ‘Transformers’ Universe


Mike Costa knows his Transformers. As one of the franchise's most prolific contributors (especially in comics), he knows a thing or two thousand about the robots in disguise (and their impossible-to-onomatopoeia-ize transformation sound)...

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