I read a lot of comics. And I tend to just read the next comic on the pile without looking at the front cover. So sometimes it takes me two or three pages before I realize what title I’m actually reading. Heck, sometimes after three or four pages I still don’t know and have to look! Never have that problem with GI JOE COBRA.
You open it up, one of the myriad of GI Joe character says, "I’ll never be Cobra Commander," or more recently, "I’ll never be G.I. Joe," and you automatically know what comic you’re reading. Just makes me happy. And it is a different character speaking every issue. And while you may not be totally familiar with the character speaking, after three or four pages of their respective back story you definitely are.
But that is all prelude to the main story in Cobra #7. Steeler, the traitorous Cobra spy, tries to make his escape! Firewall, Chameleon and Lady Jaye set out to stop him! What followed was an over-the-top, down and dirty, 10-page fight scene that was absolutely fantastic! Featuring guns a-blazin’, face punches, kicks to the jaw, a knife to the gut, a shiv to the ankle and, last but not least, a bullet to the head! It was great!
Really got the adrenaline pumping. Just exhausting to even read. And your exhaustion was mirrored in the comic with an equally fantastic last page. The four combatants are sprawled on the ground, totally spent, maybe alive, maybe dead, each lying in a pool of their own blood. The only words on the page? "Oh God" and "Continued"!
Cobra #7 another great issue in one of my all time favorite series. Can’t recommend it enough. Although at this point maybe I can. Nah! Read it up!
On an unrelated note, Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine! See ya!