The “Cobra Command” crossover continues here as Snake Eyes, and his team (Helix, Iceberg, and Alpine) are successful in taking out one of COBRA’s bases in the Southeast Nation of Nazhao, but COBRA has firm control of the entire country and delivers an ultimatum to the entire population of the country to evacuate. At first the JOE’s believe COBRA plans to stay but the more intelligence they gather the more it looks like the new Cobra Commander‘s plan for Nazhao is complete destruction.
Honestly if this hadn’t been a continuation of a story from last week’s Snake Eyes (the only G.I. JOE comic I’m picking up on a regular basis), I probably wouldn’t have picked this one up.
It doesn’t appear that I’m going to have to keep up with all three titles to follow “Cobra Command,” but this issue does give a little more on the inner-workings of COBRA’s hierarchy (Desrto, Baroness, Major Bludd) as each are learning how to deal with the new Commander.
That said, there’s plenty of action here, and Snake Eyes and his team to take center stage for the first few pages. We also get Rattlers! Rattlers!! Okay, it’s certainly not a must-read but fans of the characters should get their money’s worth here. And it even has a Snake Eyes variant cover. For fans.