In the flurry of activity this afternoon with the well-deserved psychosis erupting over the reveal of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Big Boa figure (which I am still in lust with, even several hours after first seeing it), I think some potentially big news may have gotten overlooked.
Earlier today, I posted the February solicitations for upcoming IDW Comic Books, and among those solicitations was one for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation prequel comic book. Well, the cover of Issue #1 shows a pretty great full body shot of Snake Eyes in action…and he has a distinctly different uniform. Which of course, begs the question, is this how he’ll show up in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation motion picture?
Take a peek:
First of all, no lips. Yay!
Second of all, very cool and interesting shoulder armor, which connects to some brace that goes around his neck. Pretty cool looking forearm guards, and what appears to be rib protection with some straps and buckles. The distinctive lack of fake rubber-muscles is a welcome sight, too.
Time will tell if this really is the Retaliation Snake Eyes costume, but just looking at it, seems to look like a Hollywood concoction. Hopefully we’ll see the real deal soon.