Five Page Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra #9

Cobra Command Part 3 is here, within the pages of Cobra #9.  Written by Mike Costa with art by Alex Cal, it looks like it will fit in seamlessly with the previous parts of this edge-of-your-seat series.

Check out the 5-Page Preview below, the issue hits on Wednesday.

Cobra Ongoing #9

Mike Costa (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Antonio Fuso (c)

“Cobra Command,” Part Three! As the takeover of a foreign nation by the new Cobra Commander continues, we follow other members of Cobra High Command who are not as amenable to the new Commander as they first seemed. While certain Cobra agents quietly plot their vengeance, others align themselves with the new Commander… but he may have more in store for Cobra than just a military coup.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Nick Runge variant cover!

Cobra Clan symbol temporary tattoos!

Amazing cover artwork for IDW’s Cobra Command

Over on his Ryalltime blog, IDW Editor Chris Ryall has taken three separate covers from Kelsey Shannon, which are on G.I. Joe #11, Snake Eyes #11, and Cobra #11, and combined them into one large image.

It is… stunning.  Seriously.  This is one heck of an awesome piece of artwork.  I love the new Cobra Commander design, I love the face off between the Joes and the Cobra’s.  This is just fantastic.

Check out Chris Ryall’s blog, and take a peek at the mirrored image below.  Try not to drool.

GeneralsJoes reviews IDW G.I. Joe #9 – Cobra Command Begins now!

I do have to admit that it seemed as if the Cobra Civil War kind of came to a sudden and grinding halt in mid-stream.  I mean, the storyline progression made a certain amount of sense, but I never really felt this culmination to a thrilling finale or anything, it just kept on steamrolling ahead, and then suddenly it was over.

I did like the end resolution, and I agree with the promotion of that particular character to the Cobra Commander role, but I just felt like it just suddenly ended.

Even with that in mind, I did feel more invested in the IDW universe post Cobra Civil War than I had before it, and found myself looking forward to the whole Cobra Command storyline to see where things go from here.  I tried to hold my enthusiasm in check, since the main line G.I. Joe title isn’t my favorite, but it turns out, I came away quite impressed.

To read the full review click the Read the Rest of the Story link below.

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Five Page preview for IDW G.I. Joe #9

Cobra Command starts here!

IDW has released the 5-page preview for the upcoming 9th issue of their flagship G.I. Joe title, and it looks like a rocking start to the Cobra Command storyline.  Check out the five page preview below.

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #9

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)

“Cobra Command,” Part One! The Cobra Civil War is over but there’s no risk of a peace outbreak. A nine-issue epic starts right here! The new Cobra Commander kicks off his reign with total war as he invades a sovereign nation with all the military might under his power. The world is outraged but uncertain of how to retaliate. So the Joes take to the field to battle a new, more dangerous version of their oldest foe.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Nick Runge variant cover!

G.I. JOE temporary tattoos!

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A rolling nine-issue crossover between all three ongoing G.I. JOE titles, all with the same art team!