Thursday, January 22, 2015

E49: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1 | Star Trek / Planet of the Apes #2 | The Transformers: Punishment Reviews [Devil Comics Entertainment]

The new Snake Eyes limited series sees one of our favorite G.I. Joe characters working for Cobra. Snake Eyes returns after being presumed dead and rescues Destro from his imprisonment. They reunite with Cobra and later Destro has a mission for Snake Eyes which involves him tracking down the son of the original Cobra Commander, Billy. Next issue will see Snake Eyes rival Storm Shadow enter the fray. The issue had twenty pages of story with five pages devoted to Destro’s childhood which need not be relevant to the main story. Overall it was a simple short plot kicking off the series and worthy of a B rating. 

The second issue of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes brings the crew of the Enterprise in contact with Colonel George Taylor who wants to use Kirk’s crew and ship to overthrow the apes. Kirk refuses but Taylor has other plans as he takes Chekov’s communicator and runs off into the woods. The second issue picks up the pace however the ending falls flat as the reader is asked “What can Taylor do with a communicator?”  This is a B rated issue. 

Transformers: Punishment begins with Decepticons being murdered as Starscream investigates. Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron and discovers the murders. As more murders occur Optimus Prime suspects the Firecons are involved so the Transformers go after them. After they are stopped more murders occur and this time it’s the Autobots. Now the Dinobots are targeted and Optimus Prime catches the Transformer red handed. Transformers: Punishment was marketed as a prelude to the upcoming Combiner Wars event which continues in both the Transformers #39 and the Transformers: Windblade series. Overall the issue raises more questions than answers in the end which will hopefully gets answered in Combiner Wars event. This is issue is B rated for plotting and story.