SAN DIEGO, CA (July 8, 2020) – The highly anticipated SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME comic book series written and illustrated by superstar creator Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Deadpool) is almost here! Hitting stores next Wednesday, the first issue of IDW Publishing’s G.I. JOE comic book spin-off is being supported by a combined 36 Retailer and Convention Exclusive covers, including 9 covers illustrated by Liefeld himself!
“G.I. JOE is a storied franchise that has entertained fans across multiple generations! It was my first toy, and my passion for these characters and this world has run deep since I was a young boy consumed with all things ‘Joe’,” says Liefeld. “The opportunity to write and draw Snake Eyes, and adding all-new characters, challenges, and consequences to the pantheon of G.I. JOE has been the highlight of my career to date! I’m thrilled to release SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME #1 into the world courtesy of Hasbro and IDW! The support from fans has been incredible!”
Snake Eyes has long been the most mysterious member of the G.I. JOE team, but within the pages of DEADGAME, he’ll finally be forced to play his hand! How long can he keep his past classified… and what deadly secrets will come back to haunt him?
“Rob Liefeld and Snake Eyes were destined to come together,” says John Barber, IDW’s Editor-in-Chief. “We could not be more excited to have one of comics’ all-time most iconic artists take a stab — pun very much intended — at telling a tale of one of the world’s most iconic characters.”
“Rob Liefeld’s unique take on the G.I. JOE franchise is truly the very definition of ‘event comics,’ guaranteed to generate fan excitement and attract lots of foot traffic to comic shops,” says Chris Ryall, IDW’s President, Publisher, and CCO. “We are extremely grateful for our retail and convention partners who have recognized SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME as one of Summer 2020’s biggest titles and supported this launch so enthusiastically.”
The first issue of SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME will arrive in stores on July 15. To reserve your copy, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME Comic Book Series Launches with 36 Exclusive Covers
Covers look wicked. Especially the one with Snake Eyes with the Shemagh and the one with the mask ripped off halfway
Why do they keep using that horrible 25th anniversary card art? The damn uzi looks like it's melting in his hand. The original art is so much better.
J James says
The best one is the retro Stadium Comics cover.
Liefeld's involvement makes this a hard pass for me. Dude's a terrible artist and a worse writer, not to mention his books are always late. Half the time he never even finishes books he's on and someone else has to.
I don't get Frankie's Comic's cover. That's more like a Punisher vs. Cobra crossover comic cover.
I'm just glad I'm not a comic book cover collector. 36 different ones to collect! Whew!
Jonboy Meyers killed the covers! they look great:
Only 36 alternate covers? They’re slacking off. I expect at least 50!
I can’t help but laughing at this, the most Liefeld thing ever:
We’ve got the Silver Surfer dressed as Iron Fist, a couple of chicks from a 90s X-title, anatomically improbable Roadblock (let’s check the angles on those arms and those weird dough balls that are supposed to be fists). Curve sword grips, curvy gun grips... Rectangle guns, triangle feet...
I’m particularly enjoying how the grip of RB’s gun is sprouting out of his wrist and his legs now end in elephant feet.
I agree, that cover is not good. Anatomy and "Liefeldness" aside, I don't know if it's a lazy drawing or because Liefeld did his own inks.
In a way, SE is a perfect character for him...no face, lots of pouches, etc.
I hope the story is good. I've collected comics for years and a good story can save bad art but good art can't save a bad story.
The other thing this is good for is because he's a "name" artist, people will buy this and hopefully pick up other books with the character.
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