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    Cobra la la la! Calling the faithful! Has anybody read Cobra Commander #1, written by Josh Williamson, drawn by Andrea Milana, and colored by Annalisa Leoni?

    I have, and enjoyed it quite a bit, even if I had no idea what Cobra La was supposed to be. (I was a comic and toy GI Joe fan, not a cartoon one.) The setup is very intriguing and something of a surprise. It seems the Energon Universe's Cobra Commander is more of a scientist, albeit still sociopathic and a manipulative jerk. And he's on the hunt for Energon... The art wasn't quite as good as Tom Reilly's work in Duke, but it was still fun and got across the emotions in the story.

    So what did you think?

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    Yeah, I was reluctant since I never cared for the Cobra-La retcon. Eventually, I relented & began reading the darn thing.
    Once the Commander made his emergence into the modern world & I spotted a few easter eggs/cameos, I found it quite enjoyable. So yeah, I'd recommend it.
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    That Megatron tease...

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    Another stellar issue from the Energon Universe. This train is rolling strong. It has everything for both current and new fans. A relaunch of the universe with classic, darker, and more adult elements. Duke's Comic read like a Jack Bauer Episode while Cobra Commander's felt like a B Horror Movie. Both worked

    Cobra Commander's Origin (and Character) from Hamas Marvel Run was light years better than the cartoon. That being said, this comic book has parts from both. So many easter eggs and I'm sure I'm missing others

    This Cobra Commander is a human that found his way onto Cobra-La. The one scientist screaming to retreat before he was killed was what Cobra Commander looked like in the cartoon before he changed. I also like how this comic is explaining how Cobra is getting their technology.

    What I wasn't expecting was Megatron's Fate (so far). I was predicting Cobra Commander and Megatron were working together.

    I'm hooked. Interested to see what happens with Megatron and who this Grunt Person is.

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    In a shared and integrated universe with stuff like the Transformers, I think it’s absolutely the right call to lean into the more fantastic elements of G.I. Joe history. Cobra-La works perfectly in that respect.

    They also established Cobra Commander as a very formidable and menacing threat. I’m fully on board for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exciter View Post
    In a shared and integrated universe with stuff like the Transformers, I think it’s absolutely the right call to lean into the more fantastic elements of G.I. Joe history. Cobra-La works perfectly in that respect.

    They also established Cobra Commander as a very formidable and menacing threat. I’m fully on board for this.
    so they're going with the cartoon version of Cobra Commander, not the comics version of the ex-car salesman in Springfield? Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypestyle View Post
    so they're going with the cartoon version of Cobra Commander, not the comics version of the ex-car salesman in Springfield? Interesting.
    I know, right?! I'd even be shocked if there were any reference to Billy Kessler (T_T)

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    Cobra Commander #2 Preview
    Writer: Joshua Williamson
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    While I suspect some or most of the "name" Noks will survive Nemesis Enforcer's onslaught, I like that I really don't know if we can guarantee any of that. I guess they probably at least telegraphed there's more to the Buzzer story, and with an oft-mentioned "brother" in the mix, Zarana & Zandar seem to have plot armor, at least for this cliffhanger. I definitely half expect Nemesis Enforcer to have murdered Ripper and Torch by the first panel of next issue.

    Art's still great. Still good brutal shock and horror. I was 99% that it was Nemesis but it still felt pretty nice to see the reveal. The only way to make "humanity villains" feel like they can even make a mark in a shared universe is yeah, definitely agree, play up the fantastical elements. But also for at least some of the key villains to be true monsters in a lot of ways. Get me some of those Cobra Blackstar mercenary pilots, and bring on the Manimals and Lunartix.
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    Who do we think that scientist is in this issue of cobra commander
    Stick "we work together and we get out of here alive"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    Who do we think that scientist is in this issue of cobra commander
    Didn't really say who this scientist was.

    I want to say Issue #4 was probably my favorite in the run so far. This and Transformers are easily the best from the Energon-Verse in my books. I really don't want this one to end.

    My only little critique is that as much as I love the Commander, no way he should have survived that drop from Nemesis Enforcer. That was a flat out mortal kombat fatality. The dude flies so fast he appears as a purple blur.

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    That’s why I asked who do we think it was
    Stick "we work together and we get out of here alive"

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    Shame this is just a 5 issue miniseries. Cobra Commander could easily be an ongoing imo. (He was always my favorite character in the franchise.)
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    After reading #5 and knowing solits Destro mini will feel like issue 6-10 IMO which I am planning to get that one and Scarlet
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