New Pulp Recommendation: Snake Eyes: Deadgame by Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld recently took control of G.I. Joe’s most popular character, Snake Eyes, and delivered a thrilling storyline entitled Deadgame. With a plot that spans centuries, the crux of it is that an immortal villain has returned to continue a game of death — and he has his eyes set on both an ancient sword and Thor’s famous hammer Mjölnir. Along the way, Snake Eyes crosses paths with a former teacher of his; old flame Scarlett; fellow ninja Stormshadow; and even the original G.I. Joe and his Adventure Team (complete with Bulletman!). I think Liefeld delivered some of the best art of his career and the story packed plenty of excitement. There were a few places in the narration where I felt things got kind of confusing and to be honest, I’m still not 100% sure I understand what the villain’s ultimate goal was (or even what the hell the Deadgame is) but I still loved the pacing, the action, and the characterization. This is definitely modern pulp storytelling so if you enjoy a good beer-and-pretzels comic book, this is it.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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