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Cobra Commander #1 Review – This is another book not to miss for old fans and newcomers alike (Williamson, Milana, Leonie, Wooton) Image/Skybound

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Andrea Milana
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Editor: Sean Mackiewicz and Jonathan Manning
Publication Designer and Logo Designer: Andres Juarez

Thanks to Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment for the review copy!

The next solo series event in the Energon Universe starts here with the origin story of G.I. Joe’s biggest adversary, The Cobra Commander! Written by superstar Joshua Williamson with art by Andrea Milana. Cobra Commander sets his plan in motion by harnessing energy from an unlikely source that’s likely to backfire and create even bigger challenges moving forward.

Boy! This was a doozy. I’ve been a huge fan of Williamson for a while and can’t think of a better writer to handle this character. Williamson crafts a wildly imaginative and thrilling origin story here. He does a great job of continuing to build the Cobra mythos while adding some very creative tidbits and advancing the events that are all simultaneously happening across the Energon Universe. I love how they bring the Transformers into the fold as well. While there have already been some huge moments in these new books this is one that fans have been waiting on since the re-launch. It’s clever, dark, and poised to shake everything that is currently in play to the core! I have to admit I had a little “Ah, hell yeah!” moment when it was revealed to me in the final pages. I also love what Andrea Milana has done with the world building here in reference to Cobra Commander’s home planet, etc. He’s fleshed out a unique and gorgeous world that will now be part of this ever expanding universe. It’s amazing to see all the details and storylines that are being pulled out of this source material. Leoni and Wooton crush the colors and letters as well! It’s a vibrant, easy to follow story that flows from panel to panel swiftly and with ease. I’m really excited about where this team will take the book as we move forward. As with the other new offerings currently unfolding as part of the Energon Universe, this is another book not to miss for old fans and newcomers alike. 

My rating – 10/10 Superb!

Cobra Commander #1 is now available.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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