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Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at the famous “Silent Issue” of G.I. Joe in honor of the release of the GI Joe film today (or perhaps to shame the GI Joe film?).
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21 was written and drawn by Larry Hama, with finished artwork by Steve Leialoha.
The concept of the story is that Scarlett has been captured by Cobra and is holed up in some Cobra castle somewhere. A presumably impenetrable fortress that, naturally, Snake Eyes penetrates.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has escaped from custody and has stolen a jet glider and is ready to fly away. She doesn’t know that Snake Eye is meanwhile fighting his way to her, where he knows he has to fight Storm Shadow (just making his introduction this issue) and a bunch of red-shirt ninjas.
It’s tough to pick any ONE sequence or moment in the issue, which is just done extremely well by Hama, but I suppose if I had to, I’d pick the ending, where Snake Eyes stops the sword with his hands.
Maybe the look of Storm Shadow as Snake Eyes and Scarlett fly away?
Or is it the reveal that Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow share a similar tattoo (and thus clearly have SOME sort of connection)?
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