Wednesday, August 28, 2019

"G.I.Joe: Snake Hunt"

IDW Publishing's "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" #266, begins the 10-part series "Snake Hunt", in support of the upcoming "Snake Eyes" solo feature film, written by Larry Hama and illustrated by Robert Atkins, with covers by Atkins and Jamie Sullivan, available August 28, 2019:

"...when the original 'Snake Eyes' lost his life battling forces of evil, 'Sean Collins' (aka 'Throwdown') took up the mysterious mantle to deny 'Cobra' a moral victory in their long-running war against 'G.I. Joe'.

"But 'Cobra Commander' -- not realizing the original Snake Eyes' memories and skills are now implanted in the mind and body of 'Dawn Moreno' -- has never given up his desire to remove the legendary ninja from his enemies, and will do whatever it takes to make it happen, including kidnapping and brainwashing Sean Collins and making him part of Cobra.

"Can G.I. Joe save Sean from the dark clutches of Cobra before it's too late?..."

Actor Henry Golding ("Last Christmas") stars as "Snake Eyes" in the Paramount/Hasbro "G.I. Joe" spin-off action feature, targeting an October 16, 2020 wide release.

Snake Eyes, originally part of Hasbro's 1982 G.I. Joe toyline, was portrayed by Ray Park in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009) and in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).

He is the team's original 'Commando', with his history, including real name, place of birth and service number, remaining "CLASSIFIED". All that is known for certain is his rank/grade, originally 'US Army Sergeant/E-5', eventually reaching 'Sergeant First Class/E-7'. 

His primary military specialty is infantry, followed by hand-to-hand combat instructor. He has undergone drill sergeant training, and is a former 'US Army Special Forces' and 'Delta Force' operator.

He was trained at the 'MACV Recondo School' and served in 'LRRPs' in Southeast Asia with both 'Stalker' and 'Storm Shadow...

...leaving the service to study martial arts with Storm Shadow's 'Arashikage' ninja clan. 

Snake Eyes was living a life of seclusion in the 'High Sierras' with a pet wolf named 'Timber', when he was recruited for the 'G.I. Joe Team'. He is an expert in all 'NATO' and 'Warsaw Pact' small arms, and black belt in 12 different fighting systems. He is also skilled in the use of edged weapons, including Japanese sword and spike-knuckled trench knives. 

During one of his first missions for G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes' face was severely disfigured in a helicopter explosion. 

Since then, he has had extensive plastic surgery to repair the damage, but his vocal cords cannot be repaired. He usually wears a black bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Snake Eyes'...