Everyone’s favorite ninja Snake Eyes is getting back in the spotlight thanks to IDW Publishing and Deadpool. Rob Liefeld, co-creator of Marvel’s Merc with the Mouth, will be taking on the long standing G.I. Joe member in a new series written and drawn by Liefeld. Snake Eye: Deadgame is set to launch early next year.
Rob Liefeld has been a long time fan of G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes in particular. He told The Hollywood Reporter, “Snake Eyes is Wolverine, Deadpool and Spider-Man rolled into one amazing character for an entire generation of fans that thrilled to his adventures in comics and cartoons and hung on his every toy release.” Also in the interview, Liefeld talks about how his parents drove his across the country to get him G.I. Joe figures as a kid. “They were my first and favorite toys.” Rob is excited to have worked with Hasbro and IDW on this project and cannot wait to release it next year. Rob teases, “If you have enjoyed my recent Marvel work, then this will match or exceed it.”
IDW has not released to specifics on which G.I. Joe continuity it will be set in nor revealed whether it will be part of the new G.I. Joe reboot comics written and drawn by Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis respectively.
IDW made waves in 2015 by killing off Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: Real American Hero issue #213 and his pupil Throwback took up the mantle. Paramount Pictures has plans for a Snake Eyes movie with RED director Robert Schwentke potentially helming the project.