Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame saga is about to go out with a bang.
With Snake Eyes: Deadgame #5 set to make its debut next month, Rob Liefeld has enlisted a number of iconic comic book artists for the final issue of his G.I. Joe series. The list includes Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Whilce Portacio, Karl Kesel, Joe Rubinstein, Art Thibert, Philip Tan, Dan Panosian, Dan Fraga, Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Cory Hamscher Chance Wolf. The press release said that there will be “a few surprises along the way.”
In a statement, Rob Liefeld teased the work of the all-star Snake Eyes: Deadgame #5 team and shared how working with them was a career highlight:
“The arrival of the “G.I. JOE, Real American Hero” comic book was a pinnacle of the Bronze Era of comic books! It took fans and retailers by storm, electrifying the industry. As I approached my last issue, I wanted to do something special and unique and create a signature Bronze Era comic experience honoring the legend of G.I Joe for our big finale! I put the call out to some of the biggest and most accomplished names, specifically top inkers and embellishers who shined bright during that age. I asked them if they would each embellish one of my pages or ink a spread and I’ve been floored by both the response and the results of our collaboration! Dream come true! Beyond the Bronze Era talent, I looked to include the generation that grew up on G.I. Joe like Ed Piskor, Philip Tan, Dan Fraga, Tom Scioli. Seeing all these guys jam over my pencil art and storytelling is a fantastic experience. It’s a highlight of my 34-year career and a great finish to our G.I Joe Snake Eyes finale!
You can check out a couple of previews of Rob Liefeld, Neal Adams and Jerry Ordway’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame work below.
Meanwhile, a G.I. Joe spin-off film will tell the origins of Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes as he seeks revenge against the man who murdered his father and trains under a group of shadowy assassins known as the Arashikage ninja clan. Paramount Pictures and Hasbro had previously assembled a writer’s room led by Akiva Goldsman in the spring of 2016 to develop a cinematic universe based on the toyline properties Micronauts, Visionaries and M.A.S.K., as well as a reboot of the G.I. Joe franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which featured Ray Park in the role of Snake Eyes.
Directed by Robert Schwentke from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Snake Eyes stars Henry Golding as the titular character, Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais as Hard Master, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, and Steven Allerick as Ninja Commando. Actors Haruka Abe and Takehiro Hira have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Snakes Eyes is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 22, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Rob Liefeld and Snake Eyes. Also, make sure subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content!