Cobra Commander written very well - somehow obsevant enough to spot the BN phoney in a crowd of siegies - and this is the first time since #116 (I think) that we get confimation that Tomax and Xamot are still active in Cobra. "Name the two commanders of the Crimson Guard!" Awesome!
But on the downside, the blue ninja gets taken down pretty easily compared to how difficult they were to defeat in previous issues.
The Baroness and SE outrunning the cop in their souped-up ride - Love it!! And we see that Baroness and SE will be using some souped-up ammo against the BNs. I suppose if we assume that CC gave this stuff to his siegies it would account for how quickly they took down the BN earlier in the issue.
Wow, Larry does an amazing job raising the tension of the story as we see the Cobra Troopers' concern over thier families. (I totally agree with General Tekno on this) And I agree wih Beach-Headv2 about the CC Sigma Six battle armor - nice touch! Also great to see Vipers, Techno-Vipers and Tele-Vipers all on the same page!
This is so much fun - classic Storm Shadow! And it's great that we get a reference to SS's gun shot wounds from the past "some of which should have been fatal" probably referring to #48 when the Baroness gunned him down.
The main action sequence of the book - more great stuff! And we see that BN-001 has arrived onto the scene.
Hmm. An unexpected development with the Cobra copters running out of fuel and taking over the ship. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Is there something on the ship that will be key to taking down the BNs? Hmm.
Looks like all heck is about to break loose - can't wait for #178!!
Larry continues to deliver huge with the action, suspense, pacing, etc. Such a total blast to see a circumstance that has SE, Baroness and Cobra teamed up together! If only the BNs were highly skilled ninjas with advanced weapons and not robots I would really have no complaints other than the SE face continuity glitch. Despite these complaints, though, I absolutely love this issue - thanks for another great one IDW!