Rob Liefeld, the fan-favorite writer/artist and creator of Deadpool, fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2020-2021 with Snake Eyes: Deadgame, a five-issue G.I. JOE miniseries. IDW will revisit Liefeld’s unique vision with tomorrow’s release of Snake Eyes: Deadgame Declassified and next week’s release of the Snake Eyes: Deadgame trade paperback.
“Working on Snake Eyes, and G.I. JOE specifically, was a highlight of my 35 years in comics. I hadn’t been inspired like this in a long while,” says Liefeld. “These are legendary characters and it was a privilege to work with them, and with IDW and Hasbro to create this body of work.”
With tomorrow’s debut of the 48-page Deadgame Declassified, fans are invited to peer behind the mask of G.I. JOE’s iconic ninja commando… and behind what made Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame into a phenomenon! Never-before-seen material from throughout the limited series fill this one-of-a-kind edition, from sketches, layouts, and designs to an unbelievable look at the phenomenal inks over Liefeld’s dynamic pencils from artists including Neal Adams, Ryan Ottley, Whilce Portacio, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Marat Mychaels, Jerry Ordway, Dan Fraga, Kevin Eastman, and more!
Liefeld says, “Working on Deadgame Declassified was bittersweet as I was reflecting on the outstanding process of working with the most legendary collection of talent that has come together on a single comic in decades. I want to thank my editor John Barber for the best experience I’ve ever had.”
Next week, the long-awaited collection of the Snake Eyes: Deadgame series will be available for sale, just in time for the holiday season. Action-packed from front to back in Rob Liefeld’s signature style, this trade paperback sees Snake Eyes in a deadly race against time and face-to-face with Storm Shadow
“I’m so excited for the entire saga to be collected in trade form, and even more excited to promote it and get it into consumers’ hands!” says Liefeld.