Veteran comics creator Rob Liefeld has signed on with IDW Publishing to do his first G.I. Joe comic, Snake Eyes: Deadgame.  Liefeld will both write and draw the comic, which will launch in early 2020.  Snake Eyes was introduced as part of the G.I. Joe toy line in the 1980s and has been a fan-favorite member of the team ever since.

"Two words: 'BUCKET LIST,'" Liefeld said in IDW’s official announcement of the comic.  "One more word: ‘ICON.'  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!  My parents drove me all over the county to get me G.I. JOE action figures as a kid.  These were my first and most favorite toys…  If you enjoyed my recent Marvel work, this will match or exceed it!"

Liefeld was the co-creator of the Marvel characters Cable (with Louise Simonson) and Deadpool (with Fabien Nicieza).  He has done significant work on Marvel’s The New Mutants, X-Force, and more recently, Major X, and he was one of the co-founders of Image Comics.